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REVIEW: Mikado, Lytham Hall

Playing in front of the largest audience of their nationwide tour inspired Illyria’s cast to produce an A star performance on a dry calm evening.

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Will the real Elvis please stand up?

As fans around the world marked the anniversary of his death this week, we take a look back through the archive at Elvis’ lasting legacy in Blackpool

Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

Maureen Nolan

Maureen set to soar into resort for festive fun

Stage star and resort resident Maureen Nolan will be taking the second star to the right and straight on till the Opera House this Christmas, The Gazette can exclusively reveal.

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La Voix


A ‘true variety show with a lot of feathers and a lot of glitter’ has taken over North Pier this month.

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The cast of Funny Girls 2017

Something Funny’s going on at top resort cabaret spot

There’s double the fun at Blackpool’s famous Funny Girls club this summer.

Alexandra Burke in Sister Act

Sister Act star’s got fire in stomach for a return to the recording studio

Audiences at next weeks Opera House show Sister Act should keep a close eye on Alexandra Burke as she takes to the stage.

Whats on

Sweet taste of theatre for Baby’s big return

How do you celebrate one of the biggest films of all time returning to the stage in Blackpool? With watermelon flavoured rock of course! ANNA CRYER reports
Samantha Womack plays gothic icon Morticia Addams

Soap stars join the family for spooky and kooky musical

Ex-EastEnders star Samantha Womack heads the cast with Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as the UK premiere tour of The Addams Family musical comes to the North West.

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The Circus Of Horrors show Voodoo is coming to Blackpool

Do you like the Voodoo that they do?

Circus Of Horrors returns to Blackpool with its new incarnation Voodoo.

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The cast of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, from left Olivia Birchenough, JJ Hamblett, Steve Royle and Melanie Walters

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids' TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year's seasonal extravaganza.
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Finalists in this years Northern Star competition at Viva Blackpool

Ashley helps kids live the dream with contest

A West End actor from Blackpool has given young singers and dancers a chance to live their dream.

Step Into The Story's Red Queen

Your chance to enjoy Alice’s crazy world of Wonderland

An enchanting summer event for all the family graces Lowther Gardens this week.

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Comic star Joe Pasquale plays Viva Blackpool on Friday

Devil may care for Joe Pasquale

Initially famed for his squeaky voice and a ‘song that’ll get on your nerves’, Joe Pasquale’s looking forward to coming back to Blackpool this weekend.

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Steve Hewlett comes to Blackpool this weekend

Steve talks up young talent Kitty as he pays back mentoring legacy

Britain’s Got Talent star Steve Hewlett is back in Blackpool this weekend – as he celebrates three decades in showbusiness.

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Comedian Steve Royle

Panto funny man Steve plans home town date

Grand Theatre pantomime favourite Steve Royle will be back on the stage of his hometown theatre in October, it has been revealed.

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The cast of Hairspray

New stage partner is comedy gold for Norman

He’s best known as one half of TV comedy double act Hale and Pace, but Norman Pace is about to bring the laughs to a new production of Hairspray.

Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine.

Home-coming year for Singing star Jodie

Jodie Prenger looks forward to Lytham Proms and heart-warming one woman play Shirley Valentine ANNA CRYER reports.

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Ian Reddington

Soap star joins Springfield show cast

Ex-Coronation Street and EastEnders actor Ian Reddington is the latest star name in the cast of Son Of A Preacher Man.

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