Delight at global star’s Hall support

News that Maya Hawke, who starred as the feisty Jo March in the recent BBC TV version of Louisa Alcott’s Little Women, is backing the Lytham open air theatre season has met with a warm response.

Comedian Simon Brodkin is back on tour as Lee Nelson

Simon may go it alone for stunts but he’s on our side

If you’re the person who swiped Simon Brodkins’ trainers during his stage diving antics, when he last played in Blackpool - he’d like them back.

Theatre and Comedy
In full swing, How Sweet It Is

Get Ready to go dancing on the ceiling with Viva

Promising an ‘upbeat, feel good night like no other from the UK’s Number One Motown Experience’, music fans are sure to be tempted by tomorrow night’s offering at Viva in Church Street.

Jodie Prenger and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff in Fat Friends

She's back home - Blackpool's Jodie heads cast of Fat Friends musical

Blackpool’s very own stage favourite Jodie Prenger will be among friends next week as she heads to the Opera House in her latest musical role.

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One of the new festival pals at Blackpool Zoo

Merry Christmas - check out this sleigh full of precious gifts at Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo has welcomed a full crew of eight reindeer to its herd - naming them after Father Christmas's famous crew.
From left, Mica Paris, Keith Jack and Jorgie Porter, will appear in Fame The Musical at the Opera House in August

Fame-ous trio get set to live forever!

Get ready to dance on a taxi cab, the star casting for musical Fame's 30th anniversary tour has been announced.
Theatre and Comedy
Max and Harvey are heading to Slimefest

Twins set to take on Slimefest 2018

Berkshire brothers - and internet sensations - Max and Harvey have completed the resident line-up for this year's Slimefest.
The cast of The Kite Runner, at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, this week

REVIEW: The Kite Runner, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Based on the best-selling novel by Khalid Hosseini, this story stretches over 25 years and follows narrator Amir’s journey from boy to man.

Theatre and Comedy
St Annes heavy metal band Slander

Metal heads ready to rock at home gig

After more than 20 years away, St Annes metal band Slander will play a homecoming gig next month.

The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

The Jazz Club 3

Jazzy trio will be all at sea for festival

A jazz trio will be the only Fylde musicians on the bill at the Beyond The Sea boutique festival this weekend.

Skool of Street Dance Company Arti - Dodgers Twist

Urban arts group puts twist on Oliver tale

Street dancers are reviewing the situation with a fresh take of a theatre favourite.

Pier owner Peter Sedgwick

Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse tribute Lioness

Roar-some tribute to Amy Winehouse comes to Fleetwood

The full stage show from Lioness will be recreating the emotional rollercoaster of Amy Winehouse’s career.

Alfie Boe

Welsh choir supports Alfie’s Homecoming show

Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud will support Alfie Boe when he returns to his hometown for a special one-off concert next week.
Presenter Zoe Ball

Zoe set to have a ball at Radio 2's Ibiza weekend

Zoe Ball is to present the first BBC Radio 2 broadcasts from Ibiza, celebrating the dance music scene which has poured out from the island for the past three decades.


VIDEO: Shrek's Little Pigs take a 'pork' on the wild side

When the fairytale inhabitants of Duloc move into Blackpool for a couple of weeks, it’s only polite that they get a guided tour of the town.
Theatre and Comedy
Jason Manford returns to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Another chance to see Jason Manford muddling along

Comedian Jason Manford has announced a new date at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
The Three Musketeers has a new twist for The Dukes summer production

Adventurers’ tale given a twist for theatre’s outdoors season

A new era begins for The Duke’s award-winning outdoor walkabout theatre shows this summer, as the Lancaster theatre’s new artistic director Sarah Punshon takes the reins.

Theatre and Comedy
Artist's impressions showcase Icon swooping round the Steeplechase ride

New £16.25m Icon for Pleasure Beach is "the greatest"

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

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