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Showcase trip for kids was just Grand

Pupils from a performing arts franchise took over the Grand Theatre for a showcase event.

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A scene from Ellen Kent's La Traviata

REVIEW: La Traviata, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Taking two children, aged 11 and eight, to the opera in an effort to broaden their horizons and wean them off YouTube for two-and-a-hours could have gone either way.

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The cast of Windmill Players' Joking Apart

REVIEW: Joking Apart, Thornton Little Theatre

Much-loved writer Alan Ayckbourn has been quoted as saying that this is one of his favourite plays and that the ones he likes most are those that are done the least or don’t do as well as they should.
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Former psychic to Princess Diana, Sally Morgan, is heading to the Grand Theatre

Diana’s psychic brings heavenly connections

She’s been wowing audiences across the country for the past nine years.

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Blackpools Funny Girl show bar

Funny Girls put a spring in their high-heeled step

The new season show is under way at Blackpool’s Funny Girl show bar.
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Phil Walker

Double date for local laughter makers at resort’s Vegas venue

Two of the Fylde coast’s most popular funnymen are joining forces for a date at Viva Blackpool.

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From left, Rebecca Wheatley, Cheryl Fergison, Maureen Nolan and Hilary ONeil in Menopause The Musical

Late change to plans for ladies musical shows

There’s been a last-minute extra show added for Menopause The Musical at the weekend.

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Issy Simpson dazzled at Blackpool Magic Convention

REVIEW: Blackpool Magic Convention, Friday night gala

They’ve always been shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
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John Grady becomes new chairman of the Grand Theatre's Friends Of The Grand group

New chair for Grand's Friends' group

A new chair of the Friends Of The Grand has been selected.

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Nine-year-old Blackpool magician Issy Simpson

The sky is the limit for BGT’s magical star Issy

She might have magic powers, but even resort schoolgirl Issy Simpson couldn’t have predicted the spell she’d cast during the 12 months since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent.

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Lytham Hall

Dr Dolittle date is a perfect medicine for Hall’s season

The prospect of animal magic on stage at Lytham Hall has been welcomed by theatre enthusiasts.

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La Traviata by Ellen Kent productions

Opera star makes UK debut in latest tour from Ellen Kent

Acclaimed opera company Ellen Kent will return to Blackpool with two classics next week.

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Eleanor Duval as Lady Macbeth

Horror film feels in new version of Scottish play

The ‘supernatural horror’ of one of Shakespeare’s best-known tales is at the fore of a new production heading to Blackpool this spring.

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Blackpool architectural gem hidden in plain sight

For more than 120 years, the Empress Ballroom has stood proud as one of the architectural jewels in Blackpool’s crown.

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The cast of This Is Elvis on Blackpool Promenade. Pictured is Steve Michaels with Katrina May and Chevone Stewart.

Elvis is in the Opera House building

Fans of the king of rock ‘n’ roll are being left All Shook Up this week, as a key year in his life is recreated in a new musical at the Opera House.

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Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

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Ribby Hall Village

Fylde pupils star in village advert

Fylde schoolchildren are featuring in a new national tele-vision advert for Ribby Hall Village.

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Team Nick at Blackpool Pleasure Beach were drenched by Nickelodeon Land characters after taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Blackpool Pleasure Beach holds open auditions

Open casting calls for the Pleasure Beach’s entertainment team are taking place this month.
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English National Ballet's My First Ballet version of Swan Lake

Children's ballet treat promises to be en pointe

It’s one of the best known ballets there is, and this spring, young dancers and their families will be able to experience a new version of the classic production Swan Lake.

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Derelict on Preston's Flag Market last year

A chance to shine for local artists and performers

Derelict are looking for new and emergent artists and performers from the North West to perform at their platform event in March.

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