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REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre and Comedy
Little Women, at Lytham Hall. The death of Beth

Big success for start of open air season at Lytham Hall

Having lived overseas I know a bit of what it’s like to be in a minority - and at times I felt echoes of that during the first open air performance of the year at Lytham Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
Ray Quinn heads the cast of Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday stop off for Ray and his big red bus buddies

The full cast of musical Summer Holiday has been confirmed for when it comes to Blackpool Opera House.

Theatre and Comedy
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Sooty gets ready to party and celebrate his 70th birthday in Blackpool

Big home town party for Sooty’s platinum year

Blackpool’s very own children’s TV legend Sooty is set to celebrate his 70th birthday in his home town.
News
The Knotted Project's The Commuters

Theatre project asks how to measure success - money, time or smiles?

A new physical theatre performance, supported by the Grand, will question the ‘work-life balance’ in the modern world.

Arts
Collabro on the Road To The Albert Hall

From Blackpool to the Albert Hall for BGT's Collabro

Musical theatre band Collabro return to Blackpool, on their Road To The Albert Hall tour.

Music
Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Education
Bronte Barbe as Carole King in Beautiful

Carole's is a Beautiful story for Bronté to tell

‘The music is the star of the piece,” says actress Bronté Barbé, of musical Beautiful, which tells the story of Carole King’s phenomenal career.

Music
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Nowhere can top Blackpool for Galina

A glamorous night of dance and cabaret will launch this year’s Armed Forces Week in Blackpool.

News
Jon Culshaw's latest tour heads to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Jon’s getting ready for Grand Take Off

Comedian Jon Culshaw is a man of a thousand voices.

Theatre and Comedy
The Carpenters Experience

Ticket sales have ‘just begun’

The Carpenters Experience is coming to Blackpool and it promises to leave you feeling on ‘Top Of The World’.

News
The cast of Top Hat in rehearsal

REVIEW: Top Hat, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Top Hat will be forever Fred and Ginger’s show and this stylish performance by St Annes Musical Productions does them proud.

Theatre and Comedy
EastEnders star Danny Walters to appear in Beauty And The Beast at Blackpool's Grand Theatre

EastEnders star Danny Walters heads Grand panto cast - as resort favourite Hayley Kay returns to the show

Soap star Danny Walters is heading from the East End to the North West to star in this year's Christmas pantomime at the Grand Theatre.
Theatre and Comedy
Ceri Dupree is performing at Viva Blackpool on Friday

‘Not to be missed show’ is Viva’s Pride

Female impersonator Ceri Dupree will be Loud And Proud when he kicks off Blackpool Pride celebrations on Friday.

News
Matt Terry to star in Madagascar - The Musical

Matt’s going wild in debut theatre role

X Factor winner Matt Terry will roar into Blackpool in the autumn in the new stage adaptation of hit animated film Madagascar.
Theatre and Comedy
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Offbeat
Maya Hawke is supporting this year's outdoor theatre programme at Lytham Hall

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.

News
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
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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