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Feast of theatre and music in Preston

There really is something for everything with these events over the coming days.

Whats on
Steve Royle as Buttons in Cinderella

Steve’s our comic king of panto... Oh yes he is!

As party tricks go, cramming ping pong balls into your cheeks is certainly an unusual one.

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Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

News
Eastenders star Davood Ghadami in action in Blackpool with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova

Line-up confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour

Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock will be hitting the dancefloor again for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour 2018.

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Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

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Blackpools Grand Theatre

Donate extra panto ticket for the needy

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is asking panto-goers to buy an extra ticket at a special rate, which will then be donated to local groups in need.

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Millie Hansford as Alice Fitzwarren

Comic capers make for golden debut at Pavilion

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

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Tracey Jordan

Tracey is a ‘woman in love’ with hit songstress Streisand

A regular on Blackpool’s cabaret circuit will return with her personal tribute to one of the greatest female singers of all time.

Music
The cast of Dick Whittington at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

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A new staging of Guys And Dolls

REVIEW: Guys And Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Like the illegal dice games that drive the story along in Guys and Dolls, you win some and you lose some in this unique production.

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The star of the Channel 4 programme The Supervet, will be taking his stage show, Welcome To My World, on an 18-date nationwide tour

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to embark on first live tour

The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is going on the road.
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Madagascar

Animal magic as hit movie goes on stage in Blackpool

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as Madagascar a Musical Adventure arrives at Blackpool’s Opera House.

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Evita

Classic musical returns to the North West

After 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Evita returns to Manchester’s Palace Theatre until Saturday.

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Dorothy, played by Francesca Guerin, and the Wicked Witch of the West played by Chloe-Jay Waterworth

Talented young skaters promise a wizard of a festive extravaganza

Prepare to be amazed by a cast of talented young skaters who are set to bring the story of the Wizard of Oz to life.

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Scene from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast

Steve back for beaut of a panto next year

With the curtain only just raised on this year’s panto, Blackpool’s The Grand have already unveiled next year’s production.

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Dave Gorman

Dave to make a powerful point

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road later next year with a  new and hilarious live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.

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The Discount Comedy Checkout are coming back to the Winter Gardens

Improv comedy comes back

A comedy quartet are set to bring their improvisation show back to Blackpool.

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Milton Jones

Milton puts ‘nonsense’ centre stage once more

Surreal funnyman Milton Jones says nonsense is a the centre of his new show which comes to Blackpool in the spring, writes Ben Williams.

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Preston Panto Aladdin photocall...Carl Tracey, playing the role of Aladdin with Stacey McClean as Princess Jasmine

Stacey’s very happy to be close to home for festive starring role

With only a few days to go until the opening night of this year’s Preston pantomime, Aladdin, the actors have truly settled into rehearsals at the Guild Hall.

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Marc Small as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Photo: Richard Davenport

Theatre review: A Christmas Carol at the Octagon Theatre

Yet another Christmas cracker of a production from a theatre that, unlike the pre-repentant Scrooge, keeps giving and giving.

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