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Emotional return to resort for Piano Men

There’ll be an emotional homecoming for a musical Blackpool family this weekend.

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Emma Hatton stars as Evita

REVIEW: Evita, Opera House, Blackpool

A nation rising, to back a leader championing the cause of ‘the many, not the few’.

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Joanne Clifton will star in Flashdance The Musical

What a feeling for Strictly's Joanne

Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton will head the cast of Flashdance - The Musical as it heads to Blackpool this autumn.

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Jodie Prenger takes a trip back home during latest tour

Jodie sees the sunny side of life

Nine years have flown by in a whirlwind of roles for Blackpool’s stage star Jodie Prenger.

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La Voix with showgirls on Blackpool North Pier

La Voix brings sparkle to the summer season

A shining star is set to shimmer in a new summer season spectacular for Blackpool.

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Debra Stephenson, who is appearing in Son of a Preacher Man

Bad girl Debra joins Dusty show

The latest star casting in new musical Son Of A Preacher Man is Debra Stephenson.

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Jeffrey Holland and Nichola McAuliffe in Waiting For God

Sitcom on stage will be a ‘jolly good laugh’

There’s plenty of sitcom fans who will fondly recall the series Waiting For God - where amiable new retirement home resident Tom Ballard ‘befriends’ battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent.

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Musical Evita comes to the Opera House on Tuesday

Hit musical tells Eva’s true story

Smash hit musical Evita comes to Blackpool Opera House on Tuesday for a week’s run.

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A scene from Titanic The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre last year. It comes to Blackpool Opera House in July 2018

Titanic show aims to honour the dreamers

Composer Maury Yeston is all set to sell his musical version of the Titanic tragedy to me, ahead of last week’s announcement of it coming to Blackpool Opera House.

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Alfie Boe has been honoured with a blue plaque at home in Fleetwood

Blue plaque honour for our Alfie

Singing sensation Alfie Boe is to be honoured in his home town with a blue plaque.

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David Birrell - Photo: Ian Tilton

Talking Heads at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

No-one can tell a story quite like Alan Bennett, as fans of his Talking Heads will readily testify. Here we have a threesome as delightful as they are poignant, as comic as they are tragic.

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Great Expectations at Lytham Hall

Hall show meets its Expectations

REVIEW: Great Expectations, Lytham Hall

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That That

Stage stars join TV band winners for new musical

The full cast of new musical The Band - based on the music of Take That - has been announced.

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Diana Vickers is to star in Son Of A Preacher Man

Diana has the look of love for new musical role

X Factor singer Diana Vickers is to star in new Dusty Springfield musical Son Of A Preacher Man, which comes to Blackpool next year.

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Frank Carson

Frank’s festival tribute’s a cracker

A one-man show is set to celebrate the comic legend that is Frank Carson at Edinburgh Festival this summer.

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English Touring Opera's Tosca comes to the Grand this weekend

New telling of Puccini’s classic

A new production of classic opera Tosca comes to Blackpool on Saturday.

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Titanic The Musical will come to Blackpool Opera House in 2018

Musicals galore as Opera House announces 2018 shows

A triple bill of new musicals goes on sale at Blackpool Opera House today – and Blackpool’s own stage star Jodie Prenger is urging people to come out and support them.

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Actress Emily-Rose Hurdiss who is performning in Great Expections at Lowther Pavilion

High expectations for open air Dickens play

There are Great Expectations in every sense at Lytham Hall as the outdoor theatre season opens on Sunday evening.

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The Marine Hall

Patsy fans ‘crazy’ to miss tribute

The velvet country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and country music.

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Provocations, an LBGTQ art exhibition tying in the the Pride Festival, has opened in the Church Street gallery (next to old BHS). Exhibition curator Garth Gratrix framed by a Roseanne Robertson piece.

Exhibition puts LGBTQ culture in spotlight

A new art exhibition is bringing a fresh look at gay culture during Blackpool Pride Festival.

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