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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.

Theatre and Comedy
David Walliams arrives at Blackpool Opera House earlier this year for the Britain's Got Talent auditions

Britain's Got Talent set to ride back into resort

Blackpool’s set to showcase the best of British variety acts as one of the country’s most popular TV shows returns to the resort.
Scenes from the Classic Rock Show

Show revives classic era when guitar gods ruled

The vinyl revival has given classic rock a new lease of life.

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.

Theatre and Comedy
Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Book review: Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Two women, two parallel lives, 70 years apart… both hit by a terrible tragedy and both beset by secrets and lies.

Impossible Inventions: Ideas that shouldnt work by Malgorzata Mycielska and Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski

Book reviews: The power of the imagination comes alive with Gecko Press

There is a distinctly international flavour to a colourful selection of new books this Christmas from the rather aptly named Gecko Press.
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.
Theatre and Comedy

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.

Theatre and Comedy
Gary Numan

Gary Numan announces new tour

Gary Numan has released a video for new single ‘End Of Things’ from current album ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ and has announced a string of UK dates in March 2018  – including at Preston Guild Hall on March 19.

Lesley Garrett

Opera and a festive dinner

Acclaimed international opera singer Lesley Garrett, in the company of the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, hosts a special proms evening at Preston Guild Hall next Tuesday night (December 12).

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.

Theatre and Comedy
Meet Santa on the Western Train tram in Blackpool

Things to do (December 9 to 12)

There's a great mix of events happening this weekend... Take your pick!

Whats on
Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert

Victoria set for snowy and opulent Christmas in first-look pictures

First-look pictures from the Victoria Christmas special reveal that viewers are in for a festive and luxurious treat, complete with a good coating of snow.

There will be three TV specials

Some fans bound to be disappointed by League of Gentlemen reboot, warns creator

The return of The League Of Gentlemen may fail to win over existing fans, star and co-creator Reece Shearsmith has warned.

Former factory boss Carla Connor (played by Alison King) who is to return to Coronation Street on December 22

Carla Connor set for Christmas return to Coronation Street

Fiery former factory boss Carla Connor is to return to Coronation Street just over 18 months after her departure.


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.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Theatre and Comedy
An ad campaign sent 21 miles above planet earth to promote the scenic locations where parts of the latest Star Wars film were shot

Star Wars is up, up and away as promotion billboard floats in space

Tourism chiefs in Ireland have launched a stratospheric ad campaign to highlight the island's key role in the latest Star Wars film.

Amazon Fire stick users won’t be able to watch YouTube on their TV from January

A bust-up between Google and Amazon will mean that Amazon Fire and Amazon Echo Show users will be unable to watch YouTube on their TV - via their Amazon devices - from 1 January 2018.

Lubaina Himid accepting the Turner Prize on Tuesday night

Lancashire's Lubaina Himid makes history as Turner Prize winner

Lubaina Himid won art’s prestigious Turner Prize

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