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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.

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.


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.

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.

Theatre and Comedy

Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

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

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.
Theatre and Comedy
Sister Act, by Sound Of Musicals Theatre Company

REVIEW: Sister Act, Lowther Pavilion

This 70s-themed musical is quite different from the well-known film, but from the first sequin-filled number, the Sound of Musical Theatre Company set the standard for the rest of the show.

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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.

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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Brendan Cole

Brendan ‘honoured’ by Opera House opportunity

He’s long been called the ‘bad boy of Strictly’, and perhaps his outspoken views have caught up with Brendan Cole, who revealed this week that his contract on the show wasn’t being renewed for 2018.

Lytham Hall

Animal magic will make for a wonderful outdoor theatre finale at Lytham Hall

An animal extravaganza will be the finale to the open air theatre season at Lytham Hall in the summer.

Steve Michaels as Elvis in This Is Elvis

Long live the king, as new show at Opera House marks anniversary of TV special

Celebrating 50 years since Elvis Presley’s televised special on NBC Television, Bill Kenwright presents This is Elvis - Burbank and Vegas at Blackpool’s Opera House.
John Buck resigns as chairman of Friends Of The Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre's Friends' chair resigns

One of the original volunteers who helped save Blackpool's Grand Theatre from demolition has resigned.

Theatre and Comedy
Alun Cochrane is a man being funny about what he thinks about things

Guinness, pot holes and the Titanic with comedian Alun Cochrane

There can't be many comedians about, if any, that can have Alun Cochrane's unusual claim to fame: "About 10 years ago in Norwich, I was so funny I made a man vomit Guinness all down his T-shirt!"
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Comedian Johnnie Casson headlines the One Night Only Variety Extravaganza

Stars line up for a night of variety for Equity and Lowther

Resort stars will join forces for a special charity night supporting other performers and the revamp of Lowther Pavilion.

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Members of Tramshed Theatre's youth company

Theatre group’s call for help to keep it on track

An inclusive theatre company is on the lookout for new trust members to develop their work.

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Lowther Pavilion

High school’s musical brings razzmatazz to Pavilion stage

High School Musical Lowther Pavilion

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