Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Don’t be an American Idiot and miss out as new Opera House show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Green Day’s American Idiot musical when it comes to Blackpool.

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Dinosaur World Live comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

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Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

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The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

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Dark, supernatural Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre tomorrow and Wednesday

Macbeth power play is a part of all of us

A gruesome bloody tragedy, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works.

Keith and Ben Simmons

Double trouble from family panto pair

The latest act added to the billing at Lowther Pavilion’s Christmas pantomime is father and son comedy duo Simmons and Simmons - making their second trip to the Fylde in as many years.

Tram Sunday in Fleetwood....A packed Lord Street

Have you got a Scrap of talent?

Four ‘ScrapPunk’ stars are sought for a new interactive performance commissioned as part of the SpareParts Festival’s tour.

Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Auditions open for young actors to perform in Preston's showing of Peter Pan

The search is on for talented young performers, aged between eight and 21, to appear alongside the professionals in the musical Peter Pan.

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Peter Kay makes a surprise appearance on stage in Blackpool

Car Share screenings rev up charity funds

Comedian Peter Kay’s charity screenings in Blackpool of the Car Share special finale at the weekend raised more than £34,000, it has been revealed.

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Hayley Tamaddon tops the cast billing in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hayley gets a thoroughly modern makeover as musical heroine Millie

Blackpool stage and screen star Hayley Tamaddon is back out on the road in her latest role.

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Steve Royle as Dan Leno

Comedian Steve steps into panto hero’s clogs for premiere

A world premiere of a new play - starring comedian Steve Royle - will take place as part of this year’s Lytham Festival.

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Damion Larkin from Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fiendish fun comes to monthly comedy club

Look out for ‘fiendishly accurate observations with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines’ as Dan Nightingale headlines this month’s Laugh Out Loud night at the Grand.

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Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon head for Viva Blackpool

Last Laugh In Vegas stars Cannon and Ball come back to Vegas of the North

Fans of comedy legends Cannon and Ball will be able to rock on with their latest date in the resort this weekend.

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Lucie Jones fronts the cast of Legally Blonde

Audiences in for one Elle of a show as movie-turned-musical arrives

From the East End of Walford to the Cobbles of Weatherfield – via the fields of Emmerdale – there’s soap stars on the stage next week as Legally Blonde The Musical comes to the Grand.

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Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte

Rita’s thinking pink in first musical role

OMG you guys!!!  Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Blackpool next week in an explosion of hot pink and glitter.

Comedian Tim Vine has a double date with Blackpool's Grand Theatre

Resort two-nighter for master of the one-liner

Master of the one-liner, Tim Vine is back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties.

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A Salute to the 1940s  Dads Army Variety Show

Tribute to Vera and Dad’s Army celebrate the songs of wartime

Theatregoers can enjoy the songs which kept our spirits high during the Second World War.

Phill Jupitus

Phill your boots for a night full of laughs

Following his hugely successful tour of the UK in 2017, stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus comes to Lytham on Wednesday.

Phil Daniels in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Seasoned actor revels in the dual roles of Jekyll and Hyde

Perhaps Robert Louis Stevenson invented the concept of ‘two for the price of one’ with his Victorian horror story about the dual character of Jekyll & Hyde.

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