The LEP’s Steve Royle has two Grand events in the planning

Steve Royle
Steve Royle

A Lancashire theatre’s new season features incredible highlights, including Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, starring Jason Donovan, the international smash-hit BLAM!, Olivier Award-nominated 1984, and Tony Award-winning Avenue Q.

Blackpool’s Grand will also stage Lee Evans, Dawn French, Ken Dodd, and the pantomime Sleeping Beauty starring Jennifer Ellison, LEP columnist Steve Royle and Hayley Kay. Our Monday Your Life columnist Steve Royle appears for a second time in the season in his stand-up show, The L.O.L Tour, in the Grand studio and will be joined by comedian Phil Walker. Other comedy highlights include the record-breaking Lee Evans, comic legend Ken Dodd and thequeen of comedy herself Dawn French in her first ever UK tour!

The musical Annie Get Your Gun brings the heart of Broadway to the resort and stars Jason Donovan, and Barry Manilow’s Copacabana adds that hint of glamour to The Grand’s Stage. Drama highlights include Olivier Award-winning production of George Orwell’s 1984, English Touring Theatre’s Twelfth Night, the return of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap and Touring Consortium’s incredible production of Pat Barker’s Regeneration.

For families, the hit monster show The Gruffalo comes direct from a West End Season.

Music fans are spoilt for choice with The Simon and Garfunkel Story, The Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Osmonds, Over The Rainbow – The Eva Cassidy Story and The Magic of Motown.

BLAM! has been described as Die Hard meets The Office, combing jaw-dropping action sequences, slapstick comedy, awe-inspiring stunts and heaps of attitude!