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Theatre & Comedy

Comedy comeback is a classy occasion

Jason Manford is a multi-talented man; equally gifted as a TV and radio presenter, singer, actor, and musicals star.

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Johnny Casson

Securing the future of Blackpool's Grand Theatre

The volunteer group central to saving Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in the 1970s is calling for new members to help further its work in the future.

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Blackpool Ghost Walks: Stephen Mercer

Step out for some spooky sights on the streets of Blackpool

A new programme of spooky strolls is heading out on the streets of Blackpool.

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Nicola Seeking-Smith

Rock ‘n’ rollers ready to raise the roof at Grand

A new music show will take rock ‘n’ roll fans back to the golden days.
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The Band

Come follow The Band with new tour dates added for 2019

It might be a year off, but tickets are sure to sell quick as a musical about Manchester favourites Take That returns to the north west.

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Laid back dogs sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde

Chilled-out pet pooches called on for stage run out in musical

Laid back dogs are being sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde touring to Blackpool.

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Nick Sagar, freelance sound designer, from Penwortham

Penwortham man Nick Sagar made such a sound career choice

There isn’t a sound Nick Sagar can’t make – and he is willing to travel to the ends of the country for it. The 49-year-old from Penwortham has worked around the world capturing and creating realistic sound effects for the theatre.

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Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia

Double trouble for former EastEnders star Phil Daniels at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool in the spring.
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A still from Martin Clunes new show Warren, set in Preston. Photo: BBC.

Sitcom star Martin Clunes' newest show will see him move to...Preston!

Sitcom star Martin Clunes is on his way to Preston as part of a new BBC original comedy series.
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B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Patrick Monahan

Funnyman Patrick Monahan’s ‘outsider’ comedy going down a storm

Comedian Patrick Monahan has an unusual, some might say unique, cultural take on life.

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Fleetwoods Marine Hall

New dance production has eerie echoes of the Twilight Zone

A eerie and atmospheric new dance work created by an internationally renowned choreographer is heading to the Fylde coast in March.

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Fame will be at the Opera House in August next year

Fame is the game as hit show comes to Blackpool's Opera House

Popular show Fame the Musical is coming to Blackpool this summer as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
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Teletubbies

‘Big Hugs’ for Teletubbies at Preston Guild Hall

The iconic, world-famous Teletubbies, who this year celebrate their 20th anniversary, are to star in their first-ever live theatre show, ‘Big Hugs’, created especially for the youngest audience.
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Walliams and the cast of Awful Auntie

Why you shouldn’t lock your niece up in a country house

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie will be coming to theatres throughout the UK – and will be playing Preston’s Charter Theatre from Thursday to Sunday January 18 - 21.
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Christopher Maloney and Kristina Rihanoff will star in Dance to the Music

Kristina foxtrots her way to Preston

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor will not want to miss this mash-up as dancer Kristina Rihanoff and singer Christopher Maloney are set to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.
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Comedian Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey adds extra dates to special UK tour

Award-winning Lancashire comedian Dave Spikey is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his comedy career.

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The Teletubbies Live debut show features all the colourful characters

Kids’ megastars set for some Grand adventures

They’re the mega stars of pre-school TV - and they’re coming to Blackpool later this year.

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Manchester Palace Theatre

‘Small child’ sought for key role in Miss Saigon for NW tour stop

A new touring production of legendary musical Miss Saigon is seeking young performers to play the role of Tam when it comes to the North West in the spring.

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