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LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Education
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Nowhere can top Blackpool for Galina

A glamorous night of dance and cabaret will launch this year’s Armed Forces Week in Blackpool.

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The Carpenters Experience

Ticket sales have ‘just begun’

The Carpenters Experience is coming to Blackpool and it promises to leave you feeling on ‘Top Of The World’.

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Ceri Dupree is performing at Viva Blackpool on Friday

‘Not to be missed show’ is Viva’s Pride

Female impersonator Ceri Dupree will be Loud And Proud when he kicks off Blackpool Pride celebrations on Friday.

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Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Offbeat
John Sangster as Curly in St Ambrose Players' 2013 Musical Oklahoma

Concert in memory of John will raise funds for Players

A special one-off concert by a popular amateur dramatic group will take place this weekend.

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Maya Hawke is supporting this year's outdoor theatre programme at Lytham Hall

Delight at global star’s Hall support

News that Maya Hawke, who starred as the feisty Jo March in the recent BBC TV version of Louisa Alcott’s Little Women, is backing the Lytham open air theatre season has met with a warm response.

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The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

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Skool of Street Dance Company Arti - Dodgers Twist

Urban arts group puts twist on Oliver tale

Street dancers are reviewing the situation with a fresh take of a theatre favourite.

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Pier owner Peter Sedgwick

Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

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Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
Theatre and Comedy
Catch Bing Live! at Preston Guild Hall

CBeebies favourite Bing takes to the stage in Preston... and you could be a winner

Calling all Bingsters! Don’t forget, Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show.

Whats on
Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison Story

Barry brings the shades of the Big O to Grand Theatre

Barry Steele began his route to full time work as a Roy Orbison tribute artist on a family holiday in Cornwall - when his family entered him into a talent competition.

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Jon Richardson

Old man Jon hosts Grand night of fun at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

A special DVD recording show of comedian Jon Richardson’s latest tour has been announced for Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

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Christian Reilly

Club headliner uses music skills to award-winning comic effect

A top headline comedian will front next month’s Laugh Out Loud night at the Grand Theatre.

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The Opera Boys

Opera Boys delight to be back in the UK

Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between in The Opera Boys.

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Titanic the Musical

Titanic the Musical goes down well

Titanic the Musical The Lowry, Salford

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Youngsters from Rainbow Dance and Theatre School

Talented children showcase a year of dance and theatre

Sequins and glitter at the ready as youngsters from Rainbow Dance and Theatre School take to the stage for their annual Dance Extravaganza.

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Keziah Joseph as Mowgli

Vibrant new musical score brings jungle adventure to life

Think of The Jungle Book and you can’t help but hum along to The Bare Necessities.
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