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Musical marathon is a dream tour to play

For 10 years, baby boomers have been reliving their youth through the CDs celebrating the music of the 50s and 60s.
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A scene from Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey which is coming to the Dukes, Lancaster in May.

See young heroine get her man in classic tale at Dukes, Lancaster

A witty, fast moving and stylish theatre production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey will be hosted by The Dukes, Lancaster from May 9-13.

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The Whitechapel Players in rehearsal for their forthcoming production.

Whitechapel players set to stage two adult comedies

The Whitechapel Players, who recently auditioned for the first time in the amateur dramatic group’s history, are set to stage two, short, adult comedies.

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The Grand Theatre, captured by Sean Conboy

Snap super shots of Grand in masterclass

Amateur snappers can get tips from a professional in one of Blackpool’s iconic theatres.

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Wonderland - Wendi Peters

Weird and wonderful for Wendi to be back in resort

A Lancashire lass at heart - although the accent is somewhat lacking these days - it’s hard to believe Wendi Peters is making her professional debut in Blackpool this week.

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Jeffrey Holland to star in Waiting For God at Grand Theatre Blackpool

Holland replaces Hudd in sitcom’s new stage outing

Hi-de-Hi favourite Jeffrey Holland has stepped in to play Tom Ballard in a new stage adaptation of TV sitcom Waiting For God.

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Magic Light Productions present Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Fairy story fun for all

This year’s Easter pantomime at North Pier promises to be “just right” when it comes to entertaining the children.

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Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne’s variety night at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue

There’s a jam-packed programme of shows at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue this weekend.

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A scene from Nell Gwynn, which is at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Laura plays actress’s fairy tale true story

From selling oranges to shucking oysters, Nell Gwynn’s life reads like a classic rags to riches fairy tale.

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Wonderland - Wendi Peters

A weird and wonderful trip down the rabbit hole

WONDERLAND, Opera House, Blackpool

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Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Upbeat night will take fans back to Beatlemania

Beatlemania will come back to the Fylde next month in a new show from The Upbeat Beatles.

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Melanie Whitehead, founder of the new community theatre company Electric Sunshine Project

Playwriting course to help share New Views

The craft of playwrighting will be explored in a new course offered by The Electric Sunshine Project.

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Buzz Hawkins, creator of the Bradshaws

Bradshaws creator is Buzz-ing about show

It’s hard to believe that one man, with three different voices, could inspire a generation of comedians. But that’s exactly what Buzz Hawkins has done.

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Blackpool Grand theatre

Laugh Out Loud with musical comedian

Guitar wielding comic Pierre Hollins will headline the next Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at the Grand Theatre.

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Steve Delaney. Picture by Andy Hollingworth.

A Strong show for TV Count Arthur

Comedian Steve Delaney is bringing his BAFTA-winning Count Arthur Strong character to Blackpool Grand Theatre in a show called ‘The Sound of Mucus’.

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Colin Connor, Natasha Davidson and Susan Twist. Photo: Richard Davenport

Theatre review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The tenant of Wildfell Hall is a woman of mystery; a woman with secrets. And it is difficult to say much more than that without spoiling it for you.

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Spamalot is coming to Blackpool

Hit musical Spamalot heading to Blackpool

Hit Monty Python musical Spamalot is heading to Blackpool next year, ahead of a major UK tour.

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Blackpool Grand theatre

Enjoy the back-to-back magic of Motown

Calling all Motown fans - ‘Get Ready’ to sing ‘All Night Long’ at a brand new show that will leave you ‘Dancing In The Streets’.

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Jenny Hackwell as Goldilocks. Photo Brian Slater

A Grand introduction to ballet which is ‘just right’

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Grand Theatre

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