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Theatre & Comedy

Macbeth power play is a part of all of us

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

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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.

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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.

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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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WATCH: Gareth Malone ready to party in Preston and Lancaster

TV choir master Gareth Malone admits he enjoys a good party when he visits Lancashire.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lowther Pavilion

Powerful voices to join forces to celebrate magic of the musicals

Two powerhouse voices from musical theatre have combined to celebrate some of the greatest songs performed.

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Prof James Dodding at the Garstang Victorian Festival.

Tributes flood in for friend to the stars Professor James Dodding

Tributes have been paid to much-loved Garstang drama tutor Professor James Dodding, who trained thousands of actors and performers including David Bowie and Oscar winner Gary Oldman.
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WATCH: Stagecoach Preston prepares for record of a performance for its 30th anniversary

Youngsters are getting ready to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of a show to mark their 30th anniversary.
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The Tower Circus

Tower Circus a Blackpool tradition

Nothing is more Blackpool than the Tower Circus, writes Michael Holmes.

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Miss Saigon

Review: Miss Saigon at Manchester Palace Theatre

Get your emotions on standby, the juggernaut of a musical that is Miss Saigon has rolled into town and there is not a dry eye in the house

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Megan Hill as Beth and Erin Bannister as Jo in Clifton Academy's production of Little Women

Young cast put on big show for a musical look at Little Women

Louisa Alcott’s layered and episodic novel presents a challenge to anyone adapting it for the stage, particularly as a musical.

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The sights and sounds of reggae are coming to Blackpool

Rum and reggae to bring Caribbean colour to Blackpool

A new festival will bring a taste of the Caribbean and beyond to Blackpool this summer.
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Lowther Pavilion

Powerful play’s well handled by a very talented cast and director

All My Sons, Lowther Pavilion

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Tiddler Tales which is being staged at Lowther Pavilion. Photo: Robin Savage.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales at Lowther Pavilion

Get your toddlers along to the Lowther for an enchanting adaptation of stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the author and illustrator any child must love, thanks to tales such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

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Phil Daniels

A tale of two roles comes to Blackpool next week

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool next week.

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