Theatre & Shows
Russian Return For Coppelia

Russian Return For Coppelia

The Russians are back! The incredible Russian State Ballet Of Siberia made a triumphant return to the Grand Theatre last month with a series of classic ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and my favourite Coppelia. For those who may not know the plot its the age old story of

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Interview: Meera Syal

Interview: Meera Syal

With her 1996 novel Anita and Me adapted for stage and heading to Blackpool this March, Meera Syal talks about growing up caught between two cultures “I grew up in a very white area and went to a very white school and a very white university. I was often the

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Babe in Blackpool

Babe in Blackpool

The Grand Theatre’s new season launch took place last week and among the creatives of shows visiting the town was Puppetry Director Matthew Forbes. Matt was in town this time last year working on a new version of a Punch & Judy show for annual family-favourite Showzam Festival and he

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RSC To Storm Blackpool

RSC To Storm Blackpool

If I had a pound for every person who has said to me “I hate Shakespeare, it’s so boring” then I would be a very wealthy woman.  However it’s often the case that their only experience of the Bard’s work was many years ago in a classroom at school.  So it

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Does Your Dog Have What It Takes To Be An Opera Star?

Does Your Dog Have What It Takes To Be An Opera Star?

Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is a Bulldog Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson-esque Scottish Terrier, then they could win an opportunity to star in the beautiful and romantic opera ‘La Boheme’, coming to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool on 13th February 2017. Award-winning opera director and

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Enter Wonderland At The Winter Gardens

Enter Wonderland At The Winter Gardens

‘Wonderland’, Frank Wildhor’s magical musical adaptation of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’, is coming to Blackpool as part of its UK tour. The stellar principal cast features Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as the Queen of Hearts.  Musical

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What A Feeling: Flashdance Heads To Blackpool

What A Feeling: Flashdance Heads To Blackpool

Dust off those leg warmers (and the welding mask) because the toe tapping musical classic Flashdance is coming to town. The Winter Gardens is playing host to the stage hit of the classic 1980’s smash movie Flashdance, which if you remember the first time round was considered to be the

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Evita Comes To Blackpool Winter Gardens

Evita Comes To Blackpool Winter Gardens

London theatre star, Emma Hatton, whose credits include Elphaba in ‘Wicked’ and Meat and Scaramouche in ‘We Will Rock You’, will be bringing her flair and West End talent to our wonderful seaside town as she takes on the role of the powerful beauty Eva Perón in Evita. Following its

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Laugh Off The January Blues At The Grand

Laugh Off The January Blues At The Grand

It’s generally accepted to be the most depressing week of the year, with the return to work after and extended break for many and long dark nights and short wet and windy days for all. So if you fancy some respite why not get yourself down to the Grand this

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Grand Christmas Gifts

Grand Christmas Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner and, for most of us, the shopping is well underway… with the usual exception of one or two less straight-forward gifts to figure out. Thankfully, the Blackpool’s Grand Theatre has a great selection of live dance performances lined up in 2017 that are sure

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