Theatre & Shows
Tango Moderno turns up the heat at The Grand

Tango Moderno turns up the heat at The Grand

Strictly superstars, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, capture the heat of the street in their new show Tango Moderno when they return to the Grand Theatre stage in October 2017.  Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life and this new production is the

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Short Ballets for Small People in Blackpool

Short Ballets for Small People in Blackpool

After great successes with The Elves and The Shoemaker and Madame Butterfly, Northern Ballet Theatre return to The Grand’s stage on Thursday 30 March 2017 with a brand-new retelling of the children’s classic Goldilocks & the Three Bears. Bringing this renowned children’s story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears

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Running Wild: Interview with Toby Olié

Running Wild: Interview with Toby Olié

The latest in Michael Morpurgo’s theatrical adaptations is storming into Blackpool this April.  Running Wild boasts a menagerie of jungle creatures, vivid and life-like.  You’ll barely believe that some of the stars of the show are actually puppets!  The novel, based on a true story, is a critics favourite and is

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Anita And Me Take You On A Bittersweet Rollercoaster

Anita And Me Take You On A Bittersweet Rollercoaster

Any production which starts with a Raleigh Chopper on stage gets my vote every day of the week, so Anita And Me had me on side from the word go. What followed was a roller coaster couple of hours which at its heights and depths was very moving, as it

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Tempest Goes Down A Storm

Tempest Goes Down A Storm

It was advertised as ‘First Encounters With Shakespeare For Younger Audiences’ so I suppose the clue was in the title, but nothing could have prepared me for the sheer quantity of school children thronging the foyer at Blackpool Grand Theatre.  I was surprised by how young some of them appeared

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Scratching The Surface Of Blackpool Performance

Scratching The Surface Of Blackpool Performance

Two weeks ago I attended and photographed Scratch night at the Castle Pub. Scratch nights, if you are unsure, are a platform where fledgling performers can test pieces on an audience. Work shown in Scratch Nights is usually work-in-progress, often in its very initial stages, and offers artists an opportunity to

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Count Arthur Strong and The Sound of Mucus

Count Arthur Strong and The Sound of Mucus

Fresh from donkey’s years on his award winning BBC Radio 4 series and the huge success of his BBC TV Show, Count Arthur Strong comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre this May and he’ll be getting back to doing what he does best – his stage show. Using stories and other

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Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live At The Grand

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live At The Grand

The Grand hosts Mr Bloom’s (Ben Faulks) first ever theatre tour, turning the hit CBeebies TV show into a live stage performance. It’s promised that this keeps all of the original show’s fun, inspiration and educational values but with a brand new storyline: Mr Bloom and his veggies are hosting

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Interview: Michael Morpurgo, Running Wild

Interview: Michael Morpurgo, Running Wild

One of the best things about writing for altBlackpool – apart from getting the inside scoop on all of the amazing things going on in the area – is the sheer amount of fascinating people we get to speak to.  Ahead of the theatrical adaptation of Running Wild arriving at The

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Unique Chance For Women Perform In COAL

Unique Chance For Women Perform In COAL

The drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future comes to the stage as Gary Clarke Company embarks on a major 2016 national tour with COAL! This is a unique opportunity for four women to make their own contribution to the story

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