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New musical has the look of love for Dusty

A new musical celebrating the hits of Sixties songstress Dusty Springfield is coming to Blackpool.

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Broadway and Beyond, which is taking place at the Lowther Pavilion

Songs from the shows in the mix

A compilation of popular musicals will bring the stage alive at Lowther Pavilion tomorrow.

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Boxer Ricky Hatton

Hitman Hatton hits up Pleasure Beach

Ricky ‘the Hitman’ Hatton will be hosting a special event at Blackpool Pleasure Beach tomorrow night.

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First Hippo On The Moon is being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre on Tuesday

Glasto regular... a bonkers Bingo and treats for children

Friday night’s monthly comedy event at Preston Guild Hall's Lancaster Suite is hosted by MC Sally Anne Hayward.

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Christina Bianco comes to Viva Blackpool

Christina makes an impression

‘Woman of a thousand voices’ Christina Bianco has announced a return show at Blackpool’s Viva.

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Legendary resort singer Joe Longthorne is still battling ill health

Viva shows are Joe’s priority for summer

Singer Joe Longthorne has assured fans his Blackpool 30th anniversary summer season shows are his priority, after a ‘set back’ in his health.

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Jodie Prenger is starring as Shirley Valentine

Shirley stage show stars Jodie

Blackpool stage star Jodie Prenger will star in the resort in Willy Russel’s Shirley Valentine.

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Comedian Rob Brydon is going it alone on a tour which sees him take to the stage at Preston's Guild Hall

Would he lie to you? Rob set to play Guild Hall

Comedy favourite Rob Brydon has announced a national tour – with a date in Preston.

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Peter Kay will return to Blackpool Opera House for a special fundraising Q&A show

Comic Peter Kay to host third cancer appeal show at Opera House

Comedian Peter Kay will be back in Blackpool yet again for a special live Q&A next month.

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Louise Jameson, Janet Henfrey, Souad Faress, Susan Twist and Denise Black. Photo: Richard Davenport

Winter Hill at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

As Shakespeare might have said, now is the Winter Hill of our discontent.

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Merely Theatres Romeo and Juliet is a gender-blind production

Actors Merely bend stage gender rules

Turn up to Lowther Pavilion next week, and you could see a man uttering the immortal line ‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’ or see the twins from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Viola and Sebastian, as two women.

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Eddie the Eagle

‘The Eagle’ soaring to a stage show landing

Britain’s most famous loser is coming in to land in Preston next month.

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Ballet Theatre UK's Alice In Wonderland

Take a spin down the rabbit hole

Dance fans can take a trip down the rabbit hole with the latest production from Ballet Theatre UK.

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Lucie Jones prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend - and will join the cast of The Wedding Singer next month

Eurovision star Lucie turns wedding singer

The UK’s Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is heading to Blackpool to start in musical comedy The Wedding Singer this summer.

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Comedian Bill Bailey is heading to Preston next year

What larks are in store when comedy ‘treasure’ Bill flies in

Pronounced by The Guardian Guide as “approaching the status of national treasure” and hailed by The Times as being, “at the top of his game”, comedian musician Bill Bailey has announced details of his brand new live show, Larks in Transit – and he’ll be heading north west – including Preston, Blackburn and Southport.

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English Touring Theatre's Tosca

New Tosca takes to the stage

A new production of classic opera Tosca will come to Blackpool next month.

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Fleetwood Marine Hall

Bassey star gets party started for 80th year

Shirley Bassey tribute star Paula Randell brings her Thank You For The Years show to the Marine Hall, Fleetwood, next month.

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Derren Brown is bringing his magic to Blackpool Grand Theatre for three nights at the end of August

Greatest hits show is just Grand for Derren

Fans of master illusionist Derren Brown can catch his a new tour as he returns to the venue where he made his Blackpool debut.

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Sue Lowry as Patsy Cline

Get set to go Crazy for Country

Country music fans can relive the velvet voice of Patsy Cline in a special show coming to the Marine Hall in Fleetwood this summer.

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Rita Simons, who is starring in Legally Blonde The Musical, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre next year

Corrie meets Eastenders on Legally Blonde tour

Star casting to join ex-EastEnder Rita Simons in a new tour of Legally Blonde The Musical has been announced, as well as an appeal for a special stage star.

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