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Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

It takes writing and acting of the highest calibre to sustain a play that has only two players.

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Running Wild

Grand pulling the strings with puppets

A pair of productions relying on state-of-the-art puppetry, act as the centrepiece to the Grand Theatre’s spring/summer schedule.

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Hoghton Tower

Guardian recommends.... things to do this week

Here is a list of upcoming events in Chorley and Leyland this week.
Funnyman Omid Djalili is at the Grand Theatre on Wednesday night

Jokes Omid the chaos of current events

Comedian Omid Djalili will return to the Fylde coast on Wednesday for a stand-up gig at the Grand Theatre.

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Travel and Leisure Show

Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.

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Richard Cadell with Sooty

Star puppet returns to roots for live show

Everyone’s favourite mischievous yellow bear Sooty is coming back to where it all started as part of his new UK tour.

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Sandy, Danny, Rizzo & Teen Angel

Oliver’s the one that they want

A Blackpool actor has been announced as part of the cast for the upcoming UK Tour of Grease: The Musical.

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Rob Richings

Ramin and Rob’s broad appeal

West End and Broadway royalty Ramin Karimloo will bring his unique ‘broadgrass’ fusion to Lowther Pavilion on Saturday.

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Peek Beyond the Barricade at The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Peek Beyond the Barricade at The Grand Theatre Blackpool

An exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre, performed by four vocalists who have held West End roles in Les Miserables, will come to the Grand Theatre on Sunday.

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Lowther Pavilion

Humourous yet poignant play visits Lowther Pavilion

The latest offering by BAFTA-winning playwright John Godber will visit the Lowther Pavilion as part of its UK tour.

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Julian Wilde with Oliver Gray

Historic hall’s open air theatre leads the way

Lytham Hall looks to lead the country again in the summer of 2017 with a programme of four open air plays.

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Kamal Kaan and Rohit Gokani

New Lowther show cooks up a storm

A brand new production, which is part play, park cookery demonstration, will be visiting the Lowther Pavilion as part of its UK Tour.

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Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher and Glen Joseph

The World’s most successful rock’n’roll musical

‘The World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical’ is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre for a six-day run.

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Kate Rusby is playing at the Guild Hall in May

Guild Hall announces bumper 2017 show schedule

Preston Guild Hall have started 2017 with a bang, announcing ticket details for more than 40 new shows.

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You Win Again

How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

Following its debut at the West End’s Leicester Square Theatre, ‘You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees’ will be visiting Blackpool Grand Theatre as part of its first ever nationwide tour.

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Preston actor Leo Atkin playing George with Adam Abbou as Billy Elliott
Photo: Alastair Muir

"Billy Elliott" actor not ready for final curtain call just yet

For Preston actor Leo Atkin retirement is on hold.

The Circus of Horrors, with Anthony Wall third from left

Circus of Horrors performer to preserve legacy

The Circus of Horrors will this year be celebrating its 21st anniversary and performer Anthony Walls has left something rather peculiar to the show in his will.

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The production of Running Wild, which is being staged at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Jumbo tale of love, loss and surviving a tsunami

Full casting has been announced for the first ever UK Tour of Running Wild, which has a five-day run at the Grand Theatre.

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Dan Nightingale

Nightingale flies into LOL

The founder of the now legendary ‘Beat the Frog’ comedy night at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket is headlining tomorrow’s LOL Comedy Club at The Grand Theatre.

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