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Panto time for Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics Society

It’s panto time again as Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics Society presents a brand new version of the classic story of King Arthur to take the audience on a magical trip into a world of knights, wizards and adventure as one of the nation’s favourite legends is given a panto twist.

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Jimmy Carr

Funnyman Jimmy Carr revs up for show in county

One of the most prolific joke-tellers of recent times, Jimmy Carr is soon bringing his mammoth UK tour to Blackpool.
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A Night of Dirty Dancing

Be part of the glorious summer of 1963 - just for one night

The passion, romance and joy of one of the classic cult films of the 80s will come to Blackpool in a one-night special next week.

Music
Thriller Live!

King pops back to Blackpool

Fans of superstar pop legend Michael Jackson will be beating a path to the Grand Theatre next week for the return of tribute show Thriller Live!.

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Sarah Jane Stone and Mike Hall in the recording studio

Players tell glorious story of a New York socialite

Rehearsals are well underway for the next production being staged by the Anonymous Players.

Theatre and Comedy
Private Lives at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Pacy play’s plot of marital misfits stands test of time

Private lives was written by Noel Coward in 1930 and in classic Coward style the lives of the idle rich become fully fledged in this play that stands the test of time.

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Chorley Building Society donated 500 to Community Arts Development CIC so Cartwright Drama Studios Youth programme can run additional drama workshops for youths with special needs.

Chorley Building Society donates cash to the Cartwright Drama Studios Youth programme

Youngsters with special needs are being given an extra boost thanks to a cash donation of £500 which will go towards drama workshops.
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Preston Guild Hall

Guild Hall event mysteriously cancelled

The Day of the Dead festival at Preston’s Guild Hall on November 24 has been mysteriously cancelled.

Music
Ruth E Cockburn

Ruth puts pen to paper in quest to solve love riddle

It’s an age old question: What is love? And musical comedian Ruth E Cockburn hopes to answer it, with a special performance back on home sand.

Theatre and Comedy
Comedian Ed Byrne

Ed’s got the spoilers for family life and politics in new show

Comedian Ed Byrne comes to the Fylde tomorrow, with tickets still remaining for his Lowther Pavilion show.

Theatre and Comedy
Johnny Vegas on board for Murder On The Blackpool Express

Comic Johnny’s grief over dad’s death

Funnyman Johnny Vegas has opened up about his grief following his father’s death earlier this year.

Theatre and Comedy
ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz returns to Chorley Little Theatre

A comical sporting show returns to Chorley Little Theatre to celebrate 16 years of family friendly competitive comedy.

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Glitterball champion Joanne Clifton with her Flashdance co-star Ben Adams at Blackpools glitterball

Joanne puts Blackpool’s ballroom blitz in the past

As a ballroom dancer Joanne Clifton has spent a lifetime gliding across dancefloors, like the famous Blackpool Tower and Empress ballrooms, in elegant glittering gowns.

Theatre and Comedy
Gerry Marsden

All aboard for Mersey man Gerry’s last ferry at Blackpool Opera House

Once tipped to go further than The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers were another band at the heart of the Merseybeat sound.

Music
Half A String Theatre, A Heart At Sea

Libraries in Lancashire put under the spotlight

Libraries in Lancashire are dusting off their books and dazzling visitors with theatre productions, open mic and gin nights and murder mysteries.

Theatre and Comedy
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace

Modern setting is Strictly sizzling for tango stars heading to Blackpool

Strictly speaking, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace shouldn’t be heading to Blackpool next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Charlie Mortimer, David Allen and Nicola Sargent of 16th Wall putting on a production of Dracula at Astley Hall

Dracula flies into Chorley

You may need some garlic if you are attending a lively performance of Dracula at Astley Hall later this month.

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Joe McElderry in Joseph

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Palace Theatre, Manchester

Camp as a row of tents, cheesy as a bag of Wotsits, and as religiously irreverent as you get..
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Children’s show set to cause up-roar at Blackpool's Grand Theatre

Children’s favourite for generations The Tiger Who Came to Tea is roaring back to The Grand on October 30 and 31.

Theatre and Comedy
Bootleg Social Bar, in Blackpool

Expect a show full of politics and fun at Blackpool's Bootleg Social

Self-described “anti-drag queen” David Hoyle has warned anyone attending his Blackpool show next month to expect “polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy”.
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