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Take an exclusive peak into the enchanting world of pantomime as you have never seen it before and go Behind The Magic with Blackpool Grand Theatre this December!
The Grand is unveiling an exciting new Photography Exhibition on Friday 1 December of enthralling images that have been captured during rehearsals for the Aladdin pantomime by acclaimed local photographer Martin Bostock.
This specially curated collection of images will be on display in both the theatre’s Dress Circle and Stalls bars throughout the theatre’s pantomime season from Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January. It will showcase an ever-evolving collection of behind-the-scenes photographs taken during the rehearsals and performances of this year’s fabulous family pantomime Aladdin. This captivating new exhibition will provide a unique and intimate perspective on the creative process behind the fantastic festive show; revealing the dedication, passion and camaraderie of the entire cast and crew that bring these magical performances to life.
Andrew Howard, Grand Theatre Head of Marketing, Audience and Sales, said:“Martin Bostock is a well-respected, award-winning photographer who is renowned for his exceptional talent in capturing the spirit of live performances. Martin also has a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling and has become a trusted name at The Grand for his performing arts photography. This exciting new exhibition provides a rare glimpse into the wonderful world behind the Grand Theatre curtain, celebrating the unsung heroes who make our pantomime truly special, and the exceptional teamwork that is traditional with our cast each and every year. We are sure our panto audiences will enjoy seeing the process behind this year’s incredible production.”
Martin Bostock said:“It was a real privilege to be allowed behind the theatre curtain to capture through my lens all the moments that often go unnoticed by an audience but are fundamental to the success of a live production such as this. Each of the photographs tell a fascinating story of hard work, collaboration, and the sheer joy of bringing a show such as this to the stage. I am thrilled that Blackpool Grand Theatre offered me this opportunity and hope everyone who visits the Grand during panto season will take a moment to enjoy this exhibition.”
The all-star lineup is now announced for The Grand’s fun-packed family panto ALADDIN this December and it’s a real cracker of a cast! TV soap sensation and West End favourite Tom Lister (Emmerdale’s Carl King) will star as the wonderfully wicked magician Abanazar in this year’s enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and misunderstandings and he is thrilled to be joining Britain’s Got Talent finalist and panto family favourite Steve Royle live on the Grand Theatre’s famous stage once again.
This dream double act will be joined by top stage actor Ben Harlow as Widow Twankey and K-pop superstar Moo Yi Kim as the beautiful Princess Jasmine, along with ever-popular stage performers Mervin Noronha as Aladdin, Liam Morris as the Genie, Amy Perry as Spirit of The Ring and Michael Robert-Lowe as the Emperor. What a treasure trove of top theatre talent!
Tickets are already flying out with some performances from Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January already offering limited availability…
The fabulous family Christmas pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is always a laugh-a-minute extravaganza with stunning sets, top musical hits, amazing costumes and exciting special effects to keep audiences both young and old entertained! This year’s Aladdin is truly one festive treat for all the family you won’t want to miss!
Join our hero Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his madcap brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a magical adventure and try to defeat the evil Abanazar and his plan to become master of the world. With help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit Of The Ring. Will Aladdin save the day, will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed? There’s only one way to find out… fly to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre and come to see Aladdin, Blackpool’s No.1 Pantomime!
Join us for the greatest magical Christmas pantomime ever told with a spectacular all-star cast! Book your seats now and get star spotting! Aladdin is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Friday 1 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024 with matinee and evening performances starring Tom Lister (Emmerdale) as Abanazar; Steve Royle (Britain’s Got Talent) as Wishee Washee; Ben Harlow as Widow Twankey; Moo Yi Kim as Princess Jasmine; Mervin Noronha as Aladdin; Liam Morris as the Genie; Amy Perry as Spirit of The Ring and Michael Robert-Lowe as the Emperor.
• Accessible performances will also be available, with an extra special relaxed pantomime performance on Thu 28 Dec at 5 pm.
The Behind The Magic photography exhibition will be on display in both the Dress Circle and Stalls bars from Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January.
Only available to Grand Theatre ticket holders.
Tickets are already selling fast with some performances already offering limited availability. Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for bookings and further information. Tickets from £15. Family tickets, and group and school rates are available.
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