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Blackpool Grand Theatre Gift Ideas

Are you looking for the perfect gift for family or friends this festive season? Blackpool’s Grand Theatre shows make the perfect Christmas Gift Ideas, there’s something for everyone – from little ones right through to grown-ups! Make it your resolution to give loved ones an exhilarating live theatre experience for Christmas this year.

Grand Gift Vouchers (£20 and £10) are available

for use against any production…

For Friends and Family with Children why not treat them as a gift idea to My First Ballet: Swan Lake which gives children a first taste of the magical world of ballet. Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards.

The tale of an evil magician ‘Rothbart’ who has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan; only at night can she return to human form. Can Prince Siegfrie save her, or will he fall for Rothbart’s sorcery?

Alternatively, don’t let them miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale or Peppa Pig and friends return in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Full of games, laughter and live music!

For older children there’s an exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book, comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Goodnight Mister Tom and Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild.

This unforgettable adventure is adapted by the Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn which recently played at The Grand), and directed by Max Webster (The Lorax, The Old Vic) and tells the story of Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle.

For lovers of musicals The Grand presents 20th Century Boy featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, telling the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex.

This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.

Featuring such classics as T.Rex 70s hits Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more.

Or, if they’re more of a Dusty Springfiled fan then Son of A Preacher Man is the show to pick, directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood.

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them…

Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

Featuring the great hits, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have them laughing, crying and singing their heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Alternatively other Gift Ideas include…, OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Blackpool and makes the perfect! Your Friends would defiantly love you for-EVER! with a gift like this!

The smash-hit Broadway and West End musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink.

The show stars Rita Simons, best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s EastEnders for which she has won numerous awards and is one of Britain’s best loved actresses. Joining Simons is Lucie Jones, who represented the UK at Eurovision and recently starred as Maureen in the 20th Anniversary tour of Rent, and was a finalist in the 2009 series of the X Factor. Bill Ward also stars and is best known for playing James Barton in Emmerdale and Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.

If your friends or family prefer a good drama then we have gift ideas that cover that! We have a twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the kind and gifted Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil …the mysterious Mr Hyde.

Phil Daniels’ starred in Quadrophenia, Scum and EastEnders. He has worked with the RSC and National Theatre and has appeared on stage in productions as diverse as Les Misérables and This House. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has been adapted by Tony® award-winning playwright David Edgar.

One not to let any drama fan miss The Kite Runner, described as ‘the best page-to-stage since War Horse’. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart.

 

 

For lovers of outstanding dance multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company present a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Mark Bruce has choreographed, directed and danced internationally for over 25 years, working with Rosas, Bern Ballet, Ballet Black, Introdans, Igloo, Probe, and DJazzex among others.

The Observer said of their previous production Dracula “I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket!”

Gift Ideas to buy that person that’s seen almost everything… Then why not surprise them with an outstanding internationally renowned opera from Opera & Ballet International whom return to The Grand with two of Ellen Kent’s most acclaimed production, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly featuring international soloists, a highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. Featuring a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

Also great Gift Ideas don’t just have to be shows… In January our amazing Photographic Sessions (Basics and Advanced) with international Photographer Sean Conboy (seanconboy.com).

 

 

You have to admit The Grand’s got Gift Ideas – wrapped up! Pop tickets for spectacular shows in everyone’s stocking this festive season and experience the joy of live theatre together. Merry Christmas!

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