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BLAM! The Edinburgh Fringe Comes To Blackpool Grand!

BLAM! was THE must-see sensation at last year’s Fringe, playing to packed houses in one of Edinburgh’s biggest venues and going on to play a season in London’s West End. It has since toured all over Europe and performances are scheduled in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and The USA. BLAM! is a show not to be missed.

For those who can’t make it to Edinburgh this year, Blackpool Grand Theatre offers the next best thing. With awe-inspiring feats of jaw-dropping action sequences, slapstick comedy, and heaps of attitude – BLAM! is the biggest blockbuster show EVER to hit Blackpool with The Grand being the ONLY place to catch this show this year.

Grand Theatre Chief Executive, Ruth Eastwood said:

“BLAM! Is pure Edinburgh Festival – fast-moving, funny, exhilarating and, quite frankly, excellent. So, when I saw it last year, I knew I wanted to treat The Grand’s audience to this amazing show and, with the support of LeftCoast, I’ve been able to do just that, securing the only UK dates for this international smash hit. Believe me, it’ll blow your socks off. So, come on Blackpool, enjoy your very own bit of the festival here on home turf. Get Blam-ming!”

Michael Trainor, Artistic Director of LeftCoast – Blackpool and Wyre’s Creative People and Places Programme, said:

“The Edinburgh festival is the world’s biggest art festival and there are over 4000 shows to see! It can be rather overwhelming and expensive to get there so those nice people at LeftCoast and the Blackpool Grand thought they would bring the best and most exciting right to your door. Undoubtedly the international sensation from 2013, come and enjoy BLAM! with us.”

Described by its creators as “Die Hard meets The Office”, BLAM! is set in a typical office where four wage slaves attempt to escape their painfully dull 9 to 5 jobs by inventing a game to pass the time when the boss isn’t looking.

In this hilarious and explosive extravaganza they re-enact scenes from their favourite films, putting office life through the shredder and transforming it into a world of superheroes, aliens and classic blockbuster movie villains.

The show’s creator Kristján Ingimarsson said,
“I was at this point in my life where I needed to do a show where I could just have fun. I wanted to present a form that everyone would recognise. Movie language is international, it’s so well understood, and so is the language of the office – a workplace everyone knows. But what happens when we mix these two very recognisable worlds together?”

Star of BBC’s The Office, Ricky Gervais, saw the show himself and Tweeted it as ‘One of the greatest, most exciting & brilliant shows I have ever seen.’

The presentation in Blackpool is the first joint venture between The Grand and LeftCoast, the Arts Council England funded programme designed to inspire more people in Blackpool & Wyre to experience the arts.

See a video clip of BLAM! here

More information here

BLAM!
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Wednesday 20 to Sunday 31 August 2014

All Tickets £19.50
Blackpool & Wyre residents £15.00

In line with legislation our £1.50 booking fee is now INCLUDED in all stated ticket prices. The Grand Theatre has an ‘open’ policy regarding the fees that is charges and what they are for.

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