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Blackpool Grand Theatre is Bringing On Back The Good Times with a spectacular new season of shows guaranteed to bring sunshine and smiles this Summer, whatever the weather!
Marvellous full-scale musicals are dancing in from the West End to dazzle and delight with stunning sets, gorgeous costumes and powerhouse performances. Pick up your tickets quick for the rocking return of Dreamboats & Petticoats – Bringing On Back The Good Times (with special guest star Mark Wynter) packed with all the wonderful wit, charm and unforgettable songs from the golden era of rock ’n’ roll; the 70s sensation Boogie Nights from Blackpool & Fylde Operatic Players with a great big glitterball of a night out packed with disco classics; the breathtaking biopic Beautiful – The Carole King Musical starring the magnificent Molly-Grace Cutler (The Worst Witch, Girls Don’t Play the Guitars) as the legendary Carole King featuring countless King chart-toppers; Richard O’Brien’s raucous Rocky Horror Show bursting at the seams with much-loved naughty numbers, including, of course, the pelvic thrusting Time Warp and the five-star theatrical masterpiece Titanic The Musical which has enraptured theatregoers to return time and time again to experience this truly rousing and uplifting tribute to the passengers of the famously ill-fated vessel.
Summer of Sound
The Grand’s superb new Summer of Sound hits just the right note for fun by the seaside with live music shows for everyone. Dig out your crepes and drapes for rock and roll favourites Showaddywaddy in a dynamic and uplifting live show featuring all their biggest hits; take a well-earned trip to A Country Night in Nashville for an incredible night celebrating the joy of country music with the amazing live band Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes; go Radio Ga Ga for A Spectacular Night of Queen as this high-energy concert perfectly captures the pomp and brilliance of Freddie Mercury and his iconic British band; bring your little pop star to a fun-packed children’s concert with a big difference as four fairytale Pop Princesses sing top pop hits live on stage, plus songs from your favourite films and musicals and the Boys are Back in Town for Rock For Heroes featuring over twenty classic rock songs from a seven-piece live band with amazing lighting and sound! Summer has never sounded so good…
Bring the family together at The Grand and make magical memories to last a lifetime. The legendary Johnny Ball takes you on a magical tour of everything mathematical in his fun-packed family show Wonders Beyond Numbers; splash in muddy puddles with the irrepressible Peppa Pig, Britain’s best-loved picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a grrreat live show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos; don’t miss the captivating Beauty and the Beast from the critically acclaimed Ballet Theatre UK with exciting new choreography and specially created sets and costumes; Jurassic Park roars to life on stage with the delightfully interactive Dinosaur Live; The Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Encounters bring a fantastic introduction to the Bard’s popular romantic comedy Twelfth Night in a fun-packed 90-minute show, and don’t forget our fabulous family pantomime Sleeping Beauty starring the superbly silly Steve Royle and Dancing on Ice champion Hayley Tamaddon. It’s never too soon to book for Christmas 2022. Oh no, it isn’t!
Do you live for Drama? Don’t miss out on the award-winning The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Shobna Gulati (Coronation St), Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale) and ‘girl of a thousand voices’ Christina Bianco packed with humour, heart and countless powerhouse ballads from Judy Garland, Billie Holliday and many more; The Game’s afoot with Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear crammed full of adventure, mystery and, of course, brilliant deductions; comedy genius Spike Milligan is back with the Goons in the absurdly funny new play SPIKE by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman; Helen Forrester’s stunning period drama Twopence to Cross the Mersey makes a stop in Blackpool with a gifted nine-strong celebrity cast and celebrate 70 sensational years of Agatha Christie with a slice of the gripping crime thriller The Mousetrap. Have YOUDUNNIT yet? Don’t just see it. Solve it!
Looking for something a little different? The Grand has got you covered with a wonderfully wide-ranging mix of shows on offer this season. Light up your lives with a gloriously dark mash-up of head-banging hits and classical instruments with The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight: Festival of the Dead; roll up for the Sexy Circus as the talented cast of live male vocalists and world-renowned circus performers from Britain’s Got Talent’s Forbidden Nights spin across the stage in this high-octane show (adults only); dare to join one of the UK’s most notable Psychological Therapists Emma Kenny (Lady Killers, The Killer in my Family) as she opens up a fascinating new casebook in the Serial Killer Next Door; Ah! go on and join seasoned stand-up comic Joe Rooney for A Celebration of Father Ted as he reminisces about starring in the classic comedy before a showing of his hilarious episode; let the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling journey into the glamorous Parisian underworld with the ultimate Moulin Rouge and more tribute Come What May and don’t miss the breathtaking tap dancing of eight incredible male performers for the powerfully potent cocktail of dance, acrobatics, music, hip hop and comedy that is Tap Factory on their 10th Anniversary Tour.
Watch the Come Wat May Trailer Here:
Blackpool Grand Theatre Chief Executive, Adam Knight, said: “Welcome to my first season at the helm of Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre! This new Summer brochure is an addition to our regular output as we just couldn’t wait to tell you about some of the incredible touring productions we have coming, not only over the Summer months but through Autumn and into 2023!
We’re set for a great new season here in Blackpool offering an excitingly eclectic selection of productions and returning favourites from high-quality drama and comedy to outstanding dance and former West End sell-out shows. This packed programme firmly puts Blackpool’s Grand Theatre ahead of the crowd and on track for an incredible season. We have taken inspiration from one of the biggest triple-bill shows touring – Dreamboats and Petticoats – Bringing On Back The Good Times! I think we can all relate to getting back to our local theatre and supporting some of the amazing productions back on the road.
From five-star smash-hit musicals to our spectacular live music Summer of Sound and our fantastic family shows, there is something to bring the sunshine back to all our lives. We are also thrilled to be opening the national tour of the chilling new ghost story When Darkness Falls and I am absolutely delighted to announce the relaunch of The Studio with two acclaimed and provocative productions to mark the 50th anniversary of Pride – Riot Act and The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me, which are very much part of The Grand’s mission to offer the opportunity for all members of our diverse community to enjoy, participate and learn through theatre.
“I hope you will all take the time to enjoy many of the wonderful productions featured in this new season brochure and I look forward to welcoming everyone to The Grand this Summer.”
Look out for the special Grand Theatre Summer brochure coming through your letter box soon or pick one up at the Box Office. All shows are also listed on the website.
You can also download a digital copy of the brochure HERE
Add some real sunshine to your Summer with show tickets to Blackpool Grand Theatre and bring the good times back again!
Visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk for full show listings and bookings or call the box office on 01253 290 190 for bookings and further information.
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