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Drama Roundup: What’s on at Blackpool Theatre

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What’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this season? We’ve made it easy with a roundup of the upcoming plays in Blackpool and the best drama shows to hit the Grand. Explore our upcoming drama plays below at Blackpool Grand Theatre and sink your teeth into some captivating drama over the next few months.

 

Drama Roundup

 

Harpy

For one night only, Harpy is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre. This one-woman performance from Su Pollard explores the life of Birdie, a hoarder on a mission after a most treasured possession is stolen for her.  Philip Meeks’ other works include Kiss Me Honey, Honey! which won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and Murder, Margaret and Me. Meeks also writes regularly for radio, so catch his latest play at the Grand for one night only this November.

 

Buy tickets for Harpy 

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Saturday 6 November,  7.30pm

 

Father Brown: The Murderer in the Mirror

Anyone who enjoys a classic Who Dunnit will revel in our latest murder mystery brought to you by Rumpus Theatre Company. When a famous actor is found dead just before a West End Production is about to start, audiences are left to wonder who could be the murderer in the most peculiar circumstances. Starring John Lyons (A Touch of Frost, Upstairs Downstairs, On The Buses) as Father Brown, with plenty of suspects and a thrilling story, join in the drama with a classic murder mystery from G K Chesterton. 

 

Buy tickets for Father Brown: The Murderer in the Mirror

The Blackpool Grand Theatre

Tuesday 22 March, 7.30pm

Wednesday 23 March, 7.30pm 

Thursday 24 March, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

 

Animal Farm 

One of the most classic books of the 21st Century, this allegoric tale is Orwell’s reflection on the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and following the Stalinist Era of the Soviet Union. Depicted through the tumultuous goings-on at a farm, a pair of pigs called Napoleon and Snowball lead the farm to freedom. Re-imagined for the stage by the director responsible for the stage version of 1984, which was a hit on Broadway and at the West End. The new production of the famous tale features puppetry by the creators of War Horse, with production design by Olivier award-winning Bunny Christie. 

 

Buy tickets for Animal Farm 

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm

Wednesday 20 April, 2.00pm, 7.30pm 

Thursday 21 April, 7.30pm

 

Private Peaceful

Originally a book penned by one of the most loved and admired children’s authors of all time, Private Peaceful follows the Peaceful brothers as they struggle through adversity including the loss of their father, financial hardship, and the Great War. Micheal Morpurgo names Private Peaceful his favourite work, and his books are household names for younger readers, introducing them to more adult themes as Morpurgo explores the mature nature of human emotions and complexity. 

 

Buy tickets for Private Peaceful at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Monday 2 May, 7.30pm

Tuesday 3 May, 7.30pm

Wednesday 4 May, 2.00pm, 7.30pm 

 

Some Mother’s Do Av Em

Taking inspiration solely from the much-loved sitcom that first aired in 1973, this stage production of Some Mother’s Do Av Em stars Joe Pasquale as accident-prone Frank Spencer as he muddles his way through the trials and tribulations of everyday life as a father and husband. Written and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, expect a night of mishaps and mayhem as the hit sitcom is masterfully adapted for the stage. 

 

Buy tickets for Some Mother’s Do Av Em 

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Tuesday 10 May, 7.30pm 

Wednesday 11 May, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm

 

Drama Roundup

Explore our upcoming theatre shows and discover what’s on in Blackpool. Head to our blog for all things theatre and for more updates from Blackpool Grand Theatre. 

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