Panto

Award-Winning Family Shows and Blackpool Pantomime

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Panto

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In 2020 Blackpool Grand Theatre presents award-winning family shows including their Blackpool Pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical (8 to 11 Apr) is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

Retelling the classic fairy-tale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood (18 Apr) is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

Little Red Riding Hood is a kind and thoughtful little girl who loves her family. One day, on a visit to her grandmother, she meets a very hungry wolf in the forest who just wants something to eat. But is he really such a big, bad wolf? Join Little Red on her adventure as she makes friends and discovers the importance of kindness.

 

Blackpool Pantomime
HOLES By Louis Sachar

 

Holes (5 to 9 May) by Louis Sachar is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster. This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five-foot-wide by five-foot-deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something.

Breakin’ Convention (16 May), the world’s ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back with a fresh new line up!

Expect jaw-dropping and inspiring performances from internationally celebrated poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls, including South Korea’s acclaimed Jinjo Crew, France’s Géométrie Variable and the UK’s own Spoken Movement, in a festival that showcases local talent alongside global sensations.

Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D, the festival also features DJs, graffiti artists and freestyle sessions taking place all over the building. The Breakin’ Convention line-up includes; Geometrie Variable (France), Jinjo Crew (South Korea), Dope Male Performance Company (UK), Freefly Crew (UK), House of Wingz (UK), Mind of K (UK), Ryan Fenton (UK), and Spoken Movement (UK).

 

Blackpool Pantomime
Tiger Who Came To Tea

 

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea (19 and 20 May) returns to Blackpool Grand, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… perfect for children aged 3+. expect to be surprised!

Peppa Pig (13 to 14 Jun) is returning to Blackpool with a brand-new show! Excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

 

Blackpool Pantomime
In The Night Garden

 

In the Night Garden (4 and 5 Jul) – Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka and friends are back in Blackpool for a fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. This completely new show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from The Amazing Flying Pinky Ponk.

Now in its 11th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,490 parents’ reviews. There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”

For the very best Blackpool Pantomime well there’s only one person to ask…?  Mirror, Mirror on the wall… Who’s got the greatest Blackpool Pantomime of them all? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Blackpool Grand of course…

Blackpool Pantomime favourite and BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Steve Royle returns as Muddles, making this his 18th annual appearance. Joining Royle is a full star cast soon to be announced.

See the greatest magical Christmas show ever told and true pantomime tradition, poor Snow White is doomed to live unhappily ever after with her horrid stepmother the Wicked Queen. In true rags-to-riches style Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles, to meet a handsome Prince, will her dreams come true…

Blackpool pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (4 Dec to 3 Jan 2021) is bursting with great songs, dazzling costumes, stunning dance choreography (by Katie Hill, nominated in the UK Great British Pantomime Awards), side-splitting comedy, this truly is a magical treat for all the family!

With so much incredible award-winning family entertainment its Heigh-Ho… Heigh-Ho… off to Grand Blackpool pantomime we go!

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