FRANK, The Reindeer

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Introducing Frank, the Reindeer: A Theatrical Christmas Tale

In the enchanting world of the North Pole, where snow glistens like a million diamonds and the air is filled with the sweet melody of jingling bells, there lived a reindeer named Frank. Frank was a distant relative of the famous Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, but he had always been a little different from the rest of the herd.



While his fellow reindeer spent their days training for Santa’s annual sleigh ride (follow santa LIVE), Frank’s heart beat to a different rhythm. His true passion lay not in pulling sleighs, but in the world of theatre and performance. Frank dreamed of treading the boards, captivating audiences with his charisma and talent. He often found himself daydreaming about taking centre stage, bathed in the spotlight’s warm glow.


One chilly winter morning, Frank made a bold decision. He knew that it was time to follow his heart and pursue his dreams. Leaving the reindeer herd, he set out on a journey to find a place where his passion for the stage could be realised.




Frank In Blackpool

His adventure led him to the dazzling seaside town of Blackpool, its Illuminations, and where the lights of the Blackpool Grand Theatre beckoned like stars in the night sky. Frank knew he’d found his new home. The Grand welcomed him with open arms, offering him a cosy spot to stay right within its beautiful historic walls.


Frank quickly discovered his love of salted caramel ice cream, a sweet indulgence that became his favourite treat while staying at The Grand. As he wandered Blackpool’s vibrant streets, he made new friends, the kind and welcoming Blackpool donkeys that were a beloved part of a seaside tradition.




But Frank’s true joy came when he found out about Blackpool’s No.1 pantomime, “Aladdin,” at The Grand which starred none other than the incredible Steve Royle, a Britain’s Got Talent Finalist and comic genius, and the talented Tom Lister, known for his performances in the West End and on the popular TV show, Emmerdale.


Frank couldn’t wait to see the boys in action. He’d heard it would truly be a magical experience, and he hoped to meet Tom and Steve, who were not only stars but also fellow lovers of The Grand stage.


As the Christmas season approached, Frank eagerly anticipated sharing the holiday spirit with the beautiful and friendly families of Blackpool. He was excited to see the town come alive with festive decorations, cheerful carolers, and the joyful laughter of children. Frank’s heart swelled with anticipation as he dreamed of bringing a touch of ‘North Pole magic’ to Blackpool.


With a heart full of dreams, a new-found love for the seaside and his donkey friends, and of course, a belly full of salted caramel ice cream, Frank the Reindeer was ready to embark on an adventure in Blackpool, spreading joy and enchantment wherever he went. So, if you happen to visit Blackpool during the holiday season, keep an eye out for a rather special reindeer with a flair for the dramatic, and perhaps a Christmas story like no other – the tale of Frank the Reindeer, the newest magical star of the Blackpool Grand Theatre.


Blackpool Grand Theatre invites everyone to join in the festivities and share their experiences with Frank using the hashtag #FrankInBlackpool.


If you see him snap a picture and share it with us tagging @FrankInBlackpool on X (Twitter) or Instagram.


Frank the Reindeer Christmas