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GIVE A TRULY GRAND CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS YEAR

Make magical memories for your loved ones this Christmas with tickets to a thrilling live show at Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre.

Live theatre inspires and delights; taking audiences on an exciting adventure together that will stay with them forever. Choose from dazzling new dance performances, feel-good family shows, beautiful ballet, rip-roaring comedy nights, magnificent musicals, inspiring dramas and much, much more – The Grand’s got Christmas wrapped up!

Wow your family and friends with tickets to sensational new shows direct from the West End. Buddy is the most successful rock and roll show of all time and tells Buddy Holly’s sensational story – from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance – and features two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, from That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On and La Bamba to Chantilly Lace, Raining In My Heart, Everyday and many, many more. This show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

Jessica Swale’s deliciously bawdy Nell Gwynn scooped Best New Comedy at the 2016 Olivier Awards and tells the heart-warming tale of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly fruit seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene in 1660. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night…

Experience exciting live drama with the poignant coming-of-age tale of the only Punjabi family in a 1970s mining village in Anita and Me starring Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, dinnerladies); the uplifting true story of working class solidarity Made In Dagenham from Blackpool Operatic Players and the premiere stage production of the much-loved BBC comedy series Waiting for God starring Roy Hudd (Coronation Street, Missing, Lipstick on Your Collar) and Nichola McAuliffe (Victoria, Surgical Spirit).

Laugh together with wonderful one night appearances from stand up stars Omid Djalili in his hilarious new show Schmuck For A Night and Jon Richardson with his riotous new tour of Old Man. Or join the Grand’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club every month with four top professional comedians from TV and major comedy roadshows performing live each time.

Enjoy dazzling dance performances from the renowned Russian State Ballet of Siberia with the captivating Christmas tale of the Nutcracker, Coppelia’s charming comedy of errors and the spell-binding Swan Lake.  Celebrated choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures brings style, wit and sheer entertainment to a programme of hit dance pieces as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations, while Gary Clarke’s riveting and powerful dance piece Coal marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner’s strike with an emotional exploration of community and survival. Not to be missed.

Make a theatre visit a family affair and book tickets for Michael Morpurgo’s vibrantly creative production of survival in the rainforest in Running Wild; enchanting family favourite  Babe, The Sheep Pig is brought to life with stunning puppetry and original music, while  RSC’s edited and fully interactive version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest makes an ideal introduction to 8 year olds and over. Bring your ‘tiddlers’ along to join CBeebies’ Mr Bloom and the Veggies in their first ever live tour, and packed full of games, songs and laughter – Ben & Holly is a magical visit to the Little Kingdom live on stage for the very first time.

Or light up winter nights with one night sensations from stunning vocalist Elkie Brooks celebrating her 70th birthday live; the return of the gloriously madcap Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music; an incredible evening with the King in The Elvis Years; the phenomenally successful Vampire’s Rock Ghost Train; the heartbreakingly beautiful opera La Boheme and a celebration of the life and unforgettable legacy of rock star Prince in Purple Rain.

And of course, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a family visit to pantomime. Oh no it wouldn’t! Aladdin’s enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and a most mysterious lamp is a fabulous, fairytale treat for all from Friday 9 December to Sunday 8 January starring CBBC star Barney Harwood (Blue Peter); TV soap regular Mark Moraghan (Holby City, Coronation Street); BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto legend Steve Royle; Radio Wave’s Hayley Kay; celebrated scriptwriter Philip Meeks (Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Doctors); TV actor and comedy poet Ronnie Leek and comedy magician Mark James.

Pop show tickets in everyone’s stocking this festive season and experience the joy of live theatre together. Merry Christmas!

For further information on all the spectacular shows available and to book tickets, visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call the Grand Theatre box office on 01253 290190.

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