THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS LIST
Blackpool’s Grand has Christmas all wrapped up with its Perfect Christmas List.
The Grand has shows, vouchers and experiences to please everyone from the whole family to friends, work colleagues and even the next-door neighbour! So how can we help you make everyone’s dream come true? Well we have the Perfect Christmas List answers!
The Perfect Christmas List
Mum – Fan of the 60’s and Dusty Springfield!
Son of A Preacher Man (20 TO 24 MAR)
Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood Directs and choreographes this masterpiece… the swinging 1960s, a Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love…
Son of A Preacher Man features the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Dad – Loves Marc Bolan
20th Century Boy The Musical (13 TO 17 MAR)
Hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. Featuring some of Dads favourite classic T.Rex 70s hits including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie and of course 20th Century Boy.
Brother – Loved Running Wild on School Trip
The Jungle Book (8 TO 12 MAY)
How he loved Running Wild on a recent trip to The Grand… Children’s Touring Partnership return to the Grand with a show I know he’ll love – Jungle Book! Loved as a bedtime story this show looks packed with great characters, songs and based on Running Wild, brilliant storytelling.
A boy raised by wolves in the jungle, with the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli will quickly learn the law of the jungle.
Sister – Who’s just started Ballet Classes
My First Ballet: Swan Lake (5 TO 6 MAY)
Perfect for a little sister who’s just started ballet classes… This shortened version with Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet for young children, and a fantastic family day out. Swan Lake tells the story of evil magician Rothbart turning the beautiful princess Odette into a swan; only at night can she return to human form. A magical experience no child should miss…
Aunty Ethel – Loves a Murder Mystery
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (27 TO 31 MAR)
For someone who loves a twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels (EastEnders) as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Uncle Bob – Always the Jokester
Jason Manford: Muddle Class (27 AND 28 JAN)
Uncle Bob is always the big joker and can’t miss Manford on 8 Out of 10 Cats. Perfect for the family member who loves a one liners… Jason Manford returns to Blackpool’s Grand and since his last smash-hit stand up show this one can’t be missed!
Grandma – Loves a Classic
Madama Butterfly (21 FEB)
Grandma loves a special occasion and a reason to dress up, treat her to Opera & Ballet International presenting Ellen Kent’s award-winning Madama Butterfly, the show always features an exquisite stage with spectacular Japanese garden and costumes, including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.
Granddad – Loves a Brass Off
Grimethorpe Colliery Band (4 FEB)
For the lover of the film Brassed Off, what could be better than tickets to the legendary brass band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band. One of the finest recognised brass bands in the world.
Sharon Next Door – Musical Fan and loves Elle Woods!
Legally Blonde The Musical (9 TO 14 APR)
OMG you guys!!! What could be more perfect for that friend who loves PINK and everything Elle Wood’s? Legally Blonde The Musical of course! Starring Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s EastEnders) , Eurovision UK’s entrant Lucie Jones, and Bill Ward from Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
Jamie in the Office – Girlfriend has got him a new camera
Photographic Session – The Basics (22 AND 23 JAN)
Jamie’s getting a new camera for Christmas, so what would be better than a course with internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy for a unique Photographic Session – The Basics.
Whether you know someone who wants to learn the basics, dreams of building on their existing photography skills, or are budding professional – these Photographic Sessions are the ideal master class for all levels.
Sessions are just under 5 hours and will provide the recipient with a variety of skills needed to photograph beautiful structures and interiors. They have the opportunity to take pictures of The Grand’s Grade II* listed interior using Sean’s top tips with their own camera too.
Claire in the Office – The Dance Fan
Mark Bruce Company presents Macbeth (17 AND 18 APR)
For that colleague who loves dance and physical theatre nothing could be a better gift than tickets to the multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company with their striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control.
Whatever your friends, family, or colleagues might love we have the perfect Christmas Gift this Christmas. If you can’t find a show or experience they might like don’t worry… The Grand offers the perfect Christmas list addition, Grand Gift Vouchers in £10 and £20 options. You can order them through the website, or by calling us on 01253 290190. They come in a fantastic presentation wallet too!
As you can see Blackpool’s Grand offers ideas that tick every Perfect Christmas List.
Don’t forget… When you pop in to our box office, or book through our website here, please do #PlayYourPart and consider leaving a donation, even as small as a £1 can help us deliver the incredible work we do with children and in the local community.