Fantastic Family Shows At Blackpool’s Grand This Summer
27th May 2010
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It’s a sizzling summer at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre with a star-studded line-up of sensational shows for all the family
Slip into Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre this summer and spot some familiar faces in fabulous shows for everyone to enjoy…
Book your seats now for the marvellous musical journey of the 50s, 60s and 70s Shakin’ All Over, Take That tribute extravaganza Relight The Fire, exciting new stage adaptations of much-loved children’s books Guess How Much I Love You and Room on The Broom, the amazing One Man Lord of the Rings, classic costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford, the high-energy, musical variety show One Night Only starring West End sensation Jennifer Ellison, the dazzling family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Any Dream Will Do’s Keith Jack, the return of Willy Russell’s musical masterpiece Blood Brothers and many more!
The fabulous, feel-good show Shakin’ All Over brings a fast-moving, rollercoaster evening packed full of music and fun on Tuesday 17th & Thursday 26th August. With a cast of top quality performers and a totally live band, stunning costumes, award- winning lighting and comedy sketches; you’ll be dancing and laughing your way through a nostalgic night from the rockin’ 50s through the swingin’ 60s and all the way to the flamboyant 70s.
One incredible story, one ultimate pop reunion... The Take That Experience and the UK’s definitive tribute to Robbie Williams come together in Relight The Fire on Saturday 21st August in a spectacular stage show which ignites with all the huge hits from the world’s greatest boy band. Sing along with their sensational pop sound right through from their beginnings in the 90s to the present day along with Robbie’s smash-hit solo singles. Relight your passion, relight your memories of Gary, Mark, Jason, Howard and Robbie performing together again. Will they be Back For Good?
Hop along to the Grand on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th August as the dearly loved literary characters Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare leap right off the page in the exciting new live adaptation of the children’s classic Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Enjoy songs, games and laughter on a enchanting journey through spring, summer, autumn and winter in this family favourite.
Renowned actor Charles Ross returns following his extraordinary One Man Star Wars to recreate JRR Tolkein’s Middle-earth armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his imagination in One Man Lord of The Rings on Sunday 12th September. In a form of frenetic fan fiction fuelled by sheer bravado, Charles has interpreted The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King in his own unique way, allowing you to experience the classic fantasy in just 3,600 seconds, without a single prop or costumes to distract you from the story. Not to be missed!
Following the success of the award-winning BBC television series, Bill Kenwright presents a fresh new revival of the National Theatre’s adaptation of the sumptuous costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford from Monday 27th September to Saturday 2nd October. Seen through the eyes of young Laura Timms, the play follows a day in the life and relationships of the farm workers, craftsmen and gentry of the fictional hamlet of Lark Rise at the end of the nineteenth century, creating a moving and evocative picture of a forgotten England.
Fasten your seatbelts for a rip-roaring ride in the spellbinding new family adventure Room on the Broom on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th October adapted from the best-selling book written by Julia Donaldson. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A magical, musical delight for children and adults alike.
Sensational West End and TV star Jennifer Ellison (Chicago’s Roxie Hart, Brookside) dances into Blackpool for One Night Only on Saturday 16th October. This vivacious variety performance is a high-energy, feel good show which will see your favourite stars and a full ensemble performing numbers from the world of musical theatre from Chicago to Hairspray. A brand new, must see stage production which has All that Jazz and enough Razzle Dazzle to leave you wanting more. More star names to be announced!
Don’t miss the thrill of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical explodes into life at Blackpool’s Grand from Monday 25th October to Saturday 25th October starring BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do runner up Keith Jack. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the famous coat of many colours, Joseph is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Ev’ry Door To Me and One More Angel and is brimming with non-stop action, laughter and infectious fun that’s sure to delight the young and the young at heart.
Willy Russell’s multi-award-winning, smash-hit musical Blood Brothers returns from Monday 1st November to Saturday 6th November starring The X Factor’s Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone. A captivating tale of twin boys, separated at birth, only to be re-united by a shattering twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. With show-stopping numbers Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It’s Not True and powerful performances, Bill Kenwright’s amazing production of Blood Brothers will stay with you for ever.
Don’t forget we also have the barnstorming musical Oklahoma! starring West End icon Marti Webb and musical star Mark Evans, the spectacular world premiere of the Glee-tastic Don’t Stop Believin’, social-climbing comedy Keeping Up Appearances with comedian Gareth Hale and Kim Hartman (‘Allo, ‘Allo), soap legend Leslie Grantham back as Pte Walker in Dad’s Army Marches On as part of Armed Forces Week, the enchanting children’s classic tale The Gruffalo and much more fantastic shows for the whole family this summer.
Book your tickets now and get star spotting!
Call the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01253 290190, click on www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or visit the new Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre for bookings and further information.