Marvellous March at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre
2nd March 2011
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You’d be mad to miss the amazing shows on offer this March at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre
March into Blackpool’s glorious Grand Theatre and light up your evenings with a month of magnificent shows with everything from award-winning drama, hilarious comedy, spectacular dance and live music to breathtaking ballet and a psychic night on offer!
Choose from sensational 60s superstars in The Solid Silver 60s Show; famed Irish folk band The Dubliners; celebrity psychic and TV star Sally Morgan; acclaimed cockney rocker Joe Brown in Concert; outrageous Aussie comedy duo Busting Out; electrifying new percussion spectacular DrumChasers and a dazzling dance debut at the Grand for The Works.
There’s also another date with folk queen Kate Rusby; a wonderfully witty production of HMS PINAFORE from Opera della Luna; a musical medley masterpiece with Beyond the Barricade; beautiful ballet from The Russian State Ballet of Siberia with Romeo and Juliet; a dynamic, non-stop concert from The Drifters; daringly different new dance piece Blood, Sweat & Tears from the incredible balletLORENT; an evening with the legendary comedian Ken Dodd; a fun-filled dance back in time with Pop Goes the 80’s and Michael Jackson music extravaganza Thriller Live.
Or why not see them all!!
The Solid Silver 60s Show brings together the unforgettable talents of 60s superstars Dave Berry, Chris Farlowe, Wayne Fontana and Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, all backed by Vanity Fare with very special guests The Merseybeats. The UK’s original and premier 60s show is back once again in its 26th year and it’s the place to hear the classic hits performed by the original hitmakers! Expect all your favourite 60s sounds including The Crying Game, Handbags and Gladrags, The Air That I Breathe, Don’t Turn Around, He ‘Aint Heavy He’s My Brother and many more.
Tuesday 8th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £20.
Tune into fabulous Irish folk band The Dubliners and enjoy a concert with no musical barriers. With millions of music fans across the world and celebrity followers including U2, Kate Bush, Stephane Grappelli, Van Morrison and Peter O’Toole; this beloved band’s popularity and contribution to the world of folk music is unparalleled. Their many hits include Molly Malone, Wild Rover, Whisky in the Jar and Seven Drunken Nights.
Friday 11th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £18.50
Dare you miss Sally Morgan at the Grand with her insightful new show Psychic Sally: On The Road? Sally is one of Britain’s most-loved psychics and has become a household name following her smash-hit TV series’ Sally Morgan Star Psychic, Psychic to the Stars, Psychic Sally: On The Road. Sally once again brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. And she might just have a message for you…
Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £20.50.
2008 marked Joe Brown’s 50th year as a professional entertainer and he is undoubtedly one of this country’s best loved, enduring, and most acclaimed musicians. Joe now returns to the Grand with the thrilling, two hour set in Joe Brown in Concert. Expect timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and electric rock & roll all to be interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences. This sensational show is a musical journey you’ll not want to miss... A great gig from a truly great artist!
Sunday 13th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £19.
Strap yourselves in for two bosom buddies from Down Under in Busting Out as they star in their own laugh-out-loud and totally liberating show which is part stand up, part musical and all laughter. No matter what your age, gender, shape or (cup) size, this Australian hit comedy show is an uplifting celebration of bouncy songs, wobbly jokes, knicker-wetting sketches and practical demonstrations for your drooping assets! You’ll be busting to tell your friends about the feel-good show of the year!
Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £18. (contains nudity)
Ten incredible percussionists and dancers take to the stage in an explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm in DrumChasers. Powerful and energetic, moving and funny, this is a show for all ages and promises an evening quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. Mr Bennett, a caretaker in an old concert hall, looks after the instruments stored within its walls. However, one night, something happens, something loud and something otherworldly and he is transported to a land of percussion where forbidden love struggles to be heard.
Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £12.
Watch the future stars of stage and screen as Phil Winston’s renowned Theatreworks proudly presents The Works – an exhilarating new show where the talented students have the chance to perform on the famous Grand stage. Former students have gone on to wow theatre audiences in the West End in Mamma Mia, Fame, Beauty and the Beast, We Will Rock You and Starlight Express to name a few, as well as the Moulin Rouge and Lido in Paris. The cast welcomes parents, teachers and friends as well as casting directors, agents and choreographers.
Friday 18th March at 7.30pm & Saturday 19th March at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from £12.50.
The defining voice of contemporary English folk music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and self-penned tunes have won her an audience far beyond the genre. Kate will be performing songs from her much anticipated new album Make The Light, together with much loved favourites chosen from across her entire back catalogue. Kate’s wondrous singing, her hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and her new ensemble’s marvellously intuitive support ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly uplifting concert experience.
Sunday 20th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.
The original and exciting Opera della Luna company makes a welcome return with its celebrated production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS PINAFORE. In true Opera della Luna style, eight multi-talented singer/actors become crew, chorus and principals in a brilliantly fast and hilarious production of this famous comic opera. Packed to the brim with toe-tapping tunes, the wit and verve of this performance will prove beyond doubt that Opera della Luna has now established itself as one of the country’s leading exponents of operetta and comic music-theatre.
Monday 21st March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £16.
Beyond the Barricade brings you all the greatest songs and moments of the West End musicals and features music from all the top shows, including all the popular family favourites, sung by past principal performers from Les Misérables backed by a live band. This truly talented cast will perform a brand new 2011 production which includes songs from Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Miss Saigon , Love Never Dies, The Jersey Boys and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables.
Tuesday 22nd March at 7.30pm. Tickets £21.
Don’t miss The Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s stunning production of the everlasting tale of love and loss Romeo and Juliet. The greatest love story ever danced, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is brought beautifully to life in this exceptional ballet. Lavish sets and costumes as well as the gloriously gifted performers of one of Russia’s foremost ballet companies, perfectly evokes Renaissance Verona with all its bitter feuds, passionate encounters and tragic twists of fate.
Wednesday 23rd March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £19.50.
Dance the night away with a dynamic concert from The Drifters. One of the biggest selling and longest serving bands of all time, the line up has undergone many changes and included icons Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. Who can forget classics such as Saturday Night at the Movies, There Goes My First Love, Under The Boardwalk, You're More Than A Number in My Little Red Book, Kissing In The Back Row and many more? This non-stop show combines classic songs, top flight choreography and world class musicians plus some of the group's newer material from recent releases.
Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £25.
Amazing award-winning dance company balletLORENT presents a new full length production Blood, Sweat & Tears - an exploration of the darkness and light of extreme love. As a couple experience a tender and all-consuming love for their newborn baby, they begin to fight for affection and attention from each other. Tender and powerful, with movement vocabulary sourced from both ballet and wrestling, Blood Sweat & Tears is inspired by the ups and downs of unconditional love. Unmissable.
Friday 25th March at 7.30pm. Tickets - Adults £15, Children £7.50. Schools £5.
Get ready for five hours of rib-tickling fun at the Grand! The King Of Mirth Ken Dodd OBE is once again leaving the Diddy Men in the Jam Butty Mines of Knotty Ash to bring his famous Happiness Show. Another evening full of plumptiousness is promised from Professor Chucklebutty, who has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious British Comedy Awards and also features in the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours. That’s more than seven jokes a minute!
Saturday 26th March at 7pm. Tickets from £16. (Please note this show runs for approx 5 hours)
Slip in your shoulder pads and celebrate the 1980s with Pop Goes The 80’s boasting a phenomenal cast of singers, dancers and musicians performing Gold, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Stand And Deliver, 99 Red Balloons, Rio, Livin' On A Prayer, Hey Mickey and Thriller to name but a few. Breathtaking lights, dazzling laser shows, a giant video wall and enough lavish costumes for any Material Girl plus a show-stopping performance of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal will complete this 80s experience from the birth of Electro-Pop, through the age of soft rock, right to the flamboyance of the New Romantics.
Sunday 27th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50.
The spectacular Thriller Live moonwalks into Blackpool’s Grand to celebrate the incredible career of the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop; featuring a West End cast of sensational singers, fantastic dancers and a live band to bring the magic of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 to life. This spectacular show also includes eye-popping multi-media effects and choreography and is packed with over two hours of hit songs including I’ll Be There, I Want You Back, Can You Feel It, She’s Out Of My Life, Billie Jean, Earth Song and many more!
Monday 28th March to Saturday 2nd April. Times vary. Tickets from £16.50.
Spring into action and book your seats for the marvellous March shows now!
For full 2011 show information and bookings please call the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01253 290190, click on the website www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or visit the Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre.