Christmas Gift Ideas from Grand Theatre 29 October 2019 by Visit Blackpool We all wonder how we can surprise our loved one’s at Christmas and beat last year’s perfect gift? Why not think about tickets to one of Blackpool Grand’s long list of top shows for 2020. Packed with ballet, opera, big bands, top stand-up comedy and music… There’s even some incredible period drama! For Mum… The Royal Shakespeare Company present for the first time a triple-bill at Blackpool’s Grand including Measure For Measure, As You Like It and The Taming Of The Shrew, other high quality dramas include Willy Russell’s Educating Rita starring Stephen Tompkinson and The Cat and The Canary by John Willard – the original country house thriller which inspired three classic movies. Or, why not get her tickets for the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, this year’s productions include; Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time. For Dad… Great comedy and music must be top of the list! From comedy gold greats such as; Josh Widdicombe, Rob Beckett, Count Arthur Strong, Jack Dee and Ed Byrne. There’s plenty of choice in the Music genre with the likes of The Hot Chilli Pipers who’ve performed at T in the Park with the Darkness, The Sound of Springsteen, The Upbeat Beatles, Illegal Eagles, Joe Brown, Wilko Johnston, and Midge Ure to name a few… Young Adventurers… If you’re looking for a great gift for younger adults then look no further; HOLES the hit production based on the multi-award-winning novel by Louis Sachar and the Hollywood blockbuster, the ground-breaking festival of Hip Hop Breakin’ Convention, and Shrek The Musical, by local company Blackpool Operatic Players. For the smaller ones Northern Ballet present their new spell-binding production Little Red Riding Hood, and don’t forget the Olivier Award nominated smash hit The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and the brand-new show Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever! Grandparents… Whether a fan of Opera with Aida, Carmen, La Boheme and Madama Butterfly on offer, Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced with full star cast, or By The Waters Of Liverpool adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, a period drama set in the 1930s. Surprise me… We all have friends that go ‘Surprise me…’, we’ve got you covered, why not buy them tickets to Harpy, a one-woman tour-de-force show starring Hi-de-Hi legend Su Pollard, Juliet and Romeo – the alternative real story of Romeo and Juliet in Marriage Counselling. The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and power rhythms of huge Taiko drums… Finally if they are a lover of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing why not grab them tickets to Tango Fire, Starring internationally renowned tango superstars joined by a cast of dancers in this fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango! Or the man with the ‘whiplash tongue’ Strictly’s own Craig Revel Horwood in his ‘The All Balls And Glitter Tour’. Ruth Eastwood Chief Executive of Blackpool’s Grand said, ‘never before has The Grand seen such a fantastic line-up of shows. ‘Perfect for Christmas gifts, Blackpool’s Grand aims to be #DaringlyDifferent with a whole selection of new shows.’ To book tickets call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 or visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk and book tickets online.