The Guide - Blackpool Grand Theatre Autumn Winter 21

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THE GUIDE Autumn/Winter 2021-22

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Good to be back! After the year that we’ve all had, it’s great to be finally looking forward to inviting you back to enjoy some really great shows at the lovely Grand Theatre from this September onwards. Although the venue’s been closed, we have been working hard from our kitchen tables and bedroom chairs to manage all the challenges that have been thrown at us. We’re extremely grateful for all the Government support that we’ve received to keep us afloat and invest in improving the Covid-safety and comfort of the theatre for you. This funding has also helped us engage audiences and participants ‘virtually’ with our YouTube channel athomewithyou.co.uk and many workshops and classes that have been running on Zoom. You can find out more by visiting blackpoolgrand.co.uk.

Regular customers may notice that, whilst there are many new events in this brochure, some have simply moved from where they were last year to where they are now – three of four times in some cases! So, thank you for bearing with us. For new customers, there’s lots to choose from and we really hope you’ll take the plunge and try the fun and excitement of live performance: a shared experience of laughter and thrills. Go on – it’s allowed!! And buying a ticket is simply the very, very best way of ensuring that Blackpool’s iconic Grand Theatre bounces back and is here for future generations to celebrate, treasure and enjoy. So, if you can’t come yourself, why not treat someone else? We look forward to welcoming you – safely.

Ruth Eastwood - Chief Executive

Supporters of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

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01253 290 190


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It’s Time to Shine Your safety and comfort are of paramount importance to us: we want you to come and enjoy a worry-free visit to the theatre. Please be reassured that, whatever Government safety measures are required or recommended this autumn, the Grand will go all out to meet - if not exceed - them. Hand sanitisers, face-masks, temperature checks and surface wipes will be available to everyone, free of charge. And, should social distancing still be required when we get to the autumn, this will be clearly sign-posted and managed by our dedicated team. As always, if you have any additional or special requirements, you can contact the Box Office in advance of your visit and we will do our very best to accommodate you. We’ve also invested in improving the building security.


4 DRAMA

Susan Hill’s

The Woman In Black Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story, The Woman in Black, comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

“One of British Theatre’s Biggest - and Scariest Hits!” The Guardian

www.thewomaninblack.com @Womaninblack_UK

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DRAMA 5

Date

Tickets

Mon 20 to Sat 25 Sep

Time Evenings

7:30pm

Wed and Sat Matinees 2:30pm

Evenings

£24 to £42

Matinees

£24

18 to 26s

£13.50

(Not valid on Sat)

Concessions

£3 off

Friends of The Grand

£5 off

(Wed and Thu)

(Wed eve only)

Group 20+

(Excluding top price tickets, not available on Sat)

£18.50

1894 Club Discounts Silver Gold Diamond

£4 off £5 off £6 off


6 MUSICAL

Blackpool Grand Productions Limited proudly present

Around The World In 80s Days The comedy musical full of 80s chart hits

It’s back! One of the greatest adventure stories ever, retold with an electrifying 80s pop soundtrack and a colossal comedy twist… Meet Phileas Fogg, ‘Phil’, the most fabulous man on the London party scene. He’s got it all…the money, the looks, the girl. Then, suddenly, disaster strikes: Daddy cuts him off from the family fortune. So, in a bid to regain his wealth, he accepts an outlandish bet… to travel around the world in just eighty days! Powered along by hit after chart hit from the nation’s favourite decade, join Phil as he boards boats, tracks trains and handles hot air balloons in this thrilling (and hilarious) race against time. Gasp, as he outwits dastardly villains. Thrill, as he confronts the cruel sea. And sigh, when he falls in love. From the Locomotion to the Loveshack, clap your hands, stamp your feet and sing along to a catalogue of 80s hits from the Human League, Spandau Ballet, The Proclaimers and many, many more. Now! That’s what I call a comedy musical! Based on Jules Verne’s iconic masterpiece, Around The World in 80s Days is reimagined by writer and director Ian McFarlane, with musical arrangements by Laurie Denman. A hilarious smash hit comedy musical not to be missed!

www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/80sDays @80sDays

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MUSICAL 7

Date

Tickets

Fri 8 Oct to Fri 5 Nov

Sat and Sun Matinees

£15

(Fri 8 to Sun 10 October)

Time Evenings

Preview Performances

7:30pm 2pm

Adults Under 18s Concessions

£18.50 £15 £15


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10 MUSICAL

Selladoor Productions present

Bring It On The Musical Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to Bring It On as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into Blackpool. Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible.

www.bringitonthemusicaluk.com @bringitonuktour

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MUSICAL 11

Date

Tickets

Tue 22 to Sat 26 Feb 22

Time Evenings Wed and Sat Matinees

7:30pm 2pm

Evenings £16 to £43.50 Matinees £16 to £34.50 18 to 26s £13.50 Concessions £3 off Under 18s £3 off Friends of The Grand £3 off Groups 10+ £4 off Groups 50+ £5 off Groups 100+ £7 off

1894 Club Discounts Silver Gold Diamond

£4 off £5 off £7 off


12 DRAMA

Rumpus Theatre Company present

Father Brown The Murderer in the Mirror Based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton. Mild-mannered priest Father Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time ... if you count always being around when a murder is committed as being in the right place! When a famous actor is found dead just before the opening of his latest West End production, Father Brown - invited to watch the dress rehearsal - sees at once in the shattered dressing room mirror that all is not as it seems. And if all the possible suspects were on stage at the time, watched by Father Brown, who could possibly be the murderer! With John Lyons (“A Touch of Frost”, “The Onedin Line”, “The Sweeney”) as Father Brown.

“A Delight to Watch.” Net Theatre Guide

www.rumpustheatrecompany.co.uk

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DRAMA 13

Date

Tickets

Tue 22 to Sat 26 Mar 22

Time Evenings

£18.50 to £25

Concessions

£3 off

Under 18s

£3 off

Friends of The Grand

£5 off

(Tue to Thu)

7:30pm

Thu and Sat Matinees 2.30pm

(Tue to Thu)

(Opening Night)

1894 Club Discounts Silver Gold Diamond

(On Opening Night Only)

£5 off £5 off £5 off


14 MUSICAL

Blackpool Operatic Players present

Kinky Boots Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Kinky Boots is full of elaborate costumes, exhilarating choreography and a truly moving and powerful story. A sure-fire crowd-pleaser, Kinky Boots will have audiences dancing in the aisle and discovering why sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!

Book by Harvey Fierstein. Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe (www.MTIShows.co.uk).

www.blackpooloperaticplayers.co.uk @BOP1953

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MUSICAL 15

Date Wed 13 to Sat 16 Apr 22

Time Evenings 7:30pm Thu, Fri & Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets Evenings Matinees Under 18s Concessions (Evenings only)

Groups 10+ Groups 20+ Early Bird Offer

Per ticket if booked before 31 August 2021

£22 to £28 £23 £20 £2 off £3 off £5 off £5 off

1894 Club Discounts Silver Gold Diamond

£3 off £4 off £5 off


16 ENTERTAINMENT

Written and Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV Series by Raymond Allen

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Starring Joe Pasquale

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em returns with Joe Pasquale lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Susie Blake stars as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and Mother’s prune wine. Quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit!

“Hugely Enjoyable!” Whatsonstage

www.somemothersdoaveem.com @SomeMothersUK

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ENTERTAINMENT 17

Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth

Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

Joe Pasquale

Susie Blake Sarah Earnshaw Date Tue 10 to Sat 14 May 22

Photo by Michael Wharley

Starring

Tickets Evenings

£25.50 to £35.50

Time

Evenings

£28.50 to £39.50

Evenings 7:30pm Wed and Sat Matinees 2:30pm

Matinees £25.50 to £35.50 Concessions £3 off

(Tue to Thu)

(Fri and Sat)

(Tue to Thu)

Friends of The Grand

£5 off

Groups 10+ Groups 20+

£4 off £5 off

(Opening Night Only)

1894 Club Discounts Silver / Gold Opening Night £5 off, Wed & Thu £4 off, Matinees £25 Diamond 2-4-1 Opening Night, Wed & Thu £5 off, Matinees £25


18 ENTERTAINMENT

Blackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company presents

Boogie Nights The 70s Disco Musical Boogie Nights The 70s Disco Musical tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy, a Jack-the-lad, whose life of birds, booze and boogie is about to be turned upside down. Packed with all the greatest Disco classics you’ll be dancing in the aisles to the grooviest chart-topping hits like You Sexy Thing, Y.M.C.A., I Will Survive, Blame it on the Boogie, Enough is Enough, Celebration, Boogie Wonderland and many more! Don’t forget your 70s outfits, dress to impress! Prize for best dressed at each performance, so grab your flares and platforms and get groovy!

May contain swearing and sexual references.

www.bfloc.co.uk @bfloc

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ENTERTAINMENT 19

Date Wed 22 to Sat 25 Jun 22

Time Evenings 7:30pm Fri and Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets

£18.50 to £23.50

Under 18s Family Ticket (Select Four Adult Tickets and Enter Promo Code BOOGIE4)

£15.50 £64


20 Mattel present

Fireman Sam Live – Saves the Circus

Date & Time

Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, actionpacked show.

Sat 4 Sep 10:30am and 1pm

Tickets

Family Ticket

You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus. So, come along to Pontypandy and watch the adventures unfold!

£19 to £20

(Select Four Adult Tickets and Enter Promo Code FIREMAN4)

£74

www.firemansamlive.com

MRC present

Beyond The Barricade

Date & Time

Sun 5 Sep 7:30pm

Tickets Groups 10+ Groups 50+ 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£28 £3 off £4 off

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Misérables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. Featuring many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the country’s most popular musical theatre concert.

£2 off £3 off £4 off www.beyondthebarricade.com @BtBarricade

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21 Brought to you by MRC Presents

The Rolling Stones Story Celebrate the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band with The Rolling Stones Story. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you’ll experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike Paul Ashworth.

Date & Time

Sun 12 Sep 7:30pm

Tickets Groups 10+ Groups 50+ 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£28 £3 off £4 off £2 off £3 off £4 off

www.rollingstonesstory.com @theStonesStory

Engine Shed and Something For The Weekend presents

Dad’s Army Radio Show Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters - and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new minted in this highly acclaimed production. Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers.

www.dadsarmyradioshow.co.uk @DadsArmyRadio

Date & Time

Wed 15 Sep 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions

£23 £3 Off


22 Off The Kerb Productions present

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show and, let’s face it, after 2020 we all need a laugh.

Date & Time

Fri 17 and Sat 18 Sep 8pm

Tickets

£28.50

Four years in the making, ‘Not Again, Alan!’ brings everyone up to date with what’s been going on in Alan’s world. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, Alan tells it like it is in his own inimitable style.

www.alancarr.net

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and adult content.

@chattyman

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra and The Grand Theatre Present

Last Night of the Proms

Join the Blackpool Symphony Orchestra and international soprano soloist Jane Irwin for the ‘Last Night of the Proms’.

Date & Time

Sun 26 Sep 7:30pm

Tickets Under 18s

£18.50 £11.50

This concert has something for all the family including the Dambusters March and Somewhere Over the Rainbow plus flag-waving Prom favourites including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and more.

www.blackpoolsymphony.co.uk @BlackpoolSymph1

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23 Phil McIntyre Live LTD proudly present

Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix) Jonathan Pie’s critically acclaimed sell out show FAKE NEWS finally returns, updated, and remixed for a post-Corona world. After months stuck in LOCKDOWN, Jonathan Pie returns to the road to discuss how corona has changed the world… and his career prospects.

Date & Time Thu 30 Sep 7:30pm

Tickets

£23 to £31

www.jonathanpie.com @JonathanPieNews

Age Recommendation 16+

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex present

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance As seen on Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere. Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalist, comedian, juggler, and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family. Steve has supported the likes of Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour.

www.steveroyle.com @steveroylecomic

Date & Time

Sat 2 Oct 7:30pm

Tickets

Concessions Under 26s

£21.50 £19.50 £19.50


24 Avalon present

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, comedy legend Frank Skinner brings his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Grand Theatre.

Date & Time

Sun 3 Oct 7:30pm

Tickets

£28.50

Prior to his West End triumph, Frank performed sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.

www.frankskinnerlive.com @FrankOnTheRadio

From the creators of Dinosaur World Live!

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.

Date & Time

Thu 21 and Fri 22 Oct 1:30pm and 4:30pm

Tickets Groups 10+

£14.50 £9.50

Discover the colossal Stone Troll, an adorable Unicorn, a majestic Griffin and more! Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…Don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

www.dragonsandmythicalbeasts.com @dragonsandbeasts

Age Recommendation 3+

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25 FLYING MUSIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH JOHN TAYLOR PRESENT

Flying Music present

Joe Brown: The Farewell Tour National treasure and UK premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown MBE takes to the road on his final tour to celebrate over 60 years at the top in the music business and to thank his fans for a lifetime of memories.

featuring:

PHIL ANDY TOM STEVE CAPALDI CROWDY LEARY SIMPSON

Date & Time

Sat 23 Oct 7:30pm

Tickets £31.50 to £34.50 Under 18s £2 off Concessions £2 off Groups 20+ £3 off Groups 50+ £4 off

Something for the Weekend and The Kings’ Theatre Portsmouth presents

HARPY Starring National treasure Su Pollard. Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her; Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since. She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back. Anything at all.

Date & Time

Sat 6 Nov 7:30pm

Tickets

£23

www.sftw.info @SFTWshows

Age Recommendation 12+


26 Hicklin Music Productions proudly presents

The Sound of Springsteen

Date & Time

Sat 13 Nov 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s

With a passion for the work of The Boss - The Sound of Springsteen - bring their years of live performance to rock you with Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits & deep cuts with songs like: Born in the USA, Glory Days and Jungleland and many more.

£28 £26 £26

www.sospringsteen.co.uk @sospringsteen

Flying Music present

Maximum R 'n' B The Manfreds AND THEIR SPECIAL

Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written.

GUEST

Date & Time

Tickets

Sun 14 Nov 7:30pm

£33 to £36.50 18 to 26s £13.50 Concessions / U18s £2 off Friends of The Grand £2 off Groups 10+ £3 off Groups 50+ £4 off Groups 100+ £5 off 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£3 off £4 off £5 off

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190

The Manfreds with an all-star line-up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie will be recreating many of their greatest hits both as part of Manfred Mann and as successful solo artists.

@The_Manfreds


27 SS1 presents in association with The Sun Entertainment Corporation, USA

Sun Records, The Concert The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Rufus Thomas comes to life. Revisit the recording studio that produced trailblazing hits… songs that would influence the world of music. Featuring authentic musical instruments, starring a multi-talented cast of performers, the official concert show takes you back to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.

Date & Time

Thu 18 Nov 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions

£28.50 £26.50

www.sunrecordstc.com @sunrecordstc

Nigel McIntyre in association with Wolfsong Media presents

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess An Evening with Amanda Owen. In this frank, funny & charming show, Amanda shares heartwarming tales & honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. As seen on C5 hit TV series Our Yorkshire Farm.

www.nothird.co.uk @AmandaOwen8

Date & Time

Fri 19 Nov 7:30pm

Tickets

£23


28 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents

Sleeping Beauty A spectacular fairy-tale Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Date & Time

Sat 20 Nov 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets Under 18s

£33.50 to £39.50 £25.50

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk @AmandeConcerts

Flying Music present

The Greatest Love of All Starring Belinda Davids

Date & Time

Sun 21 Nov 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s Groups 20+ Groups 50+

£31 to £35 £2 Off £2 Off £3 Off £4 Off

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£3 off £3 off £4 off

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190

Fresh from her show-stopping Britain’s Got Talent finals appearance last year, Belinda Davids returns to the UK with her acclaimed stage show. Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.

Smoke, haze and strobe FX used. *Not associated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.

www.thegreatestloveofallshow.com @BelindaDavids


29 Blackpool’s Grand and Poulton-le-Fylde Band presents

Grand Christmas Concert Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band will celebrate the festive season in rousing style with the yearly Grand Christmas Concert. Packed with all your favourite sing-along carols and festive melodies, this family-friendly concert is the perfect start to your Christmas.

Date & Time

Mon 13 Dec 8pm

Tickets Under 26s

£17.50 £13.50

(First 50 tickets; subject to availability)

Family Ticket

£52

(Select Four Adult Tickets and Enter Promo Code BRASS4)

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

www.poultonband.org.uk

£2 off £3 off £4 off

Raymond Gubbay presents

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the stage displaying their superb physical ability and dazzling costumes to perform three iconic ballets in 2022 - Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

Date & Time

Fri 7 – Sun 9 Jan 22 (Romeo & Juliet) (Swan Lake)

Fri 7:30pm

Sat 2:30pm and 7:30pm

(The Nutcracker) Sun 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s

£23 to £49.50 £2 off 50% off

www.raymondgubbay.co.uk

(50% off adult priced tickets, only when purchased with an adult ticket.)

@RaymondGubbay

Groups 10+

£4 off

Groups 50+

£5 off


30 Entertainers present

Lost in Music Join us as we recreate the Magical 70’s taking you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

Date & Time

Sat 15 Jan 22 7:30pm

Tickets

Concessions Under 18s

£27.50 £2 off £2 off

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists including Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. The feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

www.entertainers.co.uk @Entertainers_UK

Entertainers present

You Win Again Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes, for the night out of the year you have been waiting for, as we celebrate the songs of music royalty, the Bee Gees.

Date & Time

Thu 20 Jan 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£26 £24 £24

This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive! This is You Win Again!

£3 off £4 off £4 off www.entertainers.co.uk @Entertainers_UK

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31 Clive John Production present

Johnny Cash Roadshow The only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever for 2022. With favourites such as Walk the Line, Ring of Fire and Get Rhythm, it’s an emotional journey through Cash’s career. With standing ovations every night, is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today.

Date & Time

Sun 23 Jan 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£27 to £28.50

www.johnnycashroadshow.com @jcashroadshow

Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production of

Bizet Carmen With international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. “Hot-blooded, a joy” The Independent

Date & Time

Wed 2 Feb 22 7:30pm

Tickets £32.50 to £35.50 18 to 26s £13 Friends of The Grand £5 off 1894 Club Members £6 off

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Linked Ticket www.ellenkent.com @OperaBalletIntl

Buy two £32.50 opera tickets, one each for Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for just £50, or buy two £35.50 tickets (again one for each production) for £56 (saving £15 on each deal).


32 Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production of WINNER ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’ Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards

With international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.

Date & Time

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Thu 3 Feb 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£32.50 to £35.50 18 to 26s £13 Friends of The Grand £5 off 1894 Club Members £6 off

Starring Korean soprano Elena Dee*. Returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. "A Butterfly To Cherish" Manchester Evening News Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Linked Ticket

Buy two £32.50 opera tickets, one each for Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for just £50, or buy two £35.50 tickets (again one for each production) for £56 (saving £15 on each deal).

*Cast Subject to Change.

www.ellenkent.com @OperaBalletIntl

Steve Steinman Productions present

Vampires Rock - Ghost Train Starring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians.

Date & Time Fri 4 Feb 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£31.50 to £33.50

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£2 off £3 off £5 off

Parental guidance, there are pyro’s, strobe lighting, smoke/fog and flashes.

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190

A tongue-in-cheek and laugh out loud storyline combined with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound, and a show like no other. Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more.

www.vampiresrock.com @stevesteinman


33 Bound & Gagged Comedy present

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis Total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour! Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. Sing along with some of the King’s greatest songs on a breathless night of rock 'n' roll.

Date & Time

Sat 5 Feb 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£28.50

www.timvine.com @realtimvine

Bound & Gagged Comedy present

Omid Djalili: The Good Times After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

@omid9

Date & Time

Sun 13 Feb 22 8pm

Tickets

£28.50


34 Phil McIntyre Live LTD proudly present

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest…

Date & Time

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Fri 18 Feb 22 8pm

Tickets

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!

£28.50

www.edbyrne.com @MrEdByrne

Age Recommendation 16+

Entertainers present

Islands In The Stream We’ve got tonight, who needs tomorrow. Join us for a very special evening, celebrating country superstar royalty.

Date & Time

Sat 19 Feb 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready as for one night only, we celebrate the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and the late great Kenny Rogers.

£28.50 £2 off £2 off

www.entertainers.co.uk @Entertainers_UK

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190


35 Prestige Productions Ltd present

Seven Drunken Nights The ultimate feel good Irish show returns to theatres in 2022 for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour. This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Date & Time

Wed 6 Apr 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£28 £1.50 off £1.50 off £2 off £2.50 off £3 off

www.sevendrunkennights.com @7drunkennights

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Mandy Ward Artist Management presents

Julian Clary Born to Mince In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

Date & Time

Fri 8 Apr 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

www.julianclary.co.uk

£28.50 £2 off £2 off £3 off £3 off £3 off

Age Recommendation 16+


36 The Russian State Opera present

AIDA Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians.

Date & Time

Sun 10 Apr 22 7:30pm

Tickets 18 to 26s

£32.50 to £35.50 £13

Aida is a gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end. A deeply moving opera overflowing with emotion and containing moments of despair and uncertainty. Aida is an unforgettable, inspiring experience.

www.russian-state-opera.co.uk @AmandeConcerts

Phil Mcintyre in association with Lisa Thomas Management proudly presents

Jason Manford: Like Me

Date & Time

Sun 1 May 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£33.50

He’s back! It’s been a busy few year for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. "Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy" The Guardian

"Mixed with ‘comic gold" Mail on Sunday.

www.jasonmanford.com @JasonManford

Age Recommendation 14+

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190


37 JMG Music Group present

The Legends Of American Country Show Now seen by over 350,000 fans live and watched by millions on TV. Europe’s No.1 multi award winning show The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics by all the icons. One thing is for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town!

Date & Time

Sun 8 May 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£25

www.jmgmusicgroup.com

So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions presents

Craig Revel Horwood BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing star is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

Date & Time

Sun 15 May 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£27

Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment!

www.socomedy.co.uk @craigrevhorwood

Age Recommendation 16+


38 Flying Music present

Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats

Date & Time

1950s heartthrob Marty Wilde takes to the road again in Dreamboats and Petticoats – Music that Lives Forever!

Sun 22 May 22 7:30pm

Tickets 18 to 26s Concessions Groups 10+ Groups 50+ Groups 100+

Joining Marty are pals Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest Roxy Wilde and his long serving band, The Wildcats.

£32 to £36 £13.50 £2 off £3 off £4 off £5 off

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£3 off £4 off £5 off

@flyingmusic

Off The Kerb Productions present

Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Date & Time

Fri 27 and Sat 28 May 22 8pm

Tickets

£26.50

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It has been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh. "Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience…” The Guardian

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and adult content.

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190

www.robbeckettcomedy.com @robbeckettcomedy


39 Live Nation & Komedia Entertainment presents

Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me! From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show Forgotten Egypt in 2002, to talking about himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours, 15 years of his multiaward-winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom.

Date & Time

Sun 29 May 22 8pm

Tickets

£23.50

www.countarthurstrong.com @Arthur_Strong

The Gig Cartel present

Red Hot Chilli Pipers The Red-Hot Chilli Pipers present a genuinely unique experience with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock / pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bag rock.” Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

Date & Time

Tickets

www.rhcp.scot @chillipipers

Sun 5 Jun 22 7:30pm

£31


40 Entertainers present

The Magic of Motown Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!

Date & Time

Seen by over a million people, now in its 16th year. Sun 12 Jun 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s

You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane in this breath-taking live concert spectacular.

£31.50 £2 off £2 off

www.entertainers.co.uk @Entertainers_UK

Entertainers present

80s Live! You’ve made it through the wilderness, somehow, you’ve made it through and now we’re never gonna give you up!

Date & Time

Sun 19 Jun 22 7:30pm

Tickets

Concessions Friends of The Grand Under 18s 1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£28.50 £2 off £2 off £2 off £2 off £2 off £2 off

We will be heading down the Atlanta highway, so bring your jukebox money and get ready to Jitterbug. The ultimate 80s night out, so come dressed to impress as we spin you around and around for a night to remember.

www.entertainers.co.uk @Entertainers_UK

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190


41 GS Promotions present

Lancashire Hotpots There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots. Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea! It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.

Date & Time

Sat 9 Jul 22 7:30pm

Tickets Concessions Under 18s

£20.50 £2 off £2 off

www.thelancashirehotpots.net @thehotpots

Steve Steinman Productions present

Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story Following his 2019 UK sell-out tour Steve Steinman returns to The Grand Theatre Blackpool performing over 20 of Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and special guest star Lorraine Crosby, known for her duet with Meat Loaf “I Would Do Anything For Love But I Won’t Do That” the show can only be described as awesome.

www.themeatloafstory.com @stevesteinman

Date & Time

Sun 10 Jul 22 7:30pm

Tickets

£31.50 to £33.50

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£2 off £3 off £5 off


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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever!

Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

Date & Time

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Jul 22 10am, 1pm and 4pm

Tickets

£18.50 to £23.50 Under 16s £2 off Family Ticket £74

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games, and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

(Band B Tickets Only) (Select Four Adult Tickets and Enter Promo Code PEPPA4)

1894 Club | Silver 1894 Club | Gold 1894 Club | Diamond

£2 off £2 off £2 off

www.peppapiglive.com @peppapiglive

Strictly Theatre Co. presents

Vincent Simone – Tango Passions

Date & Time Sun 16 Oct 22 3pm

Tickets VIP

£32 to £36 £60

Argentine Tango King and Strictly Come Dancing legend, Vincent Simone, returns to the stage in the Autumn of 2022 with his brand-new show... ‘Tango Passions’. Accompanied by world-class Argentine Tango specialists, let the original Italian stallion take you on a journey to Buenos Aires and enjoy his dancing, tales, and poetry about the history of the Argentine Tango.

The VIP ticket includes show ticket, plus a pre-show Meet & Greet with Vincent, a signed photo & VIP Lanyard. The M&G is at 1:30pm (Please arrive by 1:20pm as latecomers may not be permitted). Age Recommendation 14+ May contain haze, smoke, pyrotechnics, and flashing lights.

blackpoolgrand.co.uk

01253 290 190

www.tangopassions.co.uk @STheatreCo


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SEPTEMBER

FEBRUARY 2022

Fireman Sam

Sat 04

Carmen

Wed 02

Beyond the Barricade

Sun 05

Madama Butterfly

Thu 03

The Rolling Stones Story

Sun 12

Vampires Rock

Dads Army Radio Show

Wed 15

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis

Sat 05 Sun 13

Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan!

Fri 17 and Sat 18

Omid Djalili

Woman in Black

Mon 20 to Sat 25

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

Sun 26

Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix) T hu 30

OCTOBER

Fri 04

Fri 18

Islands In the Stream

Sat 19

Bring it on the Musical

Tue 22 to Sat 26

MARCH 2022

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

Sat 02

Frank Skinner - Showbiz

Sun 03

Father Brown

Tue 22 to Sat 26

Around the World in 80s Days Fri 08 to Fri 05 Nov

APRIL 2022

Dragons and Mythical Beasts Thu 21 and Fri 22

Seven Drunken Nights

Joe Brown The Farewell Tour

Julian Clary - Born to Mince

Sat 23

Fri 08

Aida

NOVEMBER Harpy

Wed 06

Kinky Boots Sat 06

Sun 10 Wed 13 to Sat 16

Sound of Springsteen

Sat 13

MAY 2022

Maximum R'n'B with Manfreds

Sun 14

Jason Manford : Like Me

Sun Records The Concert

Thu 18

Legends of American Country Show

Amanda Owen - Yorkshire Shepherdess

Fri 19

Sleeping Beauty

Sat 20

The Greatest Love of All

Sun 21

Sun 8

Tue 10 to Sat 14

Craig Revel Horwood

Sun 15

Marty Wilde Rob Beckett - Wallop!

DECEMBER Snow White

Some Mothers Do ‘Av ‘Em

Sun 01

Sun 22 Fri 27 and Sat 28

Count Arthur Strong

Sun 29

Fri 3 Dec 2021 to Sun 2 Jan 2022

Grand Christmas Concert

Mon 13

JANUARY 2022 Romeo & Juliet Swan Lake The Nutcracker

Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9

Lost in Music

Sat 15

You Win Again

Thu 20

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Sun 23

JUNE-OCT 2022 Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Sun 05 June

Magic of Motown

Sun 12 June

80s Live Boogie Nights

Sun 19 June Wed 22 to Sat 25 June

The Lancashire Hotpots

Sat 09 July

Anything for Love

Sun 10 July

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever Sat 16 & Sun 17 July Vincent Simone - Tango Passions Sun 16 October

Booking Fees: In line with legislation our per ticket booking fee is INCLUDED in all listed ticket prices. Full Ticket Terms can be found on our website at: www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/ticketterms.

All information correct at time of going to print, the theatre withholds the right to amend pricing and show information or casting after printing. Our season brochure is available in audio and large print format please visit our website.


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