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Season Guide

Spring/Summer 2020

Box Office 0844 856 1111 wintergardensblackpool.co.uk


Directed by

Choreographedby

Design by

MARTINCONNOR BILL DEAMER GARYMcCANN Lighting by

Sound by

NICK RICHINGS DAN SAMSON


EMILIE FLEMING as MARIA

and

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Emilie Fleming (BBC’s Over the Rainbow) will star as Maria and Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street) as Captain Von Trapp. Together they will lead a big company and orchestra for an unforgettable night out. This wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family,

Tue 18 to Sat 22 Feb

TV’s award-winning

ANDREW LANCEL as CAPTAIN VON TRAPP

from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of the Second World War. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song - The Sound of Music.

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £19.00 Concessions Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111

Photos of previous cast

TV’s Over The Rainbow


Treat your friends, family and loved ones to a Winter Gardens gift card and let them choose from a great range of shows and events, or simply to enjoy food and drink in the stunning Mazzei Café. Venue Gift Card The venue gift card can only be purchased in person from Box Office or the Mazzei Cafe, in denominations of £100, £50, £20 and £10. This gift card can be used in person at box office for shows and events, as well as in the bars and cafes located throughout the venue. Winter Gardens Blackpool eGift Card The eGift Card is available to purchase online in denominations of up to £250.00, these can be used online only for any show or event. Visit wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/your-visit/gift-cards


Thu 27 Feb

Winter Gardens From 11.00am

Mon 9 Mar

Opera House 7.30pm

Winter Gardens Annual Open Day

Elvis Costello and The Imposters

The world-famous Winter Gardens will again throw open its doors for an exclusive access all areas event, allowing the public a rare chance to explore every nook and cranny of the grade 2* listed building.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to the UK for their first tour of the decade in February and March 2020, including a visit to the Opera House Blackpool.

The public will get the chance to visit backstage of the Opera House and a chance to tread the boards, so many famous faces have previously walked on, visit the backstage dressing rooms, and get up-close to the historic Wurlitzer theatre organ. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be free to explore whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue.

The tour is entitled Just Trust in answer to the musical questions: “Will they play my favourite song?,” or, “Are they going to frighten the horses with songs that are rarely performed and send some of their old nags off to pasture?” When ticket holders ask, “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?”

Tickets Free Entry

Tickets From £40.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


JASON MANFORD STARS IN


FROM THE CREATORS OF & CABARET

CHICAGO Music by JOHN KANDER

Lyrics by FRED EBB

Book by RUPERT HOLMES

Original Book and Concept by PETER STONE Additional Lyrics by JOHN KANDER & RUPERT HOLMES Directed by PAUL FOSTER

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), Strictly Come Dancing winner

Tue 3 to Sat 7 Mar

Ore Aduba and Carly Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From the creators of Cabaret & Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain. Ages 12+ @MusicalCurtains

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


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‘WHAT A MAGNIFICENT SHOW! IF THIS PRODUCTION WAS ON BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT, I’D BE GIVING IT THE GOLDEN BUZZER!

IT COULDN'T BE BETTER!’ David Walliams

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

Wed 11 to Sun 15 Mar

Billionaire Boy is produced by the Birmingham Stage Company, one of the World’s top theatre companies for families. Their acclaimed productions include David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. They have also been producing Horrible Histories since 2005, including the record-breaking West End series Barmy Britain.

Opera House Times Wed - Sun Eves 7pm, Mats: See Events Diary Tickets From £15.00 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


GHOST HUNTS ARE BACK!

Supernatural Events is returning to the Winter Gardens Blackpool throughout 2020, following the sell-out ghost tours and investigations throughout 2019. Much paranormal activity has been reported for many years within the famous complex and

now those brave souls who attend will get to investigate some amazing locations throughout the historic venue. Join us and discover for yourself what really goes on when the doors are locked, lights switched off and everyone else has left the building...

Thu 20 February: Empress Ballroom | Fri 13 March: Olympia | Fri 24 April: Opera House Fri 8 May: Pavilion Theatre | Sat 20 June: Spanish Suite

www.supernaturalevents.co.uk


Fri 20 to Sat 21 Mar

Opera House Fri 6pm Sat 1pm & 6pm

Sat 21 Mar

Spanish Hall 6.30pm

Dance Fever 2020

Mayor’s Ball 2020

Sit, relax, take time out of your busy day and be prepared for a show full of great music, fantastic dancing and plenty of entertainment!

Join the Right Worshipful, Mayor of Blackpool, Cllr Amy Cross for the annual Charity Mayor’s Ball in aid of Empowerment.

Our Garstang School of Dance dancers range from the tiny two year olds who will melt your hearts, to our fabulous older dancers, with maybe a few surprises along the way! We are sure that you will leave the theatre with a spring in your step feeling proud of the youth of today!

The Mayor’s Ball will take place in the stunning Spanish Suite at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on Saturday 21st March 2020 from 6.30pm until Midnight and include a 3-course meal & live entertainment.

Tickets From £15.00

Tickets From £35.00

Money raised will be donated to Empowerment an innovative charity based in Blackpool, which has made a long-term commitment to supporting local communities and improving lives. In 2017, Empowerment decided that its future was to be that of a locally based charity serving marginalised communities in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


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Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the Pavilion Theatre stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show!

Sat 4 & Sun 5 April

Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Happyland bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories told through puppetry and music.

Pavilion Theatre Times 11.00am & 2.00pm Tickets From £10.00 Group Rates Available


ENSEMBLE Theatre presents ‘Absolutely Brilliant’

‘Sounded Spectacular’ Visit Blackpool

Radio Wave

North WestEnd

Book by

Fred Ebb

and

Music by

John Kander

Bob Fosse Lyrics by

Fred Ebb

Based on the play by

Maurine Dallas Watkins Script adaptation by

David Thompson

A Broadway phenomenon and then a major hit movie starring Renée Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones.

It’s a story of love, betrayal and greed... where anyone would kill to get their 5 minutes of fame.

When Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart meet in the County jail, sparks fly as they fight tooth & nail to get a piece of the action... Billy Flynn the infamous lawyer can get them off from a murder charge...for a price of course.

Critically acclaimed ENSEMBLE Theatre fresh from their hit production of The Addams Family present a sensational new production of CHICAGO. *ENSEMBLE Theatre review from prior productions

This amateur production of “Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company

Saturday 4 April

Opera House Times 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets From £21.50 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Thu 2 Apr

Opera House 7.30pm

Thu 9 Apr

Opera House 8.00pm

Queen of the Night

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

An absolute sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 2019.

Whitney:

Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more... @WhitneyTour

Tickets From £25.50

The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

@amateuradam

Tickets From £25.00


Fri 10 Apr

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 11 Apr

Opera House 7.30pm

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Burn The Floor

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary Peter Green era.

Kevin Clifton is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister Joanne Clifton!

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

@rumoursfm

Tickets From £26.50

with Kevin & Joanne Clifton

The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired theme. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR! From seriously romantic Waltzes, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through. You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba. @OfficialBTF

Tickets From £36.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


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Jason Manford & Friends

Russell Kane & Friends

The Family Comedy Show

Fri 1 May, 7.30pm

Sat 2 May, 7.30pm

Sat 2 May, 2.00pm

One of the UK’s best loved

Multi-award winning comedian,

A fun afternoon comedy show

comedians

Manford

presenter, actor, author and

for all the family…with some of

returns to host the opening

scriptwriter Russell Kane will

the best comedians around who

night

host the Saturday headline event.

specialize in making both kids

with Rich Hall, Angelos Epithemiou and more

Jason

event

with

a

with Dara Ó Briain, Marlon Davis and more

line-up

including; Rich Hall, Angelos Epithemiou, Jasper Carrott Tickets £35.00

Tez

Ilyas

and

with Duncan Oakley, Jack Gleadow and Martin Mor

and adults laugh their heads off. Saturday Night’s line-up includes Marlon Davis, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons and Dara Ó Briain. Tickets £35.00

Material is age appropriate and fun for all.

Tickets £5.00 Children go FREE! With an accompanying adult.

DON’T MISS OUR NEW COMEDY AWARD SEMI FINAL! We will once again be searching for the next big star!

Saturday 2 May, 5.00pm, Tickets from £5.00

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Wed 15 to Sat 18 Apr

Opera House 7.00pm Sat Mat 2.00pm

Fri 8 May

Opera House 7.30pm

Twinkletoes

FRIENDS

Song & Dance Extravaganza

The Musical Parody

The Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre, proudly presents their bi-annual production here at the Winter Gardens.

Friends! The Musical Parody is an hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, musicfilled production.

The show involves over 350 local talented children performing all experts from various musicals. This is a production you don’t want to miss showing off local children’s talents.

Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in a delightful musical parody that harnesses the nostalgia for the iconic TV show and takes it to hilarious new places. Friends! The Musical Parody is led by a talented cast who nail the quirks, the mannerisms and the catchphrases of our favourite characters. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi! Ages 16+ @FriendsParodyUK

Tickets From £10.00

Tickets From £30.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Important 2020 Dance Festival Dates for your Diary. The Winter Gardens Blackpool plays host to the world’s most significant & largest dance festivals in the stunning Empress Ballroom welcoming over 6000 competitors annually from over 60 countries across the globe.

2020 WDC AL European Championships 9th – 12th April

Junior Dance Festival 13th – 19th April

Teacher Student and ProAm Championships 16th – 19th May

Hall of Fame Awards and Dinner Dance 20th May

Blackpool Dance Festival 21st – 29th May

Sequence Dance Festival 17th – 20th October

British National Dance Championships 21st – 23rd November For more information and tickets visit blackpooldancefestival.com

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Thu 14 May

Opera House 7.30pm

Fri 15 May

Opera House 6.30pm

Trixie Mattel Grown Up The Strictly Come Dancing Professionals UK Tour returned to constant standing ovations and great critical acclaim this year, with the Mail on Sunday awarding the show five stars, exclaiming “this is a smasher of a show and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more”. The Daily Express awarded the show four stars, labelling it “breathtaking”. Cha-cha-cha-ing their way around the UK will be no less than 10 of the incredibly popular & multi-award-winning professional dancers from the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing BBC One series, in what promises to be another explosion of electrifying dance.

@SCD_Live_Tour

Tickets From £35.00

Queen Trixie Mattel will be heading to the Opera House, Blackpool as part of the ‘Grown Up’ U.K. tour! Don’t miss your chance to see winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars“ Season 3! Trixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. Trixie’s coming to the UK on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention. Expect to feel that you’ve landed in a PeeWee Herman video, with some surf rock and a love for 60’s country music. She’s listening to a lot of Fountains Of Wayne and Apples In Stereo, collecting mod Barbie dolls and watching Brady Brunch reruns!

@TrixieMattel

Tickets From £30.00


Fri 19 Jun

Opera House 7.30pm

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jun

Opera House 7.30pm

The All Star Sixties Show

Jane McDonald

Bringing you some of the greatest hits of The Sixties, in one great show: The Tremeloes featuring original members… Chip Hawkes, Rick Westwood & Mickey Clarke, The Equals, The Fortunes with special guests Mamas And Papas UK.

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers is back in her phenomenal new live show.

RELIVE THE SWINGING SIXTIES WITH THIS UNFORGETTABLE SHOW WHICH WILL HAVE YOU ROCKING IN YOUR AISLES!

Let The Light In Tour

The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter!

@TheJaneMcDonald

Tickets From £35.00

Tickets From £35.00


D OUT VIP SOL


HERITAGE TOURS

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides

Tours will allow you to visit backstage of the

have many years’ experience at the venue and

Opera House and a chance to tread the boards

can offer a unique insight into our fascinating

so many famous feet have walked on before.

building. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be These tours are one of the best ways to relive

explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish

the history of the venue and visit areas not often

Suite will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s

open to the public.

largest entertainment venue.

Tue 17 Mar, Mon 6 Apr, Mon 11 May, Wed 17 Jun, Mon 17 Aug, Mon 14 Sep, Thu 22 Oct Tours begin at 11.00am & 2.00pm

Tickets £10.00

*Please note the Winter Gardens is a working building and we cannot guarantee access to all areas.

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Doctor Dolittle has become a worldwide phenomenon...From books to major movies featuring Rex Harrison & Eddie Murphy and now, the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.

production of Chicago with this ‘Spectacular’ Broadway-style musical that features the Oscar winning song Talk To The Animals written by Leslie Bricusse, best known for his songs in the movie, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

Now, the critically acclaimed ENSEMBLE Theatre follow up their sold-out hit

GET READY FOR THE WILDEST RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Thu 9 to Sun 12 Jul

Opera House Times Eves 7.30pm, Sat & Sun Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £19.00 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


OPEN DAILY Escape the crowds and visit our elegant and relaxing cafĂŠ. Serving seasonal menus, light lunches, afternoon tea and snacks, homemade cakes and a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches.

*Subject to venues opening hours, check WGBPL.co.uk for opening times


Mon 13 to Wed 15 Jul

Opera House 7.00pm

Thu 6 to Sun 9 Aug

Winter Gardens From 12.00pm

SJ M CON C E R TS BY A R R A N G E M E N T W I T H B R E N DA N O’C ARR OLL PRESENT

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Show

Rebellion Festival 2020

The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced their live return to theatres and arenas across the UK in 2020 with Mrs Brown D’Live Show… Encore Tour.

Taking the established Punk festival with all the bands you love and want to see year on year and combining it with the best of the new breed, widening the scope to include many sub genres and the ‘alternative’ scene in general, Rebellion are proud to have an event that we feel has a true festival spirit.

Bringing the Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical production back they will perform at the Opera House for the first time. Mrs. Brown’s Boys promises to take audiences on an exhilarating and side-splitting adventure. Brendan O’Carroll said: “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Even I laugh and I know what’s coming next!” CONTAINS ADULT HUMOUR Doors open 7.00pm Show Commences 7:45pm prompt.

Rebellion has added Punk Art exhibitions, Acoustic Stages, Poetry, Vintage Clothing, Tattooists, Healing workshops and much more. The Rebellion Introducing Stage has been a real success giving new bands, and newto-us bands a platform and some are invited back the following year to play on one of the bigger stages. @RebellionFest

Tickets From £22.50

Tickets From £65.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


SELLADOOR PRODUCTIONS and RUNAWAY ENTERTAINMENT present FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE Based on the Original Screenplay by DEAN PITCHFORD Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS and JIM STEINMAN Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe


THE LEGENDARY 80s MUSICAL SENSATION RETURNS

F E AT U R I N G T H E NGS: CLASSIC HIT SO

A HERO HOLDING OUT FOR RADISE ALMOST PA E BOY LET’S HEAR IT FOR TH E A N D O F CO U R S TA B L E THE UNFORGET T I T L E T R AC K

FOOTLOOSE STARRING

GARETH GATES As Willard

City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet. Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm and

Mon 20 to Sat 25 Jul

following two critically acclaimed tours, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting-edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose. @FootlooseTour

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Concessions Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


STAR CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED!

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY

JIM JACOBS & WARREN CASEY DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER CHOREOGRAPHY ARLENE PHILLIPS

The world’s best-loved musical is back! After a whirlwind summer romance, leather -clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased

Mon 31 Aug to Sat 5 Sep

Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic. Directed by Curve Theatre’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and with choreography by Arlene Phillips, reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Fri 7pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £22.50 Concessions Rates Available


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! THE WEST END & BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL

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BACK ON TOUR!’

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to Blackpool with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight

Mon 21 to Sat 26 Sep

for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now!

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Concessions Rates Available


THE MULTI OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING HIT MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics

Book

Original Story by

Director

RAY DAVIES JOE PENHALL RAY DAVIES EDWARD HALL

LOLA ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT SUNNY AFTERNOON SET ME FREE

WATERLOO SUNSET

YOU REALLY GOT ME

DEAD END STREET A WELL RESPECTED MAN Following a phenomenal two years in the West End and a sensational hit tour across the UK and Ireland in 2016, the multi Olivier Award-winning “Dazzling” (The Guardian) musical Sunny Afternoon comes to Blackpool! With “Triumphant. Show Stopping, Magic.” (Mail on Sunday), this “Kick-Ass. Indisputably

Tue 29 Sep to Sat 3 Oct

Terrific” (The Times) musical tells the story of The Kinks who exploded onto the sixties music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, Sunny Afternoon charts the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands, and their irresistible music that influenced an

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £20.00 Concessions Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


THE ‘DAZZLING AND EXHILARATING’ WEST END SENSATION COMES TO BLACKPOOL EVENING STANDARD

T H E R E ’ S A S T O RY B E H I N D E V E RY D R E A M

Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls at the Opera House Blackpool in 2020! Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

Tue 27 Oct to Sat 7 Nov

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £20.00 Concessions Rates Available


Tickets & Information In Person To book your tickets in person visit the box office on Church Street. Opening times vary, check the website for details.

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Getting to us by Car By Telephone To book your tickets over the phone call 0844 856 1111, booking fees may apply. Calls to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Online Visit WGBPL.co.uk find the event you wish to attend and click the booking link. Follow the instructions on our partner website Ticketmaster, you will have the choice to have tickets posted to you or collect from our box office. Booking fees and service charges may apply.

Children Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Children 24 months and over must have a ticket and their own seat. If your child is under 24 months they can sit on your lap and we may request proof of age. This is for your child’s safety in the venue. If you are not sure whether a show is suitable for children check our website for age guidance.

Access If you have additional requirements or require specific seats, please ask one of our friendly team when booking your tickets. To book tickets, please call our dedicated Access Booking Line on 01253 629716. For a comprehensive guide on accessing the venue visit WGBPL.co.uk

From the M55, exit at Junction 4, follow the A583 into central Blackpool where numerous public car parks are located within walking distance of the venue.

Buses & Trams The Winter Gardens works in partnership with Blackpool Transport – a local bus & tram operator serving the Fylde Coast with a high frequency service linking Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Poulton. For more information visit www.blackpooltransport.com

Train Blackpool North is situated 0.5 miles from the Winter Gardens Blackpool. For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions, offers and fees. Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. Due to the varying nature of our events and their set design, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view at all times. For the most up to date information please check online, call 01253 629600 or visit our box office. For full terms and conditions visit WGBPL.co.uk

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13 DEC 2020 – 3 JAN 2021


Dec 2020

Pantomime returns to the Winter Gardens for the first time in over 60 years. We have teamed up with the producers of smash-hit musicals Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to bring Blackpool’s biggest ever pantomime to the Opera House featuring amazing special effects, a fabulous fairy, stunning costumes, wicked ugly sisters and a soundtrack of hit songs you can sing along to. Polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers to find out if Cinderella will go to the ball. Will she find her Prince Charming or will the Ugly Sisters ruin the day? Start a new tradition and bring the entire family to this hilarious, magical pantomime back in the home of variety. Don't forget to book your tickets before the clock strikes twelve!

2pm 6pm No performances 10am 2pm 10am 2pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 6pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 12pm 4pm No performances 2pm 6pm 2pm 6pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 12pm 4pm

Jan 2021 Fri 1 Sat 2 Sun 3

No performances 2pm 7pm 2pm 6pm

Peak

Off-Peak

Schools

Accessible performances Signed/Audio Described: Mon 28 Dec, 2pm

R Relaxed Performance: Tue 29 Dec, 2pm

Tickets from £10 Follow us for exclusive footage and information  @BlackpoolPanto   @BlackpoolPantomimes Photography by Darren Bell of 2019 cast

You shall go to the ball this Christmas!

Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


2020 Events Diary February 2020

May 2020

Tue 18

The Sound Of Music

7.30pm

Wed 19

The Sound Of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 20

The Sound Of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Empress Ballroom Ghost Hunt

8.00pm

Fri 21

The Sound Of Music

7.30pm

Sat 22

The Sound Of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 27

Winter Gardens Open Day

11.00am

Sat 29

Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary

12.00pm

March 2020

Fri 1

Jason Manford & Friends

7.30pm

Sat 2

The Family Comedy Show

2.00pm

New Comedy Award Semi Final

5.00pm

Russell Kane & Friends

7.30pm

Wed 6

Foals: Live in Concert

6.30pm

Thu 7

Foals: Live in Concert

6.30pm

Fri 8

FRIENDS: A Parody Musical

7.30pm

Pavilion Ghost Hunt

9.00pm

Mon 11

Winter Gardens Heritage Tour

Thu 14

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

11.00am, 2.00pm 7.30pm

Fri 15

Trixie Mattel: Grown Up

6.30pm

Tue 3

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

Wed 4

Curtains The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 5

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

June 2020

Fri 6

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

Fri 12

Blackpool International Soul Festival

From 12.00pm

Sat 7

Curtains The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 13

Blackpool International Soul Festival

From 12.00pm

Mon 9

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

7.30pm

Sun 14

Blackpool International Soul Festival

Wed 11

Billionaire Boy

7.00pm

Wed 17

Winter Gardens Heritage Tours

Thu 12

Billionaire Boy

1.30pm, 7.00pm

Fri 19

All Star 60’s Show

7.30pm

Fri 13

Billionaire Boy

10.30am, 7.00pm

Sat 20

Spanish Suite Ghost Hunt

9.00pm

From 12.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm

9.00pm

Fri 26

Jane McDonald: Live In Concert

7.30pm

Sat 14

Billionaire Boy

2.30pm, 7.00pm

Sat 27

Jane McDonald: Live In Concert

7.30pm

Sun 15

Billionaire Boy

11.00am, 3.00pm

Tue 17

Winter Gardens Heritage Tour

11.00am, 2.00pm

Fri 20

Dance Fever

6.00pm

Fri 3

Elvis Celebration 2020

From 12.30pm

Sat 21

Dance Fever

1.00pm, 6.00pm

Sat 4

Elvis Celebration 2020

From 12.30pm

6.30pm

Sun 5

Elvis Celebration 2020

From 12.30pm

Thu 9

Doctor Dolittle

Fri 10

Doctor Dolittle

7.30pm

7.30pm

Sat 11

Doctor Dolittle

2.30pm, 7.30pm

11.00am, 2.00pm

Sun 12

Doctor Dolittle

2.30pm

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Mon 13

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Tour

7.00pm

Olympia Ghost Hunt

Mayor’s Charity Ball

April 2020 Thu 2 Sat 4

Whitney, Queen of the Night Mr Men: Live on Stage Chicago

July 2020

7.30pm

Sun 5

Mr Men: Live on Stage

11.00am, 2.00pm

Tue 14

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Tour

7.00pm

Mon 6

Winter Gardens Heritage Tour

11.00am, 2.00pm

Wed 15

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Tour

7.00pm

Thu 9

Adam Kay: This Is Gonna Hurt Live

8.00pm

Mon 20

Footloose The Musical

7.30pm

Fri 10

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

7.30pm

Tue 21

Footloose The Musical

7.30pm

Sat 11

Burn The Floor

7.30pm

Wed 22

Footloose The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Wed 15

Twinkletoes

7.00pm

Thu 23

Footloose The Musical

7.30pm

Thu 16

Twinkletoes

7.00pm

Fri 24

Footloose The Musical

7.30pm

Fri 17

Twinkletoes

7.00pm

Sat 25

Footloose The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 18

Twinkletoes

2.00pm, 7.00pm

Fri 24

Opera House Ghost Hunt

9.00pm

August 2020 Thu 6

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111

Rebellion Festival

12.00pm


Fri 7

Rebellion Festival

12.00pm

Sat 8

Rebellion Festival

12.00pm

Sun 9

Rebellion Festival

Mon 17

Winter Gardens Heritage Tour

Mon 31

Grease The Musical

12.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 7.30pm

September 2020 Tue 1

Grease The Musical

Wed 2

Grease The Musical

7.30pm

Thu 3

Grease The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Fri 4

Grease The Musical The British Country Music Festival

Sat 5

Grease The Musical The British Country Music Festival

7.30pm

7.00pm Times Vary 2.30pm, 7.30pm Times Vary

Sun 6

The British Country Music Festival

Mon 14

Winter Gardens Heritage Tour

Times Vary

Mon 21

Hairspray The Musical

7.30pm

December 2020

Tue 22

Hairspray The Musical

7.30pm

Sun 13

Wed 23

Hairspray The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 24

Hairspray The Musical

7.30pm

Tue 15

10am

2pm

Fri 25

Hairspray The Musical

7.30pm

Wed 16

10am

2pm

Sat 26

Hairspray The Musical

2.30pm 7.30pm

Sun 27

Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour

7.45pm

Tue 29

Sunny Afternoon

7.30pm

Wed 30

Sunny Afternoon

2.30pm, 7.30pm

11.00am, 2.00pm

October 2020 & Beyond Sunny Afternoon

1 - 3 October

Totally Tina

8 October

Half Man Half Biscuit

9 October

The Hairy Bikers: Around The World and Back Again

9 October

Sun 13 Dec - Sun 3 Jan 2021 2pm

Mon 14

6pm

No Performances

Thu 17

7pm

Fri 18

7pm

Sat 19

2pm

7pm

Sun 20

2pm

6pm

Mon 21

2pm

7pm

Tue 22

2pm

7pm

Wed 23

2pm

7pm

Thu 24

12pm

Fri 25

4pm No Performances

Sat 26

2pm

6pm

Level 42

19 October

Michael Bolton

22 October

Sun 27

2pm

6pm

Collabro

23 October

Mon 28

2pm

7pm

World Famous Elvis Show

24 October

Tue 29

2pm

7pm

Wed 30

2pm

7pm

Dreamgirls The Musical Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle

27 October - 7 November 9 November

Billy Ocean

14 November

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

20 November

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

21 November

What’s Love Got To Do With It

26 November

King of Pop

27 November

Deacon Blue - Cities Of Love

1 December

Il Divo

6 December

Cinderella

See Show Schedule

Thu 31

12pm

4pm

January 2021 Fri 1

No Performances

Sat 2

2pm

7pm

Sun 3

2pm

6pm

Peak

Off-Peak

Schools

Tickets from £10.00 School & Group Tickets available


Wed 30 Sep to Sat 3 Oct

Pavilion Theatre 7.30pm

ENSEMBLE Theatre presents

WHEN IN DOUBT, GO SHOPPING... INTRODUCING THE NEW WINTER GARDENS E-SHOP

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice created a Rock Musical that is as relevant now, as it ever was. Starting life as an album that sold over 7 million copies worldwide and featuring the massive hits ‘Superstar’ & ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ to it’s groundbreaking productions on Broadway and the West End, Jesus Christ Superstar is the ultimate global phenomenon. Featuring a ‘Live’ Rock band and staged ‘In The Round’ critically acclaimed ENSEMBLE Theatre continue their record breaking run of musicals (Chicago) with this spectacular production. ‘The Greatest Story Of All Time’ comes to Blackpool for 5 performances only.

Tickets From £23.50 An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd JCS logo: TM & © 1996 RUG Ltd.

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