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Season Guide

Summer 2019

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★★★★★

‘STILL THE SEXIEST & FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN’ EVENING STANDARD

STARRING

DUNCAN JAMES JOANNE CLIFTON Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, starring Duncan James, singer with the multi-platinum selling band Blue, as Dr Frank n Furter and Strictly Come Dancing professional champion Joanne Clifton as Janet. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, The Rocky Horror Show is the story of

Mon 24 to Sat 29 Jun

two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank n Furter. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget. Be warned, this show has rude parts! @rockyhorroruk

Opera House Times Mon - Thu 8.00pm, Fri & Sat 6.00pm & 9.00pm Tickets From £19.50 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


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 to the fascinating

so many famous faces 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 backstage

Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s

areas not often open to the public.

largest entertainment venue.

Monday 8 July, Tuesday 13 August, Thursday 19 September, Monday 28 October 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


GHOST HUNTS ARE BACK!

Friday 12 July | Friday 30 August | Friday 25 October Supernatural Events is returning to the Winter Gardens Blackpool to host its popular ghost hunts and investigations in July, August and October this year. 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 including The Opera House (12 Jul), Empress Ballroom (30 Aug), Pavilion Theatre and the Spanish Suite (25 Oct) to find out what really goes on when the doors are locked, lights switched off and everyone has left the building!

www.supernaturalevents.co.uk


Fri 19 Jul

Opera House 8.00pm

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Rhod Gilbert The Book Of John It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke…called John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. As seen on ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘Taskmaster’, ‘QI’, ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’, ‘Live at The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News for You?’, and much more…

Tickets From £27.50

Sat 20 to Sun 28 Jul

Betfred World Matchplay Darts THE 2019 Betfred World Matchplay will take place from July 20-28 at Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens. The PDC’s second longest-running tournament, which was first staged in 1994, will see 32 players competing across nine days live on Sky Sports. The field will be made up of the top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit and the top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit who are not already qualified through the PDC Order of Merit.

Tickets From £26.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


DAN LOONEY, ADAM PAULDEN, JASON HAIGH-ELLERY, SELLADOOR WORLDWIDE AND GAVIN KALIN PRESENT

Featuring 80’s hits including THE FINAL COUNTDOWN · HERE I GO AGAIN NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME · I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS · I WANNA ROCK WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT · WE BUILT THIS CITY AND MANY MORE...


‘ABSURDLY ENJOYABLE! As guilty as pleasures get impossible to resist’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘A SEXY SMASHER THAT WILL LEAVE YOU LAUGHING AND ROCKING IN EQUAL MEASURE’ D A I LY S T A R

‘HIGH ENERGY FEELGOOD NOSTALGIA

that will put a smile on your face’ S U N DAY EX P R E S S

‘IF YOU’RE NOT ON YOUR FEET, SHAME ON YOU’

KEVIN CLIFTON i s STACEE JAXX

THE SUN

The smash-hit musical Rock of Ages comes to Blackpool for one week only! Strictly Winner Kevin Clifton swaps the Ballroom for the ‘Bourbon Club’ in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’, playing alongside Kevin Kennedy, Zoe Birkett, Jodie Steele, Luke Walsh, Lucas Rush, Andrew Carthy, Vas Constanti and Rhiannon Chesterman in the ultimate ‘80s rock ‘n’roll musical. GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE MID-WEEK!

Tue 2 to Sat 6 Jul

Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs played loud and proud by an awesome live band. @rockofagesuk

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £17.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Sat 20 Jul

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 17 Aug

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The Proclaimers

What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

It has been 32 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the World.

Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical artists of our generation. In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney - Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full ten piece live band.

Live In Concert

They have even inspired a musical, the play and film ‘Sunshine on Leith’. The musical had its fourth UK run from April to June last year, with its biggest production to date by West Yorkshire Playhouse. 2018 also marked the 30th anniversary since the release of the Sunshine On Leith album.

@whatsloveshow

@The_Proclaimers

Tickets From £26.50

Tickets From £32.50


Sun 18 Aug

Opera House 7.30pm

Fri 30 & Sat 31 Aug

Pavilion Theatre Times Vary

King Of Pop feat. Navi King Of Pop is led by the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’ which alone sets this show above the rest. Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Due to his incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Michael’s official body double /decoy. He also received a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself after he was hired to perform his tribute at one of the stars lavish birthday parties.

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that celebrate its 30th Birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show, features a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchworkcoloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

Don’t miss this incredible production which features all of Jackson’s greatest hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics.

For Ages 1+ Running Time: 45 minutes Tickets From £21.00

Tickets From £10.00 Pavilion Theatre Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Motown™ is a trademark of UMG Recordings, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries, and is used under license. Photography West End Cast 2018.


OK! MAGAZINE

‘A TRIUMPHANT, LAVISH SHOW. YOU MAY WELL SEE PEOPLE

DANCING IN THE STREET’ DOMINIC CAVENDISH – DAILY TELEGRAPH

DAILY EXPRESS

DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A SOLID GOLD 100% MASSIVE HIT SHOW’ PAUL PHEAR – SMOOTH RADIO

The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to Blackpool Opera House and is guaranteed to have you dancing down Church Street in August! With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more. This is the next chapter in Motown’s incredible history and is an experience you’ll never forget. Featuring over 50 classic Motown hits including; My Girl, What’s Going On, Dancing in the Street,

Tue 27 to Sat 31 Aug

I Heard It Through The Grapevine & Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Motown The Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers, fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and - of course - the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.

@MotownUK

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


Produced by Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited and Fit The Bill

THE

BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

13-15 SEPT 2019 WINTER GARDENS BLACKPOOL

WARD THOMAS

CATHERINE McGRATH SARAH DARLING

TWINNIE HONEY RYDER BETH ROWLEY MEGAN O’NEILL LAURA OAKES BLAIR DUNLOP THE ADELAIDES WORRY DOLLS THE LUCK

JEANNINE BARRY GARY QUINN MOLLY-ANNE ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA

JAKE MORRELL TWO WAYS HOME DANNY McMAHON REMEMBER MONDAY KATE ELLIS DUSK BROTHERS

HANNAH WHITE & THE NORDIC CONNECTIONS MEGAN LOUISE

KATEE KROSS & THE AMBERJAX EMMA MOORE ROSENBLUME SAM COE & THE LONG SHADOWS JONAS & JANE SIMON JAMES JACK BLACKMAN EMILY LOCKETT O&O JOE MARTIN RECOVERING SATELLITES GARETH NUGENT MATT OWENS THE BLUE HIGHWAYS MIKE ROSS TENNESSEE WALTZ THE LONG HAUL THE OUTSIDE CHANCERS plus SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

VIP & WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE NOW

www.britishcountrymusicfestival.com | groups 01253 629666


Where The Lights Are Shining The British Country Music Festival is the only event to focus almost entirely on celebrating ground-breaking UK artists who are writing and performing Country and Americana music. With lyrics that talk about contemporary life in the UK, these artists have created a new identity for UK country music that is making Nashville sit up and take notice! Country-Pop superstars Ward Thomas will headline the weekend, following the success of their third album Restless Minds. This festival will be a very different vibe with all performances indoors, so dressing up is actively encouraged. With a live dance band in the Pavilion, you can also two-step your way around the Village Shops and food traders. So join us in Blackpool...for today’s hottest country music. Weekend and VIP tickets are on sale. Over 100 performers will be part of this iconic festival, playing on five stages in the spectacular Winter Gardens indoor entertainment venue in Blackpool. Our headliners will be rocking the world famous Empress Ballroom and a host of familiar names and emerging artists will be on stages in the art deco Making Waves Arena and in The Gillows Bar. The carefully crafted line up over the weekend showcases the best of British contemporary Country and Americana music.

@TBCMF

@tbcmf


Not sure what to get? 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 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 up to £100.00. 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-vouchers

AVAILABLE NOW Ask Box Office for more details.


Sat 31 Aug

Empress Ballroom 4.00pm

Wed 18 Sept

Opera House 7.30pm

The Clone Roses: Live

Aled Jones & Russell Watson: Live

In August 1989, The Stone Roses finished a UK wide summer tour by playing the famous Empress Ballroom, Blackpool. This sold out 4,000 capacity show has since been described as the ultimate Stone Roses performance, marking the moment where both they and the Madchester scene had truly arrived.

Having moved in the same circles for nearly 20 years and since becoming firm friends; Aled approached Russell to collaborate for his next big project. The album features a wealth of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs – ranging from stunning arrangements of “Ave Maria” – to more modern classics such as “You Raise Me Up”.

This celebratory event will keep the Manchester music flame alive, by also featuring tributes to some of Manchester’s other iconic bands: Oas-is, The Smiths Ltd, Appy Mundays and The Courtbetweeners.

Aled and Russell’s friendship began almost 20 years ago. Their instant camaraderie and professional mutual admiration made for the perfect pairing and, no doubt, to the delight of their hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, they are happy to announce their first album together, In Harmony.

‘Mr Manchester’ himself Clint Boon will be spinning all the Madchester classics between the acts to keep the party going. @thecloneroses

Tickets From £20.00

@RealAled @RussellTheVoice

Tickets From £29.50 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


The Winter Gardens have unveiled details of a brand-new festival for Autumn 2019, combining food, arts and music creating a mouth-watering, arts inspiring, rock and roll weekend in the heart of Blackpool! The festival weekend will feature top celebrity chefs who are set to headline the food arena showcasing their talents during live cooking demonstrations along with a diverse range of food offerings from across the world. The rock show everyone’s talking about “One Night of Queen” will headline the Empress Ballroom on Saturday. Whilst a cast of over 800 local choir performers will combine with a live band and West End stars including Ben Forster to bring the festival to a spectacular climax.

A co-production between the Winter Gardens Blackpool and Famous Events, the festival brings together partners from across resort including Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Blackpool & Fylde College as well as Twelve Event Management.

‘The all-new FAM Festival promises to be a fun packed, family friendly, hands on weekend that will tantalise your taste buds, fire up your creativity, and bring you great live entertainment all in one huge indoor festival.’

Sat 21 - Sun 22 September

Visit www.FAMFestival.co.uk for a full line-up of events!


Winter Gardens Sat 21 Times Vary Sun 22 Sept

Sun 22 Aug

Opera House 7.00pm

FAM Festival Combining food, arts and music creating a mouth-watering, arts inspiring, rock and roll weekend in the heart of Blackpool!

Sat 21 Aug

Opera House 7.30pm

FAM Grand Finale with Ben Forster West End stars including Ben Forster will be bringing the festival to a spectacular climax!

One Night of Queen One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

Ben shot to fame in 2012 winning ITV1’s ‘Superstar’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent search for Jesus in the rock arena musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. His talent and loveable personality won the hearts of the British public, who voted him as winner to star alongside Spice Girl Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles, in a spectacular arena tour of the UK. Owing to the production’s huge success, Universal Pictures produced a movie version of the show playing, in cinemas across the world, becoming a best-selling DVD and broadcast on British TV. In between tours, Ben starred as Brad Majors in the reinvented 40th Anniversary production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ for which he achieved rave reviews. Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Fri 27 Sept

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 28 Sept

Opera House 7.00pm

Fast Love:

Diversity:

A Tribute to George Michael

Born Ready

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

2019 marks 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, beating Susan Boyle in front of a television audience of over 20 million. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the album Faith. Plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, Kissing A Fool, and many more. @FastloveTour

Tickets From £20.00

Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the forthcoming tour “Born Ready is such an incredibly special tour for the whole Diversity family. Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind-blowing stunts and inspiring stories that will hopefully leave people amazed!”

@Diversity_Tweet

Tickets From £38.50


Important 2019/20 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.

2019 Freestyle Dance Championships 13 October 2019

Sequence Dance Festival 19 – 22 October 2019

British National Dance Championships 21 – 23 November 2019

2020 Junior Dance Festival 13 – 19 April 2020

Blackpool Dance Festival 17 – 29 May 2020 For more information and tickets visit blackpooldancefestival.com

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


WINNER OF EVERY MAJOR BEST MUSICAL AWARD


With songs by Grammy® and Tony® Award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola – a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. West-End star Kayi Ushe, will be putting on the boots to play Lola. He will be joined by Paula Lane as Lauren, best known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, and Joel Harper-Jackson, who recently starred in the The Curious

Tue 1 to Sat 12 Oct

Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour, will be playing Charlie Price. It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

“HILARIOUS, HEARTWARMING AND, A HUGE AMOUNT OF FUN” Digital Spy

“DAZZLING, FABULOUSLY SASSY AND UPLIFTING” Time Out

@KinkyBootsUK

Opera House Times Mon - Thu Eves 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm Tickets From £17.50 Concessions & Group Rates Available

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


‘YOU’LL CRY WITH LAUGHTER AT

MUSICAL’ THE DAILY MAIL

SARAH JANE BUCKLEY JUDY HOLT

RUTH MADOC

SUE DEVANEY LISA MAXWELL

JULIA HILLS REBECCA STORM

WITH A FABULOUS COMPANY OF 20


Calendar Girls - The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the awardwinning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

Starring Sarah Jane Buckley, Sue Devaney, Julia Hillas and Judy Hol. Book now and don’t miss the show The Times described as ‘pure gold’.

This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in the West End now comes to Blackpool.

@thegirlsmusical

‘IT’S GORGEOUS...IT’S A BEAUT’ The Telegraph

Tue 15 to Sat 19 Oct

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


FEATURING HIT SONGS

HOT STUFF • IT’S RAINING MEN • FINALLY I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE • I WILL SURVIVE GO WEST • GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN AND MORE!

ner Starring Strictly Win

Joe McFadden


HHHH ‘THE GREATEST DISCO ANTHEMS EVER TO FILL A DANCE FLOOR’

THE TELEGRAPH

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is coming to the Opera House, Blackpool. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally! Previously announced Joe McFadden will play Tick/Mitzi, Laurence Olivier Award Winner Miles Western will take on the role as Bernadette and Nick Hayes will play Adam/Felicia.

Mon 21 to Sat 26 Oct

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

@PriscillaTourUK

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £17.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Tue 29 Oct

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 2 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Will Young Plus Special Guests

Sixties Gold

Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002. His expansive career has culminated in four #1 and two #2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK number one singles.

Sixties Gold 2019 returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 chart-topping UK hits. Starring Herman’s Hermits, The Merseybeats, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, The Marmalade and Love Affair’s Steve Ellis. Re-live the magic of the 1960s with Five of the biggest chart acts of the decade.

@WillYoung

Tickets From £35.00

Tickets From £32.50


Sun 3 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 9 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

S TA R R I N G

C HRIS CON N OR LIVE

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

World Famous Elvis Show

Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of stories both funny and sad - from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism. With his mother’s mantra of ‘H’integration’ echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his roller coaster ride of a career - but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

The World Famous Elvis Show - starring CHRIS CONNOR! Endorsed by The Telegraph - ‘The best Elvis tribute show in the World’

Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience. Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I Again?’ @LennyHenry

Tickets From £29.50

With his 12 piece live band ‘THE STEELS’, & backing vocals by ‘The Sweet Harmonies’. A magnificent 2 hour theatre production, recreating 2 popular Elvis Presley concerts. Voted by the first ever world wide Elvis Presley fan poll as - The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World! - awarded in Memphis. If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! many Elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave the show! @mrchrisconnor

Tickets From £26.50 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


DIRECT FROM THE WEST END!

STARRING

SAMANTHA WOMACK

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY PAULA HAWKINS AND DREAMWORKS FILM ADAPTED BY RACHEL WAGSTAFF & DUNCAN ABEL

WITH O L I V E R F A R N W O R T H DIRECTED BY A N T H O N Y B A N K S


HHHH

‘THIS IS A MUST. DON’T MISS IT’ whatsonstage

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

Tue 19 to Sat 23 Nov

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders, Game On, The Kingsman series) and Oliver Farnworth (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks), this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

@GirlOnTheTrainPlay

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


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When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, join us on an hair-raising

Fri 13 to Sun 29 Dec

adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season! @HHLiveOnStage

Opera House Times See 2019 Diary for Full Schedule Tickets From £15.00 Special School Rates Available

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Community Events

Hits: Yorkshire Back by popular demand One Night Only Christmas Party Night featuring the Midnight Soul Sisters

Sun 14 July 2019 Tickets From £7.50

The night includes: Drink On Arrival 3 Course Meal Live Entertainment and After-Show DJ Hits: Lancashire Sun 21 July 2019 Contact Rebecca Thompson to book: T. 01253 629658 | E. rebecca@wgbpl.co.uk

Tickets From £7.50

Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre presents

Twinkletoes

Wed 15 – Sat 18 April 2020 Times Eves 7.00pm Sat Mat 2.00pm Tickets From £12.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


2019 Event Diary June 2019

Wed 28

Motown The Musical

Tame Impala

7.00pm

Thu 29

Motown The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

The Rocky Horror Show

8.00pm

Fri 30

Elmer The Elephant

11.00am, 2.00pm

Tue 25

The Rocky Horror Show

8.00pm

Wed 26

The Rocky Horror Show

8.00pm

Thu 27

The Rocky Horror Show

Fri 28

Elvis Celebration 2019

Mon 24

The Rocky Horror Show Sat 29

Elvis Celebration 2019 The Rocky Horror Show

Sun 30

Elvis Celebration

Sat 31

8.00pm TImes Vary

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Motown The Musical

7.30pm

Elmer The Elephant

11.00am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm

Motown The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

The Clone Roses

4.00pm

6.00pm, 9.00pm Times Vary 6.00pm, 9.00pm Times Vary

July 2019

September 2019 Fri 13

The British Country Music Festival

Times Vary

Sat 14

The British Country Music Festival

Times Vary

Sun 15

The British Country Music Festival

Times Vary

Wed 18

Aled Jones & Russell Watson

7.30pm

Tue 2

Rock Of Ages

7.30pm

Thu 19

Winter Gardens Tour

Wed 3

Rock Of Ages

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 21

FAM Festival

Thu 4

Rock Of Ages

7.30pm

Fri 5

Rock Of Ages

7.30pm

Sat 6

Rock Of Ages

Mon 8

Winter Gardens Tour

Sun 14

Yorkshire Hits

7.00pm

Fri 19

Rhod Gilbert - The Book Of John

8.00pm

Sat 20

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

October 2019

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

7.30pm

Tue 1

Kinky Boots

Wed 2

Kinky Boots

7.30pm 2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sun 21

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

One Night Of Queen Sun 22

2.30pm, 7.30pm 11.00am, 2.00pm

1.00pm, 7.30pm

FAM Festival FAM Festival Finale wit Ben Forster

11.00am, 2.00pm 10.00am 7.30pm 10.00am 7.30pm

Fri 27

Fastlove

7.30pm

Sat 28

Diversity

7.00pm

7.30pm

Lancashire Hits

7.00pm

Thu 3

Kinky Boots

Mon 22

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Fri 4

Kinky Boots

8.30pm

Tue 23

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Sat 5

Kinky Boots

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Wed 24

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Mon 7

Kinky Boots

7.30pm

Thu 25

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Tue 8

Kinky Boots

7.30pm

Fri 26

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Wed 9

Kinky Boots

7.30pm

Sat 27

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Thu 10

Kinky Boots

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sun 28

Betfred World Matchplay Darts

7.00pm

Fri 11

Kinky Boots

8.30pm

Sat 12

Kinky Boots

2.30pm, 7.30pm

August 2019

Tue 15

Calendar Girls The Musical

7.30pm

Thu 1

Rebellion

Times Vary

Wed 16

Calendar Girls The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Fri 2

Rebellion

Times Vary

Thu 17

Calendar Girls The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 3

Rebellion

Times Vary

Fri 18

Calendar Girls The Musical

7.30pm

Sun 4

Rebellion

Times Vary

Sat 19

Calendar Girls The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Tue 13

Winter Gardens Tour

11.00am, 2.00pm

Mon 21

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

7.30pm

Sat 17

The Proclaimers

7.30pm

Tue 22

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

7.30pm

Sun 18

King Of Pop

7.30pm

Wed 23

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

7.30pm

Tue 27

Motown The Musical

7.30pm

Thu 24

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Fri 25

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

7.30pm

Sat 26

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

2.30pm 7.00pm

Mon 28

Winter Gardens Tour

Tue 29

Will Young

11.00am, 2.00pm 7.30pm

November 2019 Sat 2

Sixties Gold

7.30pm

Sun 3

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

7.30pm

Sat 9

World Famous Elvis Tribute Show

7.30pm

Tue 19

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Wed 20

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Thu 21

The Girl On A Train

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Fri 22

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Sat 23

The Girl On A Train

2.30pm, 7.30pm

December 2019 14

One Night Only

7.30pm

Tue 31

New Years Eve Family Party

7.00pm

New Years Eve Soul Party

8.00pm

Christmas 2019

Friday 13 - Sunday 29 December 2020 Horrible Histories Performance Schedule

THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON RETURNS

6 - 11 January 2020 Curtains The Musical David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy

3 - 7 March 11-15 March

Friday 13 December

7.00pm

Saturday 14 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Sunday 15 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Tuesday 17 December

10.00am & 7.00pm

Wednesday 18 December

7.00pm

Thursday 19 December

10.00am & 7.00pm

Friday 20 December

7.00pm

Saturday 21 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Sunday 22 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Monday 23 December

7.00pm

Tuesday 24 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Thursday 26 December

2.00pm

Friday 27 December

7.00pm

Saturday 28 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Sunday 29 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Tickets

£15.00, £18.00, £20.00, £25.00, £29.00 Schools Tickets All Tickets £9.25


JASON MANFORD STARS IN

The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 counties have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances.

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! The star of a new Broadway-bound musical has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank tries to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) this is the hilarious whodunnit Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of Cabaret and Chicago. Suitable for 12+ @MusicalCurtains #curtains

2020

Monday 6 - Saturday 11 January Tickets From £17.00

2020

Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 March Tickets From £15.00


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OPEN DAILY Escape the crowds to an elegant and relaxing cafĂŠ. Serving seasonal menus, light lunches, afternoon tea and snacks, homemade cakes and a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches. Join us in the Mazzei where you can enjoy the delightful Art Deco surroundings and tasteful musical stylings from our resident pianist.

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


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

non-refundable per order delivery fee. For the full terms and conditions please visit: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/legal/purchase

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 or call us.

Access If you have additional requirements or require specific seats, then please ask one of our friendly team when booking your tickets. To book tickets, please call our dedicated Access Booking Line on 01253 629608. For a comprehensive guide on accessing the venue visit WGBPL.co.uk.

From the M55 exit and 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 solution linking Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood, Cleveley’s 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, including planned closures 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.

Fees No fees are charged when purchasing tickets in person at box office. Online and Telephone bookings via Ticketmaster may be subject to a per Item service charge and a

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