Blackpool stages a seasonal invite
26 January 2022
Reporter: David Upton
Blackpool Grand invites theatregoers to “get back to being you this year and enjoy the things you love the most”.
If it’s drama, they offer thriller Catch Me If You Can starring Patrick Duffy, Linda Purl and Gray O’Brien, Father Brown The Murderer In The Mirror starring John Lyons and musical drama The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Shobna Gulati and Ian Kelsey.
Agatha Christie's murder mystery The Mousetrap will also be slipping into Blackpool as part of its UK tour.
James Wilton Dance stages The Four Seasons, Northern Ballet delights young and old with the classic tale of Pinocchio and dance stars Wayne Sleep and Craig Revel Horwood bring ‘audiences with’ evenings.
Madcap comedy Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Em stars Joe Pasquale and Suzie Blake. Plus, there are stand-up stars Omid Djalili, Ed Byrne, Jason Manford, Milton Jones and Julian Clary.
Family fun is provided by David Walliams’s crime caper Gangsta Granny, Paddington, Pip and Posy in Milkshake! Live, Peppa Pig or family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm comes via puppetry or there’s Michael Morpurgo’s favourite work Private Peaceful.
- Catch Me If You Can - Robert Thomas
- The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Jim Cartwright (Katy Lipson and Glass Half Full Productions)
- The Mousetrap - Agatha Christie
- Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em - Guy Unsworth, based on the TV series by Raymond Allen
- Gangsta Granny - David Walliams
- Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
- Sleeping Beauty (Martin Dodd for UK Productions)
- Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade (Jonathan Church Theatre Productions)