Full-scale season in Blackpool

Published: 30 August 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Tap Factory features in Grand season Credit: Philippe Frétault

A new season at Blackpool Grand Theatre has full-scale musicals including Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, Richard O’Brien’s raucous Rocky Horror Show, five-time Tony award-winning Titanic The Musical and The Buddy Holly Story making a rocking return.

When Darkness Falls premières, Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey sets sail, Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear brings brilliant deductions, while ThickSkin presents new drama How Not To Drown.

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  • How Not to Drown - Nicola McCartney & Dritan Kastrati (ThickSkin and Traverse Theatre Company)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Nick Lane (Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre)
  • Twopence To Cross The Mersey - Helen Forrester, adapted by Rob Fennah (Pulse Records Limited in association with Bill Elms)
  • When Darkness Falls - James Milton & Paul Morrissey (Paul Morrissey Ltd, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris in association with The BARD, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Glynis Henderson Productions)
  • Titanic The Musical - Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Peter Stone (Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton)
  • The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O’Brien
  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical - Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (Curve, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Mayflower Theatre Southampton)