Grand season ahead
10 June 2022
Reporter: David Upton
Blackpool Grand Theatre aims to bring on back the good times with a new season of shows for this summer.
Full-scale musicals include Dreamboats & Petticoats (with special guest star Mark Wynter), '70s sensation Boogie Nights, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical starring Molly-Grace Cutler as Carole King, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show and Titanic The Musical.
For younger audiences, Johnny Ball brings family show Wonders Beyond Numbers, there’s Peppa Pig and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Beauty and the Beast is from Ballet Theatre UK, Jurassic Park roars on stage with Dinosaur Live and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Encounters bring the Bard’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night.
The family pantomime Sleeping Beauty stars Steve Royle and Dancing on Ice champion Hayley Tamaddon.
- The Tiger Who Came to Tea - David Wood based on the book by Judith Kerr
- Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
- 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)
- Dreamboats & Petticoats: Bringing on back the good times! - Book by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran