Russell Watson

Russell Watson

Russell Watson showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on 4th May 2017

Russell Watson

Four time Brit Classical Awards winner Russell Watson has announced details of his 2017 tour, his first since the release of his new FOD album True Stories. Watson, the only artist ever to be No.1 in the Classical Charts in the US and the UK at the same time, will be performing songs from True Stories together with a selection of greatest hits from his illustrious career.
Russell Watson says: “I am really excited about my forthcoming tour as this is the first time I will be appearing live with an orchestra for a long time. It is also the first time I will be performing songs from my new album True Stories, an album I am extremely proud of. The London Palladium show will be particularly special for me as, even though I have appeared there before, it will be the first time I have headlined such an extraordinarily wonderful and evocative venue.”
Russell Watson has performed for some of the world’s most notable figures including The Queen (on numerous occasions), The Duke of Edinburgh (he is an ambassador for the Dukes Fellowship Charity), Prince Charles (he is an ambassador of the Prince’s Trust), the late Pope John Paul II (who requested a private audience with Russell at the Vatican), former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the Emperor of Japan, the King of Malaysia and in front a of a worldwide audience of one billion at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2002. In 2013 he performed at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Gala Festival and he has also performed at the opening ceremony of the World Games, the Rugby Union World Cup and at the Nou Camp Stadium for the 1999 Champion’s League Final with Montserrat Caballé. He is the UK’s biggest selling classical artist in history and spent fifty-two consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and the US classical charts at the same time. Since 2001 he has sold more than seven million albums, achieved six top ten album placements and received four classical Brit Awards.

 

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Dreamboats and Petticoats

Dreamboats and Petticoats Blackpool

Dreamboats and Petticoats showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool from 24th – 29th April 2017

 

Dreamboats and Petticoats Blackpool

Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to list to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well.
In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons.
Dreamboats and Petticoats – the songs will live forever!

 

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The Junior Blackpool Dance Festival

The Junior Blackpool Dance Festival

The Junior Blackpool Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 17th – 23rd April 2017

The Junior Blackpool Dance Festival

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival has been running since 1947 with young dancers from all over the World visiting Blackpool to compete. The Festival, traditionally held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom, celebrated it’s 50th birthday in 2007 and incorporates the British Junior Open Championships. In 2010 the Festival moved to the Winter Gardens, Empress Ballroom. As tradition states, the Festival always commences on Easter Monday finishing seven days later on the Sunday. There are two age groups of children – Juveniles (6 to under 12 years) and Juniors (12 to under 16 years). There are three branches of dancing – Latin American, Ballroom and Sequence. Over the seven days there are 29 competitions, four Team Matches and three Formation Competitions. In 2015 there were over 33 countries represented at the Festival with over 400 couples, 8 Sequence Formation Teams and 74 Latin/Ballroom Formation Team’s entered in the various events.

 

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Wonderland The Musical

Wonderland The Musical

Wonderland The Musical showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool from 10th April – 15th April 2017

Wonderland The Musical

Following sold out seasons in tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand new British production.
Hailed by the New York Times as “inspirational”, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.
TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. Along with Wendi and Dave, Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice in the 2017 UK tour of Wonderland.
Rachael is one of musical theatre’s most impressive talents. In May this year she wowed the nation on Britain’s Got Talent with Simon Cowell proclaiming her rendition of ‘With You’ from Ghost was “the most beautiful version of the song” he had ever heard. Rachael went on to the live finals and her acclaimed audition has been viewed almost 9 million times on YouTube to date.
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Remembering Fred staring Aljaz and Janette

Remembering Fred staring Aljaz and Janette at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

Remembering Fred staring Aljaz and Janette showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool Friday 7th April 2017

 

Remembering Fred staring Aljaz and Janette at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

STRICTLY STARS ALJAZ & JANETTE PAY TRIBUTE TO FRED ASTAIRE IN SPECTACULAR NEW THEATRE SHOW
We are delighted to announce that Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette will be bringing their ‘Remembering Fred’ tour to Blackpool Opera House on Friday 7th April 2017.
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ‘Remembering Fred Tour’ will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests.
Brought to life by the producer of Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins’ Viva La Diva, ‘Remembering Fred’ will feature song and dance, celebrating the legacy of one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers.
Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood’s most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special.
The show, which promises to be a magical evening of top hat, white tie and wonderful tales, is backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, a live band and sensational singers. The cast will perform classics from the American Songbook, written by the likes of George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.
‘Remembering Fred’ will feature classic songs including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Top Hat, White Tie & Tails’ plus many more.
Speaking about the ‘Remembering Fred’ show, Aljaz and Janette said: “Fred Astaire is an inspiration to every dancer we know. We are excited to be headlining a show paying tribute to this unique Hollywood legend. We will celebrate his dance, his choreography, his most memorable songs and films as well as his poise and elegance and what made this man such an icon of the 20th century. And just like Fred, we will be doing it big, doing it right and doing it with style!”

 

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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

Billy Ocean at the Winter Gardens Blackpool Saturday 1st April 2017

Billy Ocean at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

Billy Ocean is celebrating after the release of his latest album ‘Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean’ soared to number 4, becoming his highest charting album since 1989. The ‘Caribbean Queen’ star is Britain’s biggest selling black artist of all time, with a string of multiplatinum hits. Currently on an international tour, Billy Ocean has announced a huge run of UK headline dates for 2017 where he will be performing all of his greatest hits from the new album and favourite tracks.
The 2CD set features a personal collection of Billy’s interpretations of songs which helped the young Leslie Charles become the Billy Ocean we all know today, alongside a career spanning celebration of his biggest hits.
Billy said: “I’m humbled by the success of this album am grateful that people continue to find joy in my music. I have so many people to thank, but I owe this one to my fans.”
Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean is available now on Amazon , iTunes and in stores.

 

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CKP presents Micky Flanagan Warm Up Show

CKP presents Micky Flanagan Warm Up Show at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 29th & 30th March 2017

Micky Flanagan Warm-up show

Micky is delighted to announce that he’s back on stage doing what he does best – stand up comedy. He’ll be performing warm up shows throughout the UK from mid January to April 2017.

 

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Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Brendan Cole: All Night Long at the Winter Gardens Blackpool Thursday 23rd March 2017.

 

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage. Not to be missed!

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AHT & NHF Competitions

Hair and Beauty North West 12th – 13th March 2017 at the Winter Gardens Blackpool.

 

 

AHT & NHF Competitions at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on 12th and 13th March 2017.

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