Dirty Dancing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 29th August – 2nd September 2017
The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year – old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party. Intreged by the dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Russell Watson showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on 4th May 2017
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.
Dreamboats and Petticoats showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool from 24th – 29th April 2017
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!