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Theatre Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

The cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Photo Credit: Grand Theatre, Martin Bostock

The cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Photo Credit: Grand Theatre, Martin Bostock

Set to 1980s anthems, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a comical and light-hearted take on Jules Verne’s classic story

3.5 out of 5 stars

The show opens with the uplifting 80’s hit ‘Celebration’ and the audience immediately start clapping and singing along as Phileas Fogg and the five other cast members welcome us with their dancing and singing in their bright 80’s attire.

This comical and light hearted performance tells...

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Theatre Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ – Winter Gardens, Blackpool

The cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ

The cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Photo Credit: Mark Dawson

Selladoor Theatre bring the magic of THE WIZARD OF OZ to life in an artistic way at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens this Christmas

With its fantastic special effects, colourful set design and striking scenery, Selladoor Theatre has certainly worked hard to bring THE WIZARD OF OZ to life in a magical and artistic way this Christmas. 

Based on the children’s novel by L...

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Theatre Review: PETER PAN – Blackpool Opera House

Fun, energetic and humorous, this modern take of PETER PAN is a swashbuckling musical adventure for all the family

Blackpool’s famous Opera House has been transformed into the magical world of Neverland this Christmas as swashbuckling musical adventure PETER PAN heads to the stage.

Produced by the award-winning Selladoor Family, PETER PAN tells the story of the boy who never grew up and the adventures of his friends Wendy, John and Michael, as they take on the villainous Captain Hook and her b...

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Theatre Review: SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – Winter Gardens, Blackpool


THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (previous touring cast). Photo Credit: Mark Yeoman.

Despite its strong cast performances, pacing issues spoil an otherwise impressive stage adaption of the SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Originally a 1982 Stephen King novel, then adapted into one of the most-loved films of our lifetime, the SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has been brought to the stage in a new adaption directed by David Esbjornson.

The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a tale of hope, corruption, frustration, anxiety, longing, and f...

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Theatre Review: SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL – Winter Gardens, Blackpool


          Amelia Lily, Suzanne Shaw, Helena Blackman and Liz McClarnon in SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL

Fun, bright and quirky, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL captures the essence of the swinging sixties

SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL tells the story of five groovy girls as they come-of-age during the liberating 1960s when women started to gain independence in England...

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Music Review: Sweet Escape by Alesso

Alesso Sweet Escape

Alesso’s New Single Sweet Escape Set to Become One Of Standout Summer Tunes of the Year

Love him or hate him, Swedish DJ and EDM producer, Alesso is one of those instantly recognisable DJ’s.

Taken from his album Forever, Alesso’s latest track Sweet Escape has a real summer vibe to it and instantly puts a smile on your face. From the opening soft violins to the strong vocals, you can immediately spot Alesso’s uplifting and emphatic chords in Sweet Escape...

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CD Review: I Love House by Ministry of Sound


I Love House by Ministry of Sound will make you want to hit the dance floor

I Love House by Ministry of Sound is the perfect soundtrack to the Summer.

The sexy lips on the album cover entice you but you only have to hear the first few seconds of track one and you’re already gripped. The album is full of feel- good, funky fresh house music. With every song on this 3 disc compilation, it makes you want to shake your booty and hit that dance floor or be leaving it all behind on the White Isle.


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