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Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

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Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
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Elio Pace

Tribute to Billy Joel in Lancaster

A tribute singer to Billy Joel accompanied by a six-piece band will come to Lancaster this weekend.

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The Book of Darkness & Light comes to The Dukes this September.

Scary storytellers set Lancaster stage for ghostly show

Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found.

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Gordon Wright and his dance partner Marilyn Haworth are  continuing to host monthly social dances at Morecambe's Winter Garden's theatre. The events are going from strength to strength thanks of their efforts. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday September 11, 2017.

Ballroom dances return to Morecambe Winter Gardens

Social dances are making a comeback to a Morecambe theatre making it the place to be in town once again.

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David Walker (dad), Sally Bankes (mum), Taj Atwal (Rita). Photo: Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob too at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

We’re treated to a brilliant opening, and a taste of what’s to come, as the Eighties soundtrack is used to great effect to initiate scene changes.
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From left Sarah Price and Nicky Parker of Improv Xpress in Lancaster

Improv comedy show at Lancaster theatre bar

Group Improv Xpress will hold a new show in Lancaster which will be entirely based on audience suggestion.

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Gordon Buchanan. Picture by Graham MacFarlane.

TV star Gordon Buchanan talks animals and almost being stranded in Morecambe

Wildlife TV star Gordon Buchanan has been face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous animals but one challenge he wasn’t prepared for was getting stuck in Morecambe.

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St John's Hospice choir.

Lancaster hospice choir hopeful for number one album

A Lancaster choir will perform on an album which forms part of a national project backed by Sir Paul McCartney.

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Skye Mitchell. Picture by Andy Bristow Photography.

Lancaster tribute night for late beauty queen

A tribute night will be held in memory of a teenage beauty queen who was killed in a car crash.

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The Turner sisters in action in The Thief, The Fox and The Phoenix.

Sisters take to the skies in magical Lancaster show

Three sisters will be showing off their aerial dance talents in a new free show fun for the whole family.

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From left James Brandon and Robin Colvill off the Grumbleweeds.

Grumbleweeds to appear at Lancaster theatre

Having already chalked up 50 years in showbiz, comedy veterans ‘The Grumbleweeds’ continue to delight audiences around the globe and they’re due to appear in Lancaster this weekend.

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The stage adaptation is based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen

Joe Pasquale to play Frank Spencer in stage version of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Comedian Joe Pasquale will play accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first ever stage production of 1970s sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

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Corin Rhys Jones will appear at Morecambe Fringe Festival.

LINE-UP: Morecambe Fringe Festival this week

A swearing poet, screenings of classic films, magical workshops, live music and a reenactment of the gladiator film 300 are just some of the free events taking place in Morecambe.

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Inside the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

Chance to tour Lancaster’s oldest theatre

The Lancaster Grand Theatre are once again throwing open its doors and taking part in the biggest free celebration of England’s history, heritage and culture.

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Dreaming the Night Field is coming to Lancaster.

Stories of the night sky in Lancaster

Tickets are now available for an immersive production of stories on the night sky.

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Alice in Wonderland at Lancaster Castle.

Lancaster Castle becomes Alice in Wonderland this weekend

It’s time for tea but first you need to follow the white rabbit and open the castle doors – don’t be late!

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Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Nigel Farage.

Nigel Farage Lancaster appearance cancelled

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was due to make an appearance at the Lancaster Grand Theatre in October.

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Bernard Gladstone with teh Mad Hatter's hat, bringing back memories of The Dukes production of Alice in Wonderland in 1997.

Lancaster theatre’s biggest fan has garden full of props

Bernard Gladstone just has to wander down his garden path to be reminded of 30 years of The Dukes summer outdoor walkabout shows.

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