It’s a stunning new show season at Blackpool Grand Theatre and it’s packed tighter than a period drama corset with a dazzling kaleidoscope of entertainment for all!

One shining jewel in the crown of theatrical gems direct from the West End is the Olivier award-winning Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) sweeping into The Grand from Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 May to perfectly join Jane Austen’s legendary tale of love and marriage with top pop hits in this riotous Regency rom com! Period drama goes pop as men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation of the iconic novel, where the stakes for the Bennetts, the Bingleys and the infamous Mr Darcy couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance.

Book your seats now for this ‘smart, laugh out loud funny’ show featuring a soundtrack of pop classics including Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and You’re So Vain. It’s the 1800s.  It’s party time.  Let the ruthless matchmaking begin…

More West End and Broadway big hitters paying a call at The Grand this season include the welcome return of the smash-hit rock ‘n’ roll spectacle Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; Agatha Christie’s genre-defining murder mystery The Mousetrap celebrating 70 sensational years on stage, and the magical new musical Disney’s Winnie the Pooh featuring incredible life-size puppetry of all your favourite friends from Hundred Acre Wood.

There’s no place like The Grand to enjoy fabulous family musicals! Take a stroll down the yellow brick road to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz with Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company and hold on tight for the ride of your life as Blackpool’s critically acclaimed Ensemble Theatre fly in with their Truly Scrumptious production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It’s a sky high hit!

There’s bags more family fun too - Dive deep into the wonderful world of science in the explosive Ministry of Science and experience 20ft liquid nitrogen clouds and fire tornados; Julia Donaldson’s joyful tale of star-crossed aliens The Smeds and The Smoos brings music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for the little ones; Milkshake! Live – Milkshake! Monkey’s Musical is back in a spectacular NEW show with all his Milkshake! friends, and the fairytale Pop Princesses return by popular demand to sing a sizzling soundtrack of top pop hits, plus songs from all your favourite films and musicals.

One night stands with big names you won’t want to miss include a hilarious evening with Mock The Week’s comedy star Dara O’Briain; a gloriously over the top evening with Ceri Dupree’s wonderfully wicked wit and vivacious vocal talent; an uproarious evening packed with mayhem and misfiring magic with The Very Best of Tommy Cooper; a mesmerising evening of mediumship with the phenomenal Physic Sally, and there’s just a few tickets left for an unforgettable evening with controversial comic Frankie Boyle.

Fill your dance card with awesome and inspiring physical live performances including the unmissable, five-star work 5 Soldiers from top contemporary dance choreographer Rosie Kay and expect jaw-dropping performances from internationally celebrated poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls in the welcome return of the ground-breaking hip hop festival Breakin’ Convention.

And, of course, any new season at The Grand wouldn’t be complete without Blackpool’s number one pantomime starring everyone’s favourite comic and Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Steve Royle and West End star Tom Lister. Oh no it wouldn’t! Join our hero Aladdin, his madcap mother Widow Twankey and his delightfully daft brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a marvellous magical adventure to try to defeat the evil Abanazar and stop his cunning plan to become master of the world. With a little help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit of The Ring of course…

Blackpool Grand Theatre Chief Executive, Adam Knight, said: “Our latest world-class line-up includes award-winning comedy, captivating children’s shows, magical family musicals, the very best in international hip-hop, sensational stand-up stars and ‘CIRQUE’ – where musical theatre meets jaw-dropping circus!

“Looking for classic theatre with a marvellously modern twist? Dickens goes digital for a revolutionary new staging of Michael Rosen’s Unexpected Twist featuring original beatbox, hip hop and grime musical numbers; renowned theatre company Northern Broadsides bring a deliciously witty revival of JM Barrie’s Quality Street, and The RSC’s powerful new production of Julius Caesar explores exciting questions of gender in leadership and power. 

“You’ll be ‘buzzing’ with the hilarious new play The Birds and the Bees starring comic genius, writer and actress Helen Lederer (Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders) and Michael Starke (Brookside, The Royal, Benidorm) This “razor sharp and steamy new comedy” is going to be the Bee’s knees! We take great Pride in this season’s line up of spectacular shows and we look forward to seeing you soon!”

Make a vow to visit Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre this season and enjoy a scintillating evening of entertainment.

Look out for the new Grand Theatre brochure popping through your letterbox soon or pick one up at the Box Office. All shows are also listed on the website.

You can also download a digital copy of the brochure here.

Visit for full show listings and bookings or call the box office on 01253 290 190 for bookings and further information.


Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

Facebook - @blackpoolgrand

Twitter - @Grand_Theatre

Instagram - grandtheatrebpl




Nobody has commented on this post yet, why not send us your thoughts and be the first?

Leave a Reply