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Theatre & Comedy

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Palace Theatre, Manchester

Camp as a row of tents, cheesy as a bag of Wotsits, and as religiously irreverent as you get..
A scene from the Doris and the Dragon show.

Dragon to fly into Lancaster

Is it a bird, is it a plane – no it’s a dragon!

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Christine Mackie as Angela in The Dukes production of Blackout.

REVIEW: Blackout, The Dukes, Lancaster

The toy train once lovingly played with lies on its side, its colours disguised by a thick coating of brown sludge, the rail track empty and motionless.

Coun Terrie Metcalfe as Lady Mayoress for Zombieville

Zombie Halloween party in Morecambe

Zombies will descend on the town for a ghoulish evening of entertaining horror.

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Half A String will bring 'A Heart At Sea' to Morecambe Library.

The boy who loses his heart comes to Morecambe

The story about a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea will be told in Morecambe.

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Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney of Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd makes its Lancaster debut

The UK science comedy phenomenon that is Festival Of The Spoken Nerd make their Dukes debut in Lancaster on October 14.

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West End resident Angelos enjoys an intimate serenade by walkabout street performers during the West End Weekend. Photo by Johnny Bean (

West End weekend returns to Morecambe

A fun packed event has been lined as the West End Weekend returns to Morecambe.

Dara O Briain will be appearing in Preston next year

Dara O Briain heading to Preston

Catch Dara O Briain, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as he goes back to his day job as a world class stand-up comedian.

Whats on
What’s on at Lancaster Comedy Club

What’s on at Lancaster Comedy Club

It’s not surprising that one of Lancaster’s most popular pubs is being reviewed as a hidden gem of comedy – especially when TV comic John Bishop turns up.

Rachel Dawson is Duckling Smith and Kevin Forster is Harry Brewer, part of Lancaster Footlights in Our Countrys Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Lancaster Footlights to perform Our Country’s Good

The year is 1787, the place is Botany Bay, Australia.

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Winter Gardens, Morecambe

Blues night at Morecambe theatre

Blueswater returns to the Morecambe Winter Gardens this Friday (October 6).

Griff Rhys Jones is appearing at Lancaster Grand

Funnyman Griff Rhys Jones heading to Lancaster

Television favourite Griff Rhys Jones is going back on the road to explore the subject of travel.


Review: The Band at Manchester Opera House (Take That musical)

You know that feeling when a song captures a moment so vividly it is like the lyrics were written just for you?
Tom Stade

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.

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.
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.

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.

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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