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Blackpool Grand new season

Dear Evan Hansen: top musical comes to Blackpool next year
Dear Evan Hansen: top musical comes to Blackpool next year

Blackpool Grand Theatre has revealed a new season with lots of top shows - including winner of six Tony awards, a Grammy award and the Olivier Award for best musical, Dear Evan Hansen as part of its first UK tour (May 20-24, 2025).

The profound modern musical about life and the way we live it has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere.

Before that the theatre has some crowd-pleasing nights to come, including must-see musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch. The delightfully outrageous show runs from May 21-25 and stars Shawna Hamic (from Orange is the New Black and 1776 on Broadway) as Ursula and River Medway (from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) as Ariel. See more about it here.

Other top shows include Hanif Kureishi’s iconic, Oscar-nominated My Beautiful Laundrette (April 2-6; supernatural stage phenomenon 2:22 A Ghost Story (April 23-27); gripping courtroom thriller Twelve Angry Men (April 29-May 4) and Onjali Q Rauf’s award-winning The Boy at The Back of The Class (May 7-11), which balances humour and compassion to tell the heartwarming tale of the power of friendship and kindness.

A huge draw will be stand-up comedian Jack Dee, hosting a recording of the BBC’s much-loved radio panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on February 28.

The comedy continues with a new production of cult favourite Bouncers from award-winning playwright John Godber (February 21-24); musical satire Oh What A Lovely War, which marked its 60th anniversary last year (March 1-2), and Joe Orton’s final play What The Butler Saw (May 14-18).

Family shows include The Gruffalo’s Child (March 12-13) and Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book (April 19-21); a new Peppa Pig show (June15-16); CBBC’s Andy and The Odd Socks (April 13), and the explosive new production Science Museum Live on Tour from the famous London institution on July 7.

The new season also features independent shows Moby Dick from Simple8 (June 4-5); ThickSkin in new drama Peak Stuff (February 19), and Jo O’Byrne’s creepy Tales from Paradise Heights (February 17-19, April 4-6, May 31-June 2 and July 25-27).

Blackpool Grand's hugely-popular panto Cinderella, starring favourite comic Steve Royle as Buttons, rounds out the year from December 6-January 5.

More information and tickets here


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