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Never forget the power of War Horse

Damnation has never been so visually stunning.
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Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
The Blackadder cast

Laughter and tears at Pendle's Blackadder tribute

Two years ago, the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company staged three episodes of Blackadder, risking criticism from die-hard Blackadder fans, after all, it takes a strong cast to step into the shoes of Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Tim McInnerney and Stephen Fry.

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Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Education
Staff at Burnley Youth Theatre are looking on the bright side following a flood. (s)

Curtains have not closed on Burnley Youth Theatre following flood

The show must go on for Burnley Youth Theatre which is remaining open despite a damaging flood over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Lyndsay Pilkington with her son Ronan and daughter Emily. (s)

The Vagabonds celebrate their favourite musical sensations with show at Burnley Miners

Get ready for a showcase of musical hits at Burnley Miners this weekend.

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Little Baby Bum have brought Baa Baa Black Sheep into the digital age. (s)

YouTube stars bring live nursery rhyme show to the Burnley Mechanics

Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends have become YouTube sensations, amassing more than 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views.
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Alan Hargreaves and Eleanor Jolley are directing shows next season. (s)

New Garrick season promises a whirlwind of fun

The Garrick has announced an exciting programme of plays for next season.

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Alexander Bean, Michael Peavoy, Barbara Hockaday, Luke Thornton and David Heywood rehearsing for Summer Holiday. (s)

Sunny musical Summer Holiday offers theatrical fun at Bolton's Octagon Theatre

“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.”

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Fleetwood Bac on stage at The Grand.

Hopes that tribute band will come ‘bac’ soon

If you want to be transported back to the 70s and 80s for a Fleetwood Mac concert then make sure you buy a ticket for one of critically acclaimed tribute band Fleetwood Bac’s shows.

News
Pendle Hippodrome Theatre is presenting a classic military comedy to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. (s)

Iconic BBC comedy heading to Pendle Hippodrome

Blackadder Goes Forth is the award-winning farce which will march into town next week.

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The cast of 'Secondary Cause of Death'

Laughter is the best medicine to a night of murder and mayhem

A large ensemble cast of suspects gathered at the New Millennium Theatre for a devilishly funny murder mystery spoof, courtesy of the Rossendale Players.

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Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Offbeat
The cast members are preparing for a rip-roaring show. (s)

Pendle pupil's directing debut in riotous comedy

Stage Door Youth Theatre is hosting barmy play-within-a-play, Act Three Scene Five, next week.

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Dorothy Spencer (left) is back directing That Good Night which stars Steve Cook, Anne Chadwick, Alan Hargreaves and James Bateman. (s)

That Good Night is a nostalgic affair for Garrick director Dorothy

It will be a special moment for director Dorothy Spencer when the curtains open to That Good Night at The ACE Centre later this month.

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Burnley Youth Theatre is presenting the heartwarming tale of two lonely people, young William and Mister Tom. (s)

Moving tale of war and love at Burnley Youth Theatre

This heart-warming show, Goodnight Mister Tom, tells of two broken souls who find friendship in a hopeless place.

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Youngsters at Burnley Youth Theatre are hoping to raise awareness of social issues with a triple bill of brand-new plays. (s)

Burnley Youth Theatre's triple dose of social activism

A group of young actors are out to help change the world with three brand-new shows known collectively as Switch.

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Viki Mason, Rebecca Parkinson, Caroline Hindle and Bryony Frost are the stars of Shakers at Ribchester Village Hall. (s)

Tale of working-class heartache at Ribchester Village Hall

RATS is throwing light on the darker side of the party life with its latest production.

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If you love to act, then you could be just like Matt Holmes and Rosie Butler (pictured starring in Bronte) and perform on stage for Pendle Borderline Theatre Company. (s)

Lancashire stars needed for fabulous Frozen show

Could you make a cool addition to a Pendle staging of Frozen?

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Little ones will love this sensory adventure through bedtime stories. (s)

Dreamy new show for little ones at Burnley Youth Theatre

Byteback Theatre Group will take families on an enchanting journey through the senses.

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