Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire
entertainment delivered by talented students.
Blackburn Empire Theatre, Blackburn, blackburnempire. ticketsolve.com/shows
Until 6th July
THE HIRED MAN
Based on the novel by Melvyn Bragg, with a musical score by Howard Goodall British musical The Hired Man brings foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses to Oldham this summer with a tale about of love, betrayal, loyalty and community.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, coliseum.org.uk
Illyria brings Oliver Gray’s production of Shakespeare’s
The Tempest to Lytham Hall with this outdoor production. Prospero, Ariel and Caliban create a powerful mix of humour, romance and revenge.
Lytham Hall, Lytham, 01253 736652
Award-winning musical American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world.
Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, everymanplayhouse.com
THE WARRIOR MONKS
Direct from China, The Warrior Monks of The Southern Shaolin Temple with its high-octane kung fu mastery. With a dynamic mix of kung fu styles and different weaponry in choreographed animal-inspired fight scenes and meditative reflections.
King George’s Hall, Blackburn, kinggeorgeshall.com
SOME HAVE ALL THE LUCK – THE ROD STEWARD STORY
Celebrating the life and career of Rod Stewart, this production stars Paul Metcalfe. The show takes the audience through Rod’s story from his humble beginnings street busking and singing in the R ‘n’ B clubs of the 60s to superstardom.
Palace Theatre, Manchester, atgtickets.co.uk
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
A fast paced comedy full of twists, turns, verbal dexterity and jealous plotting, all performed by a traditional all-male cast. Leighton Hall, Carnforth, crbo.co.uk
RHOD GILBERT – THE BOOK OF JOHN
The multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back with a brand new live show. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before, raw, personal and brutally honest.
Winter Gardens, Blackpool, wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP
This timeless thriller returns by popular demand with an extensive new tour that will give audiences all across the UK the opportunity to discover theatre’s best kept secret and experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. Grand Theatre, Blackpool, blackpoolgrand. co.uk/event/the-mousetrap
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
A return to one of Shakespeare’s best and most entertaining plays, perfect for all the family to enjoy on a summer’s night. Bring your deckchair and join Off the Ground Theatre for an evening of entertainment. Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, 01282 771004