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BBC broadcaster Allan Beswick at Darwen Library Theatre this September.

BBC broadcaster, Allan Beswick brings his one-man show to Darwen Library Theatre this September. Witty, acerbic, charming, chatty and occasionally just down right rude, he has earned plaudits and awards and even a few death threats in more than thirty years of broadcasting. He’s not sure of which he is most proud. Unlike his award winning phone-in across the north …

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Laurie Lee: The Lost Recordings this September at Darwen Library Theatre

This September at Darwen Library Theatre, film-maker David Parker will introduce the lost recordings of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, Laurie Lee. In 1994, Laurie Lee, author of novels such as Cider with Rosie and As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, shared his memories of an ‘eventful’ early life in a series of interviews with …

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No More Fiffing & Faffing at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Join comedy double act Joe Fiffen and Jerry Faffen this September at Blackburn Empire for No More Fiffing and Faffing and their last night in show business! As well as their classic sketches, they’ll be settling some old scores in the dressing room! Jimmy Cricket and Jonathon Young take the roles of Jerry Faffen and Joe Fiffen, with Colin Meredith. …

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Getting Away with Murder! Alfie Moore at Darwen Library Theatre

This September at Darwen Library Theatre, former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’ takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. Enjoy Alfie’s trademark blend of humour, practical policing experience and detailed knowledge of the law as he answers the questions ‘What makes …

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Fleetwood Bac + Too Petty this October at King George’s Hall

This October at King George’s Hall prepare to relive the magic of Fleetwood Mac with the world’s first and one of the best tribute bands. Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, Fleetwood Bac are the only Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the world to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line-up. With rave reviews in …

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Russell Watson brings Canzoni d’Amore to King George’s Hall this September

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time heads to King George’s Hall in September with his new show ‘Canzoni d’Amore’. Russell Watson’s career to date has seen some incredible achievements; his debut album ‘The Voice’ held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and UK (a world first), spending a …

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Wanna Be Startin’ Something? Michael the Legacy at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This September, a jaw dropping tribute to Michael Jackson heads to Blackburn Empire Theatre! Craig Harrison, one of the most dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson tribute artists in the world, celebrates the life of the King of Pop. Joining forces with top choreographers and musicians, Michael the Legacy, brings one of the most exciting and accurate MJ productions to date. …

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The Shaduows at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This September, Blackburn Empire Theatre welcome The Shaduows, an outstanding tribute to sixties legends, The Shadows. The Shaduows are widely recognized as one of the top tribute acts in the country, capable of re-creating the authentic vocal and instrumental sounds of The Shadows from the past to the present. The Shaduows were proud to support the A Little More Conversation …

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National Theatre Live: Julie

By Polly Stenham after Strindberg This September at Darwen Library Theatre, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell and broadcast live from the National Theatre. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the …

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An Evening with Ant Middleton this September at King George’s Hall!

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be heading to King George’s Hall this September, sharing his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer and expedition leader. Ant’s appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has led him to take on some amazing challenges both in the military and in his TV …

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Wish You Were Here! Pinked Floyd at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This September, a unique tribute to Pink Floyd, Pinked Floyd, are heading to Blackburn Empire Theatre. Based in the North West, Pinked Floyd have been entertaining audiences since January 2014 with an engaging audio and visual performance. Pinked Floyd have a reputation of getting the audience their feet with an energetic show faithful to the studio and live albums of …

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Some Kind of Wonderful! The Drifters at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, The Drifters are the longest running singing group in pop history still performing live, having enjoyed over 50 hits worldwide. This August at Blackburn Empire Theatre, they will be performing all their hits including: ‘Saturday Night At the Movies’, ’You’re More Than a Number’, ’Come on Over to My Place’, ’Up On the …

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Take a trip down the rabbit hole! Alice in Wonderland at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Studio63 Productions invite you to fall down the rabbit hole and join them for the magical adventures of Alice in Wonderland. Coming to Blackburn Empire Theatre this August, a vibrant and fun filled panto-esque style show with singing, dancing, puppetry and audience participation. The ever-curious Alice begins her journey as she chases the White Rabbit, but her adventures become increasingly …

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Diva Mix return to Blackburn Empire Theatre

Using the music of one of the most influential girl bands in the world, Diva Mix brings a show like no other. The show takes the audience on a journey through some of the greatest Little Mix hits from Wings, to Black Magic, Shout Out to My Ex, to Power. But what makes this show truly special is its aim to …

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ON SALE THIS FRIDAY! Rhod Gilbert at King George’s Hall

Following a six-year break from stand-up the multi-award-winning comedian is back with a brand new live show. The Welsh wonder is heading to King George’s Hall with his brand new tour in February 2019. As one of the UK’s leading stand-up comedy talents, he has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio. He has amassed eight …

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Brush Off Your Blue Suede Shoes for a Night of Rock and Roll

It’s now or never to see one of the best tributes to Elvis Presley in the world. Paul Molloy will be serenading audiences at Blackburn Empire Theatre back to the era of rock and roll this August. Earning his apprenticeship in the pubs and clubs in the north of England before progressing on to TV and radio, Paul can now …

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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales this summer at King George’s Hall!

This August at King George’s Hall, Freckle Productions presents Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, four terrific tales in one superb show. Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, …

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Luke Concannon Plus Guests at Darwen Library Theatre

This July, Luke Concannon, the man who gave Ed Sheeran work experience in the music industry, brings his acoustic set to Darwen Library Theatre. Luke is an English singer-songwriter who writes songs from his depths. Luke writes about people power, poverty, intimacy, and his grandmas. Best known for being the lead singer/guitarist with Nizlopi, who topped the charts with ‘The …

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Jools Holland brings his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to King George’s Hall

Music taste maker Jools Holland brings his incredible 19-piece orchestra to King George’s Hall this July. The band leader, television host and new wave pioneer formed The Jools Holland Big Band – comprising himself and Squeeze band mate, Gilson Lavis – in 1987, and gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. While the …

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Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys Experience at King George’s Hall

With The Travelling Wilburys never going on tour, perhaps due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison in 1988, their fans never had the opportunity to see them in a live concert experience. But this July at King George’s Hall, this could be their opportunity. Music sounds different when the people creating it are naturally following their vocation and not …

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Break a Leg! Gyles Brandreth at Darwen Library Theatre

Curtain up! It’s show-time at Darwen Library Theatre this July as actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP, QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star Gyles Brandreth returns with his new one-man show, Break A Leg! A celebration of all things theatrical. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he’s known and the theatre stories that have …

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Tony Stockwell – Psychic Medium

The star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell is long established as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all around the world with international mediums including Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. This August at Blackburn Empire Theatre, Tony Stockwell uses his gift to help people in …

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Get ready to rock out! Classic Rock USA at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 20th century! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and …

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Jake Bugg’s Solo Acoustic Tour at King George’s Hall

Following the release of his critically lauded new album ‘Hearts That Strain’ last year, Jake Bugg heads to King George’s Hall November 20th as part of his solo acoustic tour. The shows continue Jake’s ‘Hearts That Strain’ tour, a series of solo acoustic shows that included 15 dates across the country last November and a further 16 this spring. This …

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The Wagon Wheels at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This June, North West natives, The Wagon Wheels head to Blackburn Empire Theatre for a memorable night of folk foot-tappers. The six-piece Blackburn band share a diverse musical upbringing which has influenced their folk sound. Driven by swirling electric guitars, four-part harmonies and electronic samples, their mature sound bursts through in live shows and captures the audience. The Wagon Wheels …

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