Our three local theatres, Blackburn Empire, King George’s Hall and Darwen Library Theatre have all now revealed their Christmas shows.
Blackburn Empire Theatre
Kicking off on Saturday 26 November 2022, Blackburn Empire brings you Cinderella – The Pantomime.
Joining star of stage and screen, Linda Lusardi, who will play the Fairy Godmother are a fabulous cast of performers and panto professionals who will make this the Empire’s biggest festive run ever.
Starring as Cinderella is singing sensation Lucy Kane. Lucy, who is Linda Lusardi’s daughter, got everyone talking after wowing coaches on The Voice UK during her blind audition on the ITV show. She more than held her own as she belted out a rendition of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, originally recorded by The Shirelles and finally joined Tom Jones’ team after a battle between the judges.
Bringing comedy and magic to the family show is JezO, a multi-award-winning magician, comedy entertainer and a member of the prestigious Magic Circle. His high-energy magic and illusions with powerful comedy skills, this year saw him crowned as the “UK’s Family Entertainer of the Year 2022” and his magical appearance on Britain’s Got Talent saw him gain the approval of the audience and judges. Appearing as Buttons, JezO will be appearing in his 10th panto when he brings magic and mayhem to the Empire.
As everyone knows, it wouldn’t be Cinderella without the Ugly Sisters. This year we welcome Colin Roberts and Mervyn Francis as the particularly ugly sisters. Both are professional panto dames and with Cinderella it means we’ll have double the fun.
Also at the Empire are two special shows for the little ones The Nice List – A Magical Family Santamime on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December.
Join Santa and his cheeky elves ‘Peas and Carrots’ live on stage in our fun-packed family pantomime as they prepare for a Christmas like no other.
All is going well in The Workshop until Grudge the grouchy gnome steals the nice list! After much comedy chaos, magic and mayhem the nice list is nowhere to be seen! Will they find it in time? Will Christmas be cancelled? Will Santa and his elves manage to save the day? Find out by booking your tickets today!
Our toe tapping, jingle belling, Christmas cracker of a show is guaranteed to get you in to the festive spirit, singing along and rolling the aisles with laughter in time for Christmas Eve.
Free gift for each child ticket purchased!
Spot prizes for the best Christmas jumper too!
Running time approx. 45 mins.
King George’s Hall
Shone Productions return to King George’s Hall this Christmas with Jack & the Beanstalk
This Christmas, you’re invited to a pantomime full of Fe, Fi, Fo & Fun! Join our hero Jack and his mother Dame Trott as they try to defeat the evil Fleshcreep and his master the Giant who lives in the great castle in the sky.
Jack dreams of marrying Princess Jill, he hopes that if he saves the village his dreams may just come true. With help from The Fairy & Daisy The Cow plus some magic beans anything is possible…
This magical pantomime features Great Songs, Dazzling Dance Routines, Stunning Scenery, Beautiful Costumes and Amazing Special Effects. The run begins on Saturday 10 December 2022.
Darwen Library Theatre
The latest show to be annonces is Dear Santa Live! at Darwen Library Theatre.
Starting on Saturday 17th December 2022, Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.
From the author of the well-loved children’s book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell, comes ‘Dear Santa’ and it’s LIVE!
This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2+ and who believe in Santa. To spread the Christmas cheer; every child will receive a gift from us to you.
Sure, to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. The perfect family show that will be enjoyed by all this winter.
Check out our dedicated Christmas Events Guide here