The West End will come to our screens from Blackpool this month when stars of the famous London landmark tread the boards at the Blackpool Winter gardens.
‘West End in Blackpool’ will see Blackpool homegrown stars Jodie Prenger, Tom Lister, Kelsey-Beth Crossley, Ashley Luke Lloyd and Laura Wilson perform numbers from West End musicals alongside a West End Ensemble of performers predominantly from Blackpool.
They will be joined by the Leading Lady and Leading Man of the West End Musical ‘Top Hat’ – Charlotte Gooch and Alan Birkett – who will perform a captivating American Smooth dance.
The show will celebrate the rich history of the Winter Gardens and its past performers to create a unique show which combines documentary coverage with stunning performances and visuals.
Performances will include Sondheim’s classic ‘Send in the Clowns’, Sinatra’s uplifting ‘All Of me’, Shirley Bassey’s enchanting (Where Do I Begin) ‘Love Story’, Fred Astaire’s romantic ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ABBA’s power-ballad ‘Winner Takes It All’, Ethel Merman’s invigorating ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ and Queen’s haunting melody ‘The Show Must Go On’.
This short and sweet musical documentary is equal parts entertainment and historical knowledge. Anyone with an interest in Blackpool will enjoy watching this, whilst seeing some lovely performances at the same time.
Photo: Darren and Dave Nelson