Cinderella – 2022 Pantomime



From Sat 3rd December 2022 to Sat 31st December 2022

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 32 shows to choose from.

Take a trip to The Empire this Christmas as Tom Rolfe Productions proudly present the most magical of all pantomimes live on stage featuring an all star cast with Linda Lusardi as the magical Fairy Godmother.
This years pantomime promises to be a real treat for the whole family complete with dazzling costumes, stunning scenery and hilarious comedy!
Will Prince Charming find the girl of his dreams?
Will Cinderella make it to the ball?
Will Everyone live happily ever after?
Book your tickets before midnight. We’d hate for you to turn in to a pumpkin!
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.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the advertised cast appears in each performance the management reserves the right to amend casting at short notice if required.


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The Nice List – A Magical Family Santamime



Sat 10th December at 10:00am & Sun 11th December 2022 at 10:00am

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 2 shows to choose from.

Family festive fun is coming to
The Blackburn Empire this Christmas, oh yes it is! 

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.


Beauty and the Beast – 2023 Pantomime



From Sat 25th November 2023 to Sun 31st December 2023

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 36 shows to choose from.

Join us for a BEAST of a tale that’s as old as time as Tom Rolfe Productions present a real BEAUTY of a pantomime with stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and hilarious comedy!

After the success of last years Christmas pantomime ‘Cinderella’ Tom Rolfe productions can’t wait to return to The Empire with another brand new action packed production offering something for all the family!

Will Gaston win the hand of his one true love? Will Belle fall for the Beast? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today.

Early booking advised due to limited performances! Discount available for school parties and large groups. Contact box office on our dedicated phone line 01254 685515 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm) or email for further info.


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Snow White



Sunday 26th February 2023 at 1:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions for one night only

Mirror Mirror Mirror On The Wall. What’s The Fairest Pantomime of Them all?

It’s SNOW WHITE of course and it’s heading to The Empire Theatre, Blackburn this Feb Half Term! Oh yes it is! Tom Rolfe Productions (the same team behind Cinderella and Wizard of Oz) are thrilled to be back in Blackburn with a brand new production bursting with dazzling costumes, hilarious comedy, sensational singing, beautiful scenery and the coolest Magnificent Seven ever!

Will the wicked Queen Horibella manage to win the hand of Prince Charming? Will Snow White find the dwarves cottage? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today! Tickets held at last years amazing prices! So what are you waiting for join us this Feb half term for the fairest pantomime of them all! It’ll be Wicked!


Goldilocks and the Three Bears



Sunday 16th April 2023 at 1:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions for one night only


Don’t miss this unique retelling of the much loved fairytale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ cram packed with amazing circus acts, hilarious comedy and the most adorable three bears in the whole of story book land!

Join Goldilocks as she sets out on a hilarious adventure to find a brand-new star attraction to save her family circus when she comes across a quaint little cottage in the middle of the forest.

Will she manage to convince the three bears to save the day with their awesome circus tricks?

Will everyone live happily ever after?

Find out by booking your tickets today for the perfect family treat this Easter. It’ll be… JUST RIGHT!