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Cinderella Pantomime – School Performances

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From Tue 6th December 2022 to Thu 15th December 2022


by Tom Rolfe Productions – 13 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.

For all school & group bookings please call our dedicated phone line 01254 685515 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm) or email panto@blackburnempire.com 

This years pantomime promises to be a real treat for the whole family complete with dazzling costumes, stunning scenery, hilarious comedy and real life ponies!

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!

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.

 

Cinderella – 2022 Pantomime

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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 Ultimate Meat Loaf Anniversary Show

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Friday 20th January 2023 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Hailed as the most authentic tribute to Rock Legend Meat Loaf.

On what will be Meat Loaf’s 1st year anniversary of his sad passing, Carl John & The TCM band celebrate the life & music of Meat Loaf.

The show takes you through Meat Loaf’s career from Bat Out Of Hell to Meat’s final album Braver Than We Are.

Including songs such as Anything For Love, Bat Out Of Hell, Modern Girl, Two Out Of Three, For Crying Out Loud, Out Of The Frying Pan to name a few.

Dead Ringer features The TCM Band & singers, a 7 piece accompaniment to tribute artist Carl John.

Dead Ringer is fronted by Carl John star of The King & Queens show at Central Pier in Blackpool. Carl has received so many 5* reviews for his portrayal as Meat Loaf.

Every aspect of the show is created to be as close to a Meat Loaf concert as possible.

Vocally, musically & most importantly the energy & feel of a Meat Loaf Show.

WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T EVER STOP ROCKIN!!

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Johnny Cash Roadshow

    MUSIC

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Friday 27th January 2023 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Only show to be endorsed by
the Cash Family
!
The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s
career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan
Thomas) and a genuine top of the league band playing double bass, fender
telecaster and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, trumpet and four part vocal
harmonies. Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of
Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the
darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt, this
year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed
together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.  

With
standing ovations every night, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the longest
running, most recognised and still the biggest and best celebration
of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting
more. 

 

The Mikado

    MUSIC

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From Wed 22nd February 2023 to Sat 25th February 2023


by Blackburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society – 4 shows to choose from.

Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society Presents: The Mikado.

“This is our 60th anniversary year, so this is a very special production”

The Mikado, in full The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, operetta in two acts by W.S. Gilbert (libretto) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (music) that premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885. The work was a triumph from the beginning. Its initial production ran for 672 performances, and within a year some 150 other companies were performing the operetta in England and the United States. One of its best-known numbers is Ko-Ko’s song “I’ve Got a Little List,” for which directors through a century and beyond have made a point of changing phrases to build in contemporary cultural references to those who “never would be missed.”

 

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The Cavern Beatles

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Saturday 13th April 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.

50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show.

The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Four costume changes and lighting scenes compliment the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to it’s climax.

The band’s cast members, as well as being talented instrumentalists and singers, are hugely dedicated Beatle fans, intent on recreating their individual character on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place…Liverpool.

As ambassadors of “The most famous club in the world”, The Cavern Beatles bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations.

Their breath-taking attention to detail has drawn the attention of German music companies, Hofner Guitars and Pyramid Strings, both of whom now endorse them with their products.

With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get.

A special feature of the spring 2019 show will be a recreation of the Savile Row "rooftop concert" of 29th January 1969

The band’s cast members, are all talented instrumentalists and singers, and hugely dedicated Beatle fans, with the intention of recreating their individual characters on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place… Liverpool.

The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get and their widespread appeal is being more apparent.

 

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King Of Pop Starring Navi

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Friday 15th September 2023 at 7:30pm


For one night only

King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’, with his incredible live band and dancers. 

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael personally gave Navi a standing ovation after he was invited to perform at one of MJ's lavish birthday parties in Los Angeles. They remained friends, and due to Navi’s incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was regularly hired as an official body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael visited the UK.

Navi’s thrilling show will take you closer than ever imagined to an original Jackson concert.

Don’t miss this outstanding production featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics in a show suitable for the whole family.

 

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Forbidden Nights

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Friday 3rd November 2023 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Forbidden Nights 2023 Tour is here… celebrating our 7th year so it’s bigger and better than ever!

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and our comedian compere for your entertainment.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Welcome to the Sexy Circus!®

 

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AC/DC UK

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Friday 2nd June 2023 at 7:30pm


For one night only

2020 saw an unprecedented global pandemic derail life as we know it, and in the wake of Covid-19, the world needs to pull together more than ever. AC/DC UK know that rock and roll unites, and are more determined than ever to bring together everybody for a party with a bang!
AC/DC UK, the world’s most authentic tribute to the Brian Johnson era, aim to pick up exactly where they left off with the same high energy, electrifying performance. Complete with fully firing cannons, inflatable Rosie, and iconic Angus and Brian chemistry, AC/DC UK churn out all of the biggest hits alongside a few fan favourites at every show! The band have delivered on the biggest
of stages such as Graspop Metal Meeting (2018), Stone Free (2016), Herning Rocker (2019) and more, featuring on the same billing as rock titans including Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, The Darkness, D-A-D and many many more. The band regularly travel all over Europe and beyond, playing in excess of 20 countries worldwide in the past decade.
The boys are Back in Black, and ready to Shoot To Thrill as soon as we can; We Salute You All

 

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Monday Afternoon Variety Show – January

    VARIETY

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Monday 9th January 2023 at 2:00pm


For one night only

With your effervescent host and compère Michael Berry, another great afternoon of entertainment for just £5.
Featuring:
Dusty Young – Brilliant comedian
Pete Lindup – Specialty Act
Kyle and Keith – Fantastic singing duo
Join us for the best afternoon of entertainment and variety.