Blackpool stars take audience on musical journey through history of the Winter Gardens in new show 'West End Blackpool'

Some of Blackpool’s biggest homegrown talent from theatreland will welcome viewers to journey along with them through the historic Winter Gardens for a new musical adventure.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:12 pm

West End actress and writer Jodie Prenger and former on-screen soap siblings Tom Lister and Kelsy-Beth Crossley star in West End Blackpool, created by fellow Blackpool actor and choreographer Ashley Luke Lloyd.

The docu-concert - filmed across the complex including the Empress Ballroom, which this year marks its 125 year milestone - will be available to view online by audiences from April 6.

Producer Ashley, who has performed in West End shows from Mama Mia to Billy Elliott, said he can’t wait to share the long-awaited film with theatre lovers and the wider Blackpool community.

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Some of the cast of West End Blackpool

For tickets and to view visit https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukHe said: “It was a real vision to create something really special, overwhelmingly positive and to share our love for the theatre and everything musical but more importantly this venue in our town, steeped in such a rich history of entertainment, that has welcomed and hosted so many stars of stage and film.

“We really hope the show will also be a welcome celebration for the return of theatres opening again in May.”

Tom Lister, a strong campaigner for the theatre industry in lockdown added: “Like an itch that hasn’t been scratched for such a long time, it was brilliant to get dressed up and sing again!

“To do it in the beautiful ballroom of the Winter Gardens made it even more special Can’t wait for people to see this wonderful event that Ashley and Kelsey have put together. Oh how we all miss live entertainment.”

Jodie Prenger gives a moving rendition of Send In The Clowns

West End Blackpool puts the capital of entertainment back in the spotlight with a new musical theatre-inspired show filmed in the Winter Gardens.

The cast features Jodie Prenger; former Emmerdale alumni and resort panto favourite Tom Lister; Fleetwood actress Kelsey-Beth Crossley, who was also in the ITV soap; and Blackpool writer, producer and actor Ashley Luke Lloyd alongside an ensemble of performers.

The cast in action for West End Blackpool filmed at the historic Winter Gardens
West End Blackpool available to view now