Saturday 4 December 2010: Behind you.....
Oh no he isn't...
Pantomine Season!! Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool had us all shouting and cheering.
1st class performances all round, fantastic opening to the Christmas Season.
The Grand was designed by Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham and was opened in 1894 after a construction period of seven months, at a cost of £20,000 between December 1893 and July 1894 The project was conceived and financed by local theatre manager Thomas Sergenson who had been using the site of the Grand for several years to stage a circus. He had also transformed the fortunes of other local theatres.
Matcham's brief was to build Sergenson the "prettiest theatre in the land". The Grand was Matcham's first theatre to use an innovative 'cantilever' design to support the tiers,thereby reducing the need for the usual pillars and so allowing clear views of the stage from all parts of the auditorium.
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