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Blackpool’s newest performance venue opens with punchy performances

Blackpool’s newest theatre will open its doors to audiences for the first time later this month with a fresh take on a family favourite.

Based on traditional pantomime and puppetry techniques, The Diabolical Mr Punch takes Punch & Judy and gives it a thoroughly modern twist that children will love. During the show, two performers will bring Mr Punch and his friends to life with laugh-out-loud moments aplenty.

The Diabolical Mr. Punch takes place Sunday, May 30 at 11 am and 3pm, with further performances on Sunday, June 27 at 11am and 3pm. Tickets are priced £4 each and are available online at theoldelectric.co.uk 

Melanie Whitehead, Artistic Director of The Old Electric, said: “We’re thrilled to finally be able to open our doors to audiences and what better way to start than with this seaside classic. With tickets priced at only £4 each and as there are only limited numbers available, we’re encouraging people to book fast and make The Old Electric their first family theatre trip of 2021.”

The performances are the first for the Springfield Road space which, over the past twelve months, has been converted from a nightclub into a theatre by staff and volunteers through a project funded by the Big Lottery.

“We know that some audiences might be nervous about returning to theatre spaces, but our team has been working incredibly hard to make the experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.”

To ensure that audiences are safe and comfortable, and to comply with government guidance, there are only a limited number of tickets available to allow for social distancing, and these must be booked in advance.

Additionally, adults will be required to wear masks and the theatre will be providing hand sanitiser, cleaning down public areas between performances and operating a track and trace system.

The Diabolical Mr. Punch takes place Sunday May 30 at 11am and 3pm, with further performances on Sunday June 27 at 11am and 3pm. Tickets are priced £4 each and are available online at theoldelectric.co.uk 

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