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West End in Blackpool (Susan Elkin reviews)

West End in Blackpool is streaming until 9 July 2021.

Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩

This 30-minute docu-concert is really a homage to the Winter Gardens, Empress Ballroom and all the rest of what makes Blackpool “the entertainment capital of the north” – as Kelsey-Beth Crossley puts it in her intro.

Nostalgia dominates. First we get Jodie Prenger with a suitably emotional, catch-in-the-throat rendering of ‘Send in the Clowns’ to set the scene.

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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