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04
Feb

'A NIGHT TO REMEMBER - AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO JOE LONGTHORNE' BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

The full line up at Joe Longthorne Theatre, North Pier, Blackpool is revealed. It promises to be a true celebration of a glittering career.

The all-star studded tribute to Joe Longthorne MBE has aptly been named ‘A Night to Remember’ and revealing the full line up on Monday evening, organisers will be inviting many of the entertainer’s showbiz pals including Roy Walker, Johnnie Casson and Roy Chubby Brown to take part.

The full programme includes more than 25 acts appearing at the newly named Joe Longthorne Theatre, North Pier, Blackpool on Sunday May 31.

A special VIP opening of the venue is to take place on Friday May 29.

Joe’s widower Jamie Moran said they had been overwhelmed with the response to the show so far, with tickets already rapidly selling out.

Other entertainers to take to the stage will include Blackpool’s The Nolans, Mooky and Mr Boo from Blackpool Circus, musical stars Darren Day and Andrew Lancel, award winning British comedy band The Grumbleweeds, Bobby Davro and singer Rose Marie, Kate Parkes, Christopher Maloney among others.

Mitch Winehouse, father of the late Amy Winehouse was the first act announced for the grand variety show.

The Joe Longthorne Band under the direction of Andy Mudd will lead proceedings in a night fitting for the much-loved singer and impressionist, who died at his home in Blackpool last August.

The gala evening is one of a weekend of celebrations which fall on the date of what would have been Joe’s 65th birthday.


Tickets for the ‘A Night to Remember - an All Star Tribute to Joe Longthorne’ are available now .

04
Feb

'ALL STAR TRIBUTE EVENING TO JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ' SUNDAY 31 MAY 2020 FULL LINE UP UNVEILED !

We are very pleased to announce the full line up for Joe’s ‘All Star’ Tribute Evening on Sunday 31 May 2020, at The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier Blackpool , tickets on sale now HERE

23
Jan

'NATURAL TALENT'- THE STAGE REVIEW ON A YOUNG JOE LONGTHORNE 42 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 16 1978

From The Stage :-

In 1978, our then editor Peter Hepple wrote a review celebrating the emerging talent of entertainer Joe Longthorne, who died in August last year, aged 64. Now, as a tribute, Blackpool North Pier’s manager has said that the pier’s theatre will be renamed after him. Forty-two years ago, we reported on Longthorne’s performance at Quaglino’s in London:

“If there is anything certain in this world, it is a continuing supply of impressionists. But only the best go to greater things and one young man who looks like a sure survivor is 22-year-old Joe Longthorne, from Hull.

“What makes him a likely winner? Well, natural talent for one thing, in the form of an excellent singing voice, highly saleable on its own merits. Another is his bounce and confidence, almost remarkable in one so young, faced with a typical late-night audience at Quaglino’s, a mixed-nationality crowd who have come to eat and perhaps dance rather than watch cabaret.

“A third feature is that he has obviously prepared his act with some care, for he mixes the unsubtle, including the use of wigs and dresses, with the fairly sophisticated. Wigs and dresses? This is where his originality comes in, for he impersonates female singers as well as men. An outstandingly good Dorothy Squires, a not quite so accurate but still highly effective Shirley Bassey and Cleo Laine.”
See the original article HERE

20
Jan

JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ‘ALL STAR TRIBUTE EVENING’ SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 ON SALE NOW !

We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Joe’s ‘All Star Tribute Evening’ at 'The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre' North Pier Blackpool on Sunday 31st May 2020

Please note this is an online booking office which is the best and quickest way to book, with customers able to choose your own seats from the seating plan. However, there is a contact number for those who wish to do a telephone booking T: 01253 621452 open during normal office hours only.

This is an 'Early Bird' offer on tickets,the price will increase when the full all star lineup of guests is announced .

Book tickets online by clicking HERE or call the Box Office on T: 01253 621452

16
Jan

JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ‘ALL STAR TRIBUTE EVENING’ SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 BOX OFFICE OPENS FRIDAY 17 JAN 2020 AT 11AM

We are very pleased & proud to announce that the Box Office for Joe’s ‘All Star Tribute Evening’ at 'The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre' North Pier Blackpool on Sunday 31st May 2020 opens tomorrow Friday 17 January 2020 at 11am.

Please note this is an online booking office which is the best and quickest way to book, with customers able to choose your own seats from the seating plan. However, there is a contact number for those who wish to do a telephone booking T: 01253 621452 open during normal office hours only.

This is an 'Early Bird' offer on tickets,the price will increase when the full all star lineup of guests is announced .

Book tickets from 11am tomorrow HERE

**Please note this link will not be live until 11am tomorrow Fri 17 Jan 2020**