Showzam! invites you to special “At Night” shows

12 February 2015

Showzam! is just around the corner and this year after dark, adults are invited to explore Showzam! “At Night” with three shows that are just for them.

Kicking off the action on Saturday night is the jewel in the crown of the Festival, the ever popular Carnival Ball in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom from 7.30pm. Carnival Ball is sure to be a romantic affair with revellers asked to get their glad rags on and fit the theme ‘romance through the ages’ with a prize for the best dressed.

Comedian and compère Jonny Woo will be at the helm, direct from London’s vibrant club scene and bringing his unique style along with him to delight and excite attendees. Showzam! headliners Circolombia will also be giving a taste of their high energy circus and urban dance mash-up as part of the entertainment, which also features silks performers Starfiz, queen of the hula-hoop Abigail Collins, Swedish circus duo Magmanus, comedy masters Barnard, Hicks and Jones and the UK’s princess of burlesque Kitty Bang Bang.

If you’re in the mood for dancing, then you won’t be disappointed with live music from Portugese band Kumpania Algazarra bringing their Balkan melodies blended with tropical heat, dance beats and Ska – plus star DJs The Broken Hearts, keeping the music pumping until 2am.

The Winter Gardens Pavilion is the home of comedy during Showzam! with two shows running daily from Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 February.

Monsters of Shlock bring their ‘two-man demolition derby’ all the way from Canada. These brothers of bodily abuse, the great Orbax & Sweet Pepper Klopek, combine amazing feats and mind-blowing stunts with cheeky off-the-cuff slapstick for a riotous show so funny… it hurts.

Abigail Collins’ one-woman show “Leaving Las Vegas (Again)” sees her tell the story of ex Vegas show girl, ex Playboy bunny and non-reformed alcoholic Peggy Sued, for an hour of intimate, hair-raising cabaret. Learn all about Peggy’s ten ex-husbands, her continued search for love and what it takes to keep on turning tricks after all these years. Song, dance, hula hoops, magic and her favourite cocktails (served on her head) and lots of audience interaction, makes this a hilarious, off-the-wall, one-woman rollercoaster of fun.

Michael Trainor, Artistic Director of LeftCoast, said:
“Showzam! is well known for its family shows and activities but this year we wanted to bring something a bit edgier for adults to enjoy in the evening as well. The Carnival Ball is sure to be a highlight and our two evening shows are guaranteed to have you laughing your socks off.”
Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “I’m extremely pleased with the line-up that has been put together.

“The whole week is going to be very exciting and I’m really looking forward to it finally getting underway.”

Tickets for Carnival Ball are £20 each or save £10 if you buy two tickets by quoting “Carnival At Night”. The Ball is strictly over 18s.

Tickets for Monsters of Shlock or Abigail Collins at £8 each or both shows for £10 by quoting “At Night”. Monsters of Shlock is strictly over 16s and Abigail Collins is strictly over 18s.

Book now by calling 01253 478222 or going to the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre or from The Blackpool Tower Box Office.

For more information about the full Showzam! programme visit


12 February 2015

Notes to editors: Jonny Woo, Circolombia and Kumpania Algazarra images attached

For further information please contact:

Duncan Hodgson, LeftCoast

T: 01253 477973 E: [email protected]

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