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The Two O'Clock Show - Grand Theatre Blackpool

Summer Season 2006

Top of the Bill - Paul Shane

National Theatre of Variety - The Grand, Blackpool

Andy Eastwood - The Musical Merrymaker

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

The Two O'Clock Show - Grand Theatre Blackpool

Paul Shane. "I come from Rotherham but otherwise I'm not a bad fella".

The Two O'Clock Show

In August 2006 Andy joined Paul Shane and a superb cast of variety artists for a season of matinee shows celebrating the Grand Theatre Blackpool's inaugural year as Britain's 'National Theatre of Variety'.

Star of the show was Paul Shane, famous as a comedy actor for his roles in Hi De Hi, You Rang M'Lord, Oh Doctor Beeching and many other TV classics. But here he returned to his roots as a stand-up comic.

Jimmy & Brian - a song, a dance and a giggle

ABOVE: Paul Shane

BELOW: Andy Eastwood

Compering the show were the The Patton Brothers who, along with their younger siblings the Chuckle Brothers, are adored by millions of children for their hit programme Chucklevision. ABOVE: The Patton Brothers

BELOW: Van Buren & Ally

The scenery is so realistic you can almost hear the birds singing

The Cast

Van Buren - Master of Illusion

The Patton Brothers - in a real garden

Representing the new generation of variety stars were virtuoso musician Andy Eastwood and international illusionists Van Buren & Ally.

This was Andy's fourth season in Blackpool, having starred in three summer shows at the Winter Gardens Pavilion. He has also often appeared at the Grand Theatre as guest star in the Ken Dodd Happiness Show.

Van Buren has toured the world with his unique and spectacular magical stunts and his equally sensational specialities: juggling and plate-spinning.

Very popular in the Far East. Especially Cromer.

Also appearing in this fun-filled variety show were two fine singers: Blackpool's own first lady of song Beryl Johnson, and special guest from Ireland Martin Branigan. Guy & Pat Holloway showed why they are Britain's foremost marimba act and the fabulous Tiptoes Kids performed their expertly choreographed dance routines. Something for everyone!

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