Show that will ‘make you fall in love’ with Blackpool is coming to Preston

Posted on - 26th October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Ruth E Cockburn
Ruth E Cockburn is bringing her show to Vinyl Tap

A show telling stories of love from Blackpool is coming to one of Preston’s newest venues.


Love Letters From Blackpool, which uses songs, recorded interviews, found love letters, poetry and stories to tell a poignant comedy tale, will be on at Vinyl Tap on Adelphi Street.

Written and performed by Ruth E Cockburn, the partly-autobiographical show has already enjoyed a¬†successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Blackpool-born Cockburn said: “Love Letters From Blackpool will make you fall back in love with this famous seaside town, warts and all.

“It¬†has charmed people from all over the country, helping people fall back in love with Blackpool, or even fall in love for the very first time.”

Love Letters From Blackpool

Cockburn, who has been described by critics as being funny, charming, and utterly at ease on stage, added: “I found quickly that in Blackpool you could have one of three jobs. A singer, a stripper or a sales person. I giggle when I’m naked, I’m crap at sales, so I tried singing instead.

“This led me to become a comedian, street artist, actor, drag act and subsequently a theatre maker. You could say that Blackpool has made me the person I am today.”

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Love Letters From Blackpool is on at Vinyl Tap on Wednesday 7 November at 8pm.

The show is suitable for age 14+, and tickets are available from We Got Tickets.

Will you be going to see Love Letters From Blackpool? Let us know in the comments below.

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