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Viva Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season

1 May 2022

Blackpool’s Viva Showroom celebrates its 10th anniversary with a action-packed calendar of brand new shows, it’s first ever West End Musical, top-class comedy and much more.

Opened in 2012, Viva has been entertaining 150,000 visitors annually with a top-class programme of live entertainment produced in house by owners Martin Heywood and the ever-popular outrageous host Leye D Johns.

This Summer sees the most exciting new line up of shows ever produced in its unique cabaret style theatre with a different attraction every night from June through November.

For the first time ever, Viva will stage a full West End musical, ‘Boogie Nights The 70’s Musical’. The hilarious and heart-warming musical featuring a hit soundtrack of our lives will feature

Shane Nolan as the lead. Jon Conway, the show’s original London director and will stage this Viva version, said, “Boogie Nights always had a terrific party atmosphere on previous Blackpool visits and I’m really excited we have secured a large and talented cast of established musical theatre performers to stage the show at Viva.”

Resident host Leye D Johns will headline ‘Viva The Show’ a vibrant new spectacular production with a glamorous cast of singers and dancers showcasing the very best of showbiz glitz at the heart of Blackpool’s Golden Mile.

New for 2022 ‘Viva Country Legends’ starring Danni Graham as Dolly Parton features a foot stomping live band onstage in a tribute to country icons including Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell and many more.

Seasonal favourites return by popular demand including hit shows ‘Oh What A Night’ starring The Jersey Beats, celebrating the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and ‘Voulez-Vous’, a true celebration of Europe’s original pop four-piece Abba!

Viva will become the home of family entertainment as part of it’s 10th anniversary celebration welcoming the hilarious ‘Crazy Comedy Company’. An exciting new show which has been a hit at Butlins resorts for the last two years and the Edinburgh Festival. The show brings a zany mix of cirque skills and family comedy in a perfect teatime show during all school holiday breaks.

Big name stars will return including top comedians Joe Pasquale and Billy Pearce. For those who like the comedy a little more adult, the legendary Joey Blower is set appear every weekend lunchtime from April until October.

In a nonstop year of celebrations, Viva is set to welcome more new attractions, shows and events including Bingo Loco the ultimate party night and a range of terrific tributes to artists including Amy Winehouse, George Michael and many more.

Viva will hold a celebratory ‘10th Anniversary Command performance’ on 12th August 2022, welcoming a star-studded line up 10-years to the day since opening its doors for the very first time.

Owners Martin Heywood and its popular outrageous host Leye D Johns, comment.

“It’s been a spectacular 10-years and an amazing privilege to play an integral role in Blackpool’s resurgence as the UK’s favourite family destination. Through hard work, dedication and a huge wealth of talent Viva has become an entertainment mecca, welcoming thousands of visitors each season.”

“As well as a top-class programme of entertainment featuring a wide range of brand-new shows and returning favourites, over £250,000 with the support of the Arts Council is set to be invested to ensure we continue to grow, producing the best in live entertainment in the heart of Blackpool”

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