Blackpool's Annual Festival
of Circus & Performance

13-20 Feb 2016

Fun At Showzam! Where’s Biggins?

Where’s Biggins? Comedy actor and showbiz favourite Christopher Biggins is planning on popping up all over Blackpool at Showzam! – Blackpool’s festival celebrating Circus, Magic and New Variety.

Showzam! organised by Marketing Blackpool with Professor Vanessa Toulmin from the University of Sheffield, returns for its sixth outing from February 15th - 24th.

And while Biggins is going to be in the resort for his show Biggins It! he also wants to meet as many people as possible at as many different locations.

VisitBlackpool will make regular Twitter and Facebook messages from Saturday 15th February giving people clues as to where and when they can meet the fun entertainer that day, but people will have to be quick as he will only remain in the spot for 30 minutes.

And Biggins said he is delighted to be performing as part of Showzam!

The loveable entertainer said: “I am really looking forward to having people hunt me down each day. Who knows where I’ll be? You might find me having a coffee in one of the resort’s cafes or fish and chips along the prom, but you’ll have to follow the clues to find out!

“I am thrilled and so looking forward to being with you in Blackpool at the wonderful Showzam! festival. There is so much exciting entertainment for all the family.

“Blackpool is a fabulous town to perform in so I know I will enjoy myself as much as the audiences do.”

And although Biggins is only performing for one night he said Showzam! is the perfect excuse for a stay in the resort.

He added: “I love coming to Blackpool so Showzam! gives me a great reason to spend some time here. It is certainly a packed 10 days of festival fun and I am trying to plan all my visits to see all the shows and entertainers that will be performing.”

Biggins It! - An Evening Soiree at The White Tower takes place at White Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, on Friday 22nd February.

Christopher Biggins has been a regular on British TV screens for almost 40 years and is a well known comedy actor as well as presenter. He has appeared in more than 40 pantomimes and in 2007 was crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

Other events at Showzam! include the Wookey Hole Youth Circus, The Invisible Circus, Spy Monkey, the increasingly popular Carnival Ball, a massive variety of street performers including Musical Ruth and The Grannies, and Mr Albert’s Big Finish.

There will also be a wide selection of tours and talks including Pleasure Beach Resort Costume Tours; Palaces of Delight, presented by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, exploring the beauty and wealth of Matcham architecture in Blackpool as well as the Winter Gardens and The Blackpool Tower & Circus Heritage Tour.

For more details about Biggins It! or to find out where he might be on any given day you can follow him via Twitter @showzam, @onebiggins, and @visitblackpool. You can also search for him via Facebook or visit the Showzam website for further details on the events.


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