JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ‘ALL STAR TRIBUTE EVENING’ SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 BOX OFFICE OPENS FRIDAY 17 JAN 2020 AT 11AM
We are very pleased & proud to announce that the Box Office for Joe’s ‘All Star Tribute Evening’ at 'The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre' North Pier Blackpool on Sunday 31st May 2020 opens tomorrow Friday 17 January 2020 at 11am.
Please note this is an online booking office which is the best and quickest way to book, with customers able to choose your own seats from the seating plan. However, there is a contact number for those who wish to do a telephone booking T: 01253 621452 open during normal office hours only.
This is an 'Early Bird' offer on tickets,the price will increase when the full all star lineup of guests is announced .
Book tickets from 11am tomorrow HERE
**Please note this link will not be live until 11am tomorrow Fri 17 Jan 2020**
BLACKPOOL’S NORTH PIER THEATRE RENAMED IN HONOUR OF THE LATE JOE LONGTHORNE MBE
The Sedgwick family, owners of Blackpool’s world famous North Pier, are to dedicate and rename the pier’s theatre ‘The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre’ , in honour of the late entertainer who sadly passed away on 3rd August 2019 at his home in Blackpool.
Joe’s husband, Jamie Moran, has been in discussion with the Sedgwick family for some months about their plans and is deeply honoured that Joe, one of the greatest all time entertainers, is to be remembered and celebrated in this way.
The ‘Grade 2’ listed pier and it’s theatre held a huge place of affection in Joe’s heart. He starred in his first summer season there in 1987 followed by many record breaking seasons over the years and even took up residence once in his dressing room for a few months; he simply loved the feel of the theatre right at the end of the pier looking out on the Irish Sea. His huge army of fans would make regular trips to see Joe on the North Pier and it was widely known that this was Joe’s all time favourite venue to perform.
We are also pleased to announce that ‘The Joe Longthorne MBE Museum’, adjacent to the theatre, is to open. This will house Joe’s beloved Grand Piano, his MBE award from HM The Queen and Honorary Degree from The Open University, his Gold and Silver Discs, Variety Club awards together with many other awards and accolades. On display will be Joe’s full stage attire and a collection of many other personal effects highlighting his 52 year long career as an Entertainer, including an extensive display of posters and programmes and other memorabilia.
It will be open with free admission throughout the summer months and ,with a tea room added for light refreshments, it will be the perfect place for fans to spend an hour or two on their visit to Blackpool. Joe’s huge catalogue of music and filmed concerts will be played constantly during the opening hours.
Peter Sedgwick Snr and his family are very honoured that they have been offered Joe’s memorabilia to display in their Theatre. “Joe was very proud of the North Pier and we are sure he would be thrilled that the Theatre is going to be named after him. Joe Longthorne MBE really was a true legend and it will be a pleasure to bring Joe back to his favourite theatre for his loyal fans and of course for wonderful Blackpool.’
Jamie and the Longthorne family together with the Sedgwick family will officially open the Theatre and Museum at a VIP event on Saturday 30th May 2020.
On the following day Sunday May 31st 2020, which would have been Joe’s 65th Birthday, an all star gala evening is to held in his honour at ‘The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre.’ More details to be announced very soon.
MESSAGE FROM JAMIE
I’d like to say a few words to you all as we approach Christmas and the New Year. Joe always enjoyed having a chat with everyone in his messages. However, as you all know, Joe very sadly passed away on 3rd August 2019 and it’s been a time of deep sadness, warm thoughts and so many memories of Joe. We were together for 21 years and finally married last year on 17 December 2018 , a very proud day for both of us and it will always be the proudest day of my life.
I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ for all the love and support you have shown to me and to Joe’s family in our time of grief and, indeed , continue to show. Your outpouring of love and devotion for Joe is simply the best and more deeply appreciated than words can say.
I will be spending Christmas Day in Blackpool with my parents and Nan and will be seeing Joe’s brother John & wife Elaine, niece Keeley & nephew John Boy.
I’d like to close by mentioning that there is going to be a big announcement in the New Year about a lasting, permanent tribute to Joe in Blackpool, his adopted hometown , one which he would be delighted and thrilled at, so until then……
Merry Christmas and Thank you all once again,
JOE LONGTHORNE-THE ROAD TO THE PALLADIUM DVD
Joe Longthorne MBE celebrated his 60th Birthday in customary style with one of the biggest concerts in his career at The London Palladium on Sunday 31st May 2015. Backed by a 26 piece orchestra, Joe performed in front of his industry friends and colleagues and his huge army of devoted fans from around the UK and abroad, all of them wanting to share in this magical and glittering evening. The magnitude of his performance ever more highlighted due to Joe having to face up to further cancer treatment in the days after this event. Joe approved the film prior to his passing on 3rd August 2019 and Jamie has made the decision to release it now as a fitting tribute to Joe and his 52 year career. All proceeds will go to his Memorial Fund, in lasting memory of one of the UK’s greatest ever performers. This is available to order at www.tmpromotions.co.uk, just click on the 'STORE' tab. Price is £13.95 inc UK postage, international orders available.
'A NIGHT TO REMEMBER' - THE JOE LONGTHORNE SONGBOOK TOUR 2020
Full show details and ticket links now available on the Events section. Dates are going on sale day by day with more venues to be announced soon.