An Evening with Basil & Zoe

Up-close and Personal, Unscripted & Unfiltered

In Celebration of 30 years, Funny Girls Presents an Intimate Evening of Conversation & Laughter with Two Blackpool Icons

Monday 26 August
An Evening with Basil & Zoe
Up-close and Personal, Unscripted & Unfiltered
In Celebration of 30 years, Funny Girls Presents an Intimate Evening of Conversation & Laughter with Two Blackpool Icons

Why come see it?

In celebration of Funny Girls’ 30th anniversary, join us for a rare opportunity to delve into the lives of two of Blackpool’s most cherished personalities. Basil Newby MBE, the visionary behind the iconic cabaret bar Funny Girls, and DJ Zoe, the star who has graced its stage for three decades, sit down for an intimate Q&A session.

A Journey Through Time Discover the untold stories as Basil and Zoe reminisce about the glittering past, sharing tales of triumphs, trials, and the unbreakable bond they’ve formed since their paths first crossed. From the inception of Funny Girls to the evolution of Blackpool’s nightlife, this duo has seen it all.

Unscripted and Unprecedented Expect a night filled with laughter as audience members have the chance to ask their burning questions. Nothing is off-limits in this live and unfiltered exchange. Whether it’s about the highs and lows of showbiz or personal anecdotes from behind the scenes, Basil and Zoe are ready to bare it all.

Mon 26th August Basil & Zoe landscape

Stats & Facts

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A Tapestry of Memories This event promises to be a mosaic of memories, each anecdote a thread woven into the vibrant fabric of Blackpool’s entertainment history. Don’t miss the chance to hear these stories first-hand—stories that have been tucked away, unheard by the public, until now.

Laughter Guaranteed Prepare for an evening where laughter echoes through the venue. These are the moments that define the spirit of Blackpool, brought to life by the people who have stood at its cultural helm. Secure your spot and be part of a night that celebrates the legacy of Funny Girls and the legends who made it a phenomenon.

7:00pmDoors OpenMain doors and bars open for all guests
7:30pmPart 1The Early Years
8:30pmIntervalTime to refresh your drinks
9:00pmPart 2Now and Beyond
10:00pmShow EndsBars remain open for a further 30 minutes
10:30pmCarriagesOur bars close and guests make their way out

In 1994, Basil Newby MBE transformed a corner shop into the vibrant Funny Girls, an instant sensation in Blackpool. Soon outgrowing its origins, Funny Girls moved into the historic 1939 Odeon, reborn as the iconic Showbar in 2002. Over time, Funny Girls created unforgettable memories, like their ‘Swine Lake’ performance at the Royal Variety Show and a revealing 2013 documentary.

Celebrating 30 years of unparalleled entertainment in 2024, Funny Girls continues to enchant audiences with legendary performers like DJ ZoeBetty Legs Diamond, and our newest ‘leading lady’ CeCe D’Vyne, promising a bright future of unforgettable moments.

An Evening with Basil & Zoe

Mon 26th Aug
Strictly 18+

Location & transportation

Book Tickets

Our Box Office is available on 01253 649150 to assist you with any booking enquiries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are automatically emailed to you once you have completed your booking.

Doors to the restaurant open at 6.30pm. If you have booked for the pre-show meal, please arrive between 6.30pm and 7.15pm.

The show ends and the venue closes at around 11.30pm.

Certainly! You can easily book both show and restaurant seats here. Our team ensures your group is seated together, even on busy Saturdays. Depending on ticket demand, you might share with others, but we’ll do our best to keep your group united, even adding an extra chair if needed!
Absolutely! To confirm your booking, simply make a full payment using your debit or credit card through Stripe, our trusted and secure payment processor. Enjoy peace of mind while planning your fun!
While we don’t offer food with the show, you can book a pre-show dinner in our restaurant or opt for snacks from the bar on the night. Remember to make your dinner reservations and meal selections at least 48 hours in advance for smooth sailing.
Great news! There are no additional admission charges on any of our tickets.
Remember, both show seats and restaurant meals need to be booked to secure your full Funny Girls experience.
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