Of the three piers, Central Pier had the best theatre in my opnion. My memory may be faulty, but I am convinced that in one show the headline act was Jimmy James & Co (sublime) and the "Co" included Roy Castle before he made his name and Eli Woods, of course. I may be wrong, but I think Morecambe & Wise were on the same bill, just after their unfortunate experience with a tv series which flopped. Joseph Locke finished the first half, or he was supposed to - it was a job to get him off stage. I think after that season he disappeared off to Ireland, occasionally turning up in Blackpool as "Mr X" in an effort to avoid the attentions of the Inland Revenue.
I think it was the Palace which apart the season show in the evenings ran a series of pop concerts in the sfternoons. Tommy Steele appeared - he had a big hit "Butterfingers" at the time and also Lonnie Donegan. Both tremendous personalities on stage.
I believe it was the Blackpool landladies who made the shows successful - they were invited at the start of the season to the theatres, the Managements hoping they would recommend the show to their guests. As soon as the holidaymakers arrived, Dad would be off, booking tickets for practically every evening of the family's stay so their hostess's opinion was important.
And, of course, back home on the radio every week we had "Blackpool Night" hosted by Jack Watson and broadcast from a theatre on the first floor of the Co-op Emporium in Blackpool.
I used to save the programmes. My collection was under my bed along with my precious back copies of the "Eagle". One day, Mum had a "clear-out" and I got home from school to find they had all been thrown away. I wish I had those programmes now - they would certainly be a badly needed aid to my memory!