Egyptian Tableau 2007
The Egyptian Tableau was given a revamp in 2007, for which my collegues and I designed and painted a completely new back scene.
This feature has always been extremely popular with children, probably due to the giant blow up Mummy which pops up and gives you a scare! This Mummy was once stolen on Halloween and cost over £3000 to replace.
It was probably much less poular with the Fire Brigade however, who were called out several times after visitors mistook the tableau's smoke effects for real fire!
Egyptian Tableau from the road with tram tracks in foreground - Egyptian Tableau 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Gallery - © Sarah Myerscough
Animated opening sarcophagus - Egyptian Tableau 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Gallery - © Sarah Myerscough
Detail of back scene on Egyptian Tableau - Egyptian Tableau 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Gallery - © Sarah Myerscough
Pharoah Figure at left end of the Egyptian Tableau - Egyptian Tableau 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Gallery - © Sarah Myerscough
Mummy in a jar with back scene detail - Egyptian Tableau 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Gallery - © Sarah Myerscough
What are Blackpool Illuminations?
If you have landed on this page from Google or another search engine or from a link on a website, you might just be wondering what you are looking at.
Egyptian Tableau 2007 is a feature within Blackpool Illuminations, the greatest free light show on earth, where Sarah Myerscough (me) works as an artist. The Illuminations are an annual event that takes place from late August / early September to November, along six miles of the promenade in Blackpool, a seaside resort in the North West of England.
Blackpool itself is the most visited seaside resort in Europe and provides family entertainment throughout the year. It has three piers, the 518ft Blackpool Tower featuring an excellent circus, miles of golden sands, a huge amusement park (Blackpool Pleasure Beach), a waxworks (Madame Tussaud's), a Sea Life Centre, a Ripley's Believe It Or Not, a zoo (Blackpool Zoo), two major theatres (Grand Theatre and The Opera House), dozens of amusement arcades (including Coral Island), a water park (Blackpool Sandcastle) and much, much more...
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