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Mark James is appearing at Blackburn Empire Theatre on Wednesday, April 11
Mark James is appearing at Blackburn Empire Theatre on Wednesday, April 11
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Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster, until Sat, 14

Educating Rita

The Dukes, Lancaster, until Sat, April 14

Educating Rita is a witty exploration of class, privilege and the power of literature written by former hairdresser, Willy Russell, about a hairdresser who has a thirst for knowledge her husband can’t understand. To book tickets, ring 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org

Spring Evening Stroll

Brockholes, Monday, April 9

Enjoy a spring evening stroll around Brockholes – a perfect chance to de-stress and spot the wildlife that emerges when visitors have left for the day. You’ll also learn more about the history of Brockholes and their conservation aims. See www.brockholes.org for more or call 01772 872000.

Theatre Heritage Tour

Blackpool Grand, Wednesday, April 11

There is no theatre quite like The Grand. Renowned as architect Frank Matcham’s masterpiece, it has a long and lively heritage history. Join them next Wednesday for one of their Heritage Theatre Tours led by theatre archivists Geoff and Linda Tolson MBE. From £6, book at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk.

The Marley Experience

The Continental, Friday, April 13

The Marley Experience are an eight-piece Bob Marley Tributeband with a difference. With lead vocalist Lionart and his undeniable vocal resemblance you’ll experience all the hits and classics with the passion of the legendary Marley. See The Marley Experience at the South Meadow Lane venue in Preston. Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the door. See www.newcontinental.net.

Mark James

Blackburn Empire Theatre, Wednesday, April 11

Fresh from a nationwide theatre tour, Mark brings something for the whole family. Featuring incredible stunts such as eating fire, reading minds, escaping from a straitjacket, swallowing a balloon sword, performing incredible feats of balance and even hammering a six-inch nail into his nose! Tickets start at £9 online at www.thwaitesempiretheatre.co.uk or on 01254 685500.