Take 5 Things You Must Do Next Week
Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster, until Sat, 14
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.
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.