Thinking of a trip to the theatre this April, check out what's on at Blackpool Grand Theatre below.

The Sooty Show – Monday 1 April at 2.30pm

Izzy Wizzy, Let’s Get Busy! Sooty, Soo and Sweep are planning a very special birthday party and you’re all invited. However, in true Sooty style nothing will go to plan… With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, this spectacular celebration of the longest-running children’s television show in the world will delight Sooty fans old and new and is a must-see treat for the whole family. Tickets £21 with an under 18s concession available.

My Beautiful Laundrette – Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm

Thursday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

This upliftingly powerful production of Hanif Kureishi’s iconic Oscar-nominated screenplay explores cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife, all presented against a funky backdrop of 80s music with additional original music composed by the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Young British Pakistani, Omar, transforms his uncle’s run-down laundrette and falls in love with fascist gang member and school friend Johnny. Gordon Warnecke, who played Omar in Stephen Frear’s Oscar-nominated 1985 film, returns as Omar’s wise but world-weary Papa. Tickets from £19.50 with concessions available. Age Guidance 15+ Adult themes. Pre-Show Matinee Circle available at 1pm on Thursday 4 April.

Giovanni – Let Me Entertain You – Sunday 7 April at 5pm.

Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner Giovanni Pernice is packing up his famous dance shoes to return to The Grand by popular demand with his breathtaking new show Let Me Entertain You. Gorgeous Giovanni will be joined by a world-class cast of professional dancers and West End performers to bring you an unforgettable experience with non-stop action. Tickets from £40.50. Last few remaining! Age Recommendation 8+

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Tuesday 9 April at 1.30pm & 4.30pm and Wednesday 10 April at 11am & 2pm.

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in the delightful family show packed with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos direct from the West End. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Tickets £17.

Adam Rowe: What’s Wrong With Me? – Friday 12 April at 7.30pm.

Global podcast sensation and exciting new comedian Adam Rowe is hitting the road with his brand new stand-up tour. The hilarious host of the international smash-hit podcast Have A Word & star of Live At The Apollo has spent a bit of time self- reflecting, and he’s come to the conclusion that there’s something wrong with him. A hysterical insight into the mind and body of one of the fastest rising comedians on the planet. Tickets £27.

Andy and The Odd Socks – The Are You Ready To Rock Tour - Saturday 13 April at 3pm

CBBC superstar Andy Day (Andy and the Band, Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures) is rocking straight off the TV and onto The Grand stage with his bandmates Moxy, Rio, Blu and Cousin Mac to bring their madcap mix of songs, slapstick and silliness to life. Featuring a host of popular songs along with a positive message to be yourself and proud of who you are. Tickets from £24. Limited number of Meet & Greet Vouchers available (must be purchased separately via the Grand Theatre website show page). Age Guidance 3+. Ear defenders/ protection recommended for younger patrons. 

Northern Live – Do I Love You? - Sunday 14 April at 7.30pm

Keep the Faith to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dance floors in the North and eventually swept the Nation with the world’s greatest and most authentic touring Northern Soul Show live band show. An incredible 11-piece live band and four lead vocalists will perform over 30 original hits including Dobie Gray’s Out On The Floor, Frank Wilson’s Do I love You – Indeed I Do, Gloria Jones’ Tainted Love, Al Wilson’s The Snake, Jimmy Radcliffe’s Long After Tonight Is Over, Dean Parrish’s I’m On My Way and many, many more. Tickets £32.50.

NT Connections – Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April at 6pm

Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival which commissions new plays for young people to perform and brings together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. This year Blackpool Grand will host six companies of young performers from local Schools and Youth Theatres who will perform six brand new plays across three evenings on the main stage.

Monday 15 April - Age is Revolting by Abi Zakarian performed by Chetwynde School and

Back in the Day by Yasmeen Khan performed by Lowther Youth Theatre.

Tuesday 16 April - Replica by Titas Halder performed by John Ruskin School and

Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff by Josh Azouz performed by Artz Centre.

Wednesday 17 April - The Periodicals by Siân Owen performed by St Aidan’s High School (Poulton-le-Fylde) and Orchestra by Charlie Josephine performed by Blackpool Grand Theatre’s own youth theatre, The Grand Young Company. All tickets £7 with senior and under 18 concessions.

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – Friday 19 April at 4.30pm, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

A charming new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s much-loved tale. Charlie Cook loves reading. Especially books about pirates. But his sister hates it – it’s boring! Can Charlie convince her that reading is fun? Perhaps if she read a book about a pirate, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading a book about a knight… Charlie Cook’s favourite books are all beautifully brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs. Tickets £19.50 with under 18s concession and school/group rate.

2:22 A Ghost Story – Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April at 7.30pm. Thursday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

The smash-hit, supernatural stage phenomenon starring Vera Chok (Hollyoaks, Cobra), Jay McGuiness (The Wanted), Fiona Wade (Emmerdale, Silent Witness) and George Rainsford (Call the Midwife). Danny Robins’ terrifying theatrical phenomenon is not to be missed on its very first UK tour! Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they’re going to stay up until 2:22 and then they’ll know… Tickets from £15.50 with concessions and group rates available. Age recommendation 12+

The Illegal Eagles – Sunday 28 April at 7.30pm.

Take It Easy and celebrate over 50 years since the formation of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band The Eagles in 1971 as The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. Effortlessly capturing the distinctive vocal style and delivery of Henley, Walsh, Fry, Schmidt and Meisner with extremely tight harmonies & an acute attention to detail. Tickets £39.50

Twelve Angry Men - Monday 29 April to Saturday 4 May at 7.30pm. Thursday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller starring Jason Merrells (Casualty), Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street), Tristan Gemmill (Coronation Street), Michael Greco (EastEnders), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier) and Gary Webster (Minder, Family Affairs). An all-male jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…  Tickets from £17.50 with concessions available. Age guidance 12+

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