What’s On Friday 20th April

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.

Attractions

BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.

MADAME TUSSAUDS. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 299483

SEA LIFE CENTRE. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258.

BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242

BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000

BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.

FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.

RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.

Theatre and shows

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS. The Britain’s Got Talent shockers make their port debut with the Freaks and Feathers 2012 tour. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7.30pm.

SHANG-HI. Cirque Du Ciel’s acclaimed latest production provides something different at the end of the pier. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. And Saturday, 7.30pm.

CALIFORNIA SUITE. Cabus Players present Neil Simon’s comedy. Cabus Village Hall, Cabus. 7.30pm. To Saturday.

SHOWTUNE. A musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman. Presented by the Lytham Amateur Operatic Society. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham.. And Saturday, 7.30pm.

DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present the stage adaptation of the moving diary. Starring Christopher Timothy. Grand Theatre Church Street, Blackpool. And Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, 2.30pm.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. An adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle tale by Clive Francis presented by Oldham Coliseum and Imitating The Dog. The Rake Theatre, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. And Saturday, 7.30pm. Also matinee Saturday, 2pm.

MISS JULIE. Maxine Peake stars in David Eldridge’s new version of the August Strindberg classic. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday, 8pm. Matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday, 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833. Ends May 12.

THE WINSLOW BOY. Director David Thacker revives Terence Rattigan’s slice of social history. The Octagon, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To April 21. Box office, (01204) 520661.

Comedy

LAURENCE CLARK - HEALTH HAZARD. A one man comedy mission to sell the benefits of free health care to America,. Lawrence Studio Theatre, Matcham Court, Blackpool. 8pm.

Pubs and bars

THE INCIDERS. The Hop Inn, Cookson Street, Blackpool.

SKA FACE. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.

THE COUSTICS. Vogue, Back West Crescent Street, St Annes.

LINE DANCING AND DJ. Fort San Antone, Great Birchwood Holiday Park, Lytham Road, Warton.

BOB ON. Bob Marley tribute. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.

THE KEYTARS. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.

NICK UNLIMITED. Bar One, Church Street, Blackpool.

UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.

FEEL FREE FRIDAYS. Social gathering of new and established DJs, 30 minute sets, all style. Upstairs @ Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 2am.

DJ ANDY P. Playing what you want. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE. Guests acts. The Welcome, Cherry Tree Road, Marton.

BUENA VISTA NIGHT. With DJ Mike Fergusson playing pop, dance and r’n’b. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.

SEX BOMB FRIDAYS. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.

PARTY NIGHT AND KARAOKE. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.

DISCO NIGHT AND KARAOKE. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.

DJ DARRELL LORD. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.

CABARET NIGHT. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.

REVOLUTION FRIDAY NIGHT. Neil Smallridge plays house, electro and club classic disco. Revolution, Market Street, Blackpool. 8pm to 3am.

FUNKY FRIDAY. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

FUN FACTORY. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

GALLEON BAND. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.

GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

ROXY HART AND BONNIE LA BLUE. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.

DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

Rock and pop

MIKE ROSSI’S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY. Plus special guest Ricky “Mr Rock ‘n’ Roll” Arron. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.

THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA. Plus Vince Shaw and compere. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton.

PUNK NIGHT. With Addictive Philosophy and Girl Fixer. Talbot Rock, Millbourne Street, Blackpool.

MARAUDERS. Four piece Rochdale blues band back by popular demand. The Prince Arthur, Fleetwood.

SOUL NIGHT. This week’s headliner – Marvin Ruffin. Pus guest Sara Dowling and the resident Sands Soul Band. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

Cabaret

SOME ROBBIE SOMEDAY. Top Robbie Williams tribute act. With or without meal. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

CABARET. Karaoke from 2 to 6pm with DJ Kieron and £50 cash prize. Evening – James Alexander, Stella Artois and DJ Captain Ginger. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

Social clubs

HEATHER DEE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

JENNIFER LOVE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

KEVIN BARRY. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA & TONY JAMES, LAUREN B. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

HEATHER DEE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

IMPACT. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

TIMELESS DUO. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

R W HENDERSON. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

JOHN MALCOLM. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

STEVEN HALL. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625841.

JON WILLIAMS. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

CHRIS FARRELL. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.

TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.

PAULA. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Karaoke

CRAZY SCOTS KARAOKE. Hamish and Mick back at the helm in the fully refurbished bar. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. And Saturday, to 4am.

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. From 9pm.

AFTERNOON KARAOKE. With Kieron. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE WITH RAY AND THE GANG. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 7pm.

KARAOKE. With Mark Michaels. Frankie’s Bar, Ma Kelly’s Station, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

KARAOKE. Daily session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.

KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.

KARAOKE ROADSHOW. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.

KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.

KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell and the pub’s 12 large flat screens. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.

JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.

KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.

KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

Quizzes

QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.

BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.

Country and line dancing

COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 to 4pm. Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 to 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.

FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.

Social and other dancing

POPULAR & SOCIAL SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen. Senior Citizens Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 873122.

BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.

CHILDRENS DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Institute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.

UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.

SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.

SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.

STREET DANCE AND BREAK DANCE. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

ADULT STREET DANCE WORKOUT. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

Keep fit

OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.

AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.

BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.

MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.

IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.

PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.

TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.

PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.

Others

GIRLGUIDING. Fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.

BRIDGE CLUBS. Gazette Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.

ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society – general painting ,9.30am and 2pm. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am to noon; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 to 3pm.