What’s On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2011

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

SATURDAY

Theatre and shows

ANNIE. Su Pollard, David McCallister and a West End cast of 40 in the popular musical’s last nationwide tour (until the next one). Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. Today, 2 and 7.30pm.

THE CRUCIBLE. Poulton Drama present Arthur Miller’s classic. Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Ends tonight, 7.30pm.

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR. Anonymous Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s popular farce. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. Ends tonight. 7.30pm.

JC DANCE SHOWCASE. Over 200 children and adults from a dance school with classes in Poulton, Great Eccleston and Norbreck. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 and 7pm.

ABBA THE SHOW. Featuring Abba’s original saxophone player Ulf Andersson and Swedish band Waterloo. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

Christmas shows

MOOKY’S OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD. Panto and circus combined with Mooky, Mr Boo and a full cast. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 3pm.

Pubs and bars

JOEY BLOWER’S PUBSTARS. An afternoon and night of hopefuls trying for a place in tomorrow’s grand final to find this year’s Pubstars competition. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. 1 to 7pm.

PAUL WRIGLEY. Seven Stars, Stalmine. 6 to 9pm.

DOCTORS AND NURSES PARTY. Fundraiser for Macmillan with auction and competitions during the day and full on party until 5am. Bar 19, Queen Street, Blackpool. 11am to 5am.

THE GOOD MACHINE. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA. The Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood.

ROOM 202. 70s and 80s revivals. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

SOUL AND MOTOWN NIGHT. Featuring Jimmy Scriv and Mike Ellis. The No.4, Newton Drive, Blackpool.

HOOKER. The Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool.

KUDOS. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.

Cabaret

SANDS SWING SPECTACULAR. The resident big band and Richard Shelton. Show and meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade. Blackpool.

Social clubs

JOANNA SHORROCK. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, North Shore.

JIM FORREST. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

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

LAST MINUTE HEROES. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

JOHNNY WALKER. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

ROB LINACRE, DARREN COULTON, JODIE KATE AND NICKY NEWSOME. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

BILLY HARPER. Claremont Conservative Club, Westminster Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620981.

DONNA REID. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

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

HELEN LOUISE PLUS TREVOR WALLACE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

GERRY SANDON. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

MARK REID. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

KATHIE RYAN PLUS DOUBLE TROUBLE. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

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

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

JENNIFER SWAN. Knott End WMC, Salisbury Avenue, Knott End. Details, (01253) 810362.

WILF SPRINGWATER. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

ELLIOT. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.

DON TAYLOR. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

AARON DAVIDSON. 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.

LISA WALKER. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Pop and rock

THE CHRIS BARBER BAND. Veteran jazz performer and his 10-piece band. The Platform, Station Buildings, Central Promenade, Morecambe. 7.30pm.

Nightclubs and dance

SANDS SWING SPECTACULAR. Big band sounds from the venue’s resident musicians plus resident vocalist Richard Shelton and guest Rachel Leskovac. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

SUNDAY

Rock and pop

FISH. The former Marillion frontman and longtime soloist brings his Fish Heads Acoustic Tour to the port. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 8pm.

LET’S ROCK. All day charity event for Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary featuring Long Day Fear, A’priori, Wrecked, Full Fat Boogie Band, The Aftermath, Spill 16 Sixteen, Wanted for Destruction, The Bangers and others. The Royal Oak, Lytham Road, South Shore. Noon to midnight.

Pubs and bars

JOEY BLOWER’S PUBSTARS. An afternoon and evening of finalists trying for the title in this year’s Pubstars competition. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. From 1pm.

Music

SOUNDS 18. Top big band sounds. The Ballroom, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

Theatre and shows

JC DANCE SHOWCASE. Over 200 children and adults from a dance school with classes in Poulton, Great Eccleston and Norbreck. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 and 7pm.

Christmas shows

MOOKY’S OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD. Panto and circus combined with Mooky, Mr Boo and a full cast. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 3pm.

Cabaret

CABARET. Stella Artois 2.30 to 7pm. Vocalists Lee Brady and Claire from 8pm. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

Social clubs

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

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

ANDY ASH. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

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

JOANNE SHORROCK (LUNCH), TRACY JORDAN (EVE). Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

JOHN SAVAGE. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

GEOFF GRAYSON. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

DARREN SHAW. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

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

EMMA WRIGHT. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Comedy

DAVE GORMAN’S POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. The man behind Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure back on tour. Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 8pm.