Spooky visit to zoo... and an award-winning play

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Here’s something to send a shiver down the spine - an evening of ghost-hunting at Blackpool Zoo, which takes place tomorrow.

Apparently the zoo – which opened on July 6, 1972 – has quite a history of paranormal activities occurring. It was built on the site of the old Blackpool Municipal Aerodrome, which closed down after the Second World War. Many of the original aerodrome buildings and hangers are still standing - the A-Zoo nursery and keepers flats are housed in the old air traffic control building with the hangars used to house the elephants and food.

Tickets for the spooky two-hour behind-the-scenes tour – run by the award-winning Supernatural Events - are £10 and must be booked in advance at www.SupernaturalEvents.co.uk

* As the centenary of the outbreak of World War One looms, expect lots of new plays about the subject.

There’s one tonight (and again tomorrow) at The Dukes in Lancaster. It is called The Trench, an award winning play which had a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival. It is supposed to be superb. Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions). Book at www.dukes-lancaster.org or call 01524 598500.

* Claremont Primary School choir is teaming up with the Blackpool Male Voice Choir at St Paul’s on Egerton Road for a concert tomorrow. It will also feature students from Blackpool Sixth Form College and represents how music is a common theme from childhood to adulthood.

It starts at 6.30pm, admission is free.

* Fylde opera company, Musica Lirica, kicks off its 2013 concert series tonight. Called A Grand Night at the Opera, it takes place at the Michael Hall Theatre School, on Preston Old Road, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8.50, concessions £6.50. There will be operatic arias, duets and ensembles by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Puccini and more.

The bill is a mix of local singers and performers from further afield.