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Blackpool SOOTY Returns Home!

Blackpool and the Grand Theatre proudly present a treat for Sooty fans old and new.

It all began here in Blackpool on July 19, 1948. When Sooty was bought from a novelty shop on the North Pier by Harry Corbett and was used solely to entertain Harry’s son, Matthew while on holiday.

Puppet keen Corbett quickly incorporated the new arrival into his magic show. Sooty soon earned his name after Corbett blackened his ears and nose with soot so he’d show up better on black and white TV.

Corbett, born in 1918 Bradford, Yorkshire, is the nephew of entrepreneur from the famous fish and chip shop Harry Ramsden, which is now under the Blackpool tower, the Brains didn’t fall far from the family tree here.

After Harry retired in 1976, his son Matthew formed a new partnership with the little bear, until Matthew also hung up his wand in 1998. Sooty then began a new journey with Richard Cadell.

In Honour of Blackpool’s Sooty and his 70 birthday a new plaque was revealed on North Pier, to celebrate the connection between Blackpool and our favourite Puppet.

This amazing family show is not one not to be missed. We encourage you to expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation.



The Sooty show comes directly from their hit ITV series. Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and side splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage!

With special guest’s circus star Michael Jordan and the ultraviolet specialties of Fantasie de la Nuit.

A spectacular treat for the whole family. Including a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!

Blackpools Sooty returns to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre to present The Sooty Show, Monday 18 February 2019.

There will be two showings, 11:00 am and 2:30pm.

Tickets £15.50 per person. Under 18s £13.50, and a Family Ticket £52 (Select 4 adults and enter Promo Code ‘SOOTY4’.)

To book tickets for The Sooty Show, visit, call 01253 290190, or book in person at the Grand Theatre Box Office 33 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HT.

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The Sooty Show With Richard Cadell

The Grand Theatre


12th December

Box Office

01253 290190