(FROM LYTHAM TODAY)
ENTERTAINER Joe Longthorne has announced plans for a summer season on Blackpool's North Pier.
The singing star – who enjoyed a four-day Easter residency at the Blackpool Grand Theatre – will be making a long-awaited return to the pier venue with an all new show.
Joe has signed up for peak season Friday and Saturday nights from August to November.
It is hoped the signing of such a popular star will provide a major boost for a theatre that has had its troubles in recent years.
It was closed in early 2006, but re-opened for a late summer run.
It featured a number of shows last summer and remains one of Blackpool's best-loved venues.
David Staveley, general manger of North Pier says he is 'delighted' to announce the entertainer's return.
* Tickets priced from £10 to £22.50 are available on (0870) 534 4444 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk