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5 things to do in Lancashire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:03 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:57 15 January 2018

Spend the weekend in Lancashire

Spend the weekend in Lancashire


Some inspiration for your weekend entertainment

19th January

Murder Mystery at Hoghton Tower

Put your detective skills to the test and head for Hoghton Tower for a truly mysterious evening by solving a murder mystery and exposing the killer.

Hoghton Tower  www.hoghtontower.co.uk/event/audition-for-murder


17th - 20th January


Preston Drama Club presents a comedy by Neil Simon. Ken and Chris have found their host Charley, a prominent Government official, in his bedroom too dazed to speak, with a bullet wound in his ear lobe. Len and Claire arrive, injured in a car crash, and are soon joined by Ernest and Cookie, Glen and Cassie, each with their own problems.

Preston Playhouse www.prestonplayhouse.com


18th - 21st January

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

This is an amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very old car, a very large owl and a very small ghost. Everyone is sure to be entertained.

Charter Theatre, Preston https://prestonguildhall.co.uk


18th January - 10th February

Jane Eyre

A new adaptation by Lorna French. Penniless and alone, Jane emerges from a bleak childhood to make her way in life as a governess. At Thornfield Hall she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Mr Rochester, but he is hiding a terrible secret that could ruin everything.

Octagon Theatre, Bolton octagonbolton.co.uk


18th January - 4th February

Obsession 18

Recognised as one of Europe’s premier gastronomic events, Obsession is celebrating its 18th year with 21 world class guest chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them. Travelling from across the world, these chefs will cook their unique Obsession menus during the 18 night event.

Northcote, Langho, www.northcote.com/obsession/obsession18/


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