Kane and the Man

Comedian Russell Kane, with his Manscaping show
Comedian Russell Kane, with his Manscaping show

COMEDIAN Russell Kane brings his show Manscaping to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on Sunday.

Russell is a familiar face from a variety of TV appearances and in Manscaping, he mercilessly explores what he terms the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world.

The term Manscaping itself is Russell’s examination of the possible 12 shapes that manhood takes over the years. Manscaping follows his dual wins of both the prestigious Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in 2010, with his stand-up show Smokescreens and Castles.

Russell’s show at the Grand on Sunday starts at 8pm and all seats cost £17.50.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday evening, at the Grand’s Lawrence House Studio, musician Gaz Jenkins make a return after the success of his Gaz Jenkins and Friends show in November.

Gaz Jenkins Love/Life is an intimate show which will also feature performances from Emma Norman and Charlotte Dalton, along with new members of the Red 2 Theatre Company. It starts at 7.30pm. Later in the week at the Lawrence House Studio, Wednesday is the first night of a three-night run of the Grand Youth Theatre Company’s The Prince of Denmark, set a decade before the action in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The thrilling new play by Mike Lesslie is a part of the National Theatre’s Connections new writing project of which the GYTC is part. It starts at 8pm.

Tickets for both Lawrence House shows cost £10, with concessions available for The Prince of Denmark performance.

For details of all three shows, call the box office on (01253) 290190.