SOOTY recently celebrated 70 years of entertaining children but the magic yellow bear is still going strong with his next tour starting in February and running until April. Joined by puppet pals Sweep and Soo and right hand man Richard Cadell, Sooty’s Magic Show will be at the Parr Hall on February 23.

There will also be a number of special guests including circus star Michael Jordan and the ultraviolet act Fantasie de la Nuit.

Richard and Sooty saw out the decade in style. Sooty’s birthday celebrations included a new light installation on the Blackpool illuminations and a new TV series of The Sooty Show on ITV Be, which marked 50 years since The Sooty Show first appeared on ITV in 1968.

Sooty also helped his Prince Charles celebrate his 70th birthday, joining him and a host of magicians and comedians at the London Palladium as part of ITV’s We Are Most Amused and Amazed.

Then in 2019 the mischievous bear made numerous TV appearances, including Strictly Come Dancing, Bargain Hunt for Children in Need, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and a panto special of Celebrity Pointless. For tickets visit