Sooty and the gang return with new show

The Sooty Show Live
The Sooty Show Live

Celebrating his 65th year in showbusiness, Sooty, the nation’s favourite bear, will be embarking on a UK tour in 2014.

Kicking off in the festive season at Manchester’s Winter Wonderland, Sooty joined by his canine chum Sweep, panda friend Soo and host Richard Cadell, are now starring in The Sooty Show Live in venues across the country.

The show is coming to The Capitol, Horsham, on Sunday, July 20.

Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty and the gang star in a new stage show, which will see them get caught up in a wonderful world of magic, mischief and mayhem.

Whether it’s children discovering the characters for the first time or adults enjoying the nostalgic experience with their little ones, The Sooty Show Live is for the whole family.

With all the charm that Sooty fans, young and old, have come to expect, this is a show that captivates its audience.

Sooty said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting Sooty fans old and new – and I can’t wait to squirt the mums and dads with my water pistol!”

The Sooty show is the longest running children’s programme in the world. 

Harry Corbett originally bought Sooty for his son Matthew Corbett while on holiday in Blackpool in 1948. Sooty first appeared on our screens in 1952.

Following Harry Corbett’s retirement in 1976, Sooty was operated by Corbett’s son Matthew, and enjoyed a new wave of popularity on stage and TV.

Matthew Corbett retired in 1998, giving Sooty to then co-star Richard Cadell who presented the show through another five series. In June 2008, Richard Cadell bought the rights to Sooty.

Shows take place at 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10, family ticket £38 direct from the box office).

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