Shows in Famous Faces

Lee Mead – Ten Years

The Anniversary Tour

Sunday 18th August, 7.30pm.

(Rescheduled from November 2018)

It’s been 10 years (actually 11 now) since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End Production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

So join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blonde, Wicked and many more.

So come along for a fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know, Lee might don the coat once more!
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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Saturday 7th September 7.30pm

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The one and only Mr Reg Smith (Marty Wilde to you and me) returns by popular demand for 2019. Marty is still touring nationally and the West Cliff is always one of his favourite gigs and we are thrilled that he is joining us as we celebrate 125 years of Summer Variety.

His show, Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he performs with his Wildcats, has received critical acclaim and has not only thrilled his loyal fans but also a whole new generation who are just discovering the man who stormed the charts with ‘Rubber Ball’ and ‘Teenager In Love’.

This is a night not to be missed.

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Only Fools and Boycie

Friday 13th September 7.30pm

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An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

 

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Joe Brown

Sunday 22nd September 2019, 7.30pm

60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

His ‘Very Best Of’ album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall and his new Ukulele Album caused a similar stir although branching out internationally and broke new territory for Joe in the download market where he is now a Spotify Legend.

He has continued to break box office records and recently received MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution To  Music Award as well as a much deserved MBE.

Joe won over a whole new generation of fans performing on Later With Jools Holland and playing his part closing the show at the Concert For George Harrison. You may have witnessed his critically acclaimed set at Glastonbury Festival or caught him on tour. If you have you’ll already know just what a terrific live talent he is.

In 2017 Joe broke with tradition and toured without a band just taking US Legend Henry Gross along and the two tours & ‘Just Joe’ Double CD release they undertook together in 2017 & 2018 both broke new ground and were rapturously received by audiences who came in record numbers to confirmed that as a raconteur Joe is second to none and as a performer he is just as comfortable solo as with a band.
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Gilbert O’Sullivan

Friday 11th October 7.30pm

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Enjoying one of the most creative and commercially successful periods of an outstanding career, Gilbert O’Sullivan has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has, as ever, won respect and adoration all over the world. 2018’s self-titled album reached the top 20 and he now returns for a solo show that will see him present new songs alongside classics in an intimate and unforgettable setting.

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Thunder

Friday 18th October, 7.30pm

Unplugged and Unscripted – An Intimate Evening with Danny & Luke

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They usually headline arenas and festivals. But this autumn, British rock band Thunder will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a series of up-close-and-personal shows for fans. Founding members singer Danny Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley will talking through the highs and lows of life in Britain’s most popular rock band. And they’ll punctuate their unscripted conversation with host Mick Wall by playing acoustic versions of fan favourites. The 16-date Unplugged and Unscripted tour will give fans the chance to see them as they’ve never been seen before. And the addition of a strictly limited number of VIP tickets will also provide followers with the chance to meet them after each show.
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The Barron Knights

 Saturday 9th November, 7.30pm

The Very, Very final Joust….Honest Gov!!!

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After months of tense negotiations, numerous draft agreements and several strong cups of tea a deal has finally been reached. No, not Brexit! Getting the Knights back to the West Cliff for one last visit before they quit touring for good.

Such was the outcry after their 2018 show, we managed to talk them into one last visit.

So ladies and Gentlemen…Roll up for what will be the very, very Final Joust….Honest Gov! With plenty of classic routines, a few new ones too and a whole lot of rockin, this promises to be a fantastic night out.

Don’t miss this one. You will walk out of the theatre with happy memories of the show titled SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES.

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Nathan Carter

& Special Guest

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Irish Country pop star Nathan Carter is back at the West Cliff for another energetic live performance with his amazing band and a special support guest.

Nathan is one of Ireland’s biggest artists, and with an incredible 7 top 10 albums under his belt, he is well on his way to becoming a household name. Most recently, the 2018 ‘Born for the Road’ shot straight into the top 5 at number 3.

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of 4 years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

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The Cinder Path

FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

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The Cinder Path tells the tale of Charlie Macfell, an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.

Written by legendary author Dame Catherine Cookson, The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama set against the backdrop of WW1.

This is theatre at its very best filled with laughter, tears and an unforgettable musical score.

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Sensational 60s Experience 2020

Thursday 26th March 7.30pm

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THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE,

TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The West Cliff Theatre Clacton for one night only.  With a brand new production for 2020 celebrating their tenth anniversary.  The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia.   The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.  Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years.  Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960’s for yourself. Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60’s show for 2020

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The Fizz – Up Close and Personal

SATURDAY 28th MARCH, 2020

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Up Close and Personal Evening with The Fizz

Join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an “Up Close and Personal” evening at The West Cliff.

Have you ever wondered where the idea for the rip-off skirts came from? What it’s like to win The Eurovision Song Contest? Why Cheryl, Mike and Jay can’t be called Bucks Fizz any more? Why not ask them yourselves at this “warts-and-all peak behind the curtain” story of Bucks Fizz. Hear some of the hits, including three No. 1s: Making Your Mind Up, Land of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies, that made them one of the most successful bands of the 80s.

An evening full of music, laughter and nostalgia, this is must for any lover of the 80s.

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Herman’s Hermits

Saturday 25th April, 7.30pm

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Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.

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