Shows in Live Music

The Hollies Story

SUNDAY 13th JUNE 7.30pm

This show will be staged at 50% capacity. Seating may have to be reorganised once we have clarity from the Government.  

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Follow The HOLLIES Story as Allan Clarke and Graham Nash met in a Manchester primary school aged six,  and went on to become one of Manchesters biggest bands ever.

Discover how two boys from the backstreets of Salford created a band to rival the Beatles, enjoyed dozens of chart hits and were finally inaugurated into the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

This highly entertaining show for all ages is packed with hit after hit, performed by a talented young band and hosted by a seasoned narrator.

So, if you remember “Look Through Any Window”, “Carrie-Anne” “On a Carousel” and “I’m Alive” tell me….Who is Jennifer Eccles?

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Forever in Blue Jeans

SATURDAY 19TH JUNE 7.30pm

This show will be staged at 50% capacity. Seating may have to be reorganised once we have clarity from the Government.  

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Come and join the greatest party in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 22 happy and successful years “On The Road”.

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many more all performed by the stunning Red Hot Blue Jeans Band”.

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy the liveliest and happiest show of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS.

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Andy Eastwood-Those Were The Days

SATURDAY 3RD JULY 2021 7.30pm

This show was originally set up on 2020 Social Distancing regulations. We may have to re-allocate seats nearer the performance and can only apologise in advance.

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Celebrate a golden era of music as we remember songs and stars of the ‘fabulous fifties’ and ‘swinging sixties!’

This sparkling, foot-tapping, feel-good show evokes the wonderful mix of entertainment that accompanied the optimistic youth of the postwar generation and is packed with singalong hits.

Musical entertainer Andy Eastwood is no stranger to audiences at the West Cliff, having appeared here in summer seasons, touring shows and last year’s 125th Anniversary Gala. He will pay tribute to a variety of artists from Elvis to George Formby in his whirlwind of an act! He is joined by sensational vocalist Helen Farrell who was due to appear in our 2020 Summer Show, and she will sing favourite hits by Doris Day, Connie Francis, Shirley Bassey, Carole King and many more…

Join us for a wonderful musical trip down memory lane!
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The All New Blues & Soul Revue

SATURDAY 10th JULY 7.30pm

This show may have to be staged at 50% capacity. Seating may have to be reorganised once we have clarity from the Government.  

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The All New Blues and Soul Revue is a fabulous, high-energy act where cabaret, comedy and audience participation collide with unbelievable musicality and showmanship. Much more than simply a Blues Brothers Tribute, this show commands the attention of every audience member from the first note through to the very last.

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Formed in 2002 and with some of the UK’s finest session musicians on board this show has toured extensively across the UK and Europe and has now developed from its roots as a club act into performing on a worldwide stage.

Now all that’s needed is ‘You, You, You’ to grab your tickets…….

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

SATURDAY 7th AUGUST 7.30pm

Previously Friday 30th April 2021

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Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to stardom.

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After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

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The Bootleg Shadows

SUNDAY 8th AUGUST 7.30pm

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The Bootleg Shadows’ perform a unique tribute concert that encompasses The Shadows’ amazing career from 1960 up until the early ‘80s.

Relive such fantastic hits as: Apache, Foot Tapper, FBI, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, plus many more.

In the company of Geoff, Keith, Tony, Tim and Binks, you will be taken on a tour of the Shadows career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember.

For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60’s – and enjoys a few laughs on the way, The Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute that will have you humming the tunes and doing the Shadows famous ‘walk’ long after you have left the theatre.

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Beach Boys Smile

FRIDAY 13th AUGUST 7.30pm  

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Immerse yourself in vocal bliss, with the smooth harmonies and classic songs of group that will never be forgotten. In an all new production – The Beach Boys Smile, touring the UK from 2017.

Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson’s composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS). Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!

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The Counterfeit Sixties

FRIDAY 27th AUGUST 2021, 7.30pm

(Moved From Friday 28th May 2021)

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The Counterfeit Sixties make a welcome return to the West Cliff  Theatre.  As Britain’s No.1 tribute show they bring alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

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Rock N Roll Paradise

SATURDAY 28th AUGUST 7.30pm

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As Rock N Roll Paradise moves into its eleventh year, the show continues to bring to the stage an amazing number of tributes to the legends of rock and roll. This year will be no different!

Each performance will be unique as we try to fit in as many icons as we can, bringing to life the music of the giants of rock and roll. Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, among the many legends we pay tribute to along the way are, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Everly Brothers – and the King himself, Elvis.  Which of your favourites will the jukebox choose to bring to the stage on the night?  Paradise rings the changes to keep the surprises going.  Two hours of rock and roll magic, brought to you by the very best tribute artistes, that’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise.

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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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We are thrilled to welcome Marty & the Wildcats back for yet another stonking show here at the West Cliff.

His show, Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he performs with ‘The 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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Nick Ross Orchestra-Glenn Miller & Rat pack Era

SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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The Glenn Miller & Rat Pack Era

The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’…and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.

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There are those who watch and listen who tap a shy finger to the melodies, others who follow with a silent foot-beat, still others who murmur softly through the lyrics, and those who simply permit a fleeting smile. But common to all are memories.

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s & 50s.
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ELO Encounter

FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

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Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

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Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!

Braintree Arts Theatre – Manager Phil Pattie

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Simply outstanding – sell out show – thank you ELO Encounter

The RoadHouse Birmingham – Manager Zoe Godber

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Purple Zeppelin

SATURDAY 2nd OCTOBER, 7.30pm

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As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

In a “full on” show with costume changes, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME, as Purple Zeppelin take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo!

 

Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

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TRextesy

SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER 7.30pm

Sweeney Entertainments Present:

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Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

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T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 25 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.  The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

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Twist & Shout

FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Music lovers are invited to return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as an incredible cast revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

Superb performances and beautiful, bespoke costumes return us to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.

The non-stop, 40-song music feast includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.

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It’s said that “If you remember the Sixties you really weren’t there”. Twist and Shout affords the opportunity to discover just what you missed!

This show will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

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Manilow – A Celebration of Barry Manilow

SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Very Few performers have an effect on the modern pop culture that this man has. With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity & respect. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan, paying homage to an incredible talent. Tonight we celebrate the legend that is “Manilow”

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With an incredible live band & stunning backing vocalists, celebrating the timeless songs & melodies of ‘Barry Manilow’. With all of his classic hits from Even Now, One Voice, Copacabana, Could It Be Magic, I Made It Through The Rain, Mandy & so many more.

Brought to you by Total Productions.
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Sinatra – His Way

FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Robert Habermann sings the unforgettable songs and tells the remarkable story of Francis Albert Sinatra – from band singer to 1940s pop idol. From his fall from popularity to swinging his way through the 1950s, recording his most famous songs and albums and building his own record label ‘Reprise’.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the whole story of the Chairman of the board, singing all the great Sanatra classics; Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, You Make Me Feel So Young, Strangers In The Night, My Way, New York New York and many more.

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Sun Records: The Concert

SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER, 7.30pm

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The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, RufusThomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

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Revisit the recording studio where the distinctive Sun sound was crafted by musical visionary Sam Phillips. His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line,Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music.

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Featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the official concert show takes you back to the birthplace of rock’n’roll.

The Rollin’ Clones

FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2021, 7.30PM

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The Rollin’ Clones have been entertaining crowds across the country for over seventeen years, distilling the show down to a pure hit of rock ‘n’ roll, with a chaser of sequinned Glam.

From the early days of the rhythm and blues, through to the excesses of the 70s, The Rollin’ Clones’ rock ‘n’ roll show is a faithful interpretation of the biggest band ever greatest hits, delivered with a smirk and a wink, recalling the mischief making of Mr Jagger himself and remaining true to the spirit of the originals.

Without a doubt the most exciting tribute to the Rolling Stones…Outstanding” – The Daily Mail

“Frighteningly accurate” – Empire Magazine

The Rollin’ Clones manage to re-create the Stones at their most prolific and do it with all the passion and raw energy of the real thing. Great fun, fine musicians and an excellent choice of songs. Not to be missed!” – The Rolling Stones Supporters Association

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Abbamania

SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 7.30pm

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They are back at the West Cliff!

 Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance, live on stage.

ABBAMANIA’S widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show, featuring record breaking and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘ Dancing Queen’,  which will have you dancing in the aisles. (Please note we cannot be held responsible for people standing and dancing!)

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.

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Talon-Best Of Eagles

SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2021/22’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’.

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The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…

“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”

(Jack Tempchin – Eagles Hit Songwriter).

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Think Floyd

SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER, 7.30pm

Previously Saturday 27th February 2021

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This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest musical phenomenon.

Think Floyd’s brand new show for 2021 will feature the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Meddle and much more.

Backed by a an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

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“Brilliant! – They are really good.” – Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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Rock for Heroes

FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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Rock for Heroes is back on the road for 2020; bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists, fundraising in support of Help for Heroes.

We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show, our aim is to raise 2.5 million (it’s a long plan!!). Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, complete with brilliant personalities and comedy value this really is a night out unlike any other. With music from artists such as Queen, David Bowie, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Dire Straits
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER, 7.30pm

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Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, AND a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour with standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

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Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Grab your tickets, this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage

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Tendring Brass-Healing Our World

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SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER, 3.00pm

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This being the centenary year of the British Legion, our concert focuses on how the NHS and armed forces have worked hand in hand during this pandemic. We are delighted to be joined by CADS, once again, as both organisations prepare for the re-run of the 2007 Brassed Off Production here at the West Cliff Theatre this November. Come and join us in remembering those who continue to defend and protect our world.

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Step Inside The 60s

SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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From the Cavern to Carnaby Street, join Maddie Cole and her band as they pay spectacular tribute to the British female artists who made the 60s swing, twist and shout!

A joyous trip down memory lane with tributes to Cilla, Lulu, Dusty and friends.

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Live, authentic performances of the greatest hits of the era, including:

Downtown, I Only Want to be With You, You’re My World, Shout, Walking Back to Happiness, Son of a Preacher Man, Alfie, To Sir with Love, Those were the Days, Puppet on a String… and many more.

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Fairytale of New York

FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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From the producers of the hit show Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners, Fairytale of New York is the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show.

The show features an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers bringing you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Last Christmas, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Merry Christmas Everybody, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Let It Snow and of course The Fairytale of New York.

……and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing a long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band.

Set in McGrath’s Irish Pub on Christmas Eve this wonderful story of an Irish magical Christmas will have people of all ages singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.

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Voice Of The Heart

SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy, her voice and her music is played all over the world everyday on the radio and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those care free days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love.

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. Songs that link together from The BeatlesMR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, to name but two of these timeless classics.

With the Blue Jeans band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.

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Brassed Off

THURSDAY 25th – SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Saturday)

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CADS in partnership with Tendring Brass are delighted to present Brassed off, the multi-award winning play which follows the heart tugging fortunes of a colliery brass band.
It’s 1994 and the lifeblood of Grimleys community is threatened when the pit looks set for closure. The loss of 1200 jobs also signifies the end for the colliery’s long-standing and close-knitt brass band. But as loyalties are questioned and political and personal pressures erupt, can the band ever reach the national championships?

PLEASE NOTE: As part of the license agreement, seating capacity is capped at 250 seats per performance.

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Genesis Connected 2021

FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER 7.30pm

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They are back for 2021 and a seventh successive year, the one and only Genesis Connected.

Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics, this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.

The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

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