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Greatest Hits Tour 2018

Friday 23rd November 7.30pm

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Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2018’ 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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Lee Mead – Statement

The Anniversary Tour

STOP PRESS: Please read the statement below

Due to an unavoidable clash in Lee’s schedule, it has unfortunately become necessary to reschedule two of Lee’s concerts in November 2018 – King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (23 November) and West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (24 November).

Lee is very sorry to inconvenience his audiences but does hope you will still be able to come to the revised dates.  A full refund is also available if people are unable to attend the new dates.  Please contact the venues for details.

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A Celebration Of Cinematic Greats – Clacton Theatretrain

A Celebration of Cinematic Greats.

Sunday 2nd December, 6.30pm

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Come join the students of Theatretrain as they take you on a cinematic journey filled with songs, dance and extracts from all the shows you know and love including The Greatest Showman, Madagascar, The Addams Family, Toy Story and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to name a few. A treat not to be missed and fun for all the family.

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Genesis Connected

Friday 7th December 7.30pm

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After acclaimed visits in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we welcome back Genesis Connected for 2018!

Genesis Connected is a tribute show 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 that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. 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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We Three Kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Saturday 8th December 7.30pm

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All your Christmas Favourites from Jingle Bell Rock to White Christmas –  all done in true Rock n’ Roll style!

A sensitive tribute to the British King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Billy Fury by Tim Harwood, with songs … I Will, Another You, I Believe, and Halfway to Paradise.

Marc Robinson and his four-piece Band ‘The Counterfeit Crickets’ pay attention to detail with a tribute to Buddy Holly, with authentic attire, horned rimmed glasses and the famous Stratocaster Guitar.

ELVIS, what more can you say, the king of Rock n’ Roll is brought to you by Steve Halliday from the ‘BBC Elvis show’, Hit after Hit from….. That’s All Right Mama, G.I. Blues, & Jailhouse Rock.

Three West End Artists celebrating the music of Three Kings of Rock n Roll!

Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day! Suits all ages

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Rotary Carol Concert

Sunday 9th December 3pm

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The Rotary Club is back again with their annual carol concert at the West Cliff. Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of traditional songs featuring Tendring Brass, Tendring male Voice Choir and St Philomenas School Choir. A collection will be taken on the day which helps to fund Christmas Day meals for the elderly & disadvantaged.

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Our West End Christmas

Thursday 13th December, 7.30pm

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Following the success of “A West End Songbook’ Spark Theatrical Entertainment are returning with a special festive performance.

An evening of song and dance showcasing songs from all your favourite musicals, with a sprinkle of Christmas magic.

Featuring a cast direct from London’s West End, plus supporting artistes.

A memorable evening not to be missed!

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The Christmas Show 2018

From the Producers of THE SUMMER SHOW

Wednesday 19th December 7pm
Thursday 20th December 2pm & 7pm
Friday 21st December 2pm & 7pm
Saturday 22nd December 2pm & 7pm

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West Cliff Open Day

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We are once again throwing our doors open to the local community on Saturday 26th January from 10 am until 4pm for our annual Open Day.

This FREE event offers a wonderful opportunity to explore behind the scenes, meet the Trustees, the Friends and the many fantastic volunteers who are essential to the day to day running of the West Cliff. Our Stage Door Bar will also be open during the day serving coffee, drinks and snacks.

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Our Open Day is also an ideal time to learn about what goes on backstage during a performance, and also the various opportunities there are for volunteers – from Technical/Backstage to Front of House and even being out and about helping to promote the theatre on event days like the Clacton Air Show.

Tours of the theatre, along with an introduction from the Chairman of the Trust and the Theatre Manager will commence at 10.30am, 11.30am & 2pm. All tours are FREE but please do book in advance (In person, by phone or via our website) to avoid disappointment.

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On Tour with Elvis

Staring Michael King

Saturday 9th February

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Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without doubt the UK’s authoritative touring Elvis show.

An exciting Vegas show filled with Elvis’ greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Elvis entertainment plus the best Elvis sound you will hear!

Michael is the only UK Elvis performer to have received the ‘Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award’ for his performances there with Elvis’ very own Jordanaires.

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Nathan Carter – Born For The Road

Nathan Carter – Born For The Road

Sunday 10th February, 2019 7.30pm

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Following the success of his current Autumn tour, Irish Country-Pop crossover star Nathan Carter announces his Born For The Road 2019 tour.

Without a doubt, he is fast becoming one of the UK’s most prolific touring artists, with his energetic showmanship proving irresistible for fans across the UK.

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The Opera Boys

Saturday 16th February 7.30pm

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Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between.

Operatic arias and classical favourites from ‘Nessun Dorma’ to ‘Time to say goodbye’ are mixed with showstoppers from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ right through to ‘Jersey Boys’. The show also features brand new classical arrangements of modern day pop hits, all performed in The Opera Boys inimitable style.

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With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.

Making classical music accessible to the masses, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!

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Think Floyd

Friday 1st March 7.30pm

Think Floyd 40th The Wall Live

 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 bands.

The brand new show for 2019 will feature a complete performance of The Wall as well as the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here 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.

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

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Forever in Blue Jeans

Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm

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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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The Best of Wham

Friday 15th March 7.30pm

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A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s? In four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records, topping the charts with three albums, four number one singles and eleven top ten hits

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This fun-loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by ‘Young Guns’ of all ages, so come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’ (*Sorry. Drinks not free.)

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm

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Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Lionel Richie Songbook

Friday 22nd March 7.30pm

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 ‘THE LIONEL RICHIE SONGBOOK’Winner of ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ in 2018 at the ‘NATIONAL TRIBUTE MUSIC AWARDS’ is back in 2019 with a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits…

‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, Dancing On The Ceiling’,

‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

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Sensational 60s Experience 2019

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm

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Karen Carpenter

Sunday 7th April, 3pm

Voice of the Heart

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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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T.Rextasy

Saturday 20th April, 7.30pm

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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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Michael English

Thursday 25th April 7.30pm

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Following the huge success of Michael’s previous visit to The West Cliff Theatre, he returns in 2019 with his fantastic show on April 25th & The Legendary Brendan Shine joins him once more as his special guest on the night.

Michael has gone from strength to strength in the last 4 years packing out venues all over Ireland & The UK for both concerts & dances. Michael & his talented Band are renowned for their energetic performances & with Michael’s musical talents he plays both his famous “red piano” & accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him. And with accolades like “Best Country Dance Band” at The Irish Country Music Awards & “Performer of the year” at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt there is no stopping the Kildare man!

Michael has just released his 1st  Live Double Album since his last visit and has had numerous hit singles including “Joey on the Fiddle” & “Then it’s Love”.

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The Bootleg Shadows

Saturday 27th April 7.30pm

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In aid of The East Anglian Air Ambulance

 The Bootleg Shadows have been entertaining audiences in theatres for over 10 years with their celebration of the great music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard.

You can expect to hear all of the hits, from Apache all the way through to Riders in the Sky and sometimes a few ‘wild cards’ are thrown in for good measure. Who doesn’t love a bit of Duane Eddy, The Tornados, Telstar, or even Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross?

The attention to detail in recreating the sound and moves of The Shadows is second to none, even down to the trademark synchronized dance steps, as well as using period instruments and amplifiers.

This feel good show will leave you smiling and dancing all the way home and not only will you have had a great night out but you will have also helped raise money for a worthwhile cause; the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 17th May, 7.30pm

Counterfeit Sixties Portrait

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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Nat King Cole Centenary Songbook

Friday 28th June 7.30pm

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Andy Abraham is known across the country as the runner up of ITV’s 2005 series of The X Factor. He captured the hearts of the country then and will do so once again, as he has masterminded a special new tour called The Nat King Cole Songbook.

Throughout his career, Nat King Cole recorded more than 100 songs, and so Andy has had the unenviable task of selecting just a handful of tracks for the show. While Andy certainly hasn’t ignored the challenge that comes with stepping into the shoes of a man like Nat, he has already successfully covered hits from some of the most legendary music icons, so is the perfect vocalist for the feat. And, with his versatile voice and undying passion for Nat’s music, there is no doubt that he will do the man, and his music, great justice.

The show itself will be a mix of some of Nat’s most-loved songs, and, always a stickler for keeping his shows interactive Andy will also include intervals of thought provoking commentary throughout.

 

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Big Girls Don’t cry

Friday 9th August 7.30pm

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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), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super 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.

It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like GreaseLet’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

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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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