Shows in Variety

A West End Christmas


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Join us for an evening of Musicals and Mistletoe featuring songs from favourite musicals such as Les Miserables, Phantom, wicked, Jersey Boys along with some Christmas Crackers guaranteed to get your toes tapping and fill you with festive cheer.


The Christmas Show 2023

WEDNESDAY 20th 7pm, THURSDAY 21st 2.30pm & 7pm, FRIDAY 22nd 2.30pm & 7pm, SATURDAY 23rd 1pm & 5pm DECEMBER.

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Embrace the festive spirit with a visit to The Christmas Show.


Each year our spectacular production features a ho-ho-host of festive fun for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring gorgeous costumes, sublime vocalists, laugh out loud comedy and our strictly FAB-U-LOUS dancers, The Christmas Show at Clacton is the perfect celebration of the yuletide season.


With plenty of Christmas cheer, our stunning cast will take you on a magical journey of variety, nostalgia, and joy that the whole family will cherish.


By offering a FREE child seat with every adult ticket purchased, we hope to make a family visit affordable so that everyone can experience the magic of live theatre. Book now for our Christmas cracker of a show and join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.


RED RAW- Robert Temple – The Hypnotist

SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 7.30pm

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“The Hypnotist: Red Raw” is a brand new show where volunteers from the audience unlock their imaginations and create a once-in-a-lifetime show of improvised comedy under the influence of hypnosis – live on stage.

Things will be imagined, people’s identities forgotten, changed and their reality completely altered. All in the spirit of a ruddy good laugh.

It’s the perfect night out whether you watch from the audience or you choose to participate as a star of the show, this is a night out not to be missed.

*No actors are used, members of the audience are asked to volunteer if they would like to participate at the start of every performance.

Not suitable for under 18’s.


Spirit of the Blitz

Matinee Performance

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2024 2.30pm

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To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we delve into the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit of the Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain.

Sing along to swinging hits like Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Bless ‘Em All, Leaning On A Lamp-Post, and of course, We’ll Meet Again.

Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good variety show recreates all your forties favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields… A truly heart-warming afternoon of live music and laughter, accompanied by the superb Phil Jeffery Band, featuring Wendy Richardson at the keys.
For those who remember the 1940s, Spirit Of The Blitz is a trip down memory lane; for those who don’t, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation’s battle for survival.

Why not bring a party to enjoy this afternoon of pure nostalgia?


The Summer Show 2024

Get ready for a show packed with comedy, song, dance and all the Glitz & Glamour you’d expect from the team behind the Summer & Christmas Show.

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Featuring the amazing Ben Nickless



Thursday 8th 7.30pm, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 15 & Friday 16th 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 21st 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Friday 23rd 7.30pm, Saturday 24th 2.30pm & 7.30pm


‘It was a wonderful evening. My Grandson & I really enjoyed it. A wonderful family show’


‘From start to finish we enjoyed every minute’


‘Enjoyed it. Full of laughter. West Cliff, keep doing what you do!’


Quotes taken from Facebook comments. All images from the 2023 production.


High Jinx


SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2.30pm

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High Jinx is back on tour for 2024 with another jam-packed show filled with amazing magic, incredible illusions and crazy circus thrills that are sure to leave you amazed, puzzled but above all entertained. presented by the extraordinary and multi-skilled performer, Michael Jordan and supporting cast! Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey into the realm of wonder and enchantment as Michael showcases his incredible talents in magic and circus arts.


Direct from the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus and the prestigious “International Festival de Magie,” Michael effortlessly blends mesmerising magic with awe-inspiring feats of juggling and daring stunts. With his captivating showmanship, he will leave you on the edge of your seat, gasping with disbelief, and cheering for more. Whether you’re a fan of mind-boggling illusions or heart-stopping circus acts, the high jinx show promises to be an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

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So, come one, come all, and join us for an afternoon of pure enchantment as Michael takes centre stage to ignite your imagination.

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“Magic, pure and simple for all the family.” Huddersfield Examiner

“He reminded me of The Greatest Showman’s enthusiasm to create something original and exciting.” Blackpool Gazette

“A seriously fun show.” Tripadvisor Review.

Suitable for ages 4+


Shaun Ryder – Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

SATURDAY 26TH APRIL 2025, 7.30pm



He’s the wild man of rock who became a national treasure. Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder is hitting the road for a new, spoken word tour. The star of more-TV-shows-than-anyone-has-a-right-to-feature-on – including Celebrity Gogglebox, and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, among many others – redefined the sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll lifestyle during the halcyon age of Madchester.

He’s touring in support of his new book: Happy Mondays – and Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays. Fans can look forward to a carnival of excess, wild tales, and improbable truths, as they enjoy the talents of a unique rock’n’roll star dubbed Britpop’s answer to WB Yeats. Strap yourselves in and say Hallelujah for Shaun.