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Affected shows in May

 

Ultimate Classic Rock moves from Saturday 9th May to Sunday 7th March 2021

Spirit of the Blitz moves from Sunday 10th May to Sunday 27th September 2020

Menopause The Musical II moves from Friday 15th May to Friday 16th April 2021

Theatretrain-Glorious Golden Age of Musicals moves from Sunday 17th May to Sunday 1st November 2020

Reign Part 1 (Colchester) moves from May 29th & 30th to Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st July 2020

 

Back to the 60s Part II, Little Red Fairy Tale Adventure & Cats In Space have been cancelled. If you have not yet been contacted in regards to a refund please email: [email protected] with all your details or leave us a voicemail on 01255 433344

Please note that some shows already rescheduled may have to move again. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Affected shows in June

 

Steve Hewlett moves from Friday 5th June to Saturday 10th April 2021

The Counterfeit 60s moves from Saturday 6th June to Friday 28th May 2021

The Fizz moves from Sunday 21st June 2020 to Friday 9th April 2021

Sinatra- His Way moves from Friday 26th June to Friday October 15th 2021

The Hollies Story moves from Saturday 27th June to Sunday 13th July 2021

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook has been cancelled. If you have not yet been contacted in regards to a refund please email: [email protected] with all your details or leave us a voicemail on 01255 433344

Please note that some shows already rescheduled may have to move again. We apologise for any inconvenience.

REIGN Part 2

THURSDAY 16th & FRIDAY 17th JULY 7.00pm

CLACTON

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‘Arise to the realm of talent’

Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past eight year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production. This regal production features The Company students showcasing their skills in a variety of song and dance. Featuring a large cast of young people aged from 2 -19 years old, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the outstanding talents of The Company in REIGN.

Part 2: Features the Clacton students.

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REIGN Part 1

NEW DATE:

MONDAY 20th & TUESDAY 21st JULY 7.00pm

COLCHESTER

Reign 2020

‘Arise to the realm of talent’

Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past eight year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production. This regal production features The Company students showcasing their skills in a variety of song and dance. Featuring a large cast of young people aged from 2 -19 years old, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the outstanding talents of The Company in REIGN.

Part 1: Features the Colchester students.

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The Summer Show 2020

SELECTIVE DATES IN AUGUST

 Starring The Man They Call G (comedy singing impressionist), Ian Marchant (the gentleman juggler), stunning vocalists Ian Kirton and Helen Louise-Farrell, The Summer Show Dancers and The Kids from The Company. 

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In 2019 the West Cliff celebrated 125 years of Summer Variety. With plenty of nostalgic nods as well as an eye firmly on the future we are proud to present The Summer Show 2020.

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Performance Schedule

Tuesday 4th, 11th & 18th: 2pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 5th, 12th & 19th: 2pm & 6pm

Saturday 22nd: 2pm & 7.30pm

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Beach Boys Smile

  FRIDAY 7th 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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Jim Davidson-Last Man Standing

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 7.30pm

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The masterful, outrageous and hysterically funny comedy legend ‘General’ Jim Davidson OBE’ embarks on his comedy campaign around the UK in 2020, following the acclaimed sell-out ‘The People Fight Back’ Tour.

Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!

He has entertained soldiers across the world and yet, as a comic, he still takes no prisoners at home.”★★★★★

Absolutely a fantastic night! Tears was running down my face, this is the second time I’ve seen Jim’s show and would go back a third time! Absolutely amazing! ★★★★★

Laughed till I cried ★★★★★

Davidson does not receive the true credit he deserves… you get what you expect – there are no airs and graces. You receive the simple, filthy comedy which is expected from such a comedy legend. ★★★★★

A comic who has timing down to a fine art. An on-stage, international perfectionist. ★★★★★

Last week Jim Davidson came, he saw, and he conquered a sell-out audience. ★★★★★

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Catch Us If You Can

FRIDAY 28th AUGUST 7.30pm

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Featuring the very best songs from the most creative musical decade of all time, Catch Us If You Can is a two hour theatrical experience you will never forget.

With an array of costume changes, ‘The Revolvers’ will take you on the most authentic sixties experience you’ll see this year as they pay tribute to The Kinks, The Who, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Spencer Davis Group. With special tributes paid to The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hit’s include you Really Got Me, My Generation, Good Vibrations, Pretty Woman, Blowin’ In The Wind, Keep On Running, My Generation, Satisfaction, Shout, Dancing In The Street, and A Hard Days Night to name but a few.

This fast moving, fun loving show is everything that the sixties was all about.  A must see experience for audiences of all ages to take them back in time to witness the magical music that came from this wonderful part of our history!
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Joe Pasquale

SATURDAY 29th AUGUST, 7.30pm

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After a break of a year Joe is back at the West Cliff and ready to entertain!

Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago on ITV’s New Faces.  Now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way!  Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.  WARNING: This show may contain nuts and Joe may say the word ‘fart’.

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The Counterfeit Seventies

SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER, 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. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits.

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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

FRIDAY 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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Streisand

  SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm  

The Music, The Lady, The Legend

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The iconic sound of a legend in Music & Film, is brought to life in this brand new production.  Join Winter as she combines her superb pitch & quality vocals into her delivery of some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written or performed such as Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him, The Way We Were & many more.

Performed by a stunning live band. Complete with the depth of double bass, keys & violin. A wonderful evening of music not to be missed. Brought to you by Total Productions.

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The Indians

SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

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Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Ireland’s top Showband return to the West Cliff. Regarded as one of the most entertaining Irish bands on the road, they have been consistently entertaining the UK now for five decades.

So come join the gang for what is always a great night of live entertainment.

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John Lydon

AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF A NEW 2021 DATE:

FRIDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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He’s a legend and an Icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. The front man and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PIL) caused a political earthquake and transformed music for good.

To coincide with the publication of his new book, the brilliant, funny and insightful I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right, he is touring the UK. Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, and take audience questions during a pyrotechnic, one-off tour.

Signed books will be available to buy at the venue which John will pre-sign. He WILL NOT be signing them at any pre/after showtime.
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Spirit of the Blitz

NEW DATE:

SUNDAY MATINEE

27th SEPTEMBER 2.30pm

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To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day we dust off 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 on the long road towards peace.

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.

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Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good 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.

For those who remember the 40s, the show 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.

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ELO Encounter

NEW DATE:

FRIDAY 2nd 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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Abbamania

SATURDAY 3rd 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 4th 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 2020/21’ 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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Nick Ross Orchestra-Glenn Miller & Rat pack Era

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER. 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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Voice Of The Heart

SUNDAY MATINEE

11th OCTOBER 2.30pm

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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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Manilow – A Celebration of Barry Manilow

FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 7.30pm 2020

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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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Rock for Heroes

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 7.30pm 2020

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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 Bootleg Shadows

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2020

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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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TRextesy

FRIDAY 23rd 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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Come What May

AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF NEW DATE IN 2021

SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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COME WHAT MAY

The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge

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We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.

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Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne, Lady Marmalade plus songs from some of the most iconic movie musicals of all time.

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Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

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It’s a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love.

 

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Country Superstars

FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Sarah Jayne who has been performing for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country – Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country music history.

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The show features Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Glen Campbell and now Shania Twain. The show also includes The Tennessee Allstars Band.

Country music will live on forever, a must see for any fans of Country Music!

“Europe’s Leading Dolly and Kenny Impersonators” as said by Kenny Rogers on his website.

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Jersey Beats

NEW DATE:

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER. 7.30pm

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It’s the show night out not to be missed – wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! is a different style of tribute show to any other that you will have seen or heard of before.

Matt Andrews leads our vocal quartet as our tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune… All performed alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito.

Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceedings and ensuring the crowd leave with a big smile on their face.

Our Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up – bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage bringing the era back to life!

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The show also has a way of bringing current hits to life too, with that same Doo Wop style – again making OH WHAT A NITE! different to any tribute show you’ll ever see!

Stunning costumes, choreography, production and more – all to take you back to the era when hit song, after hit song had ‘The Four Seasons’ famous around the World.

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The Glorious Golden Age Of Musicals

NEW DATE:

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 6.30pm

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A beautiful show where our Theatretrain pupils at Clacton perform songs , dances and script from some of the best musicals of all time including Hello Dolly , Singing In The Rain , Annie Get Your Gun , Sweet Charity , The Wizard Of Oz , Meet Me In St Louis and many more , this will be a fabulous bright show using stunning costumes to compliment our wonderful performers , an entertaining show for the whole family to thoroughly enjoy !

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Total 80s

  FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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It’s time to back comb that hair and slip on the shell suit as we take you back to the eighties with an all new production of Total 80’s. No other era has had such a colourful and diverse influence.

Celebrating the amazing musical landscape of this time with all of your favourite hits from artists such as Wham!, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-Ha, Cyndi Lauper and many more. This is a theatre show unlike any other, it’s a party atmosphere it will evoke memories you’d forgotten. Performed by an incredible 7 piece band, that recreates the magic to take you back in time to when it was cool to be different!! So get out your neon, pull on your leg warmers, Cut Footloose and remember to Wake me up before you go go!!!

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Rock N Roll Paradise

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER 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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