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Seven Drunken Nights

SATURDAY 13th APRIL 7.30pm

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Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand-new production.

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In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

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This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

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Please Note: Only alcohol purchased from our Stage Door Bar can be consumed in the theatre.

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Most Haunted The Stage Show

SUNDAY 14th April 7.30pm

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The acclaimed World No.1 paranormal show Most Haunted is the original and most successful worldwide Paranormal investigation series ever made and premiers it’s Spine-chilling theatre show in 2023/24.Presented by Yvette Fielding the first lady of the paranormal together with Karl Beattie and the Most Haunted team, you will be taken on the darkest, most terrifying journey of your life.

Theatre audiences will be shaking in their seats as Yvette and the team present MOST HAUNTED’S ALL-TIME TOP 10 SCARES complete with unseen video footage from Haunted Castles, Manor Houses, Hospitals and Prisons. Most Haunted Live will take the theatrical experience to a whole new level with audience members taken back to the Victorian age of séance and Ouija board and invited to conduct their very own ghostly investigation. In this show no one is safe and “Seeing is believing…

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ELO Encounter-The Blue Sky Tour 2024

FRIDAY 19th APRIL 2024 7.30pm

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Roll over Beethoven because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra are back. Featuring soaring strings and striking vocal harmonies the ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies!

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So, Hold On Tight as the band reel off all those classic hits because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

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★★★★★ “A brilliant night out” – Steve Scruton – BBC Radio
★★★★★ “Amazing … a fantastic band” – Tony Fisher – BBC Radio
★★★★★ “Simply outstanding … thank you ELO Encounter” – Road House Birmingham

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Beatlemania

Saturday 20th April 2024, 7.30pm

From Love Me Do to Let It Be.

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Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world’s greatest ever band.

Every song is a winner in this note-perfect musical love letter to the Fab Four.  John, Paul, George and Ringo take to the stage one more time as the supremely-talented cast revive all 17 of their No1 hits including:  She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, We Can Work it Out, All You Need is Love, Get Back and a five-star performance of Hey Jude.

From their mop-top Beatlemania beginnings to the psychedelic highs of Sgt. Pepper and beyond, this is the must see show for any Beatles fan.  With stunning attention to detail – from the original musical instruments and stitch perfect costumes even down to Lennon and McCartney’s on-stage banter – combined with superb vocals and sublime musicianship.

Get your ticket to ride back in time, in style, with the incredible Beatlemania!

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The Legends of American Country Music

FRIDAY 26th APRIL 7.30pm

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Now seen by over 350,000 fans live and watched by millions on TV Europe’s No.1 multi award winning show ” The Legends of American Country “returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country nostalgia. The 2024 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Patsy Cline, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks and Jim Reeves with countless other well-known singalong hit songs in this must-see musical extravaganza.

The show features 3 superb singers in the young Kelan Browne, Tracey McAuley and Antony McBrien who are all accompanied by a superb live band of musicians with that real authentic Tennessee sound coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art production that is guaranteed to transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One thing is for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town!

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Over 2,000 5-star reviews!

Country Music Northern Ireland “As good as Country show that you will see live anywhere outside Nashville “

CMT “Pure Raw Country at its Best “

“Fantastic show of nostalgic country at its best with superb vocalists and musicians”.  Hot Country TV 

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Calling Planet Earth

SATURDAY 27th APRIL 7.30pm

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A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s.

Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ULTRAVOX, TEARS FOR FEARS, DEPECHE MODE, OMD, JAPAN, ABC, SOFT CELL and Many many More.

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Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
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TAYLORMANIA – Taylor Swift Eras

SATURDAY 4th MAY 7pm

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An award winning extravaganza that plays tribute to one of the leading contemporary recording artists of our time. Katy Ellis a self  obsessed ‘Swiftie’ with an incredible live band and dancers promises to deliver the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift show you will ever see.

The show has already taken ‘Swiftie’ fans across the world by storm and features all of Taylor’s much loved hits including ; Shake It Off, Blank Space, Love Story, You Belong With Me, Look What You Made Me Do, I Knew You Were Trouble and many ,many more.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW STARTS AT 7PM

 

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Debbie Millar – Dancing Through the Decades

SUNDAY 5th MAY 2pm & 6.30pm

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The Debbie Millar school of dance is back for 2024 at the West Cliff with routines and music to take us all on a journey through the decades, featuring performers of all ages from 2 years upwards. With a wide range of routines including Classical Ballet, Modern and Tap Dancing plus Musical Theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a community production presented by the local Debbie Millar School of Dance.

WHAT DOES THE i MEAN ON THE PLAN?

The i denotes that seats are close to the main sound speakers. Your view of the stage will not be affected in these seats but sound levels will be a little louder for some shows.

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A Night to Remember-Motown Show

FRIDAY 10th MAY 7.30pm

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Step back in time to 1960’s Detroit and be prepared for a high energy show, packed with the greatest Motown hits of all time.

Starring The Voice UK finalist, Bizzi Dixon, and backed by the soulful vocal dynamics of The Motown Divas, this musical celebration is sure to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles and the streets.

Don’t look any further! Reach out and grab your ticket to find out just how sweet it is to party all night long. This live show is guaranteed to be a night to remember!

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Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

SATURDAY 11th MAY 7.30pm

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The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK as they recreate the million sellers of the 40s and 50s.

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Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just a few of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to world stardom. Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie not to mention songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured in this 2-hour show which will take you down Memory Lane and start your feet tapping.

A Big Band show that’s bound to get you In The Mood

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Hail, Hail, Rock ‘N’ Roll

FRIDAY 17th MAY 7.30pm

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Step into Miss Mae’s Red Top Sugar Shake and be transported into a world where Rock ‘N’ Roll was formed from a gumbo or Rhythm & Blues, Folk and Country music.

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Feel the electric power of some of the most influential artists of all time raising the roof of the Sugar Shack – Chuck B, The King E and Jerry Lee – plus powerhouse hits from the pioneering women of the 1950s.

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With over 40 classic hits from the decade that gave us Rock ‘N’ Roll, this is a show not to be missed.

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Think Floyd

SATURDAY 18th May 2024. 7.30pm

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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.

The brand new show for 2024 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.

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason describes the band as “Brilliant! – They are really good.” In an interview on LBC the legendary drummer commended Think Floyd and rather generously called them “better than we are”.

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Think Floyd pride themselves in faithfully recreating Pink Floyd’s timeless music, backed by their dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers and an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

It’s no wonder Think Floyd are widely regarded as the UK’s number one Pink Floyd tribute show.

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Cinderella – Adult Panto

FRIDAY 24th MAY 7.30pm

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The Adult Pantomime is back with an invitation to the Prince’s Ball for all you BIGGER boys and girls.

The Prince is known for holding the biggest balls in all the land. He is hoping that all the gorgeous women in the Kingdom will come to see what he has to offer. Could Cinderella, with the help from her best friend Buttons, see if the Prince’s golden dildo will be the perfect fit?

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But her two ugly stepsisters – the S!*@S – Ivana and Ineeda Dickin want the Prince to themselves, and will do ANYTHING to stop Cinderella living happily ever after!

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Starring The Adult Pantomime favourites, the #cracking Liam Mellor as Buttons, the filthy and fabulous Jimmy Burton-Iles and the devilishly wicked Robert Squire as the two ugly stepsisters. Plus returning to The Adult Pantomime after a year off, Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road’s Ben-Ryan Davies returns as the dashing Prince Charming.

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Be prepared to laugh your adult socks off with this hilarious take on Cinderella. With a fun and filthy laugh a minute script. Anthems which will have you dancing in the aisles and lots of audience participation – whether you want it or not. Get ready for a night at the theatre you will never forget… Oh no you won’t!

Don’t let time run out on you and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!

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5,6,7,8 The Steps Experience

SATURDAY 25th MAY 7.30pm

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PROMOTER DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU HAVE TICKETS FOR THE SHOW.

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A Beautiful Noise-Neil Diamond

SUNDAY 26th MAY 7.30pm

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From London’s West End, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. From the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building to the Jazz Singer and countless live concerts, Neil Diamond is a musical icon, selling over 130 million albums throughout his exceptional career.

This is the only show starring the extraordinary FISHER STEVENS, undeniably one of the BEST Neil Diamond impersonators you will ever see! Together with the fantastic cast of professional musicians and singers who performed at the Lyric theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

Join us in celebrating all the classic hits. This musical adventure, unrivalled by any other, revisits more than five decades of sparkling musical gems, including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am…I Said, America, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

★★★★★”The legendary music of Neil Diamond is brought to life for a night you won’t for-get, and as tributes to the greats go, you’d struggle to get more bang for your buck in the West End.” Broadway World Review-

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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 Matthew Bason & Phil Johnson.
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?

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HOORAY FOR HUDD

SUNDAY 2ND JUNE, 7PM

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An Evening of variety entertainment to celebrate the fabulous Roy Hudd.

 

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All Proceeds raised from this show, will go towards a statue in his honour.

We reserve the right to make alterations to the advertised list of performers.

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Trextasy 2024

FRIDAY 7th JUNE 2024 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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Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

SATURDAY 8th JUNE 7.30pm

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In January 1959 Buddy Holly began a string of dates in the American Mid-West ‘The Winter Dance Party Tour’, this tour included Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Dion & The Belmont’s and was to be their last tour.

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party will recreate the authentic feel of that era along with all the hits you know and love – True Love Ways, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Chantilly Lace, Running Bear, La Bamba, Let’s, The Wanderer and Run Around Sue – to name but a few.

Will Rock n Roll in Clacton ever Die? That’ll be the Day!

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Lipstick On Your Collar

SUNDAY 9th JUNE 7.30PM

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Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

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From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

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Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

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MURDER ON THE NILE – CADS

THURSDAY 13th – SATURDAY 15th JUNE at 7.30PM 

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Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

This is a community production by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society

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Last Days of Disco 2024

FRIDAY 21st June, 7.30pm

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The greatest disco show on earth, a complete history of the genre from the 70s into The Last Days of Disco the 80s.

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A set list like no other show, classics from Irene Cara, Lipps Inc, Debarge, The Pointer Sisters, Shalamar, Evelyn Champagne King, Kool and The Gang, Stephanie Mills, Stacey Lattishaw, Chic, Earth Wind and Fire and many more.

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So, join Diva from ITV’s The Voice UK along with their amazing band for the must see show of 2024.

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Prepare to travel back to the time of your life and revisit THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

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Rat Pack Live

SATURDAY 22ND JUNE, 7.30PM

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They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. The trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack, had attitude to spare.

Rat Pack Live invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows. So prepare yourself for the UK’s most authentic Rat Pack concert experience…

This brilliant production revives all-time-favourites such as New York, New York, That’s Amore, My Way, Mr Bojangles and That’s Life.

Rat Pack Live: Come Fly with us…

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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The Counterfeit 60s

FRIDAY 28th June 2024 @ 7.30pm

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Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings 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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The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees – to name but a few – all recreated in this stunning show.

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The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

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Join us for a fantastic night of sixties nostalgia!

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Wired For Sound-The Music Of Cliff Richard

SATURDAY 29th JUNE 7.30pm

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Jimmy Jemain, together with the Undercover Shadows celebrate six decades of hit singles by Sir Cliff Richard.  This show is a MUST SEE for any Cliff fan. Jimmy Jemain, who won TV’s ’Stars in Their Eyes’ 30 years ago, is widely recognised as the number one Cliff tribute artist, with Cliff himself commenting “Spot on, a bit too good”.  The Daily Mirror writes that Jemain “Talks, walks, looks and sings like Cliff Richard”.  As The Shadows played an important part in the early years, no show reflecting on the career of Sir Cliff would be complete without some of their music, performed by a sensational five-piece band the Undercover Shadows.

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Theatre Train – A Tale of Magic

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE, 7PM

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We invite you to hold on tight as three marvellous witches and many well-known villains of Disney take you on a haunting journey. With spells, broomsticks & cauldrons we will travel through a story like no other via spellbinding songs and dances. Are you daring enough to join our wondrous cast of Theatretrain Clacton for this very special production?

PLEASE NOTE: This is a community production presented by the local Theatre Train School for young performers.

WHAT DOES THE i MEAN ON THE PLAN?

The i denotes that seats are close to the main sound speakers. Your view of the stage will not be affected in these seats but sound levels will be a little louder for some shows.

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WestEnders 2024

Bringing The West End To You!

FRIDAY 5TH JULY, 7.30PM

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The WestEnders bring you “LES MIZ MAGIC and THE WORLD’S GREATEST MUSICALS” all in one night!

One show more of outstanding musical arrangements from the
world’s most popular musicals, including the incredible Act 1
Finale of Les Misérables, plus Evita, West Side Story, Phantom of
the Opera, Hamilton, Blood Brothers, and many, many more.
Re-live all your favourites, performed by cast members from
London’s West End shows (including Les Misérables.)
Under the musical supervision of renowned West End
conductor, Jae Alexander, this is a truly outstanding evening: a
musical entertainment with sublime harmonies and
arrangements, performed with flair, fun and true passion. Don’t
miss out on this exciting chance to see this talented group
perform the songs from the shows we all love.

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Roy Chubby Brown-It’s Simply Comedy Tour

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SATURDAY 6th JULY 2024 7.30pm

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Still going strong after 50 years, Roy Chubby Brown is the undoubted King of Comedy. 30 plus live dvds, countless books, cds, original songs and thousands of live shows. In a career spanning the decades and with millions of fans worldwide, you cannot argue the fact that even in these crazy politically correct times, Roy is still the Best of the Best.

Come and join him and his support act for his 2024 tour, and remember to bring tissues to wipe away the tears of laughter. As always if easily offended please stay away.

Please Note: No alcohol is permitted inside the auditorium. Only soft drinks and water in plastic bottles will be allowed. 
Bag searches will be in place for this performance. Click HERE for more info…

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RAISE THE ROOF

WEST CLIFF PERFORMERS CONCERT

SUNDAY 7TH JULY, 6PM

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Join our award-winning West Cliff Performers for an afternoon concert filled with songs from the shows. Our inclusive performers will take you on a musical journey, with plenty of well know tunes and perhaps a few not so well known. Funds raised support the theatre and community.

This is a Community Production Staged by our All-Inclusive Performers Group.

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Jimmy Tarbuck

SATURDAY 13TH JULY, 7.30PM

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After more than 60 years at the very top of his profession Jimmy Tarbuck OBE relives many of the most iconic moments of a life on stage and screen.

Featuring a huge collection of anecdotes and video clips highlighting a fabulously glittering career, from going to school with John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby and of course his meteoric rise to fame hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Stories that retell the incredible journey of a true national treasure.

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