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Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

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SUNDAY 0th APRIL 7.30pm

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Jimmy Jemain with the Undercover Shadows celebrate six decades of hits singles by Sir Cliff Richard. A must see show for all Cliff Richard fans. This show will have you tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles as you listen to Cliff’s fantastic music. 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 write 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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The Glorious Golden Age Of Musicals

SUNDAY 17th MAY 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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Little Red’s Fairy Tale Forest

SATURDAY 23rd MAY 2pm

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Have you ever wondered what happens when the story ends and the book is closed?

Little Red is your everyday kinda kid, loves music, gadgets, social media and her hoodie, but she is in for a big surprise when the power goes out!

With no access to the internet, no phone, no tablet…. she has no choice but to find another way to pass the time. And when she finds an old dusty book filled with silly stories, then her adventures really begin.
As the stories, characters and world come to life…. Little Red alongside the big bad wolf, the gingerbread man and a whole host of other characters find themselves in a race against time to save the Fairytale Forest from the grip of evil and stop it from disappearing off the pages forever!

Can Little Red embrace the power of her imagination to save The Fairytale Forest?
Join ‘The Panto Bus’ team for a show jam packed with fun, comedy, original musical numbers and illusion, that will leave audience members young and old cheering for more.

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REIGN Part 1

FRIDAY 29th & SATURDAY 30th MAY 7.00pm

COLCHESTER

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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 1: Features the Colchester students.

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Steve Hewlett

FRIDAY 5th JUNE 7.30pm

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Join Steve Hewlett, and a whole host of characters for a night filled with comedy and laughter suitable for all ages. As well as touring in his own shows – ‘Thinking Inside The Box’ & ‘30 Years Of Talking To Myself’ – Steve has also been seen on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and as a Wildcard & Finalist on Britain’s Got Talent.

2016 saw Steve Touring with names such as KENNY G, The Osmonds in 2017 in America & Canada & The Stylistics in 2018 and ending 2019 hosting the Biggest Christmas Show in the UK at Thursford in Norfolk.

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Steve now brings his New Show Arthur Lager is Beyond Real to the stage where he reveals the whole life of Arthur as well as a full Comedy Show full of hilarious characters.

Fun show for the Whole Family…

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Saturday 6th June, 7.30pm

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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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Evolution Class of 2019-20

SATURDAY 13th JUNE 7.30pm

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This is a showcase production of the students’ achievements during their One Year course at Evolution Foundation College, before they embark on their chosen 3 year Performing Art courses at Colleges/Universities.

The students will be performing all aspects of Dance (including Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Commercial and Jazz), Singing, Acting and Musical Theatre.

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Sinatra – His Way

FRIDAY 26th JUNE 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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The Hollies Story

SATURDAY 27th JUNE 7.30pm

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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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The All New Blues & Soul Revue

FRIDAY 3rd JULY, 7.30pm

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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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Twist & Shout

SATURDAY 11th JULY 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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REIGN Part 2

THURSDAY 16th & FRIDAY 17th JULY 7.00pm

CLACTON

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 2: Features the Clacton students.

www.thecompanypa.com
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The Summer Show 2020

SELECTIVE DATES IN AUGUST

In 2019 the West Cliff celebrated 125 years of Summer Variety.

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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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The Everly Brothers

FRIDAY 14th AUGUST 7.30pm

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Follow young Phil & Don Everly, as the boys from a humble Kentucky coal mining community appear at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 1957… inspiring the Beatles, the Hollies and many others with their angelic harmonies….. all the way to their triumphant reunion concert in 1983 in the Royal Albert Hall London England.

Join our fabulous host and narrator, Mr Hank Griffin Senior to enjoy all the favourite Everly hits including;- Bye Bye Love, Cathys Clown, Wake up Little Susie, Lucille, When will I be loved and many many more….

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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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Big Girls Don’t Cry

FRIDAY 21st 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) 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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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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James Bond Concert Spectacular

SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 7.30pm

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‘This band are simply stunning. It’s hard to imagine this music being served better.’ 
THE TIMES March 2019

 

The popular Q The Music Show is coming back at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton and they will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The show will be compered by the lovely Caroline Munro who played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others.  With top musicians and an informative compere – who appeared in the films herself, this show has everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Don’t miss this superb evening as…Nobody Does It Better!

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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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Some Kinda Wonderful – Stevie Wonder

FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers”Blues & Soul Magazine), award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash (Jools Holland and “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today”The Guardian) and a world-class band present a diverse back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ through to hits from ‘Talking Book’, ‘Innervisions’, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ and ‘Hotter than July’.  Playing hit after hit, from the dance floor classics ‘I Wish’ and ‘Superstition’ to beautiful arrangements of ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Overjoyed’, this is a real ‘master blaster of a show!”

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John Lydon

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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Jersey Beats

NEW DATE:

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2020, 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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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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