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West Cliff Open Day 2022

  SATURDAY 22nd JANUARY  

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Reluctantly we are going to cancel the Open Day for 2022 to ensure the safety of our staff and visiting patrons with the current levels of Covid. We apologise for any disappointment.

CMTS Presents-Beauty & The Beast

THURSDAY 27th – SUNDAY 30th JANUARY

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Beatlemania

FRIDAY 4th February 2022, 7.30pm 

(Rescheduled From Friday 23rd April 2021) 

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Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the worlds 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 on the golden anniversary of the four-times platinum classic hit.

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.

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Money can’t buy you love, but it can get you seats for an evening to remember, featuring the biggest and best songs ever recorded performed live in concert. Get your ticket to ride back in time, in style, with the incredible Beatlemania!

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Supersonic 70s Show

 SATURDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2022, 7.30pm

Previously Friday 5th February 2021

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Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The ‘Supersonic 70s show’ is GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all…the 70s! Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this ‘all live’ band delivers a power packed spectacle. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot stompin’ to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex, and Suzi Quatro you won’t have time to catch your breath! Alongside timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, the band even add in a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision song contest.

It’s no wonder it’s being called, “the greatest 70s show in theatre land”

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So bring a strong pair of lungs, and favourite 70s outfit, as it is time for you to live out your childhood memories once more on this glorious rollercoaster ride of 70s nostalgia.


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Clacton Comedy Club

FRIDAY 11th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

Live stand-up comedy is coming to the West Cliff in 2022. 

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Chuckl. In association with West Cliff Theatre bring you the very best in live stand up comedy.
See some of the biggest names in comedy along with our favourite handpicked artists.
Tonight’s lineup includes Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo)/ Terry Alderton (Live at the Apollo)/Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow)/Nelson Gombakomba (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Finalist)
Please note the lineup maybe subject to change

www.chuckl.co.uk

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The Bohemians

SATURDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2022, 7.30pm.

Previously Saturday 20th March 2021 

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A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to  the later,  catchy pop of the  eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.

Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or  Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.

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Kipps-The Half A Sixpence Musical

THURSDAY 17th – SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY

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The award winning West Cliff Youth Theatre are so excited to be performing the new, vibrant “Kipps, the new Half a Sixpence Musical”. Full of colour, fun and the “feel good factor” it includes some new songs that have been especially written for this new version but still includes such favourites as “Flash Bang Wallop” and of course “Half a Sixpence”. It tells the story of Arthur Kipps, “a simple soul`’ who comes into money and has to make some difficult decisions.

Will the money change him, or will he come to realise what is most important in life?

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Ceri Dupree-A Star is Torn

  FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2022, 7.30pm 

Previously Friday 26th February 2021

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Ceri Dupree has performed almost everywhere! Throughout the UK, Europe and overseas and has impersonated almost every female star in the world at one time or another.

When it comes to dressing up in drag, as Paul O’Grady once said of him “in a field full of donkeys Ceri is a racehorse!”  Well come judge for yourself, come catch a show and you’ll see anyone and everyone from Joan (Rivers and Collins), Shirley Bassey,  Lady Gaga, Cher, Camilla, Tina Turner, HM the Queen, the Three Degrees (how does he do that!?!) and lots lots more!

All live vocals, impersonations, standup comedy, specially written sketches and songs …… and a clever twist at the end.  No two shows are ever the same as Ceri chooses up to 15 or so gals to do in an evening.

Want to see enough rhinestones to blind a cup final crowd, cry and laugh until your jaws ache? Then book your tickets NOW!

Website: www.ceridupree.co.uk
Twitter: @CeriDupree
Facebook: 
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Calling Planet Earth

SATURDAY 26th February 2022, 7.30pm

Previously Saturday 26th February 2021

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Recreating the electrifying 80s taking you on a musical memory right back to the nightclub dance floor!

Relive, sing, dance to many of the best 80s songs ever from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, The Police, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more. Unforgettable hits such as Planet Earth, True, Tainted Love, Vienna, The Look Of Love and many, many more!

Performed by an incredible live band, awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast.

This show is without doubt the most stunning 80’s experience ever brought back to the future!

Calling Planet Earth – The show that defines a decade”

www.callingplanetearth.co.uk

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Exciting Science

SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2022, 2pm

Previously Saturday 13th February 2021

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This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science.

So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop …. And splurt…

Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed!

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Come What May

Friday 4th March 2022, 7.30pm.

Previously Sunday 23rd May 2021 

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Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you into the sexy and glamorous underworld of Paris at the Moulin Rouge. Journey into the flamboyant world of Elton John, delve into the imagination of the original showman P.T Barnum and finally head to the bright lights of Los Angeles before exploring the glamour of Sunset Boulevard’s Burlesque Lounge

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This musical extravaganza is packed with timeless classics from the movie Moulin Rouge including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne and Lady Marmalade as well as featuring hits from other iconic movie musicals including Come Alive, Saturday Night’s Alright, Shallow and Show Me How You Burlesque.

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This ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ all-singing, all-dancing show is an unforgettable combination of dreams, adventure and above all – love!

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I’m Still Standing-The Music of Elton John

SATURDAY 5th MARCH 7.30pm

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Get you glad rags on and prepare for a night of music and fun celebrating the legendary 50 year career of the Rocket man, Sir Elton John. Featuring all of his greatest hits the show is performed by the outstanding Joel Buckingham and backed by an amazing live band. No show about Elton John would be complete without the outrageous outfits and glasses which have become a signature of his live shows from the early 1970’s right up to the modern day.
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Theatre Train-Be Dazzled

SUNDAY 12th June 6.30pm

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An array of wonderful musicals with pupils dancing, acting and singing in gorgeous bright sparkly costumes a show to thrill the whole family on a very entertaining night out!

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Round The Houses

THURSDAY 10th – SATURDAY 12th MARCH 7.30pm & 2.30pm on Saturday

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With divorce proceedings pending, Helen and Simon Simpson instruct estate agent, Simon Allcock to find a buyer for their house. Instead, the unscrupulous Simon decides to use their empty property for romantic assignation with his secretary! However, his carefully laid plans are dashed by the arrival of his hapless assistant, Bernard, followed by a seductive female doctor and Bernard’s very strange wife – not to mention the formidable WI lady who collects unwanted clothes! Further complications arise when the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk arrive, complete with pantomime cow! Missing clothes, mistaken identities…and much much more.

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Nathan Carter

FRIDAY 18th MARCH 7.30pm

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Nathan Carter has out sold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble, and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before.

He is an exciting feature on the UK Country scene, and once again tops the Irish charts with his fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’ which features his unique blend of Celtic, country and pop! Not bad for the cherubic former head choir boy who sang for Pope John Paul ll in Rome.

Nathan’s recordings include WHERE I WANNA BE (no. 1), BEAUTIFUL LIFE (no. 1), ‘STAYIN’ UP ALL NIGHT’ which topped the Irish chart and reached the top 20 in the UK. The show will feature a support act along with Nathan and his amazing band. This show is always a huge hit with our audience, so booking early is essential.
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West Bergholt Concert Band

SUNDAY 20th MARCH 3.00pm

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The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return for an afternoon of musical favorite’s from the Big Bands, Films, Musicals, Rock-n-Roll, and more. It’s sure to be another enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style. In aid of St Helena Hospice.

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The Opera Boys 2022

SATURDAY 26th MARCH 2022, 7.30pm

Previously Saturday 6th March 2021

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Having sold the show out in 2020, we are delighted to welcome the guys back for another stunning evening.

With Immaculate 4-part musical medleys, combined with stunning solo performances, the Opera Boys will keep you entertained with a whole feast of West End treats.

Featuring songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story,  Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for lovers of musical theatre.

The show also features beautiful operatic and classical numbers that the boys have become known for over the last few years, such as Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye.

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.

The Opera Boys will be joined on stage for certain numbers by members of the Stagecoach Choir.
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The Rollin’ Clones

SUNDAY 27th MARCH 7.30pm

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The Rollin’ Clones have been entertaining crowds across the country for over seventeen years, distilling the show down to a pure hit of rock ‘n’ roll, with a chaser of sequinned Glam.

From the early days of the rhythm and blues, through to the excesses of the 70s, The Rollin’ Clones’ rock ‘n’ roll show is a faithful interpretation of the biggest band ever greatest hits, delivered with a smirk and a wink, recalling the mischief making of Mr Jagger himself and remaining true to the spirit of the originals.

Without a doubt the most exciting tribute to the Rolling Stones…Outstanding” – The Daily Mail

“Frighteningly accurate” – Empire Magazine

The Rollin’ Clones manage to re-create the Stones at their most prolific and do it with all the passion and raw energy of the real thing. Great fun, fine musicians and an excellent choice of songs. Not to be missed!” – The Rolling Stones Supporters Association

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Steve Hewlett

FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022, 7.30pm

(Rescheduled from Saturday 10th April, 2021)

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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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Sleeping with Beauty

SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2022, 7.30pm 

(Moved From Saturday 24th April 2021)

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We are delighted to have Liam Mellor & Hot Rock Productions here at the West Cliff Theatre to present Sleeping with Beauty.

Starring Hollyoaks & Waterloo Road’s Ben-Ryan Davies as the Prince! Back for more hilarious antics are the cracking top UK comic Liam Mellor as Jangles & the fabulous and filthy Jimmy Burton-Iles as Queen Lusious Le-Coq.

This is for all you big boys & girls, so leave the kids at home and get your tickets for this fun & filthy show for one night only.

Will Jangles get to Sleep with Beauty? Will Carabosse manage to give the Princess a prick? And will Queen Lusious Le-Coq keep the Prince all for herself? Find out by seeing this hilarious adult panto that all started with a prick!

Due to high demand early booking is recommended.

Suitable for 16 plus years

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Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2022, 7.30pm.

(Rescheduled From Sunday 18th April, 2021)

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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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Menopause the Musical 2.

SUNDAY 10TH APRIL 2022, 7.30pm 

(MOVED FROM FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 2021)

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Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), Nicki French (Eurovision) and Susie Fenwick (West End Star) it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to our smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.

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Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things!  Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship.  When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends.  But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits!

For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

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So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical 2 – Cruising Through Menopause.

Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK Tour”

Age advisory 16+
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Animal Antics

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SATURDAY 16TH APRIL 2.30PM

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Time for The Animal Guyz who are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading animal presenters to literally bring the stage to life with this brand-new funny, entertaining and educational live show that will delight the whole family. 

A show packed with animal effects, music and laughter, designed to both entertain and educate using no live animals, stunning puppetry and special effects to bring incredible life-like and size animals and dinosaurs to the stage right before your eyes.  

Dinosaurs from the past, Elephants from Africa, saltwater crocodiles from Australia and the incredible Orangutans from Indonesia to name but a few all making their way out onto the stage as part of some incredibly moving moments. 

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However, when The Animal Guyz are involved, it does mean that talking about animals does not always go completely to plan so prepare for a completely wild and exciting show.  

 

An experience not to be missed so book today 

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The Ladyboys Of Bangkok

THURSDAY 21st APRIL 2022, 7.30pm 

(Moved From Thursday 15th April 2021)

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back…

Starring 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls…who just happen to be men!

From Hollywood to Bollywood, the West End and Las Vegas these diamante dripping diva’s perform and create all your favourite and biggest hits from the world’s most famous Pop Icons.

A must-see new production for 2022 with plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness, with over 400 incredible costumes and more theatrical sequin laden production numbers than you can shake your tail feather at!

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This is now officially the largest and longest running cabaret show in the UK if not the world after continuously appearing and selling out at the Edinburgh Festival for over 21 years.

…THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN…

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The Kilkennys

FRIDAY 22ND APRIL 2022, 7.30pm

(Moves from 9th May 2021)

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The Kilkennys, Ireland’s newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. The band’s following is growing internationally and their upward curve has been sure and steady.  With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own.  Much like the monks of St Francis Abbey who first brewed ale 350 years ago, The Kilkennys are meticulous craftsmen and have been named Ireland’s Most Successful International Folk Band winners in the Sunday Worlds Country Music and Entertainment Awards.

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Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette

SATURDAY 23RD APRIL 2022, 7.30pm

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This wonderful show features the music of the Legendary Tammy Wynette, The First Lady Of Country Music.

Tammy came to prominence in the late Sixties with a number of huge hits “Apartment No 9”, “Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad”, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E” and her Worldwide No 1 hit “Stand By Your Man”, which today is still the biggest selling single in Country Music History.

Tammy was awarded two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Performing the songs of Tammy will be Ireland’s Queen Of Country…NIAMH LYNN.

 

This is a show for all Country Music lovers. Re-live the hits of a Country Music Super Star!

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Jersey Beats

FRIDAY 29th April 2022 @ 7.30pm,

(Rescheduled From Friday 12th November 2021)

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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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Razzle, Dazzle & Dance

  SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2 & 6.30pm  

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DMSD is excited to return to the West Cliff Theatre where students of all ages in their Fabulous costumes will be performing a variety of dance routines including Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, Disco, Jazz and Musical Theatre.
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The Legends of American Country Music

FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022, 7.30pm

(Moved From Friday 7th May 2021)

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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 classics. The 2021 tour will showcase  highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank WilliamsCharley PrideGlen CampbellTammy Wynette, John Denver and Jim Reeves with countless other well known hit songs in this must see musical extravaganza. The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all accompanied by a  superb live band of musicians with that authentic western sound coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art production that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One things for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town!

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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The George Michael Legacy

SATURDAY 7th MAY 7.30pm

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International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.

The former frontman, producer of “Faith” (2017- 2018) and “Freedom!’19” returns with his new production – “The George Michael Legacy”

Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for 20 years, dedicating his professional career to pay homage to the late pop phenomenon.

He delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way, receiving 5 star reviews nationwide.

Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.

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