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The Christmas Show 2019

The Festive Spectacular

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Come and indulge in the glitz and glamour of our great British Christmas show. Featuring laugh out loud comedy, spell binding performances and spine tingling vocals, together with a company of eight gorgeous dancers plus our junior ensemble…
The Christmas Show is not to be missed!

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A feast of festive family entertainment, flavoured with tradition.

Thursday 19th. 2pm & 7pm

Friday 20th. 2pm & 7pm

Saturday 21st. 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 22nd. 2pm

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Jack Off The Beanstalk

Saturday 28th December 7.30pm

‘STRICTLY OVER 18s ONLY’

Pantomime isn’t just for Kids!!!

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Something giant is coming to Clacton!

Following their sell out production of Sinderella in 2019, the adult panto team visit the West Cliff Theatre for the first time for another filthy season of festive fun. The Trotts are in town and Jack is prepared to mount the huge stalk (not for the first time!) to do what it takes to save his village from being crushed by the giant.

This strictly adults only production brings a whole new meaning to it’s behind you! Join a fabulous cast of hilarious performers for a night you won’t forget in a hurry!’

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Dick Whittington

TUESDAY MATINEE

31ST DECEMBER 2PM

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The Panto Bus proudly presents their take on the traditional, fun, family pantomime …… Dick Whittington.
We join Dick Whittington as he travels to London to seek his fortune. There he will do battle with the evil King Rat as he tries to save the town and win the heart of the beautiful Alice. Will he succeed….. find out as you cheer and boo your way through this fun for all the family pantomime, packed full of song, dance and a few laughs along the way…… Oh yes it is’

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California Dreamin

FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

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The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the Golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60’s.

They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few.

This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties.

The Flower Power Era, where, Peace, Love & Psychedelia Flowed freely to the great music of Scott McKenzie, The Flowerpot Men, Barry McGuire, The Lemon Pipers , The Turtles, plus many, many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive a summer of love in one great show.

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On Tour With ELVIS

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

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Michael King is thrilled to be back at the West Cliff for another performance of his ‘On Tour with Elvis Show’. Widely recognized as the best in the business at being Elvis and supported by his superb backing band and singers, this show is what many describe as one of the most authentic and dynamic Elvis Presley tribute shows ever. It has been said on many occasions that Michael King’s dynamic and powerful live performances are as close as it gets to watching Elvis for real. But don’t take our word for it, come along and decide for yourself!

See more info at elvismichaelking.com

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Billy Fury In Sound & Vision

FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Fury in Sound and Vision is an exciting new show combining amazing on screen visuals with live performance from renound West End performer Gavin Stanley.

Using cinematic documentary footage from the huge BBC4 hit ‘The Sound Of Fury’ you will be taken through the amazing journey of Billy’s life with interviews from Len Goodman, Imelda May, Mark Kermode, Joe Brown and more with his songs brought to life live on stage. Fury lives!

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Lionel – A Tribute to Lionel Richie

FRIDAY 13th MARCH 7.30pm

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Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’,

 ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

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 “I CLOSE MY EYES AND IT’S LIONEL”

ROGER UPRIGHT Ex Western European Manager of MOTOWN
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Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

SATURDAY 14th MARCH 7.30pm

 

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Mark and the gang are back for another toe tapping night of great music as the Winter Dance party returns.

This is always a popular show which has people singing along, so be sure not to miss out on a great night out.

Will rock ‘n’ roll ever die? That’ll be the day!

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Dad’s Army – Radio Show

SUNDAY MATINEE

15th MARCH 2.30pm

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Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters
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Foster & Allen

SATURDAY 21st MARCH 7.30pm

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Foster & Allen aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and their touring commitments prove how popular they remain for their fans who like to see them in a live performance experience.

The tour coincides with a special edition new release Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums, many of which have not been reissued in the UK for a number of years; Maggie, After All These Years, Reminiscing, Reflections, Remember You’re Mine, Souvenirs, Memories, Heart Strings, By Request, Songs We Love To Sing.

THE UNIQUE ‘FOSTER & ALLEN’ SOUND WILL BE WITH US FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!
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Forever in Blue Jeans

SUNDAY MATINEE

22nd MARCH 2.30pm

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Come and join the greatest party in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 22 happy and successful years “On The Road”.

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many more all performed by the stunning Red Hot Blue Jeans Band”.

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy the liveliest and happiest show of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS.

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Jersey Beats

FRIDAY 27th MARCH 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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Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

SUNDAY 5th 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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Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps

SATURDAY 11th APRIL 7.30pm

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Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he’s visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

TICKETS GO ON SALE: FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 10am

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Supersonic 70s Show

FRIDAY 24th APRIL, 7.30pm

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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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The Ladyboys Of Bangkok

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL 7.30pm

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Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations.

Comedy turbulence is definitely the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew, Ole and Jamie John, (Miss D.Q. the UKs only dwarf Drag queen) will be sending you mile high at the biggest party in town!

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Pop icons including …Cher … Tina Turner …Calvin Harris…Alexander Burke…the Village People …Shania Twain and so many more will have you dancing in the aisles.

Your inflight entertainment will recreate magical moments from Las Vegas to Las Palmas where Moulin Rouge meets Madonna, featuring over 400 stunning costumes.

So doll up, drink up and dance on!  It’s time to go OUT OUT!

Book your tickets and step aboard our FLIGHT OF FANTASY… the new sensational show for 2020 from the Ladyboys of Bangkok!

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Spirit of the Blitz

SUNDAY MATINEE

10th MAY 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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Menopause the Musical 2.

FRIDAY 15th MAY 7.30pm

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In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things!  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.

Age advisory 16+
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Back to the 60s part 2-Brothers in Song

SATURDAY 16th MAY 7.30pm

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This wonderful show takes us back to the 1960’s when songs from various Brothers captured our hearts.

The show features songs from The Walker Brothers, with hits such as ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, ‘My Ship Is Coming In’, ‘No Regrets’ and more.

Songs from The Righteous Brothers with worldwide Hits ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’, and many more.

Lastly the hit machine called The Everly Brothers, with timeless classics such as ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘Crying In The Rain’, ‘Walk Right Back’ to name just a few.

Relive those magic moments of the 60’s with The Brothers In Song and their Classic Hits.

A show not to be missed

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The Dublin Legends

FRIDAY 22nd MAY 7.30pm

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THE DUBLIN LEGENDS – Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh – have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.

This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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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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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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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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Nick Ross Orchestra-Glenn Miller & Rat pack Era

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER 2020. @ 7.30pm

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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”

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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The Rolling Clones

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

(Rescheduled from 15th September 2019-original tickets still valid)

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The Rolling 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 Rolling Clones’ rock ‘n’ roll show is a faithful interpretation of their 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

The Rolling 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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