When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss…they could be onto a winner!
This laugh-out-loud, hysterical, heart-warming comedy stars Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo!), Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street) and features Leah Bell and Andrew Green.
The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, RufusThomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.
Revisit the recording studio where the distinctive Sun sound was crafted by musical visionary Sam Phillips. His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line,Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music.
Featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the official concert show takes you back to the birthplace of rock’n’roll.
Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2021/22’ 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’.
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”
From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Santa Shows comes the spookiest Trick Or Treat show ever…
Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castle? Can Sally the Scarecrow help with its ghostly goings-on? And why is Pirate Harry making things go bump in the night? Come in your scariest costume and Join the adventure to find the hidden treasure in…Crafty’s Creepy Castle
…then you’ve the chance to meet Crafty afterwards and receive a special Trick or Treat present!
Songs include children’s favourites If Your Scaredy and You Know It, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, The Hokey Cokey, Hickory Dickory Dock, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, I Hear Thunder and many more!
Crafty’s Creepy Castle is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 45 minutes, followed by our popular meet, greet and treat with Crafty the Crow himself – including a free Trick Or Treat present for every child! Don’t forget to come in your scariest Hallowe’en costume too!
Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, AND a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour with standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Grab your tickets, this is an evening not to be missed!
“Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage
This being the centenary year of the British Legion, our concert focuses on how the NHS and armed forces have worked hand in hand during this pandemic. We are delighted to be joined by CADS, once again, as both organisations prepare for the re-run of the 2007 Brassed Off Production here at the West Cliff Theatre this November. Come and join us in remembering those who continue to defend and protect our world.
From the producers of the hit show Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners, Fairytale of New York is the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show.
The show features an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers bringing you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Last Christmas, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Merry Christmas Everybody, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Let It Snow and of course The Fairytale of New York.
……and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing a long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band.
Set in McGrath’s Irish Pub on Christmas Eve this wonderful story of an Irish magical Christmas will have people of all ages singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.
THURSDAY 25th – SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Saturday)
CADS in partnership with Tendring Brass are delighted to present Brassed off, the multi-award winning play which follows the heart tugging fortunes of a colliery brass band.
It’s 1994 and the lifeblood of Grimleys community is threatened when the pit looks set for closure. The loss of 1200 jobs also signifies the end for the colliery’s long-standing and close-knitt brass band. But as loyalties are questioned and political and personal pressures erupt, can the band ever reach the national championships?
PLEASE NOTE: As part of the license agreement, seating capacity is capped at 250 seats per performance.
Come and join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an up close and personal evening.
The night is the “warts and all”, behind-the-curtain story of Bucks Fizz – from being put together and winning the Eurovision Song Contest to becoming one of the most successful bands of the 1980s with five No1 hits and ten top ten hits.
This is a must for any Fizz fan – and all backed up with projection and images as they tell their story of what it’s like to be part of one of Britain’s most successful pop groups, all interspersed with the hit songs.
A Q&A will also take place on the evening and you can ask them absolutely anything. . . this is a night not to be missed for everyone!
An evening full of music, laughter and nostalgia, this is must for any lover of the 80s.
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.
Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present! Let them take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit, live with stunning accuracy and high energy accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, they’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night.
Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few!
Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.
From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2022 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.
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.
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.
Featuring a line-up of professional musicians, The Duran Duran Experience will bring you the best show on Planet Earth. With so many hits to choose from – Rio, Union of the Snake, Save a Prayer, View to a Kill, Notorious, Ordinary World – as well as haunting album tracks like The Chauffer, this is a night for any Duran fan.
Others may claim to offer a Duran Duran Experience, but we are THE Duran Duran Experience.
Travelin Man is the Uk’s first and only tribute show dedicated to the rock ‘n’ roll legend Ricky Nelson. This authentic show features all the hits of the man who was second only to Elvis in record sales between 1957 & 1962. ‘Hello Mary Lou, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Lonesome Town and Travelin Man’ are just some of the hits that David B will be performing as he takes on the persona of Ricky. David is already well known for performing in the show Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, as well as numerous TV, Radio and West End performances.
Backed by the all-star Travelin Man Band this is a Rock ‘n’ Roll feast not to be missed.
As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
In a “full on” show with costume changes, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME, as Purple Zeppelin take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.
The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo!
Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!
Join some of TV`s best-loved comedy legends in a hilarious glimpse of life behind the camera in a celebration of classic TV Nostalgia. Starring SUE HODGE (`Allo `Allo! & The Muppets); JEFFREY HOLLAND (Hi-De-Hi; You Rang M`Lord; Dads Army); SALLY THOMSETT (Man About The House, The Railway Children); PLUS A SURPRISE GUEST APPEARANCE TO BE REVEALED AT EACH PERFORMANCE. WHO WILL IT BE TODAY?
With Keith `Paddington` Richards at the piano, plus the screening of some `rare` TV comedy moments, and with an opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to, prepare for some hilarious backstage stories and great laughs in a fascinating golden celebration of some of the greatest TV comedy moments of all time!
PLUS- Meet the cast after the show and have your photograph taken with them for an ideal take-home souvenir, and Sue Hodge will be signing her best-selling, hilarious `Allo `Allo book, `Mimi`s Memoirs`.