Tropix: Part One

Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 7.30pm

COLCHESTER COMPANY

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Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past seven year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production. This tropical fiesta 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 TROPIX.

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Ceri Dupree: The Ladies I Love

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Friday 7th June

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The faaaaabulous comedy female impersonator Ceri Dupree returns to the West Cliff Theatre in his spectacular new show – The Ladies I Love – in which he plays a tongue in cheek tribute to female stars from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Expect even more eye popping and jaw dropping costumes and a few surprises along the way!

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“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour and a pace that leaves you amazed” Time Out

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The Quo Experience

Saturday 8th June 7.30pm

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Rockin’ All Over The World –  Whatever You Want – Down Down – Living On An Island – In The Army Now – What You’re Proposing – Burning Bridges… just a few of the many hits spreading five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history.

With such an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians and passionate Quo fans, along with a stage full show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars, The Quo Experience is fully armed to take the act as far as is possibly achievable in the tribute band industry. The Quo Experience is, however, not just another Quo tribute band – it is an ‘experience'; an ongoing chance to ‘experience’ the sounds and looks of “Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time” as we all remember it!

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“An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!” MATT LETLEY – Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

 

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Simply The Best

Sunday 23rd June. 7.30pm

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Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s.

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Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

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Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century’s biggest names in music – Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer and many more.

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Nat King Cole Centenary Songbook

Friday 28th June 7.30pm

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Andy Abraham is known across the country as the runner up of ITV’s 2005 series of The X Factor. He captured the hearts of the country then and will do so once again, as he has masterminded a special new tour called The Nat King Cole Songbook.

Throughout his career, Nat King Cole recorded more than 100 songs, and so Andy has had the unenviable task of selecting just a handful of tracks for the show. While Andy certainly hasn’t ignored the challenge that comes with stepping into the shoes of a man like Nat, he has already successfully covered hits from some of the most legendary music icons, so is the perfect vocalist for the feat. And, with his versatile voice and undying passion for Nat’s music, there is no doubt that he will do the man, and his music, great justice.

The show itself will be a mix of some of Nat’s most-loved songs, and, always a stickler for keeping his shows interactive Andy will also include intervals of thought provoking commentary throughout.

 

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Hormonal Housewives

Saturday 29th June 7.30pm

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Join the Hormonal Housewives as they blast their witty way through a catalogue of women’s bits: weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, moody teenagers, men, zumba, therapy, housework, homework, electrolysis, men, sex, working out, staying in, going out, bikini waxes, celebrity gossip, eating, not eating, chocolate, wine, more chocolate, social media, more wine, and all the other joys of being a 21st century woman!

No subject is taboo for these girls and no thought is too private as the challenges of modern womanhood are sliced, diced and put to rights. And that’s not all – audiences will be treated to some of the very best bits from the previous tour of this smash-hit show.

A seriously funny evening – what these women can’t teach you about modern womanhood isn’t worth knowing…

“Ticked all the right boxes – the audience loved it.” (Edinburgh Evening News) “The show is slick, fun, cheeky, smart and topical.” (Manchester Evening News)

“’Hormonal Housewives’ hits the proverbial spot for the hordes of females who are hell bent on having a laugh at both their own expense and that of the male species.” (The Stage) “Candid…camp…provocative…I laughed my head off.” (audience member)

“Upfront, extremely personal, hilarious – I loved it!” (audience member)

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Mad About The Musicals

Sunday 13th October 2019, 7.30pm

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Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals is back – celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!

With a host of your favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg, the talented cast of Mad About The Musicals evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals, stunning costumes and a spectacular light show, to bring you the very best show in town!

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Travelin Man – The Ricky Nelson Rock N Roll Show

Friday 5th July 7.30pm

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Travelin Man is the Uks 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.

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‘Hello Mary Lou, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Lonesome Town and Travelin Man’ are just some of the hits that Dave B will be performing as he takes on the persona of Ricky. Dave 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 and with special guest star Peter Gill, this is a Rock n Roll feast not to be missed.

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Tropix: Part Two

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th July 7.30pm

CLACTON-ON-SEA COMPANY

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Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past seven year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production. This tropical fiesta 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 TROPIX.

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The Summer Show 2019 (125 Years of Variety)

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Performances Throughout August – Matinees & Evenings (see schedule below)

The West Cliff Theatre in Clacton can date the origin of its annual summer show back to 1894 – which makes it the longest running continuous summer season in the UK and a mile stone as we celebrate 125 years of variety.

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Come and indulge in the glitz and glamour of our great British revue 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 Summer Show is not to be missed!

A feast of family entertainment, flavoured with tradition.

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Performance Schedule:

Tuesday 6th August. 2pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 7th August. 2pm & 6pm

Tuesday 13th August. 2pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 14th August. 2pm & 6pm

Tuesday 20th August. 2pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 21st August. 2pm & 6pm

Saturday 24th 2pm & 7.30pm

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Big Girls Don’t cry

Friday 9th 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), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super 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.

It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like GreaseLet’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

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Jim Davidson

Saturday 17th August 7.30pm

The People Fight Back – Summer 2019 Tour

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Jim Davidson OBE returns to the West Cliff for what promises to be another sell out performance, packed with his outrageous and truthful take on life in these PC days.

For one night only and quite definitely only for Adults!

 

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Lee Mead – Ten Years

The Anniversary Tour

Sunday 18th August, 7.30pm.

(Rescheduled from November 2018)

It’s been 10 years (actually 11 now) since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End Production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

So join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blonde, Wicked and many more.

So come along for a fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know, Lee might don the coat once more!
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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Saturday 7th September 7.30pm

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The one and only Mr Reg Smith (Marty Wilde to you and me) returns by popular demand for 2019. Marty is still touring nationally and the West Cliff is always one of his favourite gigs and we are thrilled that he is joining us as we celebrate 125 years of Summer Variety.

His show, Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he performs with his 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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Only Fools and Boycie

Friday 13th September 7.30pm

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An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

 

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The Rollin Clones

Sunday 15th September 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 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 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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Joe Brown

Sunday 22nd September 2019, 7.30pm

60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

His ‘Very Best Of’ album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall and his new Ukulele Album caused a similar stir although branching out internationally and broke new territory for Joe in the download market where he is now a Spotify Legend.

He has continued to break box office records and recently received MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution To  Music Award as well as a much deserved MBE.

Joe won over a whole new generation of fans performing on Later With Jools Holland and playing his part closing the show at the Concert For George Harrison. You may have witnessed his critically acclaimed set at Glastonbury Festival or caught him on tour. If you have you’ll already know just what a terrific live talent he is.

In 2017 Joe broke with tradition and toured without a band just taking US Legend Henry Gross along and the two tours & ‘Just Joe’ Double CD release they undertook together in 2017 & 2018 both broke new ground and were rapturously received by audiences who came in record numbers to confirmed that as a raconteur Joe is second to none and as a performer he is just as comfortable solo as with a band.
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ABBAMANIA

Friday 8th November 7.30pm

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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.

SO DUST OFF YOUR PLATFORMS, PUT ON YOUR FLARES AND COME ALONG AND ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT WITH ABBAMANIA.

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Simply reRed

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With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience singing and dancing all night.

‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’,  ‘Stars’,

‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Fairground’,

‘Something Got Me Started’ and many more!

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Through The Decades With Roy & Buddy

Saturday 30th November 7.30pm

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Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas and even recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’, and Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents would of gone on to match any songwriter in the world, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!

Darren Page’s vocal abilities have earned him a reputation for quality, especially when singing the hits of Roy Orbison while Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world.

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Genesis Connected

Friday 6th December, 7.30pm

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They are back for a fifth successive year, the one and only Genesis Connected.

Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics, this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.

The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

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