Purple Zeppelin

 Saturday 2nd November, 7.30pm

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Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of gigs and sessions in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country.
However, this is much more than just a great band performing all the ‘Greatest Hits’ – it’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and audience participation!

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The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment this is a night not to be missed, complete 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!

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Jest for Laughs

SUNDAY MATINEE

3rd NOVEMBER 2.30pm

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“Jest For Laughs is a celebration of the golden age of radio comedy. Join us during a ‘Live’ broadcast of the fictional hit sketch show Radio Ha-Ha! Our announcer, resplendent in black tie (and trousers, of course!!) introduces a host of comedy characters, silly situations and shameless shenanigans! If you are a fan of classics like The Navy Lark, Round The Horne, Hancock’s Half Hour and The Goon Show then you will love the crazy capers of our cracking cast. We guarantee your funny bone will be well and truly tickled.”

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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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The Barron Knights

 Saturday 9th November, 7.30pm

The Very, Very final Joust….Honest Gov!!!

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After months of tense negotiations, numerous draft agreements and several strong cups of tea a deal has finally been reached. No, not Brexit! Getting the Knights back to the West Cliff for one last visit before they quit touring for good.

Such was the outcry after their 2018 show, we managed to talk them into one last visit.

So ladies and Gentlemen…Roll up for what will be the very, very Final Joust….Honest Gov! With plenty of classic routines, a few new ones too and a whole lot of rockin, this promises to be a fantastic night out.

Don’t miss this one. You will walk out of the theatre with happy memories of the show titled SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES.

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Tendring Brass Band

SUNDAY MATINEE

10th NOVEMBER 3.00pm

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Tendring Brass return to the West Cliff Theatre for our annual Remembrance Day concert entitled “Memories”.  This year’s act of remembrance focuses on the 75 anniversary of the Normandy Landings and RM Musicians killed in the Deal bombing thirty years ago.  By air and sea we recall the moon landing, first Concorde flight and maiden voyage of the QEII in 1969.  The band are joined once again by Chase Lane School Choir singing a medley of songs from Oliver and bring your voices to join in with the hits of Buddy Holly and Ricky Valance.  An afternoon to sit back and reminisce.

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Small Fakers

 Friday 15th November, 7.30pm

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Small Fakers are the UK’s only tribute to 60’s mod legends The Small Faces and have been receiving great acclaim across the country. They even have the support of the Small Faces’ band drummer Kenney Jones.

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If you are a fan of the group or the 60s in general then this is the show for you. With hits like ‘All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee’ as well as fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake, this promises to be a great night out.

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Freedom!19 – A tribute to George Michael

Saturday 16th November, 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 and co-founder of Faith the George Michael Legacy returns in 2019 with his new production Freedom!’19.

Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years and delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global Superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way.

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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The James Bond Concert Spectacular

Sunday 24th November 7.30pm

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The popular Q The Music Show is coming to the West Cliff 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 Madeline Smith who played Miss Caruso in Live And Let Die.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, including 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.

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Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others. In 2019, the show made its debut on the West End, selling out the Adelphi Theatre and receiving critical acclaim in The Times.

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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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The Christmas Show 2019

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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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Nathan Carter

& Special Guest

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Irish Country pop star Nathan Carter is back at the West Cliff for another energetic live performance with his amazing band and a special support guest.

Nathan is one of Ireland’s biggest artists, and with an incredible 7 top 10 albums under his belt, he is well on his way to becoming a household name. Most recently, the 2018 ‘Born for the Road’ shot straight into the top 5 at number 3.

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of 4 years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

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The Cinder Path

FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

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The Cinder Path tells the tale of Charlie Macfell, an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.

Written by legendary author Dame Catherine Cookson, The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama set against the backdrop of WW1.

This is theatre at its very best filled with laughter, tears and an unforgettable musical score.

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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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Sensational 60s Experience 2020

Thursday 26th March 7.30pm

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THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE,

TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The West Cliff Theatre Clacton for one night only.  With a brand new production for 2020 celebrating their tenth anniversary.  The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia.   The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.  Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years.  Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960’s for yourself. Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60’s show for 2020

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The Fizz – Up Close and Personal

SATURDAY 28th MARCH, 2020

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Up Close and Personal Evening with The Fizz

Join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an “Up Close and Personal” evening at The West Cliff.

Have you ever wondered where the idea for the rip-off skirts came from? What it’s like to win The Eurovision Song Contest? Why Cheryl, Mike and Jay can’t be called Bucks Fizz any more? Why not ask them yourselves at this “warts-and-all peak behind the curtain” story of Bucks Fizz. Hear some of the hits, including three No. 1s: Making Your Mind Up, Land of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies, that made them one of the most successful bands of the 80s.

An evening full of music, laughter and nostalgia, this is must for any lover of the 80s.

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Herman’s Hermits

Saturday 25th April, 7.30pm

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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.

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The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

SATURDAY 9th MAY. 7.30pm

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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!

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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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