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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Sun Records

 Friday 4th October, 7.30pm

Where Rock ‘N’ Roll was born.

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The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

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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.

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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.

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Total 80s

Saturday 5th October. 7.30pm

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It’s time to back comb that hair and slip on the shell suit as we take you back to the eighties with an all new production of Total 80’s. No other era has had such a colourful and diverse influence.

Celebrating the amazing musical landscape of this time with all of your favourite hits from artists such as Wham!, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-Ha, Cyndi Lauper and many more. This is a theatre show unlike any other, it’s a party atmosphere it will evoke memories you’d forgotten.

Performed by an incredible 7 piece band, that recreates the magic to take you back in time to when it was cool to be different!! So get out your neon, back comb your hair. Cut Footloose and remember to Wake me up before you go go!!!

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The Indians

 Sunday 6th October, 7.30pm

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THE INDIANS, Ireland’s Top Showband are back (again) with their non-stop program of music and song. Regarded as one of the most entertaining Irish bands on the road, they have been consistently entertaining the UK for over four decades!

The Indians “BIG CHIEF” is lead singer Raymond Kelly (Geronimo), and he is regarded as one of the best in the business. With Eamonn Keane (Sitting Bull) on keyboards, accordion and vocals, Kevin McKeown (Long Arrow) on drums and vocals, Brian Woodfull (Crazy Horse) on bass guitar and vocals, it will be a fantastic show!

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

Friday 11th October 7.30pm

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Enjoying one of the most creative and commercially successful periods of an outstanding career, Gilbert O’Sullivan has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has, as ever, won respect and adoration all over the world. 2018’s self-titled album reached the top 20 and he now returns for a solo show that will see him present new songs alongside classics in an intimate and unforgettable setting.

Tickets go on sale Friday 12th April at 9am.

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Talon – The Best of Eagles

Saturday 12th October 2019, 7.30pm.

Greatest Hits Tour 2019

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Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2019’ 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’.

 

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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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Thunder

Friday 18th October, 7.30pm

Unplugged and Unscripted – An Intimate Evening with Danny & Luke

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They usually headline arenas and festivals. But this autumn, British rock band Thunder will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a series of up-close-and-personal shows for fans. Founding members singer Danny Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley will talking through the highs and lows of life in Britain’s most popular rock band. And they’ll punctuate their unscripted conversation with host Mick Wall by playing acoustic versions of fan favourites. The 16-date Unplugged and Unscripted tour will give fans the chance to see them as they’ve never been seen before. And the addition of a strictly limited number of VIP tickets will also provide followers with the chance to meet them before each show.
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Beatlemania

Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm

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Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world’s 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 so many more. . . including 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, all the biggest hits feature. The most authentic production on tour brings The Beatles to life, live on stage. Stunning attention to detail – from the original musical instruments and stitch perfect costumes even down to Lennon and McCartney’s on-stage banter – combines with superb vocals and sublime musicianship.

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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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Sunday 20th October, 7.30pm

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Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and 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. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

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“Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2.

“Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage
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Ariana Grande & Jo Jo Tribute

Friday 25th Octrober 6pm.

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The U.K.’s number one tributes to global superstar Ariana Grande & kids’ sensation JoJo Siwa together in the most exciting new Pop production of 2019!

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Ariana’s music videos have been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations.

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With 8.5 million YouTube subscribers and 7.5 million Instagram followers, JoJo Siwa is THE biggest teen star of her generation. A role model to millions of young girls around the world; there’s just no stopping her! With six hit singles to her name including ‘Kid In A Candy Store,’ ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Hold The Drama,’ JoJo was always bound to be a star… and she’s still only 15!

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Bee Gees Fever

Saturday 26th October 7.30pm

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Since 1999 Bee Gees Fever have been playing totally live to venues all across the UK and Europe, honing their skills with one purpose in mind – to entertain audiences. And they have been achieving this for over 20 years.

The Bee Gees Fever show is a celebration of the music of the Gibb brothers, now including a guest female vocalist, which transports you back in time as hit after hit is performed from one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From ‘Jive Talking’ to ‘Tragedy’, and not forgetting ‘Staying Alive’ or ‘Night Fever’ this is an evening not to be missed.

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Astor Big Band-The Glen Miller Story

 Sunday 27th October 2.30pm

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The 18 piece Astor Big Band and Singers present the story of Alton G Miller from the formation of his first band in 1936 through to his tragic death, 75 years ago this December, on a flight from Bedford to Paris on Dec 14th 1944.

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We use the format of his “Chesterfied” sponsored broadcasts – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue to bring you a host of Miller classics and a selection of more modern compositions from shows including Les Misérables, West Side Story and Chess as he would have played them.  A Concert to appeal to all fans of Big Bands and Modern Musicals.

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Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine

TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 1.30pm

– featuring the voice of Justin Fletcher from CBeebies as Pongo the Pig!

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“Everyone at Marty MacDonald’s Farmis delighted with the special delivery that’s arrived – the Toy Machine that makes all of the toys in the world!

But then they realise that Crafty the Crowhas been up to mischief and it shouldn’t really be there at all…

Worse still, the machine has stopped working, so they need to fix it before the Toymaker comes to get it back!

Join Marty, Sally the Scarecrow, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep in a fun, musical, interactive adventure to repair the Toy Machine, save the day and give the world back its toys plus come in your spookiest Halloween costume and take part in the biggest fancy dress competition in town!”

Songs include:

Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes, The Wheels On The Bus, The Hokey Cokey, The Grand Old Duke Of York, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Old MacDonald Had A Farm and many more!

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine is a fun, interactive, song-filled adventure,

set on a colourful farmyard and featuring a host of lovable puppet characters.  This family show is particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds and has a special cast meet & greet after the performance.

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I’m Still Standing

FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER 7.30pm

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I’m Still Standing – The Music of Elton John is a musical celebration of the legendary 50 year career of Sir Elton John. Featuring all of his greatest hits performed by the outstanding Joel Buckingham and backed by an amazing live band and features strong imagery throughout the show both on the screen and even the piano itself.

And 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. His unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the biggest icons of the 20th century.

The show takes you through an incredible legacy of great songs and music and features all the hits including Crocodile Rock, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Sacrifice, Daniel and The Circle of Life.

Elton is a true Icon, a showman and most of all a great song writer. This show will rock you all the way home.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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