Shows in Famous Faces

Sensational 60s Experience 2019

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm

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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 2019. 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. The Sensational 60’s Experience will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Whether you come to this show 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 1960s for yourself. This is must see 60’s show for 2019

Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

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Michael English

Thursday 25th April 7.30pm

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Following the huge success of Michael’s previous visit to The West Cliff Theatre, he returns in 2019 with his fantastic show on April 25th & The Legendary Brendan Shine joins him once more as his special guest on the night.

Michael has gone from strength to strength in the last 4 years packing out venues all over Ireland & The UK for both concerts & dances. Michael & his talented Band are renowned for their energetic performances & with Michael’s musical talents he plays both his famous “red piano” & accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him. And with accolades like “Best Country Dance Band” at The Irish Country Music Awards & “Performer of the year” at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt there is no stopping the Kildare man!

Michael has just released his 1st  Live Double Album since his last visit and has had numerous hit singles including “Joey on the Fiddle” & “Then it’s Love”.

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The Ballroom Boys

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone

Friday 3rd May

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Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.

Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter!

Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango!

Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS!

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.

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PJ Proby – The Farewell Tour

Friday 10th May 7.30pm

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PJ PROBY, a legendary 60’s Super Star Icon, first invited to the UK by The Beatles, went on from being an American Star to a Super Star in Europe. With hits such as “Somewhere”, “Maria”, “Together”, and of course the biggest hit that started everything off for him in the UK “Hold Me”.

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PJ has been a Star for 5 decades now, and at 80 years old is still going strong, however, it is time to put the guitar down, hang up the stage suits and enjoy his retirement.

Joining PJ on his Farewell Tour are Mick & Eddie from the Fortunes as well as the Revolvers. (Due to ill health Wayne Fontana has pulled out of the tour)

A great night of Nostalgia, Laughter, 60’s Hits, and more.

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Francis Rossi

I Talk Too Much

Saturday 18th May

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In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.

Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.

Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

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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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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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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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