Shows in Live Music

West Cliff Theatre Open Day

Saturday 20th January 10am to 4pm

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We will be throwing open our doors once again to the local community on Saturday January 20th from 10am to 4pm for our annual Open Day.

This FREE event offers a wonderful opportunity to explore behind the scenes at the West Cliff, meet the Trustees, the Friends and the many volunteers who are essential to the day to day running of the theatre.

The programme will include a backstage tour, practical lighting and sound demonstrations PLUS Free entertainment.

Our Open Day is also an ideal time to learn about the various voluntary opportunities available including Technical/Backstage and Front of House.

Tours will run at 10.30am, 11.30am & 2pm. All tours are FREE but advance booking is recommended. Bookings can be made online (see below) over the phone, or in person.

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The Opera Boys

Saturday 3rd February 7.30pm

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The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show full of music and laughter!

Operatic arias and classical favourites from ‘Nessun Dorma’ to ‘Time to say goodbye’ are mixed with showstoppers from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ right through to ‘Jersey Boys’. The show also features brand new classical arrangements of modern day pop hits, all performed in The Opera Boys inimitable style.

With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.

Making classical music accessible to the masses, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Joe Brown

FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Premier Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

His Very Best Of album achieved a Gold Record for a massive 120,000 sales and was on the UK charts for eight weeks, staying four weeks in the Top 20. In the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall. His CD, The Ukulele Album, caused a similar stir and due to its success a Deluxe version was later released.

Joe 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.  BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Michael King’s ‘ON TOUR WITH ELVIS SHOW’

Saturday 10th February 7.30pm

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The Songs, The Sounds, The Costumes … The Complete Elvis Show. Direct from London’s O2, the Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award Winning ‘On Tour With Elvis Show’.

Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without doubt the UK’s authoritative touring Elvis show.

Ground breaking rock n roll hits, movie songs, million selling number one’s, the 1968 Comeback Special including the famous ‘black leather sit-down’ section, and of course the very best performances from Elvis’ Las Vegas and touring years.

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Elvis’ greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Elvis entertainment plus the best Elvis sound you will ever hear! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Forever in Blue Jeans

Friday 23rd February 7.30pm

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High Energy, Hit Songs and Hot Dance
All in one great new show for 2018

Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 22 happy and successful years “On The Road”.

A perfect feast of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll . This big hearted show perform songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many many more .

The terrific “Red Hot Blue Jeans Band” perform stunning instrumentals and the show ends with everyone invited to the party for the Grand Finale of the great Neil Diamond hit Forever In Blue Jeans .

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where THE STAR OF THE SHOW IS THE SHOW ITSELF
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The Bohemians

Saturday 24th February 7.30pm

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The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.

They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.

Rob Comber’s outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory’s Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May’s inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Jimmy Osmond

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH 7.30PM

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond.  This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series.  This year marks Jimmy’s fiftieth anniversary in show business.

Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved by millions including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There, May Each Day, Days Of Wine And Roses, and, of course, the song that was to become his theme tune, Moon River.

The youngest member of the world-famous Osmond family is joined by his singers and The Moon River Band, and, naturally, a show with an Osmond would not be complete without some of the chart-topping hits that made Jimmy and his brothers famous.

Come and relive the dream with Jimmy Osmond singing the songs of Andy Williams. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Lionel Richie Songbook

FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 7.30PM

Talon Music Ltd proudly presents
THE LIONEL RICHIE SONGBOOK
‘Dancing On The Ceiling’
From the creators of… ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’

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Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits…
‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, Dancing On The Ceiling’,
‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

Following his recent T.V. appearances on the BBC’s ‘Graham Norton Show’ and ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ with the man himself, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

West Bergholt Concert Band

Present Bolero to the Big Bands

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Sunday 11th March 3pm

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West Bergholt Concert Band celebrate their 40th anniversary with a concert featuring music from Sousa, Abba, James Bond, the Big Bands, and many more. As always it’ll be an enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style.

In aid of St Helena Hospice

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The Sensational 60s Experience 2018

Friday 16th March 7.30pm

Sen60s17-900For one night only five legendary names take to the stage and guarantee a night not to be forgotten! With the definite feel good factor this is the must see 60s show for 2018.

Starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes & The New Amen Corner. Also for the first time since the 60’s you have composer and singer of Hand Bags and Glad Rags on the same bill.

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The Best of WHAM!

Saturday 17th March 7.30pm

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Sweeney Entertainments present
The Best of WHAM!

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s? In four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records, topping the charts with three albums, four number one singles and eleven top ten hits. They featured in the Live Aid concert of 1985 and were the first western pop group to ever tour in China. Their impact and influence on the 80s era and music today really cannot be over emphasised. The Best of WHAM! show includes all those hits, a few B side favourites and a couple of early George Michael bonus songs.

This fun-loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by ‘Young Guns’ of all ages, so come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’* (*Sorry. Drinks not free.)

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Nathan Carter

Sunday 18th March 7.30pm

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Kennedy Street Enterprises present Nathan Carter And his band plus support.

Nathan has become the singing sensation of the new century. A fresh faced young man who has now captivated audiences all over Ireland, The UK and beyond since he burst on to the scene in 2009. Now less than a handful of years later Nathan is a household name, with fans of all ages flocking to see him and his superb six piece band at dances and concerts. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Ceri Dupree

Thursday 29th March 7.30pm

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The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today.

Early booking for this is strongly advised!!

“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed.” TIME OUT

“Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic.” LEICESTER MERCURY

“I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right,Ceri Dupree is one of that handful.” THE TIMES

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T.Rextasy

Saturday 7th April 7.30pm

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Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.  The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

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Twist & Shout

Saturday 14th April 7.30pm

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This musical powerhouse of a show starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

A non-stop feast of music featuring a live band and leading performers deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that includes hits such as;

She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Mr Tambourine Man, Ferry Cross The Mersey… and so many more.

This show will leave you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

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Martine McCutcheon

Up Close & Personal

Sunday 15th April 7.30pm

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MARTINE McCUTCHEON first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in EastEnders, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album and the No. 1 single Perfect Moment. West End and TV roles followed before she starred opposite High Grant in Love Actually and sealed her place as the nation’s sweetheart. 

 Now 41, happily married, and mother to a 2 year old, Martine has returned to the studio, co-writing a host of songs on her new album Lost and Found with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jack McManus. MARTINE McCUTCHEON has never sounded better!
Join Martine and her acoustic band as she performs her hit songs alongside tracks from her new album, shares anecdotes from her glittering career and invites questions from the audience

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Oh What a Nite!

With The Jerseys

Sunday 22nd April 7.30pm

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Viva Blackpool presents ‘The Jerseys’ as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time – the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Featuring all your favourite tracks including “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Oh What A Night”, it’s an evening of great music, fun and more. Featuring our amazing vocalists, your host Leye D Johns and our beautiful dancers, don’t miss out on this incredible night with ‘The Jerseys’!

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Michael English in Concert

With Brendan Shine

Friday 27th April 7.30pm

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Following the huge success of Michael’s recent UK Concert Tour this year, he returns in 2018 & brings his show to The West Cliff Theatre on April 27th

Michael is currently going from strength to strength on the Irish & UK Country scene for both his dances & concerts. 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 this year, 2018 will hopefully will prove to be yet another huge year for the Kildare man.

With another new successful album under his belt, “Take me Home” features all his current hits like “Tam Beat” & “If you Love me Let me Know” along with some new material & some classic favourites like “Isle of Innisfree” & fabulous Charley pride medley

This year sees Michael records his first ever DVD (Live) as well as perform at Country Music Venues in Ireland, UK, Canada, Portugal & Spain.

Supporting Michael on his 2018 tour is The Legendary Brendan Shine BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

Saturday 28th April 7.30pm

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They blew the roof off last time they were here, so we couldn’t wait to have them back!

Featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!!!

Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

In a “full on” two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME!  BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Wuthering Heights – The Music of Kate Bush

Thursday 3rd May 7.30pm

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 4th May 7.30pm

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Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees – to name but a few – all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Michael Jackson History Show

Thursday 10th May 7.30pm

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Roy G Hemmings – Hits of Motown

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm

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We’ve Only Just Begun

A Celebration of The Carpenters Greatest Love Songs

Sunday 20th May 7.30pm

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Karen was the voice of the multi-hit making group The Carpenters who along with her brother Richard, scored an unprecedented seventeen consecutive billboard US top ten hits. The timeless quality of the Carpenters music makes it as relevant today as when they scored their first UK hit with Close To You in 1970.

Karen Carpenter had a unique voice, so unique in fact that it has proven almost impossible to duplicate its deep smoky emotional edge, creating that uniqueness that is so hard to perfect. Now for the very first time in over thirty years the voice that melted a thousand romantic hearts lives again through Toni Lee, in this 2-hour touring concert show.

We’ve Only Just Begun is a celebration of the Carpenter’s music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter. Every song in the show is a chart hit, brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee, with her Big Band and singers. This high quality production includes an audio visual presentation. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Friday 25th May 7.30pm

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A West End Songbook

Saturday 26th May 7.30pm

A dazzling musical journey through the songbook of your favourite West End and Broadway shows.

Featuring a top West End cast.

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The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experience

Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm

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Committed to the Blues Brothers, takes the greatest songs from two cult films, and recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live performance of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment, capturing the essence of both the music and the films – in a stage show / concert experience that electrifies!

In a show suitable for all ages, this live 12 piece showband will perform some of the greatest Soul songs from the two films in an evening where you will not only take you back musically but visually too, with some of those great scenes from the films, lots of laughs, plenty of crowd participation, and a night not to be missed, so put on your pork pie hats and dark glasses and join us for a night to remember.

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The Billy Fury Years

Starring Michael King

Friday 8th June 7.30pm

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One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983.

Hailed as “the best Fury since Fury”, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend.

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury’s greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!.

The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.

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The Summer Show 2018

The Variety Spectacular

SINCE 1894

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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!

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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Marshall King’s – The Only Way is Elvis

Saturday 11th August 7.30pm

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