Shows in Live Music

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Friday 25th May 7.30pm

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Four West End artists pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Di Mucci, along with The Counterfeit Crickets – a lively rock ‘n’ roll band

An uplifting show that will have you singing along and your feet tapping away

A chance to hear all the hits including – ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Blue Days Black Nights’, ‘Bo Diddley’ and many more!

Marc Robinson from ‘Buddy The Musical’, will help celebrate and recreate the music of Buddy Holly. To this very day, Buddy Holly’s music is respected worldwide, and Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party aims to keep that passion alive.

Will rock ‘n’ roll ever die? That’ll be the day!

Suitable for all ages

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A West End Songbook

Saturday 26th May 7.30pm

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Morning Has Broken: Ron Vincent Sings a Salute to Cat Stevens

Friday 1st June 7.30pm

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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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Sun Records – The Concert

Friday 22nd June 7.30pm

Where Rock’n’Roll Was Born – the Official Sun Records Concert Show

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 The legendary record 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.

Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing 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 for generations to come. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Friday 29th June 7.30pm

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!”

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!

This phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed by the extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and his exceptional band.

With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero starting from the 1950s to the present day.

Also offering the very latest in video screen technology to create a larger than life event.

Compounded in a creative and powerful experience this show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.

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The Kilkennys

Sunday 1st July 7.30pm

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The Astor Big Band with Sadie Nine

Miller Plays the Musicals

Saturday 7th July 7.30pm

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The Astor Big Band and singers with Sadie Nine of BBC Essex present a concert including a host of Glenn Miller classics including ” In the Mood” , “ American Patrol”, “At Last” etc . plus the Big Band standards of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and music from such show as “West Side Story” , “Les Misérables “ and “Chess” – all in the Miller easy listening style – with an added section to reflect the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War 1 and the songs that took the troops to war in 1914. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Bee Gees Fever Show

Saturday 21st July 7.30pm

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Since 1999 Bee Gees Fever have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning live tribute to the music of the Brothers Gibb.

From soulful ballads to high-energy disco classics, the band faithfully recreates the songs that made the Bee Gees musical legends.

Bee Gees Fever perform all songs completely live: no backing tracks; no sequencers; just five guys, their voices and their instruments creating an undeniably authentic show packed with raw energy. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Lance Ellington Sings Broadway

Saturday 28th July 7.30pm

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Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s lead vocalist for an enchanting evening of classic hits from all your favourite musicals plus some of your STRICTLY favourites.

Platinum award-winning artist Lance and his all-star band revive show stoppers from Guys and Dolls, Aspects of Love, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, Anything Goes. . . these and all your favourite musicals.

Featuring all the glitz and glamour of Strictly – including the promise of some behind-the-scenes exclusives – it’s the very best of Broadway: Luck Be a Lady, Some Enchanted Evening, Love Changes Everything, The Impossible Dream, Somewhere and This is the Moment plus scores more musical masterpieces.  

Musical director Ed Barker – George Michael’s saxophonist – and West End songbird Zoe Nicholas accompany Lance for an evening of great family entertainment featuring the greatest songs to have ever graced the Broadway stage.

 

“I love Lance and I love Broadway. Just try and keep me away!” Anton Du Beke

“Lance’s voice is in a class of its own…” Des O’Connor

“A wonderful voice” Michael Parkinson

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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 as ELVIS

Saturday 11th August 7.30pm

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Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Saturday 18th August 8pm

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10th Anniversary Tour – Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys

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.

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 Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Searchers

Sunday 19th August 7.30pm

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

Friday 24th August 7.30pm

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UK’s theatres for the 9th successive year but in a new and exciting format. The show’s producers will be taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world for ever, where an amazing number of rock ‘n’ roll stars will be performing at each show.

As the jukebox makes the choices, no two performances will be the same. Each show will be crammed full, with the country’s finest tributes to rock ‘n’ roll’s stars performing the very best songs ever written, supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band.

Among the great rock ‘n’ roll legends the show pays tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers, Ritchie Valens, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka and even the king himself – Elvis.

With so many stars of rock ‘n’ roll on stage in Paradise, you’re in for a rollercoaster of musical memories from the Paradise jukebox. Are you ready to rock and roll with the best show on the road?? All-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is on its way……….!

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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Friday 31st August 7.30pm

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Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour

Saturday 8th September 7.30pm

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Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour this autumn. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!

Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.

Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!

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Bringing on back the 60s

Starring New Amen Corner
Chris Farlowe & Little Miss Sixties (Nancy Ann Lee)

Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre. BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S STARRING NEW AMEN CORNER with their very special guests.

This fast moving show Starring New Amen Corner is a must for lovers of 60s music. With its stunning Multimedia Presentation and special guest appearances from 60s Icon Chris Farlowe and multi award winning Nancy Ann Lee “little Miss Sixties”

Join us for a fantastic evening with New Amen Corner (Europe’s leading 60s revivalists) and their Special Guests, as they perform 2 hours of million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history that was the 1960s.

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FAITH -The George Michael Legacy

Saturday 29th September 7.30pm

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FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer –songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.

If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all

“Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” The Stage Magazine.

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The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands

Sunday 30th September 7.30pm

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Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect night’s entertainment with ‘The Rat Pack – SwinginAt The Sands!’

This fully choreographed homage to the greatest performers in known history features stars of the hit West End show ‘The Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas’ and features such favourites as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Mr. Bojangles”, not to mention the numbers every audience can’t help singing and dancing along to, such as “New York, New York”, “That’s Life” and of course “My Way”.

Alongside faithfully recreating the style, panache and wonderful vocals of these all-time greats, “The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!’ also brings its own brand of comedy and audience participation, making sure every party goes with a bang and leaving audiences wistfully wishing for the bygone days of the ‘Kings of Cool’. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Little Mix Experience

Friday 12th October 6pm

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If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages!

Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are “The Little Mix Experience”

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The Indians

Saturday 13th October 7.30pm

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They’re back!!!!!!
THE INDIANS, Ireland’s Top Showband are back at the West Cliff Theatre on Saturday 13th October 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 touring England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Always dressed in their colourful Western Indian outfits, they are entertaining crowds for more than four decades.

The Indians “BIG CHIEF” is lead singer Raymond Kelly (Geronimo), and he is regarded as one of the best front men in the band business. When Geronimo sings, everybody listens. It should be a fantastic show, with Big Chief singing Indians favourites from back through the years.

On video and compact disc, The Indians have a great selection of material representing the show you are likely to see and hear in their concert program. Their most recent cd release “Hello World” features Big Chief Geronimo. All Indians cds and dvd’s are on sale at the show

Other members of the band are 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.

Come and enjoy “The Indians in Concert” at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea on Saturday 13th October ’18! This is sure to be a great night so don’t miss out!

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The Matt Monro Story

Friday 19th October 7.30pm

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Abbamania

Saturday 27th October 7.30pm

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Dominic Kirwan – Celtic Country

Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm

This wonderful show brings together the very best of both Irish and Scottish artists with their own style of Country music, plus a hint of American Country, which all emanated from Scotland and Ireland.

The show stars Ireland’s International Recording Star DOMINIC KIRWAN, with son BARRY KIRWAN, Ireland’s Newest Country Star.

From Scotland our very Special Guest EVE GRAHAM, the original lead singer of The New Seekers who’s hits included  “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” “Beg Steal Or Borrow” plus many more along with Scotland’s International recording artist..Star of BBC TV’s THE VOICE COLIN CHISHOLM, makes this 

A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED

FOR ALL CELTIC COUNTRY LOVERS

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Lee Mead – Ten Years

The Anniversary Tour

Saturday 24th November 7.30pm

It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA , MISS SAIGON , CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG , LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED and many more. Including songs from from his previous albums, and his brand new album LEE MEAD TEN YEARS.

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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Genesis Connected

Friday 7th December 7.30pm

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After acclaimed visits in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we welcome back Genesis Connected for 2018!

Genesis Connected is a tribute show 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.

To make things extra special there will be some musical surprises and some different material on each night. Saturday night will be their 2019 show, but Friday night will consist of a slightly different set list.

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The Christmas Show 2018

From the Producers of THE SUMMER SHOW

Wednesday 19th December 7pm
Thursday 20th December 2pm & 7pm
Friday 21st December 2pm & 7pm
Saturday 22nd December 2pm & 7pm

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Sensational 60s Experience 2019

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm

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