Shows in Live Music

Ceri Dupree

Thursday 29th March 7.30pm


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



Saturday 7th April 7.30pm


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! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Twist & Shout

Saturday 14th April 7.30pm


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!


Martine McCutcheon

Up Close & Personal

Sunday 15th April 7.30pm

Martine McCutcheon

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 Hugh 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


Oh What a Nite!

With The Jerseys

Sunday 22nd April 7.30pm


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’!


Michael English in Concert

With Brendan Shine

Friday 27th April 7.30pm


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


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


Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of RACHEL SINETTA and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists…..THE RUBBER BAND

‘Wuthering Heights’ the show, captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the ‘THE KICK INSIDE’ through to ‘ARIEL’ but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate’s compositions.

A show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of ‘THE KICK INSIDE’,

‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’ is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered KATE BUSH.


The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 4th May 7.30pm


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


Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Roy G Hemmings – Hits of Motown

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm


A celebration of timeless Motown and soul songs from the longest serving member of The Drifters.


We’ve Only Just Begun

A Celebration of The Carpenters Greatest Love Songs

Sunday 20th May 7.30pm


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


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



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

Friday 1st June 7.30pm


Ron Vincent holds not only an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens, but his hauntingly beautiful vocals and performance style translates on stage to one of the most authentic and entertaining shows honouring this artist the world has ever seen.

Ron’s Cat Stevens Show is a trip down memory lane, exploring Stevens’ unsurpassed musical career. His folk influenced, melodic tunes strike a chord with audiences and Ron’s heartfelt expression set the scene for an intimate musical journey.

So sit back and enjoy this very special world class show – soaking up Vincent’s smooth vocals as he weaves the songs and stories in celebration of one of the greatest artists of our time. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experience

Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm


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.


The Billy Fury Years

Starring Michael King

Friday 8th June 7.30pm


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.


Sun Records – The Concert

Friday 22nd June 7.30pm

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


 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


“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.


The Kilkennys

Sunday 1st July 7.30pm



The Astor Big Band with Sadie Nine

Miller Plays the Musicals

Saturday 7th July 7.30pm

Red shirts

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


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

Lance Sings Broadway 3 Square (2)

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

“A singer’s singer – what a talent!” the late, great Sir Bruce Forsyth BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Summer Show 2018

The Variety Spectacular

SINCE 1894


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.


Marshall King as ELVIS

Saturday 11th August 7.30pm


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

Saturday 18th August 8pm


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



Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

Friday 24th August 7.30pm


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……….!


Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Friday 31st August 7.30pm

Marty Wilde and guests - London Palladium 27-05-07


Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour

Saturday 8th September 7.30pm


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!