Tag Archive for West Cliff Theatre

Wife After Death

Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th March. 7.30pm

Saturday matinee 2.30pm

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Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.

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Guys & Dolls

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm

Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

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The multi-award winning West Cliff Youth Group are proud to present their latest musical, the ever popular “Guys and Dolls” (A Musical Fable of Broadway)

This romantic comedy involves the unlikeliest pairing, a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary girl and shows the lengths a ‘guy” will go to when he really falls in love with his “doll”

Famous songs include “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”, “Luck be a Lady” and of course the title  song “Guys and Dolls”.

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Gaelforce Dance Spectacular

Sunday 24th February 7.30pm

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Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999. This Dance spectacular has enjoyed tremendous success on a global scale performing in over 30 countries, across 4 continents and playing to over 2 million people.

2019 will be an exciting new year for Gaelforce Dance, with exhilarating new choreography and the inclusion of new dance numbers. This year Gaelforce Dance is going to be bigger and brighter, with glittering new production, exciting new costumes and electrifying music and songs. “We aim to be different from other shows; we are more theatrical. We operate by a very sharp edge which it is very challenging for our dancers, but the experience of our show is irreplaceable and much more emotional and immediate,” says Richard Griffin.

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“Gaelforce Dance takes the audience right to the edge with its perfect mix of traditional and Contemporary Irish dance music. It fuses a classic love tale in a spectacle of star studded quality that is Irish dancing at its raw and energetic best.”

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Talon – The Best of the Eagles

Saturday 12th October 2019, 7.30pm.

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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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Think Floyd

Friday 1st March 7.30pm

Think Floyd 40th The Wall Live

 This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands.

The brand new show for 2019 will feature a complete performance of The Wall as well as the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and much more.

Backed by a an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

“Brilliant! – They are really good.” – Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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Forever in Blue Jeans

Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm

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

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, 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 more all performed by the stunning Red Hot Blue Jeans Band”.

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy the liveliest and happiest show of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS.

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm

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Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

West Bergholt Concert Band

Sunday 17th March 3pm

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Beatles to the Big Bands.

The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return with music from Mary Poppins, the Big Bands, Sousa, World War 2, and many more. As always it will be an enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style and is in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

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Oh What a Feeling – Lionel Richie

Friday 22nd March 7.30pm

Celebrating the music of LIONEL RICHIE & THE COMMODORES

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‘OH! WHAT A FEELING!’ – Winner of ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ in 2018 at the ‘NATIONAL TRIBUTE MUSIC AWARDS’ and voted ‘OFFICIAL UK NO.1′ by ‘The Agents Association of Great Britain’ is back in 2019 with a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome  talent of Malcolm Pitt in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more….

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Theatretrain

Sunday 24th March 6.30pm

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Broadway and Disney Dance Spectacular will be a wonderful night out for anyone who loves good music and dance ! Pupils from Theatretrain will grace the stage bringing a vibrant and explosive night full of dance using passion and flair . Musical soundtracks from 42nd Street , Chicago , Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast , Hair , Mamma Mia, Fame , Little Mermaid , Dream Girls and many more bring your family for a full night of entertainment!

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Beach Boys Smile

Friday 29th March 7.30pm

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Immerse yourself in vocal bliss, with the smooth harmonies and classic songs of group that will never be forgotten. In an all new production – The Beach Boys Smile, touring the UK from 2017.

Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson’s composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS). Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!

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Manilow

Sunday 31st March 6.00pm

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Very Few performers have an effect on the modern pop culture that this man has. As a performer, as a writer and as a boundary breaker! With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity and respect that he deserves. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan, paying homage to an incredible talent. As tonight we celebrate a legend as we relive the music of “Manilow”

With an incredible live band and stunning backing vocalists, this production celebrates the timeless songs and melodies of ‘Barry Manilow’ the man & his genius. With all of his classic hits from Even Now, I write The Songs, One Voice, Copacabana, Could It Be Magic, I Made It Through The Rain, Mandy & so many more.

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Charlie Landsborough

Saturday 6th April 7.30pm

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In 2019, UK Country Music legend Charlie Landsborough plans to retire from touring to concentrate on writing and recording music.  Before his retirement Charlie will be embarking on an extended tour of Britain.

Known as the UK’s premier country music singer, country music is only one part of his live shows. Charlie’s gigs are a night of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems.

Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘International Country Album,’ Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame.

Charlie said: “Now I thought that you, who have been so good to me, should be the first to know that I intend to hang up my guitar and retire next year. Hence, this next tour around England in spring will be my last.”

“I will certainly miss you all but will never forget your great kindness and support and will always treasure the wonderful memories I have of the lovely times I have had with you.”

 

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Karen Carpenter

Sunday 7th April, 3pm

The Carpenters – Voice of the Heart

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Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy, her voice and her music is played all over the world everyday on the radio and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those care free days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love.

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. Songs that link together from The BeatlesMR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, to name but two of these timeless classics.

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With the Blue Jeans band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.

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The Bohemians

 Friday 12th April, 7.30pm

A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits

The BohemiansInternationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

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Twist & Shout

Saturday 13th April 7.30pm

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Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits., Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones. Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more…

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

Twist & Shout is a non-stop feast of music that features a 4 piece live band and cast of 6 singers and dancers performing 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, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.

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

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Thursday 18th April 7.30pm

The Ladyboys of Bangkok presents:

The Greatest Showgirls Tour.

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‘Now seen by over 3,000,000 people’

Cheekier Funnier and as Spectacular as ever, this amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival.

A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls. Featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls ………..Who just happen to be men!

(Oh…and a grumpy dwarf from Oldham!)

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The Bootleg Shadows

Saturday 27th April 7.30pm

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In aid of The East Anglian Air Ambulance

 The Bootleg Shadows have been entertaining audiences in theatres for over 10 years with their celebration of the great music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard.

You can expect to hear all of the hits, from Apache all the way through to Riders in the Sky and sometimes a few ‘wild cards’ are thrown in for good measure. Who doesn’t love a bit of Duane Eddy, The Tornados, Telstar, or even Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross?

The attention to detail in recreating the sound and moves of The Shadows is second to none, even down to the trademark synchronized dance steps, as well as using period instruments and amplifiers.

This feel good show will leave you smiling and dancing all the way home and not only will you have had a great night out but you will have also helped raise money for a worthwhile cause; the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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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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The 125 Show

Sunday 12th May. 6pm

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Join us for what promises to be a very special evening as we celebrate 125 years of Summer Variety.

With familiar names joining us live on stage this really will be an evening to remember. So get ready for a night of Glitz & Glam, and no doubt a few surprises as we celebrate this milestone in our history.

Please check back here for regular updates about the artists who will be appearing.

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 17th May, 7.30pm

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As Britain’s No.1 tribute show they bring 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.

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What A Glorious Feeling

Sunday 19th May 2.30pm

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This is a fantastic new musical inspired by true events; bringing to life the little known behind-the-scenes story of the tempestuous love triangle between Hollywood legends Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen and Jeanne Coyne during the creation of the greatest movie musical of all time Singin’ in the Rain. This production marks the UK premier of this Off-Broadway hit.

As Gene Kelly begins work on Singin’ in the Rain, he’s determined to keep both his long-time collaborator Stanley Donen and trusted assistant Jeanne Coyne on set… despite the fact that they’ve just divorced and the torch Coyne carries for Kelly is the reason why. To top it off, their producer is wrestling with the studio for resources, and newly hired co-star Debbie Reynolds can’t even dance.

This unforgettable show features a host of classic hits ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’, ‘Good Morning’, ‘All I Do I Dream of You’ and, of course, ‘Singin’ In The Rain’.

One of the greatest movie musicals of all time is born in this intimate backstage play featuring the classic songs – Make ‘Em Laugh’, ‘Good Morning’, ‘All I Do I Dream of You’ and, of course, ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ – as well as the choreography of that golden MGM era.

A Strictly Theatre Entertainments production.

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The Wizard of Oz

Saturday 25th May

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Join Dorothy on her magical adventure ‘Over the Rainbow’ in this all new show from KD Productions. This fantastic family show is fun for all the family and guaranteed to have you smiling all the way to Oz and back as Dorothy and her friends battle that Wicked Witch. This is a feel good show with modern songs the kids will love and that classic story we all know and cherish.

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Tropix: Part One

Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 7.30pm

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Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past seven year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production. This tropical fiesta features The Company students showcasing their skills in a variety of song and dance. Featuring a large cast of young people aged from 2 -19 years old, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the outstanding talents of The Company in TROPIX.

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Ceri Dupree: The Ladies I Love

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Friday 7th June

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The faaaaabulous comedy female impersonator Ceri Dupree returns to the West Cliff Theatre in his spectacular new show – The Ladies I Love – in which he plays a tongue in cheek tribute to female stars from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Expect even more eye popping and jaw dropping costumes and a few surprises along the way!

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“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour and a pace that leaves you amazed” Time Out

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The Quo Experience

Saturday 8th June 7.30pm

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Rockin’ All Over The World –  Whatever You Want – Down Down – Living On An Island – In The Army Now – What You’re Proposing – Burning Bridges… just a few of the many hits spreading five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history.

With such an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians and passionate Quo fans, along with a stage full show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars, The Quo Experience is fully armed to take the act as far as is possibly achievable in the tribute band industry. The Quo Experience is, however, not just another Quo tribute band – it is an ‘experience'; an ongoing chance to ‘experience’ the sounds and looks of “Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time” as we all remember it!

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“An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!” MATT LETLEY – Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

 

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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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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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Travelin Man – The Ricky Nelson Rock N Roll Show

Friday 5th July 7.30pm

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Travelin Man is the Uks first and only tribute show dedicated to the rock n roll legend Ricky Nelson. This authentic show features all the hits of the man who was second only to Elvis in record sales between 1957 & 1962.

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‘Hello Mary Lou, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Lonesome Town and Travelin Man’ are just some of the hits that Dave B will be performing as he takes on the persona of Ricky. Dave is already well known for performing in the show Rock n Roll Paradise, as well as numerous TV, Radio and west end performances.

Backed by the all-star Travelin Man Band and with special guest star Peter Gill, this is a Rock n Roll feast not to be missed.

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