Run For Your Wife

Wednesday 28th June to Saturday 1st July 7.30pm
(+Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm)

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Run For Your Wife is a superb example of the British farce which had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Brian Poole & The TREMELOES

Sunday 2nd July 7.30pm

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It is 54 years ago since the band known as Brian Poole & The Tremeloes recorded their first record. Now over 50 years on the three singers who sang on all the hit recordings of Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, continuing on to greater success as The Tremeloes, after Brian left to go solo.

What we see on this show is Brian Poole, Len “Chip” Hawkes and Dave Munden, together again, performing hits, such as Twist And Shout, Do You Love Me, Silence Is Golden, (Call Me) Number One, Suddenly You Love Me and many many more. Backing will be provided by hit recording stars Vanity Fare.

A great evening of nostalgia taking you back to the Swinging Sixties.

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Encore

Friday 7th July 7pm

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Our Award winning Youth Theatre are back with their annual showcase.

Following their recent success with “Oliver” this is their Encore!

The show will reprise and revisit some songs from their previous musicals such as “The Black Hills of Dakota” from Calamity Jane and “Anything Goes” as well as new material. Don’t miss out on this great evening, featuring the talents of our young generation.

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Bringing on back the 60s

Saturday 8th July 7.30pm

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

This fast moving show Starring The New Amen Corner is a must for lovers of 60s music.

With its stunning Multimedia Presentation and special guest appearances from 60s Icon’s

Mike Pender (The Original Voice of The Searchers). One of the greats to have come out of the Liverpool “Beat Boom”  featuring  million selling hits such as Sugar & Spice, Sweets For My Sweets , Needles & Pins , Don’t Throw Your Love Away etc  

Mike d’Abo (former lead Singer with Manfred Mann) Responsible for such classic hits as Just Like A woman, Semi-Detached Surburban Mr James, Ha Ha Said The Clown, Mighty Quinn etc…..not forgetting his award winning song writing credits of  worldwide hits such as Handbags & Gladrags & Build Me Up Buttercup.

 Join us for a fantastic evening with The 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. Not To Be Missed…..

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Fusion 2017

Sunday 9th July 2.30pm & 7pm

An Amateur Production Presented by Ilaz Dance Company

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Song and dance showcase featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers.

A fusion of styles and ideas including jazz, tap, modern ballet and musical theatre performed to a variety of music, old and new.

Featuring songs from Aladdin the Musical, School of Rock, Hamilton, Trolls, ED Sheeran, Little Mix, Queen, Chicago and lots more…

Promises to be an enjoyable performance for all ages!

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Giovanni Pernice – Dance is Life

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Tuesday 11th July 7.30pm

Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in ‘il ballo è vita’. Joined by professional dancers from ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’, this is not just another ‘An evening with….’ show, but a wonderful evening including a story set in a Sicilian Caffè/Bar, our leading man, Giovanni, thinks he has found love, but not everything is as easy as it first appears

Expect dances such as the ‘Quickstep’, ‘Samba’, ‘Rhumba’, ‘Pasodoble’, ’Argentine ‘Tango’ and of course …his signature dance – the ‘Jive’.

An elegant and beautiful tale is in store in this classy narrative which exudes love & passion.

The show is directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison (Creative Director of Strictly Come dancing) and produced by Paul Irving.

Limited premium seats avialable which include meet and greet Giovanni Pernice after the show, signed print and photo opportunity plus the best seats in the house.

Suitable for ages 10 years and over.

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Fable

Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd July 7.30pm

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Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past five year’s performances, The Company Performing Arts are thrilled to be back at the West Cliff Theatre with their spectacular annual production.

The Company students showcase their skills in a variety of song and dance. Featuring a cast of over 200 students, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the outstanding talents of The Company in FABLE – Celebrated, Famous & Renowned.

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Rave On – A tribute to Buddy Holly

Saturday 29th July 7.30pm

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Jim Davidson – 40 Years On

Sunday 30th July 7.30pm

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Britain’s most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business.

Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies.

Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before.

A night not to be missed.

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The Summer Show 2017

Performances Throughout August

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

Saturday 12th August 8pm

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Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

They had a sound, that had never been heard before. The Radio just could not get enough of them and neither can we. Join Big Girls Don’t Cry as we celebrate the music of four ordinary guys from New Jersey that change the musical world as we knew it.

The show revives the beauty of harmonies that built and made the hits that flew through the charts in the 60s & 70s such as Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry. This super group sold over 100 million records worldwide, there’s a four seasons song that has a place in everyone’s heart.

Join the boys in an all new show for 2017, for a musical night stack with hits that will have you dancing in the aisles. Big Girls Don’t Cry another Easy Theatres Production – the critically-acclaimed spectacular that is taking the UK by storm.    easytheatres.com
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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Friday 18th August 7.30pm

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Joe Pasquale – THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE

Saturday 19th August 7.30pm

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We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside, so come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description… He’s been away searching for the fabled ancient merkin (Google it) of Macedonia, once owned by Genghis Khan’s Nan (Maud), who used to wear it for special occasions, but only if she was going to Lidl on the way home.

Witness Joe explain the mysteries of why the four horseman of the apocalypse will be arriving on my little ponies, and what Action Man held with those gripping hands… it’ll be a show you wont forget in a hurry, well… at least 40 minutes.

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN IMMATURE THEMES, INCLUDING WORDS LIKE BUM, WILLY AND FART!  SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Marshall King’s – The Only Way is Elvis

Sunday 20th August 7.30pm

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Don’t miss this fantastic interactive entertaining tribute to the king of rock n roll , with all the fun and impact of Elvis’ original shows. Marshall faithfully includes the full range of jokes and audience interaction as well as a complete recreation of Elvis’ band for a hugely memorable show which will have you on a roller coaster of emotions from the first note. This jaw-dropping concert show with 12 piece band, including top musicians , Brass section and backing singers is the ultimate Elvis experience not to be missed. All presented with jumpsuits made by Elvis’ very own costume designers!

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The Searchers

Friday 1st September 7.30pm

John McNally   Frank Allen   Spencer James   Scott Ottaway

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

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The Upbeat Beatles

Saturday 9th September 7.30pm

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As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals!

You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them – 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band performs this song like the Upbeat Beatles!

From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show.

Breath taking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour. With narrative and full multi-media presentation the audience will be left on an emotional high. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Totally Tina

Friday 15th September

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Justine Ruddock is Tina Turner! An internationally acclaimed award-winning tribute to Tina Turner. The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of Tina’s live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul.

We take you from the early days with Ike, and songs like River Deep, Mountain High, all the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in the 1984 with her incredible cover of the Al Green classic, Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It.

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Starman – The David Bowie Tribute

Saturday 16th September 7.30pm

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Let Michael King and his band take you on a fantastic journey of Bowie’s greatest hits, performed in true Bowie style.

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Major Tom and more, all delivered many of the most memorable, inspiring and lasting songs of a generation. From Rebel Rebel to China Girl, Let’s Dance to Young Americans. Ashes to Ashes, Life On Mars, Changes, the list goes on and on. Songs from all eras of David Bowie’s celebrated career are performed to perfection in this highly charged show.

The finest musicians and singers combined with an amazing performance from theatre stage star Michael King. With big screen footage plus various costume changes this awesome show takes the audience on a ‘Fantastic Voyage’ of Bowie hits.’STARMAN’ is not only the ultimate tribute to a legend, but also a highly entertaining, emotional and thought provoking musical celebration that you will want to see again and again.

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The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show

Sunday 17th September 2.30pm

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Join legendary comedy act ‘The Grumbleweeds’ for an afternoon of laughter, music and more!

It’s a show that’s full to the brim with of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great singers, theatrical magic and fun for all the family! See exactly what’s kept The Grumbleweeds at the very top of their game for over 50 years as they perform some of their hilarious comedy routines in this non-stop variety spectacular.

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The Rollin’ Clones

Saturday 23rd September 7.30pm

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“Keith Richards cannot be killed by conventional weapons” – Del Preston, Waynes World 2.

Were choosing to believe this is true. How else could you explain the fact that despite fifty years of death, drugs, destruction and falling out of coconut trees, the greatest show on earth is still on the road?

While not quite of the same vintage, The Rollin Clones have been entertaining crowds across the country for over seventeen years, distilling the show down to a pure hit of rock n roll, with a chaser of sequinned Glam.

From the early days of the rhythm and blues, through to the excesses of the 70s, The Rollin Clonesrock n roll show is a faithful interpretation of the biggest band evers greatest hits, delivered with a smirk and a wink, recalling the mischief making of Mr Jagger himself and remaining true to the spirit of the originals. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise

Friday 29th September 7.30pm

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In 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UKs theatres for the 8th 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.

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TJ Higgs- Psychic Medium

Saturday 30th September 7.30pm

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With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.
As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor, TJ has starred in 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes for Zone Reality, which she filmed at the same time as investigating murders and missing people cases for CBS Reality Television.
Alongside her own very successful annual live UK theatre tours, TJ co-presented ‘The Three Mediums’ theatre show at four major UK cities including a sell-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, London and also appeared on Sky Living’s: ‘Colin Fry Live with TJ Higgs’.

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Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz

Sunday 1st October 7.30pm

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Supreme Queen

Friday 6th October 7.30pm

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Regarded by many as the UK’s number one tribute act, Supreme Queen have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic rock band since 1995 and in that time have made a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Front man and founder member, Scott Maley plays an uncannily realistic ‘’Freddie’’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice! Scott is joined on stage by an enormously talented four piece band including Nathan Mathers, who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May.

Their attention to detail is truly impressive and extends to their use of the exact same equipment used by Queen when on stage in their prime.

For a Queen concert experience; nobody does it like Supreme Queen!

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Andy Parsons – Peak Bullsh*t

Saturday October 14th 8pm

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENT ANDY PARSONS – PEAK BULLSH*T

“Cracking adlibbing….a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” THE GUARDIAN

“Potent live performer…..can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” THE TIMES

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it!
Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah – go on. Take a risk.
Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. – and repeated on Dave. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Rockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Back by popular demand for a 35 date UK tour…

Friday 27th October 7.30pm

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ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR is a breathtaking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s.

This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’.

Featuring stunning portrayals of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the King Himself, Elvis Presley and backed by a superb rock ‘n’ roll band.

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Saturday 4th November 8pm

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Foster & Allen

Sunday 5th November 7.30pm

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The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978 they have gone on to record 20 gold award winning albums and tour the world extensively many times. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a wonderful evening being serenaded and entertained by this well-loved Irish duo who have been together for more than 30 years and still going strong. Come along to an evening of fun and laughter!! A truly enjoyable show.

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More November shows to be announced soon…

More October shows to be announced soon…

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