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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The Fizz

Sunday 1st October 7.30pm

Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz with Bobby McVay

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In the early 80’s four strangers were put together to perform in the Song for Europe contest, whih they won, and then went on to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland. They won that too and went on to beccome a global phenomenon.

Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Bobby G became household names and had their first number 1 with Making Your Mind Up.  With record sales of more than 15 million worldwide and countless music industry awards including 1982 Best Group at the BPI Awards (now the Brits)  and an Ivor Novello Award, the band sealed their place in 80’s music history. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Dirty Dusting

Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm

After a sellout UK tour in 2016, Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2017. Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra!!

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Three cleaning ladies, (past their sell by date) start up a telephone sex line!!! “The Telephone Belles” – A Dirty Sex Chat Line that really cleans up!

Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!

A chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea….. “Why not run a Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!

Needless to say……things don’t go entirely according to plan. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Best of Queen

Friday 6th October 7.30pm

Performed by Flash

Flash have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 2002, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the world.

Italian born front man, Claudio Desideri plays a uncannily realistic ‘Freddie’ with just the right look, stage persona and from an early age has trained and developed a vocal range capable of performing these iconic songs, recreating the magic that made Queen live shows so very special.

Claudio is joined on stage by an enormously talented 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 same equipment used by Queen on stage in their heyday. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Alexander O’Neal

Friday 13th October 7.30pm

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Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O’Neal is one of the genres most iconic names. With chart smash ‘Criticize’ still lighting up dance floors across the world thirty years after its release, his sound has transcended generations.

The album that single featured on, 1987s ‘Hearsay’ helped to cement his special relationship with the UK, where he still holds the record for an African-American performer selling out six straight nights at Wembley Arena. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

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

Forbidden Nights

Thursday 19th October 7.30pm

CIRCUS JUST GOT SEXY!

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FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure.  They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial chain artist, acrobats and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny! The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Pop Divas – Live!

Friday 20th October 6pm

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The best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show – that’s Pop Diva’s Live! Little Mix will cast some Black Magic, Katy Perry will Roar and of course, Adele will be saying Hello as five enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!

With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Diva’s Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Barron Knights

Saturday 21st October 7.30pm

The Barron Knights

It is now over 50 years since The Barron Knights started touring the world with their unique style of comedy and rock’n’roll.

With over 300 performances at the London Palladium to their credit they have established themselves as a unique musical comedy attraction. You are guaranteed to leave a Barron Knights show with the feeling that you have had a tremendous night out.

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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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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Thursday November 9th 7pm

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Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The West Cliff Theatre.

Join us for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

Details of the schools performing at West Cliff Theatre can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival

“Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!” Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron

SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Whole Lotta Shakin’

Saturday 11th November 7.30pm

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The only theatre touring tribute show in the world celebrating the U.K.’s most successful pop artist of the 80’s! Expect all the hits, “This Ole House”, “Green Door”, “Oh Julie”… and loads of nostalgia.

“Whole Lotta Shakin'” – A Tribute to the 80’s Legend. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hit’s of the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Shakin’ Stevens. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Britain United

Presented by Tendring Brass Band
Starring The Harmonettes

Sunday 12th November 3pm

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The Tendring brass band return to the West Cliff for their annual remembrance day concert. This year it focuses on the momentous events that have shaped our past and recent history…

Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, celebrating the 100th birthday of our forces’ sweetheart and remembering those affected by the tragedies this year in Manchester and London. Brass and choral music to reflect the mood of our times with respect and pride.

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Murdered to Death

An Amateur Production presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society

Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November
7.30pm Nightly, with an additional 2.30pm Saturday MatineeMurdered To Death P1

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Genesis Connected

Friday 1st December 7.30pm

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This show celebrates the hits of GenesisPhil CollinsPeter Gabriel and Mike and the Mechanics.

Hits spanning the late 70’s onwards will be brought to life on the night, including; Turn It On AgainSlegdehammerIn The Air TonightOver My ShoulderAgainst All OddsThat’s AllSolsbury HillYou Can’t Hurry LoveThe Living Years and many more…

The frontman 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 well known “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

We Three Kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Saturday 2nd December 7.30pm

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A two-hour uplifting Rock n Roll Show that will have you dancing in the isles to all the favorites from Billy Fury, Buddy Holly, & Elvis. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Theatretrain Presents…Dazzling Christmas Wishes

Sunday 3rd December 6pm

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Clacton Theatretrain will take you through this vibrant festive show performing many wonderful exciting songs and dances along with funny scripts full of Christmas cheer!

A fun, festive and delightful night out for all the family to enjoy.

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Talon – The Best of The Eagles

Saturday 9th December 7.30pm

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Talon Music Ltd presents the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’

TALON – THE BEST OF EAGLES 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR’ will once again feature all those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their 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’. In the summer of 2016 Talon were nominated in seven different categories by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ and winning ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ (Eagles tribute show), ‘MARKETING & PR’, ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’ and the big one… ‘BEST BAND’ (in all categories). The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…

“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”.JACK TEMPCHIN (Eagles Hit Songwriter)

Talon tickets always sell quickly, so early booking is advised for this Concert.

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Frankie’s Guys – Oh What a Night!

Friday 15th December 7.30pm

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Frankie’s Guys’ – A celebration of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel.

Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’ & ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Christmas Show

Wednesday 20th December to Saturday 23rd December
(See Performance Schedule Below)

From the Producers of THE SUMMER SHOW…

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Aladdin

Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January

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Saturday 30th December – 6pm
Sunday 31st December 2pm
Monday 1st January 2pm & 6pm

Packed with all of the traditional ingredients family audiences expect, this all singing and dancing youth production of Aladdin features laugh out loud comedy, magical special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and cheers!

Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your seats now for a magic carpet ride you won’t want to miss! 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

FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

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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

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

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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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

Giovanni Pernice – Born to Win

Thursday June 21st 7.30pm

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be heading back out on tour in 2018, after a sell out tour in 2017. Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals with the show produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director Jason Gilkinson.
Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story- headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, more passion and even more heat!
“Not just smouldering…absolutely scorching” – Review of 2017 Dance Is Life

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