Abbamania

Saturday 4th March 7.30pm
ABBA Tribute Show ABBAMANIA
The Official ABBAMANIA Tribute Show

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ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Thank You For The Music’ from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Mamma Mia‘.

Their record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill all generations.

ABBAMANIA, the UK’s original ABBA tribute are widely regarded as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute Bands”.

Their sensational LIVE concerts have taken them all over the World. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Rob Beckett – Mouth of the South

Sunday 5th March 8pm

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Beckett’s back with a brand-new show of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!  Star of BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice. Rob is also a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, as well as hosting Absolute Radio’s hit show, Rock n Roll Football. 

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T.Rextasy

Saturday 11th March 7.30pm

The 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour

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West Bergholt Concert Band

Present…
Bach to The Beach Boys

Sunday 12th March 3pm

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Jump in!

Presented by The Colne Community School and College
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th March 7.30pm

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The Sensational 60s Experience 2017

THE TOUR THAT NEVER ENDS!
Friday 17th March

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Seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is the must see 60s show for 2017.

Step back to when pop music was at its very best with the biggest and best line up to ever tour the UK.

Hits include I’m Into Something Good, Out Of Time, Hippy Hippy Shake, Storm In A Tea Cup plus many more

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Menopause The Musical

Saturday 18th March 7.30pm

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Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders),  Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Ruth Berkeley (Penny Dreadful) Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Importance of Being Earnest

Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th March 7.30pm
(+ Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm)

Presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society

This is the best known and best loved of Oscar Wilde’s comedies, first performed in 1895. It is the story of two bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two young women, Gwendolen and Cecily, who both claim they could only love men named Ernest. Jack and Algernon struggle to keep up with their own stories and become entangled in a web of deception, disguise and misadventure, with hilarious results.

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Patsy Cline – The Concert She Never Gave

Sunday 26th March 7.30pm

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An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline.

It is some 50 years since Patsy left a great legacy of hit records. This wonderful show pays tribute to country music’s world renowned superstar.

Featuring the star of the West End production ‘Patsy’ , the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, ‘Ireland’s Queen of country music’

Sandy Kelly’s performance as “Patsy” has captured the hearts of legions of fans all over the world. This feel-good show will leave you wanting more as she performs Patsy’s unforgettable
hits including:

‘Crazy’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ , ‘Walking After Midnight’ and ‘I fall to pieces’.

An evening of true country nostalgia.

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The ELO Experience

Thursday 30th March 7.30pm

Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
The Out Of The Blue Album Release in 1977

The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra.

With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Classic Rock USA

Friday 31st March 7.30pm

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Imagine a Rock Concert involving three of the biggest name Rock Stars of the 21st Century?

Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating, pulsating Rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Brian Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss ‘himself Bruce Springsteen.

You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with only the very best selections of these 3 great artists, including Born to run, Thunder Road, Hungry Heart, Everything I do , Summer of 69 and the Rock of Anthem’s of Jon Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more…………………

Get Ready to Rock out and Party On with Classic Rock USA!!!!!!
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Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry Cross The Mersey

Saturday 1st April 7.30pm

plus support from comedian MIKE LANCASTER

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Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden.

Gerry & the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.

This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Jurassic Adventures

Sunday 2nd April 2pm

The most exciting family show since time began, is about to be discovered… by you!

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Jurassic Adventures, is a brand new production, set on a magical island, where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery, and of course DINOSAURS

Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T. REX mother who wants her egg back!

An absolutely brilliant show for all the family from age 3+

There is a magic place where Dinosaurs live and it’s right before your eyes. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Twist & Shout

Saturday 8th April 7.30pm

An all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

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Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandie 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’. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Alice in Wonderland

Sunday 9th April 2.30pm

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Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than- life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Sooty Show

Thursday 13th April 11am & 2.30pm

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Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty’s magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep’s escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom.

Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new – plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!

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Supersonic 70s Show

Saturday 15th April 7.30pm

“The most explosive show in theatre land”

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It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of its kind- West End quality”.

Led by the ‘Catsuit Wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, ‘Supersonic 70s’ will take you back to when Pop was at its peak.

From the towering majesty of Queen, ELO & Carpenters, the ‘pin-up pop’ of The Osmonds, David Essex & David Cassidy and the foot stompin’ Glam Rock of Sweet, Mud & T.Rex. Now, add the classic sounds of ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & ‘Grease’ and even those winning ‘UK Eurovision hits’ and with humour a-plenty you have a sensational show simply too good to miss!

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The Matt Monro Story

Friday 21st April 7.30pm

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY MATT MONRO. 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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“The Singer’s Singer”

The Matt Monro story is an inspired performance by Matt Monro Jr making this unforgettable show a unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his father and his music alive.

From ‘Born Free’ to ‘Walk Away’ to ‘Potrait of my Love’ be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “The Singer’s Singer” by his peers.

The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

A Tribute to Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Saturday 22nd April 7.30pm

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Jimmy Jemain IS the world’s best known Cliff Richard Tribute Artiste and has, indeed, travelled extensively across the globe presenting his fantastic show.
Jimmy Jemain & The Rapiers (who are the proud recipients of a trophy plate for “Services to Rock ‘n’ Roll” which they received at The 33rd Rockers’ Reunion Winter Party), combine in this highly believable show, giving an unrivalled performance as Cliff & The Shadows. Audiences can look forward to an evening of fabulous nostalgia returning to the early days of Pop, featuring all Cliff’s hits of that unforgettable era.

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Russell Kane – Right Man, Wrong Age

Friday 28th April 8pm

⭐⭐⭐“ Extremely funny ” Evening Standard
⭐⭐⭐⭐“ One of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land ” The Timesrussell-kane-2016-2Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age – it’s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.

In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Roy G Hemmings – Hits of Motown

Saturday 6th May 7.30pm
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Experience the Sounds of Motown!

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic Labels Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action packed show.

Featuring songs by The Three Degrees, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Stevie Wonder, Billy Paul, Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and the O’Jays to name a few. Including the hits Me & Mrs Jones, Don’t Leave Me this Way, Givin’ Up Givin’ In, Stop In The Name of Love, When Will I See You Again,  Love Train, Get Ready, Woman In Love, Dancing In The Streets, How Sweet It Is, Hold Back the Night, My Girl and more.

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Oh! Carol

Saturday 13th May 7.30pm

Oh! Carol- The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

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From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time.

This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well known performers like Connie Francis, Tony Christie, Tom Jones and LaVern Baker.

With a good luck message from Mr Sedaka himself, this talented cast and their phenomenal band of west end musicians take to the stage to bring you a show dedicated to celebrating these two giants of the song writing world with two hours worth of songs and the stories behind them.

If you like to sing-a-long or just want to hear great music this show is for you.

“It’s always flattering when talented performers honor my music.I thank the Oh Carol team for their homage to the work of Sedaka & Greenfield.  Wishing you continued success” 
– Neil Sedaka.

★★★★ “If you have socks, prepare for them to be knocked off” –britishtheatre.com

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Dominic Kirwan & Lisa Stanley

Sunday 14th May 7.30pm

Dominic Kirwan & Friends - 900Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.

Accompanying DOMINIC on the 2017 tour will be LISA STANLEY, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…”THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.”
Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.
A show not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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The Little Mix Experience

Friday 19th May 6pm

Sweeney Entertainments presents

THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCE

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! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Andrews Sisters UK

Friday 26th May 7.30pm

With the MOONLIGHT SERENADE ORCHESTRA

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The UKs only celebration of the Andrews Sisters backed by a full big band (the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK) re-creates the fabulous close harmony sound and feel of those swinging days when they headlined not only in America but also at the London Palladium with numbers such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rum & Coca Cola and Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen along with the best loved instrumentals from the big bands such as In The Mood, Opus One, Sing, Sing, Sing and Moonlight Serenade plus showcase solos from each of the Sisters.

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Be Bop a Lula

Friday 2nd June 7.30pm

The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. . .

In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour.

Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born.

Relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers.

And there’s more – Orbison and Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing rock’n’roll to the UK. The five are seen combined on stage for the first time ever. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Saturday 10th June 7.30pm

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Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star.

 This ALL-ENCAPSULATING SHOW features John Hewer giving “a remarkably faithful performance” (Time Out) as he “captures the Cooper style, from mumbled speech and loud laughter to the awkward giant body language” (The Stage) and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” (Everything Theatre) as the man in the fez.Complete with live musical accompaniment, this CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRIBUTE is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian.

It delivers on every one of it’s promises” – Broadway Baby

Supported by The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.

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The Kilkennys

Sunday 18th June 7.30pm

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If you haven’t heard of The Kilkennys yet then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Not only can these young balladeers sing but they are incredible musicians and performers and have been credited with keeping Irish folk music and ballads alive.

Over the past decade The Kilkennys have emerged from the traditional settings of the Irish pub scene as a group of musicians with the ability to reinvigorate traditional Irish music and ballads and take them to a new generation. From the humble beginnings of a bunch of young school friends bonded by their love of Irish music, The Kilkennys have toured the length and breadth of Ireland gaining recognition as one of the country’s hardest working bands. In recent years the band has conquered tour circuits all over Europe and have picked up the mantle left by acts such as The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Islands in the Stream

Saturday 24th June 8pm

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

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Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. . .

Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows.

Bring-the-house-down performances, a superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl’s rise to country music’s biggest superstar.

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door. . . and sail away to another world. . . with the all-new thigh-slapping stage show blockbuster of 2017. 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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