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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The Four Seasons

An Amateur Production Presented by:

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Saturday 29th April 6pm & Sunday 30th April 2.30pm

The Four Seasons

 

The Debbie Millar School of Dance returns to the West Cliff for the fifth successive year with routines in Ballet, Tap, Disco & Modern featuring dancers from Tiny Tots through to Adults.

Show Proceeds in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance

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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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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

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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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

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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Friends Unite Against Cancer

Sunday 11th June 6pm

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Evolution Showcase – Class of 2016-17

Saturday 17th June 7.45pm

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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

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers…

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!

This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.

Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

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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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

Il Ballo è Vita

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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Seriously Dead

Saturday 27th May 7.30pm

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CRISSY ROCK (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity)
FRAZER HINES (Emmerdale and Doctor Who)
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One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable crossroads.

Albert Blunderstone has been hiding abroad for ten years after having committed a bank robbery with a small time crook called Nodger Wilson. On the day that he flies home to attend a funeral, he runs into Betty who used to be married to Nodger and in an attempt to find out what happened to his share of the dosh, he befriends Betty and her current husband Billy Blenkinsopp.

The lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker Tristan de Winter become inextricably linked towards a path that is leading to The Pearly Gates and a disgruntled Guardian Angel named Thelma.

A brand new comedy play that will have you dying with laughter!! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

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

A Professional presentation produced by West Cliff Theatre, Clacton and AJL Theatrical Ltd

A FEAST OF FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Featuring:
PAUL EASTWOOD
JAMES WAUD 
(Summer Show 2016)
KILKE JOHN (Summer Show 2016)
THE SUMMER SHOW DANCERS
plus THE KIDS FROM THE COMPANY
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Big Girls Don’t Cry

Saturday 12th August 8pm

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

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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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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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Totally Tina

Friday 15th September

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Starman – The David Bowie Tribute

Saturday 16th September 7.30pm

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