The Variety Spectacular
Performances Throughout August – Matinees & Evenings (see schedule below)
Performances Throughout August – Matinees & Evenings (see schedule below)
Saturday 18th August 8pm
10th Anniversary Tour – Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys
Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.
During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.
After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.
It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO
Friday 24th August 7.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UK’s theatres for the 9th 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.
Among the great rock ‘n’ roll legends the show pays tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers, Ritchie Valens, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka and even the king himself – Elvis.
With so many stars of rock ‘n’ roll on stage in Paradise, you’re in for a rollercoaster of musical memories from the Paradise jukebox. Are you ready to rock and roll with the best show on the road?? All-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is on its way……….!
Friday 31st August 7.30pm
Saturday 1st September 7.30pm
Saturday 8th September 7.30pm
Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour this autumn. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!
Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.
Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!
Presented by Ilaz Performerz Dance Company
Sunday 9th September 6pm
A song and dance spectacular featuring some of Colchester’s most talented amateur performers.
Featuring music from various films and musicals including:
The Greatest Showman, Barnum, 42nd Street and many more plus songs from the different genres and eras including hits by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Little Mix, Michael Jackson and Billy Joel to name a few.
This show hopes to be an enjoyable experience for all!
Starring New Amen Corner
Chris Farlowe & Little Miss Sixties (Nancy Ann Lee)
Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm
The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre. BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S STARRING NEW AMEN CORNER with their very special guests.
This fast moving show Starring New Amen Corner is a must for lovers of 60s music. With its stunning Multimedia Presentation and special guest appearances from 60s Icon Chris Farlowe and multi award winning Nancy Ann Lee “little Miss Sixties”
Join us for a fantastic evening with 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.
BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO
Saturday 29th September 7.30pm
FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer –songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.
If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all
“Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” The Stage Magazine.
Sunday 30th September 7.30pm
Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect night’s entertainment with ‘The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!’
This fully choreographed homage to the greatest performers in known history features stars of the hit West End show ‘The Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas’ and features such favourites as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Mr. Bojangles”, not to mention the numbers every audience can’t help singing and dancing along to, such as “New York, New York”, “That’s Life” and of course “My Way”.
Alongside faithfully recreating the style, panache and wonderful vocals of these all-time greats, “The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!’ also brings its own brand of comedy and audience participation, making sure every party goes with a bang and leaving audiences wistfully wishing for the bygone days of the ‘Kings of Cool’. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO
Wednesday 3rd October 1pm & 4pm
Thursday 4th October 10am & 1pm
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Clacton in the first ever Bing stage show!
Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…
Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.
Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!
Friday 5th October 7.30pm
Jimmy Jermain & The Rapiers combine in this highly believable show, giving an unrivalled performance as Cliff & The Shadows. Jimmy & the band will transport you back to those early days of pop as he performs all of Cliff’s hits in an evening of fabulous nostalgia.
Jimmy is now firmly established as The U.K. Number 1 Cliff Richard Tribute, and was delighted to play Sir Cliff in the West End as well as going on to win TV’s Stars in their Eyes.
If you love Cliff, this show is not to be missed.
Saturday 6th October 7.30pm
Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago on ITV’s New Faces. Now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way! Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again. WARNING: This show may contain nuts and Joe may say the word ‘fart’.
Friday 12th October 6pm
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!
Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.
They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are “The Little Mix Experience”
Saturday 13th October 7.30pm
THE INDIANS, Ireland’s Top Showband are back at the West Cliff Theatre on Saturday 13th October with their non-stop program of music and song! Regarded as one of the most entertaining Irish bands on the road, they have been consistently touring England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Always dressed in their colourful Western Indian outfits, they are entertaining crowds for more than four decades.
The Indians “BIG CHIEF” is lead singer Raymond Kelly (Geronimo), and he is regarded as one of the best front men in the band business. When Geronimo sings, everybody listens. It should be a fantastic show, with Big Chief singing Indians favourites from back through the years.
On video and compact disc, The Indians have a great selection of material representing the show you are likely to see and hear in their concert program. Their most recent cd release “Hello World” features Big Chief Geronimo. All Indians cds and dvd’s are on sale at the show
Other members of the band are Eamonn Keane (Sitting Bull) on keyboards, accordion and vocals, Kevin McKeown (Long Arrow) on drums and vocals, Brian Woodfull (Crazy Horse) on bass guitar and vocals.
Come and enjoy “The Indians in Concert” at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea on Saturday 13th October ’18! This is sure to be a great night so don’t miss out!
Sunday 21st October, 7.30pm
Following on from Gareth Malone’s success, the Colchester Military Wives choir goes from strength to strength. They have performed at the Dominion Theatre, London. The choir was honoured to share the stage with LULU as she embarked on a UK wide tour, and was also represented by several of our members, singing as part of a nationwide Military Wives choir performance at the Carnegie Hall, New York.
For the last four years the choir have staged an evening performance at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester where they performed to full houses.
The choir is part of a growing network of Military Wives Choirs across the forces community worldwide and have recently recorded an album with 1105 voices of all these ladies. This is due for release on the 29th June this year, in commemoration of the end of WW1.
The Halloween Show
Sunday 28th October, 6pm
Friday 2nd November 7.30pm
“Keith Richards cannot be killed by conventional weapons” – Del Preston, Wayne’s World 2.
We’re 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’ Clones’ rock ‘n’ roll show is a faithful interpretation of the biggest band ever’s 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.
Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: We have been asked to take this show OFF SALE for the moment due to health issues. Once we have more information we will contact current ticket holders and update the Website.
This wonderful show brings together the very best of both Irish and Scottish artists with their own style of Country music, plus a hint of American Country, which all emanated from Scotland and Ireland.
The show stars Ireland’s International Recording Star DOMINIC KIRWAN, with son BARRY KIRWAN, Ireland’s Newest Country Star.
From Scotland our very Special Guest EVE GRAHAM, the original lead singer of The New Seekers who’s hits included “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” “Beg Steal Or Borrow” plus many more along with Scotland’s International recording artist..Star of BBC TV’s THE VOICE COLIN CHISHOLM, makes this
A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED
FOR ALL CELTIC COUNTRY LOVERS
Thursday 8th November 7.30pm
Back at the West Cliff after 2017’s sensational show!!
Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform for good measure).
Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show.
This sexy but classy evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and leave you begging for more.
Yes Ladies- Circus Just Got Sexy.
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Saturday 10th November, 7pm
We are Music!
Young bands from Harwich and Jaywick Rock Schools will provide an evening of classic hits to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
“Lest We Forget”
Sunday 11th November, 2.30pm
Tendring Brass Band presents ‘Lest We Forget’ commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Cessation of Hostilities at the end of World War 1. Guest performers are Tendring Male Voice Choir, Chase Lane Primary School Choir plus members of the Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society
Saturday 17th November 7.30pm
THE FINAL JOUST
THEY ARE BACK!!!!! and by popular demand
Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship, their harmonies and of course their humour makes them what their peers call them ‘The Guvnors’. They are supremely talented, a showbiz phenomenon and the best tonic the N.H.S. could give the population. Winners of the UK Rock and Pop awards as ‘Best Entertainers’. They are the only group to have toured with the Beatles and twice with the Rolling Stones. A show not to be missed.
Sunday 18th November 1pm & 3pm
The Tiptree Academy of Performing Arts brings you Elf The Musical JR. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit. Elf JR features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
Friday 23rd November 7.30pm
Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2018’ 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’.
The Anniversary Tour
Saturday 24th November 7.30pm
It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
So Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA , MISS SAIGON , CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG , LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED and many more. Including songs from from his previous albums, and his brand new album LEE MEAD TEN YEARS.
So come along for a fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know Lee might don the coat once more!
Wednesday 28th November – Saturday 1st December
‘The Accrington Pals’ follows the story of the innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteered their services to their country after Kitchener’s calls for a New Army. Their experiences of life on the Western Front are contrasted with the women who are left behind in Accrington, women who come together as friends when facing financial, social and sexual deprivation, as well as being thrown into the social changes that came along with the absence of many men.