Paul Eastwood

Friday 23rd March 8pm


Back at the West Cliff for one night only, star of our 2017 Summer Season, the hilarious Paul Eastwood! Don’t miss this evening full of laughs from one of our favourite comedians.

Recommend for Aged 16+

Featuring Danny Posthill


Dear Zoo Live!

Saturday 24th March 11am & 2pm
Sunday 25th March 11am & 2pm

Dear Zoo Image

Join Ben…and his friend Sally…as they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Ben’s letter asking for a pet. All kinds of familiar animals big and small arrive…but will they make a good pet? Well…..wait and see!

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Dear Zoo, by author and illustrator Rod Campbell has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide

The play is for children aged 2 years and upwards.

Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.

A wonderful introduction to the stage and live theatre for young children aged 2-7 and their families.



Tuesday 27th March 7.30pm

Eastern Angles Theatre Company presents Guesthouse


A grandmother, mother and a daughter have to set aside differences as they decide the fate of their family run Guesthouse in Clacton. A new play written by local Essex writer Nicola Werenowska and directed by Tony Casement.


Ceri Dupree

Thursday 29th March 7.30pm


The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today.

Early booking for this is strongly advised!!

“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed.” TIME OUT

“Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic.” LEICESTER MERCURY

“I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right,Ceri Dupree is one of that handful.” THE TIMES



Saturday 7th April 7.30pm


Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.  The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Twist & Shout

Saturday 14th April 7.30pm


This musical powerhouse of a show starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

A non-stop feast of music featuring a live band and leading performers deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that includes hits such as;

She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Mr Tambourine Man, Ferry Cross The Mersey… and so many more.

This show will leave you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!


Martine McCutcheon

Up Close & Personal

Sunday 15th April 7.30pm

Martine McCutcheon

MARTINE McCUTCHEON first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in EastEnders, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album and the No. 1 single Perfect Moment. West End and TV roles followed before she starred opposite Hugh Grant in Love Actually and sealed her place as the nation’s sweetheart. 

 Now 41, happily married, and mother to a 2 year old, Martine has returned to the studio, co-writing a host of songs on her new album Lost and Found with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jack McManus. MARTINE McCUTCHEON has never sounded better!
Join Martine and her acoustic band as she performs her hit songs alongside tracks from her new album, shares anecdotes from her glittering career and invites questions from the audience


Paul Gambaccini

‘The Great Gambo – The Professor of Pop’

Saturday 21st April 7.30pm


For the first time, Paul Gambaccini reveals how he started life as a boy in the Bronx and wound up The Professor of Pop in Great Britain.

Together with clips of great artists he has known, he will explain what it was like to experience the phenomena of Elvis Presley as a child and the Beatles as a teenager, how he got into radio, his early experiences with ROLLING STONE magazine, his fascinating years at Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Classic FM, and his regular television appearances.

Hear him discuss the three great crises of his life: coping with the Vietnam War’s challenge to his American generation, enduring the era of AIDS, and surviving a hostile encounter with the Metropolitan Police.

In a nod to his current Radio 4 series COUNTERPOINT, there will be a Music Quiz and a Q&A. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Oh What a Nite!

With The Jerseys

Sunday 22nd April 7.30pm


Viva Blackpool presents ‘The Jerseys’ as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time – the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Featuring all your favourite tracks including “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Oh What A Night”, it’s an evening of great music, fun and more. Featuring our amazing vocalists, your host Leye D Johns and our beautiful dancers, don’t miss out on this incredible night with ‘The Jerseys’!


Michael English in Concert

With Brendan Shine

Friday 27th April 7.30pm


Following the huge success of Michael’s recent UK Concert Tour this year, he returns in 2018 & brings his show to The West Cliff Theatre on April 27th

Michael is currently going from strength to strength on the Irish & UK Country scene for both his dances & concerts. And with accolades like “Best Country Dance Band” at The Irish Country Music Awards & “Performer of the year” at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt this year, 2018 will hopefully will prove to be yet another huge year for the Kildare man.

With another new successful album under his belt, “Take me Home” features all his current hits like “Tam Beat” & “If you Love me Let me Know” along with some new material & some classic favourites like “Isle of Innisfree” & fabulous Charley pride medley

This year sees Michael records his first ever DVD (Live) as well as perform at Country Music Venues in Ireland, UK, Canada, Portugal & Spain.

Supporting Michael on his 2018 tour is The Legendary Brendan Shine BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

Saturday 28th April 7.30pm


They blew the roof off last time they were here, so we couldn’t wait to have them back!

Featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!!!

Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

In a “full on” two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME!  BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Wuthering Heights – The Music of Kate Bush

Thursday 3rd May 7.30pm


Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of RACHEL SINETTA and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists…..THE RUBBER BAND

‘Wuthering Heights’ the show, captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the ‘THE KICK INSIDE’ through to ‘ARIEL’ but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate’s compositions.

A show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of ‘THE KICK INSIDE’,

‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’ is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered KATE BUSH.


The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 4th May 7.30pm


Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees – to name but a few – all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

A Trip to the Circus

Presented by Debbie Millar School of Dance

Saturday 5th May 6pm & Sunday 6th May 2.30pm



Michael Jackson History Show

Thursday 10th May 7.30pm


Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Roy G Hemmings – Hits of Motown

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm


A celebration of timeless Motown and soul songs from the longest serving member of The Drifters.


Caught in the Net

Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th May
Nightly at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday

Presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society



We’ve Only Just Begun

A Celebration of The Carpenters Greatest Love Songs

Sunday 20th May 7.30pm


Karen was the voice of the multi-hit making group The Carpenters who along with her brother Richard, scored an unprecedented seventeen consecutive billboard US top ten hits. The timeless quality of the Carpenters music makes it as relevant today as when they scored their first UK hit with Close To You in 1970.

Karen Carpenter had a unique voice, so unique in fact that it has proven almost impossible to duplicate its deep smoky emotional edge, creating that uniqueness that is so hard to perfect. Now for the very first time in over thirty years the voice that melted a thousand romantic hearts lives again through Toni Lee, in this 2-hour touring concert show.

We’ve Only Just Begun is a celebration of the Carpenter’s music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter. Every song in the show is a chart hit, brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee, with her Big Band and singers. This high quality production includes an audio visual presentation. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Friday 25th May 7.30pm


Four West End artists pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Di Mucci, along with The Counterfeit Crickets – a lively rock ‘n’ roll band

An uplifting show that will have you singing along and your feet tapping away

A chance to hear all the hits including – ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Blue Days Black Nights’, ‘Bo Diddley’ and many more!

Marc Robinson from ‘Buddy The Musical’, will help celebrate and recreate the music of Buddy Holly. To this very day, Buddy Holly’s music is respected worldwide, and Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party aims to keep that passion alive.

Will rock ‘n’ roll ever die? That’ll be the day!

Suitable for all ages

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A West End Songbook

Saturday 26th May 7.30pm



Luminaire – Part 1

Wednesday 30th May to Thursday 31st May 7.30pm


‘Better to illuminate than merely shine’

Following on from the SELL OUT success of the past six 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 large cast of young people aged from 2 -19 years old, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the outstanding talents of The Company in LUMINAIRE. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Morning Has Broken: Ron Vincent Sings a Salute to Cat Stevens

Friday 1st June 7.30pm


Ron Vincent holds not only an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens, but his hauntingly beautiful vocals and performance style translates on stage to one of the most authentic and entertaining shows honouring this artist the world has ever seen.

Ron’s Cat Stevens Show is a trip down memory lane, exploring Stevens’ unsurpassed musical career. His folk influenced, melodic tunes strike a chord with audiences and Ron’s heartfelt expression set the scene for an intimate musical journey.

So sit back and enjoy this very special world class show – soaking up Vincent’s smooth vocals as he weaves the songs and stories in celebration of one of the greatest artists of our time. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experience

Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm


Committed to the Blues Brothers, takes the greatest songs from two cult films, and recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live performance of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment, capturing the essence of both the music and the films – in a stage show / concert experience that electrifies!

In a show suitable for all ages, this live 12 piece showband will perform some of the greatest Soul songs from the two films in an evening where you will not only take you back musically but visually too, with some of those great scenes from the films, lots of laughs, plenty of crowd participation, and a night not to be missed, so put on your pork pie hats and dark glasses and join us for a night to remember.


Stupendous Show Stopping Musicals!

Sunday 3rd June 6.30pm

Presented by Clacton Theatretrain



The Billy Fury Years

Starring Michael King

Friday 8th June 7.30pm


One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983.

Hailed as “the best Fury since Fury”, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend.

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury’s greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!.

The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.


Friends Unite Against Cancer

Friends Unite Against Cancer Logo

Summer Variety Show

Sunday 10th June 6pm



Evolution Showcase – Class of 2017-18

Saturday 16th June 7.30pm



Giovanni Pernice – Born to Win

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new UK and Ireland tour ‘BORN TO WIN’.

Thursday June 21st 7.30pm

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as his gorgeous leading lady, along with ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown from the international ‘Burn the Floor’ tour.
Get ready for glitzy costumes and spectacular routines to dances like the Paso Doble, the Argentine Tango, the Rumba, the Viennese Waltz, and not forgetting the Jive, to name just a few!


Sun Records – The Concert

Friday 22nd June 7.30pm

Where Rock’n’Roll Was Born – the Official Sun Records Concert Show


 The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips.

His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Friday 29th June 7.30pm


“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!”

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!

This phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed by the extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and his exceptional band.

With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero starting from the 1950s to the present day.

Also offering the very latest in video screen technology to create a larger than life event.

Compounded in a creative and powerful experience this show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.