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WINTER / SPRING 2018

Highlights this season MUSICALS SON OF A PREACHER MAN

SUNSET BOULEVARD FAT FRIENDS HAIRSPRAY CHILDREN & FAMILY SNOW PLAY

BEAR AND BUTTERFLY PEPPA PIG DANCE TANGO MODERNO PLAYS MINDGAME

GREAT EXPECTATIONS GALLOWGLASS PLUS JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Starring LEE MEAD, STACEY SOLOMON, BOBBY DAVRO & ROBIN ASKWITH

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The Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre are managed and operated by HQ Theatres & Hospitality Ltd, a Qdos Entertainment Company, on behalf of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

For venue enquiries contact Ellen McPhillips 01702 331852 Email ellenm@southendtheatres.org.uk ©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Registered charity no. 235825


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MON 4 DECEMBER 7.30PM

FIVE STAR SWING

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole given the dynamic Big Band treatment to jazz up those Jingle Bells! Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, the Herb Miller Big Band and Tony Bennett’s trombonist! TICKETS £23.50, £22.50, £18.50 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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NELLY

WED 6 DECEMBER 8PM

MEGAN McKENNA

Big Band at Christmas

CKETS! LAST FEW TI BER TUE 5 DECEM

TUE 5 DECEMBER DOORS 7PM

Plus support

Following the release of her single Far Cry From Love which knocked Taylor Swift from the top of the iTunes chart, Megan McKenna visits Southend as part of her first ever tour. Fresh from showcasing her love of country music on her own ITVBe show There’s Something About Megan, Megan has released two country songs and is currently back in the studio working on her debut album. TICKETS £20.00

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CELEBRATING SINATRA With The London Concert Orchestra

An evening of music, song and dance celebrating the greatest hits made famous by Frank Sinatra and friends. Special guests Graham Bickley and Emma Kershaw, a glamorous ballroom duo and conductor Richard Balcombe combine to perform Come Fly With Me, Moon River, Luck Be A Lady, The Lady Is A Tramp, Mack The Knife, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night And Day, My Way, Fly Me To The Moon and many more! TICKETS £40.00, £35.00, £32.00

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CKETS! LAST FEW TI BER EM EC THU 7 D

DHRY PAUL CHOW

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WED 6 DECEMBER 7.30PM

JETHRO

The Bull And Bonkers Tour! A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably, the greatest comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius. Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Warning: Not for the vicar TICKETS £23.50, £20.50

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WED 7 DECEMBER DOORS 7PM

THE DARKNESS ‘The Darkness is proud to return once again to the stages of our sceptered isle and will, once again, be showcasing our trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off. As any fool will tell you, a Darkness show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, where rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT!'Justin Hawkins This is a stand-up concert with some seating available in the balcony. U16s only permitted in the seating area and must be accompanied by an adult. TICKETS £32.00 Maximum 4 tickets per purchase/household

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FRI 8 DECEMBER 8PM

16+

TOM STADE I Swear

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. tomstade.co.uk TICKETS £20.50

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NES THE OVERTO

JOIN US FOR DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW Get your evening off to a fabulous start at the Cliffs Pavilion! We have freshly prepared, seasonal food to tempt you. Main courses from as little as £9.50 with a menu designed to suit all tastes.


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SAT 9 DECEMBER 8PM

MON 11 DECEMBER 7.30PM

ROY WOOD

Christmas Classics with

What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas.

Join Brit-Award winning vocalists BLAKE for their celebrated Christmas show, featuring festive songs in beautiful trio harmony, video projections and the group’s famous fast-paced comedy banter.

BLAKE

Red E 2 Rock Tour

Recently inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. This is a rock-packed evening you won’t want to miss. Featuring Roy with his Big Rock & Roll Band, performing classic hits California Man, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Blackberry Way, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, and many more. TICKETS £33.00, £29.00

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CKETS! LAST FEW TI BER EM SAT 9 DEC

During this two-hour stage spectacular BLAKE perform an eclectic range of Yuletide songs, taken from their debut Christmas album. Since the group formed in 2007, BLAKE have become a regular fixture on the UK Christmas TV schedules, including festive song performances on BBC Breakfast, This Morning, The One Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show and Songs Of Praise. Combining their spectacular Christmas album with this festive tour show, BLAKE will fill the theatre with Yuletide cheer. Programme subject to change TICKETS £26.00, £20.00

NIGHTS TROPICANA

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WITH YOUR HELP WE HAVE RAISED OVER £1 MILLION POUNDS FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL Southend Theatres, as part of the Qdos Entertainment Group, are delighted to reveal that through the generosity of our audiences and staff we have now raised over £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Thanks to your support we have contributed to a brandnew suite of life changing and life-saving operating theatres due to open in autumn 2017, which will transform the lives of thousands of sick children every year. Your support has made a huge difference and you can still donate by visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital online at gosh.org/theatredonation THANK YOU! ©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Registered charity no. 23582

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FRI 15 DECEMBER 8PM

SUN 17 DECEMBER

FRI 5 & SAT 6 JANUARY 8PM

THE TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE

CHRISTMAS FILMS PALACE THEATRE

SINBAD THE SEAMAN 18+

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the world’s iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep Mountain High and Let’s Stay Together to name but a few, this concert style show features a seven-piece band making it the only completely live touring tribute to this multi-awardwinning legend. Powerful vocals, backing singers and fabulous professional dancers with electrifying dance routines make The Tina Turner Experience Simply the Best. TICKETS £25.50, £23.50, £19.50

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1PM FRED CLAUS Cert PG Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has lived his entire life in his brother’s very large shadow. Fred isn’t exactly elf material and with Christmas fast approaching, he could jeopardise the jolliest holiday of the year. 4PM IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Cert U James Stewart stars as George Bailey whose guardian angel shows him all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born in this Christmas classic. 7.30PM THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Cert U Michael Caine plays Scrooge with Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale.

The Adult Panto

Hot on the heels of last year’s Adult Panto - Puss & Dick the Market Theatre Company return to bring to life the story of Sinbad the Sailor and his epic adventures across the seas to defeat the one-eyed monster - packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo! With a minimum of set, props and costume the fearless company of three will take this traditional story and distort it almost beyond recognition. ‘Quintessentially British... Like a Carry On film made by a Rugby Club!’ The Stage Newspaper TICKETS £20.00

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TICKETS £7.50 per film

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SNOWY SURPISE BAG

includes

� Snowman Soft Toy � Melted Snowman Water Bottle � Snowman Cookie � Marshmallow & Chocolate Cone � Activity Sheets & Colouring Pencils � Healthy Snack Pack £6.50 when you book online in advance (£7.50 on the day)

THU 21 – SAT 30 DECEMBER

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3+

THU 21 DEC

1.30PM 3.30PM

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? Well that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the weather or the time of year!

FRI 22 DEC

11AM

1.30PM 3.30PM

SAT 23 DEC

11AM

1.30PM

SUN 24 DEC

11AM 1.30PM 3.30PM

WED 27 DEC 11AM

1.30PM

Snow Play is a showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away.

THU 28 DEC

11AM

1.30PM

FRI 29 DEC

11AM

1.30PM

Help Mr Green against Mr White in this highly interactive smash-hit London production. You get to make a giant snowman, cover a whole house in snow and have a super snowball fight!

SAT 30 DEC

11AM

1.30PM

BLUE PERFORMANCES £13.00 RED PERFORMANCES £12.00

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WED 10 JANUARY 8PM

FASTLOVE

A Tribute to George Michael Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all-new production for 2017 – Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael. This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: ‘You gotta have faith’. So book your tickets now! TICKETS £29.00, £24.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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THU 11 – SUN 14 JANUARY THU 10.30AM, FRI 10.30AM & 7.30PM SAT 2PM & 6.30PM, SUN 2PM

THU 11 JANUARY 8PM

The Wednesday Players present

Three Tottenham legends grace the stage at the Cliffs Pavilion to talk about their brilliant careers at Tottenham Hotspur.

SNOW WHITE

Wednesday Players, winner of NODA south east region best pantomime for the last four years, present a family pantomime complete with lively songs, dance and colourful costumes. Snow White, daughter of King Bumble the Unsteady, has grown into a beautiful princess. However her wicked and hugely jealous stepmother, Queen Mostodious, plots to kill her after consulting the Magic Mirror. The Gnomes hide Snow White in their cottage but the Queen still finds and poisons her. Will Prince Bertoli Brexit, with help from The Wishing Well Fairy, rescue her? The only way to find out is to buy a ticket. An Amateur Production TICKETS £17.00, £16.00 CONCESSIONS £15.00, £14.00 FAMILY (5 tickets – 2 adult, 3 child) £65.00, £60.00

TOTTENHAM LEGENDS

Come and join Teddy Sheringham MBE* along with ex-player and manager Ozzie Ardiles* and Graham Roberts* as they discuss games, dressing room/training ground stories, managers, fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing and managing a successful football club! There will be a chance to put your questions across to the lads on the night. *players available at time of booking but their schedule could change. TICKETS £29.00, £27.00, £21.50 MEET & GREET £54.00

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Relaxed Eating

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FRI 12 & SAT 13 JANUARY FRI & SAT 7.30PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM Musketeer Theatre Company present

COME THE END by Elliot Bigden

On the evening of old man Craster’s death, he has summoned his family for a hearing of his will and to witness his passing. However as the night draws on secrets are revealed, personalities clash, and all served through solid quick wit. A brand-new comedy written by a local playwright, Come The End offers an enjoyable evening of non-stop jokes, colourful characters and a dark sense of humour. An Amateur Production TICKETS £13.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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FRI 12 JANUARY 8PM

SAT 13 JANUARY 8PM

LET THE MUSIC PLAY

JIM DAVIDSON

Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, William Hicks, known as a big man with a big voice, pays tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White. Together with his own live orchestra and three-piece female group, The Supreme Dreamgirls, he brings you an experience as close to the real man and his music as possible.

The people’s favourite comedian takes to the road again with a brand-new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in.

The music of Barry White

Hear all the hits Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You’re The First My Last My Everything, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, Ecstasy, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness, Love Theme, and many more. TICKETS £25.50, £22.50

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18+

On The Road Again

Guaranteed to be outrageous and as truthful as ever. ‘Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel…The audience could have stayed all night... He speaks with rare The Express honesty.’ TICKETS £27.00, £21.50

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THU 18 JANUARY 8PM

FRI 19 JANUARY 8PM

SAT 20 JANUARY 8PM

DR. FEELGOOD

ABBA FOREVER

T.REXTASY

Formed on Canvey Island in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts. Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Milk And Alcohol, Roxette, Back In The Night, Down At The Doctors, She Does It Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator - which gave the group their first gold record. drfeelgood.org

Live In Concert

The unique ABBA look and sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail as the beautiful lyrics penned by Benny and Björn are sung in wonderful harmony by all six performers on stage. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top-class musicianship and an all-live performance ensures that the ABBA Forever Show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular. TICKETS £26.00, £25.00, £20.00 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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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 and 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! trextasy.com TICKETS £26.00, £25.00, £20.00 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

TICKETS £26.00, £25.00, £20.00 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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T H R E E TA L E S O F L O V E A N D T H E GROOVY LITTLE PLACE IT ALL BEGAN

A NEW MUSICAL Book by WARNER BROWN

Starring DEBRA STEPHENSON

ALICE BARLOW

Featuring the songs of DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Directed & Choreographed by CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD

TUE 16 – SAT 20 JANUARY Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts… until now. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son Of A Preacher Man is the sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now!

FEATURING THE SONGS OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD INCLUDING THE LOOK OF LOVE I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU SPOOKY AND SON OF A PREACHER MAN

Age Recommendation 12+ TUE – SAT 8PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Wed Mat £37.00, £35.00, £33.00, £28.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £40.00, £38.00, £36.00, £31.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £32.00, £30.50, £25.50 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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SUN 21 JANUARY 7.30PM

TUE 23 & WED 24 JANUARY TUE 8PM, WED 2.30PM

THE BOB DYLAN STORY

ANTON & ERIN

Broadway to Hollywood

Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown Dylan concert, enhanced by a top backing band and planted firmly in the 1960s. The Bob Dylan Story will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, with all the classics from Blowin’ In The Wind to Like A Rolling Stone. You’ll be digging out your old vinyl to sustain the pleasure that little bit longer. TICKETS £24.50, £22.50, £19.50

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CKETS! LAST FEW TI UARY N JA SUN 21

LE FISH BIG FISH LITT ARCH M ATE 4TH

EXTRA D

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 celebrating the golden age of Hollywood, accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe with star vocalist Lance Ellington. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music including Somewhere In Time, Cry Me A River, Mr Bojangles, Downtown, This Nearly Was Mine, New York, New York, Couple Of Swells, and Libertango.

SAT 27 JANUARY 8PM

BRENDAN COLE All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage with his sensational guest dancers to wow audiences in his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. An extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic - with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party! TICKETS £40.50, £38.50, £31.00 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

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TICKETS £47.50, £42.50, £37.50

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TUE 23 – SAT 27 JANUARY Mindgame is a mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz – creator of Foyles War, the BBC’s New Blood, Alex Rider, the Sherlock Holmes novels House Of Silk and Moriarty and the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he’s walking into. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the meat in the fridge? And why isn’t the skeleton in the closet? ‘The guessing game is still on as the final curtain falls, making this compelling play intriguing and chilling.’ Derbyshire Times

TUE – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue –Thu 8pm & Thu Mat £24.00, £22.00, £17.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £26.00, £24.00, £19.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £20.50, £20.00, £15.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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SUN 28 JANUARY 8PM

WED 31 JANUARY 8PM 16+

FRI 2 FEBRUARY 8PM

THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

STEPHEN K AMOS

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS EXPERIENCE

Bread and Circuses

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have the chance to experience in this phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentary’ 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, with the very latest video screen technology creating a truly larger than life event for music lovers of all ages. TICKETS £26.50, £24.50, £20.50

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Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter. TICKETS £21.00

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The late 1980s saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time, The Traveling Wilburys. Featuring the considerable talents of George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, The Wilburys created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide with a sound and style so unique, that even to this day there has never been anything quite like it. Now you can experience them in concert with this amazing tribute show. TICKETS £26.00, £22.00

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MON 29 JANUARY – SAT 3 FEBRUARY Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, stars Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny Mac as Joe Gillis. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes trapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences. With its much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) this production promises to be a spectacular event. All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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MON – SAT 8PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm £44.50, £42.50, £40.50, £34.50, Premium £50.50 Wed Mat £39.50, £37.50, £35.50, £29.50, Premium £45.50 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £46.50, £44.50, £42.50, £36.50, Premium £52.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £31.00, £27.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat) THU 3 FEB 8PM


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SUN 4 FEBRUARY 8PM

SAT 3 & SUN 4 FEBRUARY SAT 1.30PM, SUN 11AM & 1.30PM

GREGG WALLACE Gregg On Food

The star of BBC’s Masterchef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand-new live show. Join Gregg for an entertaining evening of anecdotes, culinary expertise and behind the scenes tales. Complete with an audience Q&A, this really is a must see event for any Gregg and Masterchef fan. Limited number of VIP meet and greet tickets (including a signed copy of Gregg’s book) also available. TICKETS £23.50

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BEAR AND BUTTERFLY Bear and Caterpillar are the best of friends. Caterpillar munching happily through heroic tales of Bear’s younger life catching fish, raising cubs and being big, strong and fierce. But one day Caterpillar stops munching and looks sick. Bear fears he will lose his friend but, as if by magic, Caterpillar grows and stretches and from the leaves emerges a beautiful butterfly. Can Bear come to terms with this new version of his friend who flies high above the trees and has stories of his own? Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship. TICKETS £11.50 FAMILY (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £42.00

SUN 4 FEBRUARY 9.30AM – 4.30PM

ESSEX ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR The annual Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair at the Cliffs Pavilion has become an important date in the calendar for collectors and dealers across East Anglia and attracts sellers from even further afield. With the foyer and main auditorium chocka-block full of goodies from diamond jewellery to furniture and vintage through to downright ancient, it’s paradise for anyone hunting out a bargain or furnishing their home. TICKETS £3.50 SENIOR CITIZENS £2.50 U16s FREE Tickets available on the day only

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MON 5 & TUE 6 FEBRUARY 8PM

TUE 6 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

BILL BAILEY

SUGGS

Larks In Transit

Larks In Transit is a compendium of travellers tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’. billbailey.co.uk TICKETS £31.50

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CKETS! LAST FEW TI UARY BR FE SUN 4

DHRY PAUL CHOW

What a King Cnut A Life In The Realm Of Madness Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash-hit, sell-out tour, My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand-new show. If the first show was about how on earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway. Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a 12 year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London. U16s at parental discretion TICKETS £32.00

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WED 7 FEBRUARY DOORS 7PM

THE DAMNED Formed in 1976, The Damned were the first British punk band to commercially release both a single and an album, as well as take their music Stateside, with their first US voyage taking place in 1977. They are the originators of the goth punk movement and have inspired a countless number of bands that have gone on to see huge global success. Fans should expect blistering performances of the likes of the immortal New Rose and defiant classics Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Smash It Up, as well as much more. This is a stand-up concert with some seating available in the balcony. U16s only permitted in the seating area and must be accompanied by an adult TICKETS £31.00 Maximum 6 tickets per purchase/ household

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THU 8 FEBRUARY 8PM

FRI 9 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

FRI 9 FEBRUARY 8PM

JACK JONES

THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES EXPERIENCE

FEELING GOOD

80th Birthday Celebration Tour One of the world’s most-loved international singing stars, Jack Jones still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers, with 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies, an Emmy, and other awards too numerous to mention. Perhaps best-known for his hit renditions of The Impossible Dream, Lollipops and Roses, What I Did For Love, The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and The Loveboat theme amongst others, at 80, he’s proving yet again just what took him to the top. Come join Jack and celebrate his 80th birthday.

For one night only five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel-good factor this is must see 60s show for 2018. Starring Mike d’Abo (former lead singer with Manfred Mann), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner. For the first time since the 60s both the composer and the singer of Hand Bags and Glad Rags will be on the same bill!

‘The greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world.’ Mel Torme

TICKETS £31.50, £29.50, £25.50 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

TICKETS £35.50, £32.50

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Featuring Mitchell Rutter, one of the UK’s premiere Michael Bublé impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades. With a unique seven-piece live band the show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and features hits including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Cry Me A River, Save The Last Dance, and of course, Feeling Good. TICKETS £24.50, £20.50

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SAT 10 FEBRUARY 8PM

DALISO CHAPONDA

14+

What the African Said...

Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand-up tour for 2018 entitled What The African Said... The Malawian born stand-up was a stand-out star from this year’s show, capturing the nation’s hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on Youtube. TICKETS £18.50

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present

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SPRING FILMS

SUN 25 FEB & MARCH AT THE PALACE THEATRE Check website for details

SUN 11 FEBRUARY 2PM & 5.30PM

The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes. Whilst her mad/ bad stepmother and her ill-mannered daughters prepare for the Royal Ball, graceful Cinderella can only dream of dancing with the dashing Prince. Later that evening, her rags become a glittering gown and she is swept magically to the Ball. From that very moment the Prince is smitten, midnight strikes and one lost crystal slipper later, he must now embark on a journey to find his lost love... This magical modern classic will delight the whole family. TICKETS 2pm: £40.50, £37.00, £34.00, £26.00 5.30pm: £44.50, £40.50, £36.50, £27.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off U16s £24.00 CLIFFS Generous Group Discounts available PAVILION

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TUE 13 FEBRUARY 7.30PM Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Puccini’s

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova* One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Featuring exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. ‘Stunning and emotionally charged’ Cardiff Morning Star

THE SOUTHEND SCOUT AND GUIDE GANG SHOW Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show are back, performing their famous variety show for all the family with the 100-strong cast performing a stand-out show with plenty of singing, dancing, comedy and drama. You can’t describe it until you’ve experienced it, so ensure you book your tickets now! This show is certainly going to be one to remember. An Amateur Production

TICKETS £15.00 Child £11.00 FAMILY (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £44.00

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast Subject to Change TICKETS £39.00, £35.00, £28.00 CONCESSIONS £3.50 off U16s £21.50 CLIFFS

WED 14 – SAT 17 FEBRUARY WED – SAT 7.30PM, THU & SAT 2.30PM

SUN 18 FEBRUARY 8PM

THE BLUEJAYS Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today. Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around The Clock, That's All Right, That'll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, and many more) and reveal how the Rock ‘n’ Roll movement brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day. ‘A wonderful band!’ Brian May, Queen TICKETS £25.50

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REGULAR EVENTS 18+ Southend’s outrageous drag queen and her FANNY GALORE’S BIG NIGHT OUT

TROPICANA NIGHTS

FRI 19 JAN, FRI 16 FEB, FRI 16 MAR, FRI 20 APR, FRI 18 MAY 7PM – 1AM TICKETS £20.00

FRI 12 JAN, FRI 9 FEB, FRI 9 MAR, FRI 13 APR, FRI 11 MAY 8.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £9.00

Fanny and her cheeky butler’s hilarious antics are perfect for a great night out with friends. Includes a glass of Fanny’s own special cocktail, your VIP table, sharing platter, disco until until late and most importantly, the star of the show... FANNY GALORE!

The ultimate 80s party in association with Funky Floors. If you are looking for a funfilled evening of pure 80s music and dancing then look no further!

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QUIZ & CURRY CLUB

BALLS OUT COMEDY CLUB

WED 17 JAN, WED 21 FEB, WED 21 MAR, WED 18 APR 7.30PM TICKETS £8.95

THU 8 FEB, THU 5 APR, THU 7 JUN THE ADMIRALS ROOM 8.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £5.00

Enjoy a great homemade curry whilst taking part in a fantastic quiz suited to all. With a great first prize of £50 in vouchers, it really is time to brush-up on that general knowledge.

A comedy mash-up night featuring some of the newest and freshest comedy acts around!

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+ UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

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COUNTERFEIT QUO FRI 29 DECEMBER MARITIME ROOM 8PM TICKETS £12.50 Counterfeit Quo formed in Essex in early 1995 by four hardened Quo fans who set out to recreate the dynamic Quo performances of old. An adrenaline charged set crashes its way through many of Quo’s 22 top ten chart hits including In The Army, Down Down, Whatever You Want and Rocking All Over The World, whilst still paying tribute to glorious earlier albums like Piledriver, Hello and Quo’. Heads Down, No Nonsense Boogie played on the familiar beaten up green and white Telecasters by the denim clad likenesses of Status Quo.

COMEDY ‘N’ CURRY CLUB THU 25 JAN, THU 22 FEB, THU 22 MAR 7.30PM TICKETS £14.95


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

THE BOYS FROM JERSEY

SOUNDS FAMILIAR MUSIC QUIZ

ONLY FOOLS AND 3 COURSES

SAT 20 JANUARY MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £27.50

SAT 27 JANUARY MARITIME ROOM DOORS 7PM – 1AM TICKETS £10

FRI 2 & SAT 3 FEBRUARY MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM – 12AM TICKETS £40

The West End Jerseys are back as The Boys from Jersey! Stars of London’s West End celebrate the iconic music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Outstanding vocals, tight harmonies, and slick routines combine with a huge dose of showmanship to leave you “Beggin” for more...

You don’t have to know the answers to have a good time!

Join us for the Dinner event of the year, which combines fine food and comedy action served up Only Fools And Horses style.

Enjoy and American-themed two-course meal while listening to hits such as Sherry, Oh What A Night, Let’s Hang On and many more…

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is a party in a music quiz format! It is like eight club-nights in one evening with big crowds and big tunes. We play clips of tracks and all the teams have to do is tell us the track and the artist…easy as that. We have one hundred eclectic tracks per quiz and we only play the best bits. By the end of the night, you will be up on your feet (or in some cases – the tables) dancing and singing into your inflatable microphones! The party then continues with a disco! Visit our website to enjoy a trailer.

70S REWIND! DARE TO FLARE FRI 23 FEB, FRI 6 APR, FRI 22 JUN 8PM – 1AM TICKETS £5.00

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Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert (when I was in the war…) on the guest list? Will Raquel put in an appearance and sing! Surely not after the last time? Expect an evening of chaos and mayhem with extra large portions of comedy. This is a big fun night out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, professionally produced to the highest standards with your enjoyment at the top of the menu. CUSHTY. YOU PLONKER. MANGE TOUT. LOVELY JUBBLY!


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VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE WITH SARAH DEE SAT 10 FEBRUARY 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £40 Treat your lover to a very special Valentine’s Dinner & Dance! Enjoy a sparkling glass of Prosecco on arrival, a delicious three-course dinner and the fantastic Sarah Dee Duo performing a mixture of romance and dance songs, followed with DJ John Watson until late.

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SIMON EVANS: GENIUS

THE DEATH FACTOR

SAT 17 FEBRUARY MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM TICKETS £14

SAT 24 FEBRUARY MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM – 12AM TICKETS £40 – Includes a glass of bubbly and a three-course meal

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look great on Instagram. However, which filter? Hmmm…

Mothers’ Day

BRUNCH BUFFET pavilion restaurant

SUN 11 MARCH from 11am

The Death Factor is a Murder Mystery Dinner event with a difference. This is not your typical every day murder mystery. This Murder Mystery gets the audience involved from the beginning. So, whether your audience contains avid murder mystery solvers or people who just want to have a laugh – The Death Factor has something for everyone.

Don’t feel like cooking? Join us for a sumptuous buffet with dishes to suit all tastes. With panoramic views of the Thames Estuary and a glass of bucks fizz on arrival you can relax and enjoy our live cooking stations and grazing menu. Your table is yours for two hours – perfect for a relaxing brunch! TICKETS Adults £25.00 U12s £12.00

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+ UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

MOTHERING SUNDAY LUNCH WITH JOE GIBSON SUN 11 MARCH 12.30PM TICKETS ADULTS £30 U12s £15 Give your mum a real treat this Mothering Sunday! Enjoy a performance from the incredible Joe Gibson live in The Maritime Room while tucking in to a very special three-course Mothering Sunday Roast. Tickets include a glass of bubbly on arrival and three-course menu.

THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NIGHT WITH REGGIE MANUS LIVE! FRI 23 MARCH 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £18.50 – Includes a table platter Our Ultimate Motown Nights are always incredible popular and this one is no exception! Reggie Manus. His versatile and accomplished voice allows him to cover a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Four Tops and many more, before dancing the night away with DJ John Watson.

RENÉ & EDITH’S - THE COMEDY DINNER SHOW SAT 17 MARCH MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM TICKETS £40 – Includes a glass of bubbly and a three-course meal This experience evokes ‘Allo Allo’ and is a hilarious evening of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature. The show features skilled professional comedy actors including one of Britain’s finest jazz singers, the critically acclaimed singer Rachael Pennell, who delights audiences in the role of Yvette.

LOS PACAMINOS FEATURING PAUL YOUNG – LIVE IN THE MARITIME ROOM SAT 24 MARCH 7.30PM TICKETS £18 STANDING ONLY Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK’s premier pedal steel player). One of the UK’s most popular live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbison.

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+ UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

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LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS

By Neil Simon An hilarious comedy by Neil Simon about Barney Cashman, who is middle-aged, married, overworked, overweight and wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. He arranges three seductions. The first, proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; the second, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; and the third, a gloomy depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. Anyone has the ability to have an affair...but would they? TICKETS £15.00

An Amateur Production

FRI 16 – SUN 18 FEBRUARY FRI 4PM, SAT 10AM, 1PM, 4PM, SUN 10AM

PEPPA PIG

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! TICKETS £20.00, Premium £23.00 FAMILY (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £72.00 (exc Premium) U16 £2.00 off

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THU 22 FEBRUARY 8PM

THE ROLLING STONES STORY Relive all the classic hits in The Rolling Stones Story, a high-energy concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No.1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth. PALACE TICKETS £25.00, £23.00, £18.00 THEATRE

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FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 8PM An Audience With

KATIE PRICE

14+

Katie Price – previously known as Jordan – who most famously starred in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and is a regular panellist on TV’s Loose Women, will be talking about her life stories in this very special evening during which she will also be performing her new single I Got U. TICKETS £28.50 VIP £59.00 Maximum 6 tickets per purchase/ household

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SAT 24 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

SUN 25 FEBRUARY 8PM

RICHARD DIGANCE

JOE BROWN

With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers, Richard Digance turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance.

Just Joe will see Joe Brown talk about his early days, growing up in a pub in London’s East End, discovering Skiffle, becoming a Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer and touring with the likes of Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Gene Vincent before headlining shows with The Beatles as opening act. The heady days of Rock ‘n’ Roll will be laid bare and the evening promises to be an intimate glimpse into the hectic world of one of Britain’s most enduring and best-loved performers.

4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits later his Animal Alphabet poems are used as English Teaching Aids in 14 countries, his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions and he has played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. After 50 years he’s still doing what he loves. TICKETS £24.50, £23.50, £19.50

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The show will also feature a lot of music with Joe being aided and abetted by his old friend Henry Gross. TICKETS £34.00, £32.00, £27.00

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MON 19 – SAT 24 FEBRUARY The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning Kay Mellor is bursting onto the stage in a brand-new musical. Packed full of warmth, love and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical brimming with hope, humour and heart. Fat Friends The Musical features an all-star cast including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Atomic Kitten’s pop sensation Natasha Hamilton, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy, with music by Nick Lloyd Webber. FatFriendsTheMusical.com

Photo: Jay Brooks

JODIE PRENGER SAM BAILEY NATASHA HAMILTON NATALIE ANDERSON KEVIN KENNEDY MON – SAT 8PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm £44.50, £42.50, £38.50, £32.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £47.50, £45.50, £40.50, £35.00 Wed Mat £41.50, £39.50, £35.50, £28.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £29.00, £25.50 Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat) All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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THU 1 MARCH 8PM

14+

KATHERINE RYAN Glitter Room

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star! Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK’s major panel shows from BBC’s QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave’s Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats. As seen on Conan O’Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand-new stand-up show, Glitter Room to Southend. TICKETS £23.50

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SAT 3 MARCH 8PM

MON 5 MARCH 8PM

SUN RECORDS

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

Where Rock’n’Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show The legendary record label that gave us 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 trailblazing Memphis studio of musical visionary Sam Phillips, where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing creating such hits as That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls Of Fire, I Walk The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes and hundreds more that would influence the world of music for generations to come. grtentertainment.com

The Music Of James Taylor and Carole King

From the creators of the smash-hit West End show The Simon & Garfunkel Story, You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Fire & Rain, You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman) and the beautiful You’ve Got A Friend. TICKETS £25.50, £23.50, £18.50

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AD DATE EXTRA

TUE 6 MARCH 8PM

THU 8 & FRI 9 MARCH 8PM

THU 8 MARCH 8PM

AN EVENING WITH AGGERS & TUFFERS

DAVID BADDIEL

LUCY PORTER

By popular demand, Jonathan and Phil have teamed up for a brand-new show in 2018. From their first Evening With Aggers and Tuffers in 2016, they were an immediate hit with cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike and have gone on to sell out theatres all over the country.

14+

My Family: Not The Sitcom Following a sold-out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel brings his Olivier-nominated one-man show to Southend.

Raising money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund.

My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

TICKETS £29.50

TICKETS £29.00

This is a fascinating, entertaining, no-holds-barred evening and you can even join in the fun by tweeting Aggers with your own questions!

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Choose Your Battles

16+

Lucy Porter’s brand-new, stand-up tour. In these combative times, it’s easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide. Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, and The Now Show. ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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FORD JASON MAN

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FRI 9 MARCH 8PM

GEOFF NORCOTT

16+

Traditionalism

The world is changing at a dizzying rate! Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word. As a satirical comic the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo has also written for programmes including Channel 4’s Alternative Election, featured as a guest on Question Time (BBC1), and supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour. Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, The Today Programme and his own forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up special. ‘An absolute tonic’ Telegraph TICKETS £13.00

SAT 10 MARCH 4PM & 8PM

SAT 10 MARCH 7.30PM

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

VIVA SANTANA

with Special Guest champion Ballroom Dancer – Robin Windsor The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with award-winning singers and dancers in dazzling costumes who will wow the audience with their ballroom dance skills. Puttin On The Ritz takes you on a wonderful musical journey featuring music from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter including Cheek To Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth Of The Blues, Swanee, Night And Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade and Puttin On The Ritz. TICKETS £32.50, £30.50, £24.50

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Voted one of the top five must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock magazine, Viva Santana have taken their superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana Latino rock/ blues back catalogue from Cuba to Spain. Expect classy guitar licks set over danceable percussion as the band roll their way through Samba Pa Ti, Changes, Soul Sacrifice, Oye Como Va and other highlights from Santana’s 30-year career. The seven-piece Viva Santana features Spanish wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitars. vivasantana.com TICKETS £24.50, £20.50

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DIXON STUDIO

JOIN US FOR DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW Get your evening off to a fabulous start at the Cliffs Pavilion! We have freshly prepared, seasonal food to tempt you. Main courses from as little as £9.50 with a menu designed to suit all tastes.


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2+ SUN 11 MARCH 7.30PM

TUE 13 MARCH 7.30PM

PAUL CARRACK

JASPER CARROTT

Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to Southend.

Stand Up And Rock is back... The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand-up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been rockin’ audiences all over the world.

Stand Up And Rock

In Concert

With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. Dubbed by the BBC as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’, Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, and an all-rounded musical talent. As his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special. TICKETS £36.50, £31.50 Premium £43.50

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Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper’s mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO, Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. TICKETS £29.50, £27.50

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STOP PRESS!

TUE 13 & WED 14 MARCH TUE 1.30PM, WED 10.30AM & 1.30PM

DEAR ZOO Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere. Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. 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. TICKETS £15.00 FAMILY (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £56.00* Groups & Schools Discounts available

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NOW ON SALE FRI 9 MARCH

JIMMY CARR

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WED 14 MARCH DOORS 7PM

WED 14 MARCH 8PM

JESS ROBINSON

SCOTT BRADLEE

Unravelled

Postmodern Jukebox Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the 80s hard rock of Guns ‘N’ Roses to hits as recent as Taylor Swift’s controversial ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners. TICKETS £39.50, £29.50 VIP OPTION 1 £114.50 VIP OPTION 2 £74.50

Join multi-award-winner and Britain’s Got Talent 2017 semi-finalist Jess Robinson for an evening of spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Like a wonderfully malfunctioning jukebox, Jess and her incredible vocals will take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical mash-ups, serving a feast of styles and genres from Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to Amy Winehouse and Beyonce. Whether your cup of tea is watching Shirley Bassey belt or if you want to see Jess strut her stuff with Hip Hop’s biggest rap stars – there’ll be something for everyone, from 9 to 90. TICKETS £21.50 U15s £13.50

WED 14 – SAT 17 MARCH WED – SAT 7.30PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM East Essex Players presents

PAR FOR THE COURSE By Peter Gordon

Captain’s Day at the Seven Lakes Golf club gets off to a bad start when the Men’s Captain is indisposed. Club Secretary, Simon, relishes the chance to take over, but is thwarted by the arrival of the Vice Captain and his younger girlfriend, the Ladies Captain, an enthusiastic but hopeless member, and Simon’s wife, whose drink problem is the least of his worries. Golf will never be the same again! An Amateur Production TICKETS Wed £13.50, Thu – Sat £14.50

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THU 15 MARCH 8PM

THU 15 MARCH 8PM

FRI 16 MARCH 8PM

BRIT FLOYD

JASON DONOVAN

MARK STEEL

Eclipse World Tour

Brit Floyd return to perform songs from Pink Floyd’s best-loved and biggest selling albums, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus much, much more. A VIP Meet & Greet Soundcheck package includes an exclusive opportunity to browse through all the show merchandise and to chat to the show personnel before a private soundcheck experience when Brit Floyd’s musicians will treat the VIP audience to a special bonus performance of two classic Pink Floyd songs not featured in the evening show, before meeting all the guests. ‘The perfect rock show’ LA Times

And His Amazing Midlife Crisis Jason is delighted to be coming to Southend with an intimate gig providing a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! At aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will take Jason’s looming 50th birthday as its starting point and will zigzag back and forth through his life. Hear some new stories plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!

TICKETS £28.50, £24.50 Maximum 4 tickets per purchase/ household

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Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright 14+ This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute s*#t! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s In Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is. marksteelinfo.co.uk ‘Profound yet funny’ Sunday Times

TICKETS £33.50, £28.50, Premium £43.50 VIP OPTION 1 £93.50 VIP OPTION 2 £88.50

TICKETS £18.50

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SAT 17 MARCH 8PM

SAT 17 MARCH 7.30PM

THE BEST OF JAMES BOND

ANT MIDDLETON

The London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Pete Harrison, perform all the greatest music and songs from the nation’s favourite secret service agent, including: From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Diamonds Are Forever.

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, tv presenter, ex-elite forces soldier, has an appetite for adventure and extremes that knows no limit and has led him to take on some amazing challenges both in the military and in his tv roles – SAS (Who Dares Wins), Mutiny and Escape (Channel 4).

Featuring guest singers Louise Dearman and Oliver Tompsett, the concert also pays tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world. TICKETS £40.00, £35.00, £32.00

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16+

In this adventure-filled, one-man show, Ant recounts his extraordinary life in the military - having achieved the elite forces holy trinity serving in the paras, marines and SBS - with tales that will defy belief for their sheer bravery and danger. antmiddleton.com TICKETS £26.00

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MON 19 MARCH 8PM

SALLY MORGAN Kisses To Heaven

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award-winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action. This show is investigational and for the purposes of entertainment TICKETS £28.50

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BOOK ONLINE southendtheatres.org.uk SUN 18 MARCH 2PM & 5.30PM The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present

SWAN LAKE The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. TUE 20 MARCH DOORS 7PM

THE STRANGLERS The Definitive Tour

The Stranglers return to Southend as part of their The Definitive Tour to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums.

From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges. TICKETS 2pm: £40.50, £37.00, £34.00, £26.00 5.30pm: £44.50, £40.50, £36.50, £27.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off U16s £24.00 Generous Group Discounts available

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As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of the Stranglers’ powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience; pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship will come together again this March. Special Guests: Therapy This is a stand-up concert with some seating available in the balcony. U16s only permitted in the seating area and must be accompanied by an adult. TICKETS Standing £32.00 Seated £39.50, £32.00

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CKETS! LAST FEW TI RCH A M 22 21 &

CAN SARAH MILLI

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TUE 20 – SAT 24 MARCH TUE – SAT 7.45PM, SAT MAT 3PM Southend Shakespeare Company present

JOURNEY’S END By RC Sherriff This classic, moving and poignant play is set in the trenches near Saint Quentin in March 1918 on the eve of Germany’s last great offensive. This production will be performed on the actual 100th anniversary of the battle it depicts – to the very day. To commemorate this fact a gala performance will be held with a chance to join in a toast to the fallen. An Amateur Production TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

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FRI 23 MARCH 8PM

SAT 24 MARCH 8PM

ICONS OF THE 80s

THE KING IS BACK

Entertainers is proud to present Go West, Nik Kershaw and special guest Cutting Crew together in concert. The 80s are back as these three legendary stars join forces for a truly incredible concert experience. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, I’ve Been In Love Before and the classic (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic 80s triple header is not to be missed. TICKETS £37.00, £35.00, £30.00

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Ben Portsmouth – The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist

Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth brings his unique style, charisma and 10-piece band to Southend to show audiences just why he is regarded as the best in the business. On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, ‘Oh my God, Oh my God!’ when Ben, the ‘World-wide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ winner of 2012, headlined his show in February 2013. TICKETS £31.50, £29.00, £26.00, Premium £36.50

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Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present

Great Expectations BY CHARLES DICKENS directed by Michael Fentiman

MON 19 – SAT 24 MARCH

With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite. Peopled by some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece. Olivier Award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best-known for her role in the long running TV series, Surgical Spirit, the films Tomorrow Never Dies and Chéri and her many stage appearances including Kiss Me Kate for the RSC, The Night Of The Iguana in the West End and Alan Bennett’s The Lady In The Van. All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm & Thu Mat £30.00, £28.00, £23.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £32.00, £30.00, £25.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £24.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat) THU 22 MARCH 8PM

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WED 28 MARCH 8PM

MATERIAL GIRL The Madonna Story

With incredible vocals, amazing dancers, video footage and narration, audiences are taken on a journey through the scandals, the controversy and of course the music of one of the world’s most iconic figures. Told through the eyes of our leading lady, Jodie Jackson, audiences will hear stories and little known facts about Madonna as the show follows her career and music through her 35 years at the top. Material Girl features all of the hits such as Like A Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Vogue, Crazy For You, Into The Groove, Like A Prayer, Express Yourself and many more. materialgirlshow.com

WED 28 & THU 29 MARCH 7.30PM

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN To the Rescue – Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper

Fed-up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge-making. But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue? Join us for 90 mins of brand-new ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy from the mistresses of grump. ‘Expect a party’

TICKETS £25.00, £24.00, £19.00

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The Times TICKETS £28.50

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TUE 27 – SAT 31 MARCH TUE – SAT 7.45PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM Lindisfarne present

FUNNY MONEY

By Ray Cooney

Mild-mannered accountant Henry Perkins has a birthday and has invited his friends Vic and Betty over to celebrate. But on his way home he picks up the wrong briefcase and chaos ensues with police detectives calling at the house, along with a London cabbie intent on taking them to Heathrow Airport to catch a plane to Barcelona. Henry and his wife Jean fabricate a never-ending series of elaborate lies to cover up their illicit cash stash with Henry making ever-more inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible dilemma in this hilarious comedy from the Master of Farce. An Amateur Production TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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THU 29 MARCH 8PM

SAT 31 MARCH 8PM

SAT 31 MARCH 7.30PM

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

KIM WILDE

HELLO AGAIN

Pop icon Kim Wilde visits Southend as part of a brand-new UK tour.

Neil Diamond scored his first solo hit in 1966. 50 years and over 125 million records later his ongoing story, carved deep in the annals of music history, is one that must be told.

Here Come The Aliens tour

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in a thigh-slapping stage show that brings together hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward Of The County, 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. TICKETS £31.00, £26.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Earlybird discount ALL SEATS £29.00 if booked and paid for before 31 Dec

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The multi-award-winning artist – who has sold more than 30 million records world-wide during a stunning career – is currently completing work on her 14th studio album. She recently teased the release to fans via Facebook revealing: ‘We’ve spent this year working on something very special.’ Bursting onto the music scene in 1981 with the worldwide hit Kids In America, Kim was voted Best British Female Singer in 1983, supported Michael Jackson on his ‘Bad’ tour, and supported the legendary David Bowie on his 1990 tour. TICKETS £36.50, £33.50, £29.00

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The Neil Diamond Story

Brooklyn Creed, whose voice possesses an uncannily similar timbre to his idol performs, with the Salvation Band, absolutely authentic hand-picked versions of Diamond’s hits. With evocative imagery, video and narration the show takes you on a musical journey that’ll have you singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love On The Rocks, America and many more. TICKETS £25.50, £24.50, £19.50

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THEIR MOST PASSIONATE SHOW EVER!

VINCENT SIMONE & FLAVIA CACACE

STAR IN

TANGO MODERNO THE ULTIMATE TANGO EXPERIENCE

TUE 3 – SAT 7 APRIL Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back in their most explosive and exuberant show ever, Tango Moderno! You can’t help but be intoxicated and seduced by this brand-new theatrical spectacular featuring 10 truly fantastic dancers, top-class West End singers and, of course, the world famous Strictly Come Dancing tango superstars Vincent and Flavia. In a vibrant and modern world, this fast-paced and fierce show smoulders with passion and desire. With live on-stage music, including an incredible soundtrack packed with classic hits Tango Moderno is a breath of fresh air, pulsating with life, energy and colour giving you the most exciting stage experience in years.

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TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue-Thu 8pm £41.00, £39.00, £37.00, £27.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £45.00, £43.00, £41.00, £31.00 Wed & Thu Mats £40.00, £38.00, £36.00, £26.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat) U16S £25.50 (exc Fri & Sat) GROUPS 10-19 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.


"Marvellously gripping...tense, compulsive and beautifully written" Sunday Express

TUE 24 – SAT 28 APRIL Starring Paul Opacic, Richard Walsh, Karen Drury, Dean Smith, Florence Cady, Rachael Hart, Eva Sayer, Matthew Wellman, Jog Maher and Joe Eyre. A world stage premiere from the pen of one of the world’s greatest thriller writers brought to you by Middle Ground Theatre Company, whose recent productions include Classic Ghosts, The Verdict and A Murder Is Announced. When Sandor snatched Little Joe from the path of a London tube train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. “I saved your life”, he told the homeless youngster, “so your life belongs to me now”. Sandor began to tell him a fairy tale: an ageing prince, a kidnapped princess, a missed rendezvous... But what did this mysterious story have to do with Sandor? Joe only understood his own role - he was a Gallowglass, the servant of a chief...

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TUE – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Thu Mat £31.00, £29.00, £24.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £33.00, £31.00, £26.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £26.00, £22.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.


THE WEST END & BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL

RETURNS TO SOUTHEND FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!

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THE ULTIMATE FEEL-GOOD SHOW ’ ‘

AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY AS A BUBBLE OF GUM! ’ The Observer

The Guardian

MON 14 – SAT 19 MAY After a sell-out run last year the smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Southend in May 2018! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Starring Brenda Edwards (X Factor, Chicago), Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers), Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Layton Williams (Bad Education), Hairspray features the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids In Town and many more. This irresistible feel-good show is a perfect treat for all the family let your hair down and book now! All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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MON – SAT 8PM, PAVILION WED & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS Mon-Thu 8pm & Sat Mat £46.50, £43.50, £41.50, £35.50, Fri & Sat 8pm £50.50, £47.50, £45.50, £39.50, Wed Mat £41.50, £38.50, £35.50, £30.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) U16s £30.00 (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £30.50, £28.50 (exc groups) GROUPS 10-19 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off THU 17 MAY 8PM


THE LEGEND LIVES ON! Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts present

FEATURING THE SONGS OF

TUE 3 – SAT 7 JUNE Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking ninth year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion. This is a show that you will never forget!

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MON – THU 8PM, FRI 5PM & 8.30PM, SAT 4PM & 8PM TICKETS Mon to Wed 8pm £36.50, £33.00, £28.00 Thu 8pm, Fri 8.30pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm £39.00, £36.00, £31.00 Fri 5pm £33.00, £31.00, £26.00 CONCESSIONS £3.00 off (exc Fri 8.30pm & Sat 8pm) Generous Group Discounts available All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

Photo of previous cast member

MICHAEL AND THE JACKSON 5


TUE 19 – SAT 23 JUNE The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Julie Andrews, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love. The show delivers a brilliant evening of madcap merriment and stars TV favorite Hayley Tamaddon as the adorable Millie. This hilarious musical comedy features spectacular dance routines and great songs, so beat the drum - here comes Thoroughly Modern Millie – Grab your ticket now! ‘A toe-tapping experience from start to finish’ Female Arts ‘The big ensemble numbers have bags of pizzazz’ Liverpool Echo

TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Sat Mat £40.00, £38.00, £33.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £43.00, £41.00, £36.00 Wed & Thu Mat £36.00, £34.00, £29.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) U16s £24.50 (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £28.50, £26.50 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee.

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BILL KENWRIGHT

PRESENTS

STARRING

GRAY O’ BRIEN DENIS LILL BEN NEALON GLENN CARTER FURTHER STAR CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED

IN A NEW ADAPTATION BY

ANTONY LAMPARD DIRECTED BY

MON 18 – SAT 23 JUNE Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” EDGAR WALLACE. When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret. Widely recognised as one of the most popular writers of the early 20th Century and the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, KING KONG, Edgar Wallace’s gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller and The Case Of The Frightened Lady remains one of his most celebrated works. Gray O’Brien, one of TV’s most popular actors, loved for his memorable roles in Peak Practice, Casualty and, of course, as Tony Gordon in the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street, stars as Chief Superintendent Tanner. Joining him is Denis Lill, from long-running drama The Royal and of course Only Fools and Horses, Ben Nealon bestknown as Lt Jeremy Forsythe in the popular series Soldier Soldier and Glenn Carter, widely recognised as the definitive Jesus in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, a role he played in London, on Broadway, and in the film.

ROY MARSDEN MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon to Thu 8pm & Mats £30.00, £28.00, £23.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £32.00, £30.00, £25.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £24.50, £21.50 (exc groups) U16s £19.50 Generous Group Discounts available

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THE WEST END PHENOMENON RETURNS

THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS TUE 17 – SAT 28 JULY The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Southend! This smash-hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records world-wide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What A Night, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

MON – SAT 8PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon-Thu 8pm & Sat Mat £48.50, £47.50, £39.50, Premium £57.50 Fri & Sat 8pm £51.50, £50.50, £42.50, Premium £66.00 Wed Mat £46.50, £45.50, £37.50, Premium £53.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat) Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee.

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BOOKS & LYRICS BY

Howard Ashman BASED ON THE FILM BY

Roger Corman

THE PALACE THEATRE SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT 2018 PRESENTS

MUSIC BY

Alan Menken SCREENPLAY BY

Charles Griffith

horrors AUDITIONS SUN 25 MARCH

The Palace Theatre Summer Youth Project is open to anyone aged between 9 – 19 and is a great opportunity to work with a professional creative team. The two week project culminates in six performances at the Palace Theatre. Opportunities are also available to work with the Technical Team on the production. Participants get to learn about the theatre, make new friends, have fun and perform a stunning production in a professional theatre environment.

To apply online, please visit www.southendtheatres.org.uk/online/SYP-auditions


BOOKING INFORMATION

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At Southend Theatres we pride ourselves on providing the best in live entertainment and the ultimate in excellent customer service!

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BY PHONE call 01702 351135 where our staff can take bookings for either of our theatres

IN PERSON visit the Box Office where our staff will be pleased to assist you. To make payment easy for you we take MasterCard, Visa and Maestro, cash and cheques (payable to Southend Theatres Ltd) and our own HQ Theatres Gift Vouchers. We are happy to hold reservations for three working days. For group bookings of over 20 seats we are able, for most shows, to delay payment until three months before the performance (one month for pantomime). Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee. Bookings of 10 or more tickets for the same show are exempt* and will need to be made via our Box Office (by ‘phone or in person). A £2.00 additional charge will be made if mailing out the tickets. You may find that it helps speed your transaction if you have your credit/debit card details to hand when contacting the Box Office. *exemption does not apply to certain shows

CONDITIONS OF SALE Sales are made subject to the ‘Terms and Conditions for The Sale Of Tickets, Gift Vouchers & Memberships’ as published at southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/ terms_conditions (copies are also available from the Ticket Office).

• Flat-floor access • Automatic sliding entrance doors • Designated parking bays (Cliffs Pavilion) • Accessible toilets • Elevator (Cliffs Pavilion and Dixon Studio) • Infra-red loop system (Cliffs Pavilion) • Accommodation for wheelchair users within main stalls seating • Signed Performances (look for the logo in this brochure) • Audio tape of this brochure (ask Box Office for a copy) • Assistance Dogs welcome • Audio Described Performances (look for the logo in this brochure) • Relaxed Performances RP (look for the logo in this brochure)

EASY ON YOUR POCKET We always strive to ensure that our tickets are competitively priced for all shows and are usually cheaper than most West End venues. We are delighted to offer discounts where we can for:• Senior Citizens (aged 60 and over) • Children under 16 (tickets are free for children under two) • Students • ES40 holders • L I Adv holders In addition, if you are a Priority Patron you not only get four days priority booking for most shows but also get additional discounts for some performances and for some of our food and drink offerings (details of the scheme can be obtained from our website and Box Office). If you are booking groups of more than 10 tickets you will qualify for discounts of 10% or even 20% on normal price tickets for certain shows if you purchase all the tickets at the same time.


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BOX OFFICE 01702 351135

Throughout the day – we offer freshly made sandwiches at the Cliffs Pavilion together with tempting pastries and cakes in our fabulously appointed Foyer Bar overlooking the Thames Estuary In the afternoon – enjoy a wonderful selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes at our Cliffs Pavilion Afternoon Tea. Add an extra-special touch

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Before a show – for the majority of shows at the Cliffs Pavilion our restaurant will be open in advance offering a range of high quality, seasonal dishes for you to enjoy Packages – choose from a variety of hospitality food and drink packages to enjoy before the show and during the interval at the Cliffs Pavilion. Packages include canapés, light bites, mini-desserts and ice cream as well as a variety of drinks. See our website for options.

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CLIFFS PAVILION Station Road, Southend on Sea Essex SS0 7RA PALACE THEATRE 430 London Road Southend on Sea Essex SS0 9LA

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PARKING Parking for 600 cars within 5 minutes walk of Cliffs Pavilion and 200 cars within 10 minutes walk of Palace Theatre.

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BY ROAD • Only 1 hour from London •4  0 minutes from Chelmsford & Brentwood •3  0 minutes (or less) from Basildon, Benfleet, South Woodham Ferrers and Rayleigh.

BY TRAIN Two train lines (Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street). Check times with rail companies. BY BUS/COACH Bus stops outside main doors (check bus timetables).

All attempts are made to ensure that show information and prices are correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to subsequent alteration. Discounts and concessions may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the management. We reserve the right to introduce offers which cannot be applied to tickets already purchased.

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EASY FOR FOOD & DRINK


Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen Starring

Joe Pasquale

Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake

TUE 24 – SAT 28 JULY

PALACE THEATRE

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Southend Theatres Winter/Spring 2018 brochure  

Details of more than 100 live shows at Southend's Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre throughout the winter and spring of 2018. Top name come...

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