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SUMMER 2017

Highlights this season MUSICALS FUNNY GIRL

THE WEDDING SINGER CRAZY FOR YOU ALL OR NOTHING CHILDREN & FAMILY GANGSTA GRANNY

DINOSAUR WORLD THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA PLAYS THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

OUT OF ORDER A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED DEATHTRAP PLUS JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PANTOMIME STARRING LEE MEAD, STACEY SOLOMON, BOBBY DAVRO & ROBIN ASKWITH

AND MUCH MORE

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THE PAVILION RESTAURANT With stunning views over the Thames Estuary, the Pavilion Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a quick bite or a three-course meal before the show! Our new pre-show menu combines traditional favourites with the best seasonal dishes and has been designed with all tastes in mind. With starters from £5.00, main courses from £9.50 and a wide range of vegetarian and gluten free options you can now enjoy a single course or a full dining experience. Choose from a range of dishes including gourmet burgers and seasonal salads. You can even return in the interval for one of our mouth-watering desserts!

Join us for afternoon tea! Enjoy a selection of scrumptious sandwiches and perfect pastries and add a sparkle with a glass of prosecco or one of our summer cocktails! Full details and booking available on our website to make a reservation.

Look out for the logo for Pre-Show Dining on selected shows

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


FOLLOWING TEN YEARS OF THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY A NEW THRILLER FROM ‘THE BEST WOMAN CRIME WRITER SINCE CHRISTIE’ THE SUNDAY TIMES BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

ANDREW LANCEL SOPHIE WARD MARK WYNTER DEBORAH GRANT SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD ANTONY COSTA BEN NEALON IN

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SIMON BRETT AND ANTONY DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN

LAMPARD

DESIGNER JULIE GODFREY LIGHTING DESIGNER MALCOLM RIPPETH SOUND DESIGNER DAN SAMSON

MON 5 – SAT 10 JUNE Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden, leads to a terrible tale of murder. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation. The star cast includes award-winning TV and stage favourite Andrew Lancel, bestknown as villainous Frank Foster in Coronation Street and DI Neil Manson in The Bill. He is joined by Sophie Ward, the ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in ITV’s Heartbeat, pop-idol Mark Wynter who featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions, Deborah Grant, Not Going Out and Bergerac, movie icon Shirley Anne Field who became an overnight star in The Entertainer opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, Antony Costa who shot to fame in chart-topping boy band Blue and Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon from ITV’s Soldier Soldier.

★★★★★ ‘A FIVE STAR ‘WHO DUNNIT’ THE GUILDFORD NEWS

MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm & Mats £30.00, £29.00, £19.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £32.00, £31.00, £21.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £26.00, £17.00 (exc groups) U16s £19.00, £17.00 (exc Fri & Sat Eves) Generous Group Discounts available

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TUE 6 JUNE 8PM

FRI 9 JUNE 8PM

SAT 10 JUNE 8PM

THE ELO EXPERIENCE

CARPENTERS STORY

ELKIE BROOKS

Back Into The Blue Tour

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. Featuring the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley, state-ofthe-art video projection and lavish arrangements from live musicians this concert includes all the classic Carpenters hits (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More, Top Of The World, and many more!

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the fifth decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million-selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Out Of The Blue album release. The ELO Experience is the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, this incredible show accurately reproduces the songs and sounds, taking you on a magical musical journey through time.

TICKETS £27.00, £26.00, £22.00

CLIFFS PAVILION

TICKETS £27.00, £25.00, £21.00

CLIFFS PAVILION

TICKETS £31.50, £29.00, £24.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

CLIFFS PAVILION

Relaxed Eating

Complete your visit with a delicious treat from our bars and restaurant. Book a food and drink package to enjoy before the show and during the interval. See website for details.


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SUN 11 JUNE 7.30PM

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

SUN 11 JUNE 7.30PM

WED 14 JUNE 8PM

LEO SAYER

TONY STOCKWELL

Live in Concert

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 rock ‘n’ roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another opportunity to see its latest, most popular show! Featuring a sensational line-up of classic gold hits, spanning the 50s right through to the 70s mixed, as always, with even more hilarious comedy! Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, we guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over.

Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience a high-energy concert of his much-loved greatest hits. TICKETS £31.00, £29.00, £24.00 VIP £78.50 PALACE

TICKETS £29.50, £28.50, £24.50

CLIFFS PAVILION

THEATRE

Psychic Medium Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Private Psychic Eyes and 6ixth Sense, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed. TICKETS £27.00, £24.00, £19.00

PALACE THEATRE

TICKETS! LAST FEW T 24 JUNE MON 19 – SA

GIRL FUNNRY RING STA ITH SHERIDAN SM

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WED 14 – SAT 17 JUNE, 16+ WED – SAT 8PM, SAT MAT 3PM Full Circle presents

THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. The Nether will have you talking all the way home... Full Circle’s previous productions include Passion Play, Hapgood, and The Weir . An Amateur Production TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

DIXON STUDIO

THU 15 JUNE 8PM

FRI 16 JUNE 7.30PM

THE REAL THING

THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are back! Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith along with their five-piece band, the trio are set to deliver a funky retro show performing all of the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single You To Me Are Everything, the Liverpoolbased trio were the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70s and one of the top ten best-selling bands of 1986. TICKETS £26.00, £23.50, £18.50 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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The UK’s No1 celebration of Johnny Cash, fronted by award-winning singer/ songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! The show takes the audience from the 1950s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with unmissable songs from every one of the five decades spanned by the Man in Black’s career. All this accompanied by evocative screen images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life. TICKETS £23.50, £22.50, £18.50 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

THE SHOW STARTS WITH GREAT FOOD & FINE WINE

PALACE THEATRE

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© J. Donaldson and A. Scheffler

SAT 17 & SUN 18 JUNE, SAT 1.30PM & 4PM, SUN 10.30AM & 1.30PM

THU 22 JUNE 8PM

REGINALD D. HUNTER

ROOM ON THE BROOM

Some People v Reginald D. Hunter

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two...just as the hungry dragon appears! TICKETS £13.50 FAMILY (4 TICKETS – 2 ADULT, 2 CHILD) £50.00

15+

AGES

3+

PALACE THEATRE

During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song. TICKETS £26.50

PALACE THEATRE

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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THU 22 JUNE 8PM

JAMES VEITCH

14+

MON 26 JUNE 8PM

FILM:

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK

The White Bus presents

Game Face

Responsible for the most popular TED Talk of 2016, James Veitch brings his hilarious new show Game Face, full of more geeky comedy about life, love and enabling Bluetooth, to Southend. A glorious show of esoteric, anarchic and unashamedly Powerpoint-fuelled comedy from the Independent’s ‘One to watch’. Expect Donkey Kong, ducks and online dating as James fearlessly (and somewhat ill-advisedly) battles the mundane and pointless bureaucracies of the modern world. TICKETS £12.00

SUN 25 JUNE 7.30PM

DIXON STUDIO

LA LA LAND

Cert 12

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams and finding each other in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams and love. TICKETS £7.50

PALACE THEATRE

Enjoy a choice of dining options before a show at the Cliffs Pavilion: An à la carte menu in our restaurant or a selection of easydining packages for two on the Mezzanine. Full detail online.

performed by ELIO PACE and his band

Following on from his highlyacclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the great man’s phenomenal music. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man, this electrifying concert is not to be missed. TICKETS £26.00 CONCESSIONS £23.50

PALACE THEATRE

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WED 28 JUNE 11.30AM & 1.30PM

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

THU 29 JUNE 8PM

THU 29 JUNE 8PM

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship.

Stunning audiences across the globe with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable as his fabulous cast take you on a journey back in time. The production also features classic hits from the swinging 60s and the iconic 80s backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians resulting in an incredible fusion of musical genius all on one stage.

TICKETS £25.00, £24.00, £19.00

TICKETS £26.00, £25.00, £20.00

The Rod Stewart Story

The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories – The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. TICKETS £13.00 FAMILY (4 TICKETS – 2 ADULT, 2 CHILD) £48.00

CLIFFS PAVILION

Barry Steele and Friends

PALACE THEATRE

PALACE THEATRE

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FRI 30 JUNE 8PM

SAT 1 JULY 8PM

THU 6 JULY 7.30PM

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

STAND BY ME

The Palace Youth Theatres present

A Celebration Of Ben E King & The Drifters

The ultimate tribute to ABBA and the Bee Gees Friday night and the lights are low... Cliffs Pavilion is the place to go...join the fantabbaulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style. ABBA and Bee Gees classics abound in a show that rocks the retro sounds of ‘the right music’ – Mamma Mia, Stayin’ Alive, Super Trouper, Night Fever and Waterloo – to Lycra-tight perfection. TICKETS £30.00, £29.00, £23.00 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off Generous CLIFFS Group Discounts PAVILION available

Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all time. The icons, challenges, controversy and conflicts, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, sit alongside the vast succession of more than 50 hits over the last six decades, including Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, On Broadway and many more. STAND BY ME IS NOT ASSOCIATED IN ANY WAY WITH TREADWELL ORIGINAL DRIFTERS LLC

TICKETS £30.00, £29.00, £24.00

CLIFFS PAVILION

TELLING TALES An Exploration of Myths and Legends

The Palace Theatre runs six Youth Theatre groups; Tiny Palace for 4-6 year olds, Little Palace for 7-10 year olds, two Young Palace groups for 11-15 year olds, The Palace Youth Company from 16-20 year olds and The Palace Technical Youth Company who provide technical support to the Youth Theatre’s performances. The Youth Theatres offer young people the opportunity to participate in the performing arts in an encouraging and supportive environment. Each member contributes creatively to their performances as well as developing new skills across the many disciplines of the performing arts. To find out more about the Youth Theatres, contact Sophie Lander on sophiel@ southendtheatres.org.uk PALACE THEATRE

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‘Totally grantastic’

HHHH Mail On Sunday

‘Every comic opportunity is grasped’

HHHH Daily Telegraph

David Walliams

THU 6 – SUN 9 JULY It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children. THU & FRI 10.30AM & 7PM, SAT 10.30AM & 2.30PM, SUN 11AM TICKETS Thu 7pm Adults £21.00, U16s £17.50 Family (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £72.00 Thu & Fri 10.30am £12.50 Sat & Sun plus Fri 7pm Adults £23.00, U16s £19.50, Family (4 tickets – 2 adult, 2 child) £80.00 CLIFFS SCHOOLS £11.00 (teachers free) 10.30am Thu & Fri only PAVILION

PRI TO WOR E END! ST

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010

‘It’s truly brilliant! And so much better than the book!’


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THU 13 JULY DOORS 7PM

FRI 14 JULY 7.30PM

CHAKA KHAN From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the multiracial band Rufus, Chaka Khan’s powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer. An international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists Chaka is a ten-time Grammy® Award-winner who has the rare ability to sing in eight music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums and racked up ten No. 1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and 11 RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. TICKETS £39.50 STANDING £49.50, £44.50 SEATED This is a stand-up concert with some seating available in the balcony. U16s only permitted in seated area and must be CLIFFS accompanied by PAVILION an adult

JIMMY TARBUCK OBE, KENNY LYNCH, ANITA HARRIS, Jessica Martin & The Rat Pack Revue

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE and Kenny Lynch present the best in British variety – an evening of song, dance and razzamatazz harking back to when Tarby hosted legendary TV shows Sunday Night at the London Palladium and Live from Her Majesty’s. A night of golden reminiscences includes star of seven Royal Command Performances, Anita Harris; fellow Royal Command Performance artistes The Rat Pack Revue performing the hits of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin plus impressionist Jessica Martin of TV’s Copy Cats fame. SOSLive.co.uk

TICKETS £26.00, £21.00 CONCESSIONS CLIFFS £24.00, 19.00 PAVILION

TUE 18 – SAT 22 JULY TUE – THU 8PM, FRI 5PM & 8PM, SAT 3PM & 8PM Leigh Operatic & Dramatic Society present

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1 LODS is bringing back New York’s longest running musical comedy review to Southend for one week only. Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. Featuring songs from Chicago, Annie, Wicked, Into The Woods, Hairspray, West Side Story, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Rent, Fiddler On The Roof and many more! An Amateur Production

TICKETS TUE – THU £15.00, FRI 5PM & SAT 3PM £13.00 CONCESSIONS TUE – THU £13.00, FRI 5PM & SAT 3PM £10.00 FRI & SAT 8PM £15.00 DIXON STUDIO (no concessions)

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HHHHH ‘GLEEFULLY FUNNY’ HHHHH Guildford Dragon

The Guardian

EASTENDERS & EXTRAS’ SHAUN WILLIAMSON FOOTBALLER’S WIVES’ SUSIE AMY

The Reviews Hub

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES’ SUE HOLDERNESS

FROM MIRANDA JAMES HOLMES

MON 10 – SAT 15 JULY When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with one of the Opposition’s typists in the Westminster Hotel, things go from bad to worse – the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s sash window, the arrival of the typist’s distraught husband, an unscrupulous waiter, a frustrated Hotel Manager, the Minister’s Wife and an angry Nurse – all the perfect recipe for an award-winning comedy! Ray Cooney is today recognised theatrically and publicly as ‘The master of farce’ (The Telegraph) whose credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and It Runs In The Family. This stellar company includes Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras); Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass); Jeffrey Harmer (Diana Her True Story); Susie Amy (Footballers Wives); James Holmes (Miranda) and Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo!).

‘ALLO ‘ALLO’S ARTHUR BOSTROM

MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm & Mats £32.00, £30.00, £25.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £34.00, £32.00, £27.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £25.00, £23.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE SAT 2.30PM

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THU 20 JULY 8PM

FRI 21 JULY 8PM

SAT 22 JULY 8PM

THE DREAMERS & EVERLYS

BYE BYE BABY

THE SHIRLEY BASSEY STORY

A Celebration Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng have been members of The Dreamers for over 37 years having toured with Freddie Garrity to many countries including Australia and America in the Sixties. They have now been joined in The Dreamers by Colin & Steve: The Temple Brothers who, as an act in their own right, are one of the country’s leading tribute acts to The Everly Brothers. The Temple Brothers will perform their Everlys show in the first half before joining Alan & Bryan in the second for The Dreamers Sensational 60s which includes the most popular songs of the era.

A full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the disco era and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In fact a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time. This sensational production features 31 numbers performed in close four-part harmony, with slick choreography and the recognisable falsetto including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more. TICKETS £23.50, £21.50, £18.50

The Shirley Bassey Story will take you on an incredible and awe-inspiring journey that includes Shirley Bassey’s first UK hit singles Banana Boat Song, As I Love You and Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me, and the James Bond years with Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever. It continues with the recreation, in true Bassey-style, of songs from the musicals and hits by contemporaries such as The Beatles, Tom Jones, The Carpenters and Perry Como before reaching the showstopping Big Spender. An unforgettable night of class! TICKETS £25.00, £23.00, £19.00

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TICKETS £22.50, £20.50, £18.50

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‘A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.’ Evening Standard

A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

THE WEST END SMASH-HIT COMES TO SOUTHEND

Photo of Luke Treadaway by Hugo Glendinning. Photos of the 2017 UK & Ireland Tour cast by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

TUE 18 – SAT 22 JULY The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Southend! Winner of seven Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, 15 years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

TUE – SAT 8PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Mats £38.00, £34.00, £27.00, £20.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £42.00, £38.00, £31.00, £23.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) U16s £6.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) Generous Group Discounts available

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SUN 23 JULY 1PM & 3.30PM

SUN 23 JULY 7.30PM

WED 26 JULY 8PM

MILKSHAKE! LIVE

FILM: SULLY

THE QUO EXPERIENCE

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo, featuring an impressively experienced line-up: Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt’s looks, playing styles and stage performances; superb keyboardist Graham Partridge; the brilliant ‘Matt Letley’ style drummer Alex Bayou; and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass, a performer on the Quo tribute circuit for over ten years.

Cert 12

The Magic Story Book

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all-singing, alldancing, musical masterpiece will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brandnew live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. * The Milkshake Live show will feature 2 milkshake! Presenters. Jen, Derek, Kemi, Amy, Olivia, Curtis and Sita may only appear at certain venues. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 DreamWorks Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved. Bob the Builder™©2017 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Fireman Sam™©2017 Prism Art & Design Limited. “Little Princess” derived from the television series by The Illuminated Film Company and based upon the books by Tony Ross (published by Andersen Press). © 2017 The Illuminated Film Company. All Rights Reserved. © CHF Pip! Plc 2013-2016, All Rights Reserved. © Wissper LTD. ©Winduna Enterprises Ltd. 2017. © 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TICKETS £17.50 U16s £15.50 FAMILY (4 TICKETS – 2 ADULT, 2 CHILD) £62.00

CLIFFS PAVILION

TICKETS £7.50

PALACE THEATRE

LIQUID REFRESHMENT

The bars at both the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre stock a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy before and during a show! Check out the website for details.

The magic and chemistry that the Parfitt/Rossi partnership brought to a Quo live performance is all there allowing loyal fans as well as those unlucky enough to have never experienced a Quo concert the chance to get their fix! TICKETS £23.50, £21.50, £18.50

PALACE THEATRE

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MON 24 & TUE 25 JULY Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef ), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale). Provence. April 1939. English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a stranger from Peter’s past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy’s world into turmoil. In a world where the Third Reich is emerging as a dangerous regime, deceit, lies and subterfuge make this fast-paced thriller a dark and nail-biting rollercoaster.

‘What a play. It’s certainly one of the best murder mysteries I’ve seen and grips you by the throat from start to finish... the plot is full of twists and turns…’ The Stage

MON 8PM, TUE 2.30PM & 8PM TICKETS £27.00, £25.00, £19.00 CONCESSIONS £25.50, £23.50, £17.50 SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £22.00, £17.50 (exc groups) Generous Group discounts available

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THU 27 JULY 8PM

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR Uproar

AGES

FRI 28 & SAT 29 JULY 11.30AM & 2.30PM

3+

A brand-new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family (ages 3+). Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few! Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure, live on stage! Includes a post-show ‘meat and greet’ with the Dinosaurs! TICKETS £16.00 DANGER SEATS £18.50

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Witness the astonishing comedy sensation live! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night. As seen on BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2 and heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4! ‘Hilarious...A superior kind of chaos’ The Daily Telegraph ‘Immaculately well executed’ The Times thenoisenextdoor.com Twitter: @NoiseNextDoor Facebook: /NoiseNextDoor YouTube: /NoiseNextDoorVideos

TICKETS £18.00

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THU 17 AUGUST 6PM

SAT 29 JULY 2.30PM & 7.30PM

SUN 30 JULY 9.30AM – 4.30PM

The Ploverleigh Savoy Players present

ESSEX ANTIQUES VINTAGE RETRO & COLLECTORS FAIR

RUDDIGORE

A classic story of curses, crime, flirtation, and a young lady with homicidal tendencies, this stunning new production is performed by winners of the Harrogate 2016 International G&S Festival and NODA East Region 10 for Best Musical and Best Production for 2016. Considered a favourite due to its beautiful score, macabre plot and featuring the showstopping chorus of ghostly ancestors emerging from their portraits as the original walking dead! An Amateur Production

TICKETS 7.30PM £18.50, £17.50, £9.00 2.30PM £16.50, PALACE THEATRE £15.50, £7.00

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

CKETS! LAST FEW TI LY JU THU 27 ND RA B L RUSSEL

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THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCE If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more. They look like Little Mix, they sound like Little Mix, they are The Little Mix Experience. TICKETS £17.00

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THE PALACE THEATRE SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT 2017 PRESENTS

THU 10 – SUN 13 AUGUST Over 80 young performers will be taking part in this all-American musical masterpiece, celebrating 10 years of the Palace Theatre’s Summer Youth Project!

THU – SAT 7.30PM FRI – SUN MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Premium £15.50, £14.50 CONCESSIONS £14.00, £13.00 All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.


MUSIC BY MATTHEW SKLAR BOOK BY CHAD BEGUELIN AND TIM HERLIHY LYRICS BY CHAD BEGUELIN DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY

NICK WINSTON

BASED UPON THE

NEW LINE CINEMA FILM WRITTEN BY TIM HERLIHY Performances by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

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HHHHH BRITISHTHEATRE.COM

TUE 15 – SAT 19 AUGUST It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good... Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is dumped by his fiancée and left considering a career on Wall Street with bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn X Factor, Dancing On Ice). Can sweet natured Julia (Cassie Compton X Factor), her best friend Hollie and Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) get Robbie back into the groove and follow his dreams? Join the party of the year at this hilarious musical based on the smash-hit Adam Sandler film. Ray Quinn will not be appearing in the Thursday or Friday performances All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

HHHH BROADWAY WORLD

TUE – THU & SAT 8PM, FRI 5PM & 8.30PM, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue –Thu 8pm & Sat Mat £39.50, £37.50, £34.50, £29.50 Fri 8.30pm & Sat 8pm £42.50, £40.50, £37.50, £32.50 Wed 2.30pm & Fri 5pm £39.50, £37.50, £34.50, £29.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £29.50, £27.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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FRI 18 AUGUST 7.30PM

SAT 19 AUGUST 8PM

JOE PASQUALE

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL SHOW

We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside, so come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description.

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

The Devil In Disguise

He’s been away searching for the fabled ancient merkin (Google it) of Macedonia, once owned by Genghis Khan’s Nan (Maud), who used to wear it for special occasions, but only if she was going to Lidl on the way home. Witness Joe explain the mysteries of why the four horseman of the apocalypse will be arriving on my little ponies, and what Action Man held with those gripping hands. Warning: May contain immature themes, including words like bum, willy and fart! Suitable for all ages. TICKETS £24.00, £19.00

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Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! ‘Fantastic’ Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2 ‘Authentic and Exciting’ The Stage thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

TICKETS £22.50, £21.50, £18.50 CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

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MON 21 – SAT 26 AUGUST MON – SAT 7.30PM, TUE, WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM Insanity Theatre Company present

DOGFIGHT(MON – WED) I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (THU – SAT)

Insanity Theatre Co. is back with a summer double bill! In Dogfight, join Eddie Birdlace and the boys of the Marine Corps in 1963 on their last night of trouble and antics before being shipped off to Vietnam – and the girls who get caught up in their tricks. Then I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change takes us on a riotous, comedic journey down the rocky road of love, from the first date to the retirement home. Please Note: Dogfight involves smoking, some adult themes and strong language. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change contains some mild language. An Amateur Production

TICKETS MON – WED £16.00 THU – SAT £13.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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MON 21 – SAT 26 AUGUST MON 21 – SAT 26 AUGUST Starring Louise Jameson (EastEnders/Bergerac/Doctor Who) as Miss Marple and Janet Dibley (The Two Of Us/Doctors) as Letitia Blacklock, with Tom Butcher (Doctors/The Bill), Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Gemma Oaten (Emmerdale) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Last Tango In Halifax) in a full cast of twelve. The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gathers at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer...

MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon – Thu 8pm & Thu Mat £30.50, £28.50, £22.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £32.00, £30.00, £24.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves) U16s £19.00 (exc Fri & Sat Eves) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £25.50, £22.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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THU 24 AUGUST 7.30PM

FRI 25 AUGUST 8PM

SAT 26 AUGUST 8PM

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

JANE McDONALD

20th Anniversary Tour

Making Memories

This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought-after shows of their kind in the world.

One of the nation’s most-loved entertainers is back by popular demand continuing to tour with her best show to-date.

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand-new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage! Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and Rock ‘n’ Roll! thatllbetheday.com

TICKETS £29.50, £28.50, £24.50

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For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to-date performing all of the classic Eagles hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane and many more! ‘The band were flawless in their delivery both musically and vocally’ The Express illegaleagles.com

TICKETS £28.50, £27.00, £22.00

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Making Memories is a fantastic production packed full of phenomenal songs and arrangements featuring Jane’s exceptional musicians and singers. Jane will be performing Memory after receiving five star reviews for her performance as Grizabella in Cats the musical. With amazing new medleys, old fan favourites and some exciting additions you’re guaranteed to be on your feet time after time. Get ready to make some memories and see Jane McDonald’s best show yet! TICKETS £38.50, £36.50, £31.50 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

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ENTERTAINMENT

ROCK FOR HAVENS SAKE SUN 11 JUNE 11.30AM – 11PM TICKETS £12.00 (£10.00 of

which goes to Havens Hospices) Under 5s go free

Twelve fantastically talented bands and artists are all set to rock the Maritime Room in aid of Havens Hospices. Wristbands for every attendee so you can come and go throughout the event. No need to miss any of the music. Come early – stay late and bring family and friends. There will be a bar, refreshments including a BBQ, a raffle and more for your entertainment.

70s Rewind - Dare to Flare!

ONLY FOOLS AND THREE COURSES THE SEQUEL THU 29 JUNE, FRI 30 JUNE, SAT 1 JULY 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £40.00 Allocated Seating. Tables of 10 –12. Smaller groups will be sat together.

DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance, and we all know what Del thinks of him! Cassandra and Rodney take a trip down memory Lane (Rodney as a Gladiator?) All your favourite characters will be on hand to make sure you have an evening you will never forget, Del, Rodney, Boycie, Trigger, Uncle Albert, Raquel and Cassandra, this will exercise chuckle muscles you did not know you had. Includes a glass of bubbly and a three-course meal. LOVELY JUBBLY.

FRI 23 JUNE, FRI 4 AUGUST, FRI 6 OCTOBER 8PM – 1AM TICKETS £5.00

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THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NIGHT WITH RONNIE CANADA LIVE! SAT 15 JULY 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £18.50 Our Ultimate Motown Nights are always incredible popular and this one is no exception! Ronnie Canada, American born, former lead singer of the American Drifters who also sang and wrote songs with Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes and 80s jazz funk band Caviar. Enjoy a finger buffet and then dance the night away the DJ John Watson.

BIG NIGHT OUT! FRI 16 JUNE, Southend’s outrageous and her FRI 21 JULY, FRI drag 18queen AUG, FRI 15 SEP, FRI 20 OCT 7PM – 1AM TICKETS £20.00


CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2017

EAT, DRINK AND CELEBRATE With our first-class hospitality, exceptional entertainment and wonderful menus, we will make sure your celebrations go perfectly this Christmas season. You are sure to experience a fabulously festive treat at the Cliffs Pavilion! Choose from one of our many party events, alternatively, we can arrange your own exclusive private party tailored to your specific requirements. No matter what you choose, our Christmas Co-Ordinator is on hand to organise every detail from menu selections to personal requests. Nothing is too much trouble! So book your party now‌a warm, festive welcome awaits you at the Cliffs Pavilion! Visit southendtheatres.org.uk to now bookon 01702 344553 Call the Christmas Co-Ordinator


THE MARITIME ROOM 12PM UNTIL 4PM £25 PER GUEST

Delicious three-course meal with live entertainment

CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

SAT 16, SUN 17, FRI 22, & SAT 23 DECEMBER Get festive with our fantastic Christmas duo performing all the festive favourites while you sing-a-long!

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS PARTY SAT 2, THU 7, FRI 15 &

WED 20 DECEMBER

The accomplished Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ John Howard will have you rocking around the Christmas Tree!

CHRISTMAS CROONERS

FRI 8, SUN 10, WED 13 & THU 21 DECEMBER A festive show of Christmas songs and other favourites from the incredible Joe Gibson.

THE MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM UNTIL 1AM £45 PER GUEST SAT 2, SAT 9, FRI 15, SAT 16 & FRI 22 DECEMBER

With delicious food, first-class service and a fantastic party atmosphere, our Christmas Party Nights are perfect for relaxing and celebrating with work colleagues, friends and family. Sparkling welcome drink, three-course meal, fantastic live entertainment and resident DJ until 1am.

THE MARITIME ROOM 7.30PM UNTIL 12AM £40 PER GUEST THU 7, SUN 10, THU 14, SUN 17, WED 20, THU 21 DECEMBER THE PAVILION ROOM 8PM UNTIL 1AM £45 PER GUEST FRI 1, SAT 2, FRI 8, SAT 9, FRI 15 DECEMBER

NEW YEAR'S EVE MARITIME & PAVILION

Commences with bubbly on arrival, six-course Gala Dinner, a half bottle of wine each, incredible live entertainment followed by our Resident DJ. SUN 31 DECEMBER 7.30PM START · CARRIAGES 2AM £65 PER GUEST

The Foyer Bar is hosting the ultimate Soul & Motown New Year’s Eve party from 7.30pm onwards! With a sparkling reception, luxury buffet platter for your table and brilliant Disco until late, this party has it all. SUN 31 DECEMBER

£35 PER GUEST

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+ UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

GOLDMASTER ALLSTARS MEET NEW FOUND LUNG FRI 28 JULY 2017 7.30PM TICKETS £10.00 It is launch party night for two of Essex’s favourite reggae bands. The Goldmaster Allstars, who are collaborating with original Studio 1 singer Winston Francis, are joined by New Found Lung, the core of which are original members from the Beatroots: Adam Hazlewood and Dane Glasby for an evening of unforgettable reggae. Providing the music inbetween the bands will be DJ Richard Mander, spinning killer diller 7” Jamaican vinyl that will keep you on that dance floor, wanting more!

QUIZ & CURRY CLUB

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WED 21 JUNE, WED 16 AUG WED 20 SEP, WED 18 OCT 7.30PM TICKETS £8.95

NORTHERN SOUL – THE SIGNATURES SAT 2 SEP 7.30PM TICKETS £12.00 The Signatures, Northern Soul Band have established themselves as the UK’s leading live Northern Soul Band. They put their own expression to many rare and classic Northern Soul numbers, bringing their own brand of power and energy creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. As a headline act The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an audience “Out on the floor”.

COMEDY ‘N’ CURRY CLUB THU 22 JUNE, THU 27 JULY, THU 24 AUG, THU 28 SEP, THU 26 OCT 7.30PM TICKETS £14.95

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+ UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

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ULTIMATE MOTOWN – CHÉ CHESTERMAN FRI 22 SEP 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £18.50 Our Ultimate Motown Nights are always incredibly popular and this one is no exception! Ché Chesterman is an Essex born singer-songwriter. Ché was on the twelfth series of The X Factor in 2015, finishing third. Enjoy a finger buffet and then dance the night away with DJ John Watson.

25+

FRI 14 JULY, FRI 11 AUG, FRI 8 SEP, FRI 13 OCT, 8.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £9.00 FRI 22 SEP, FRI 27 OCT, FRI 24 NOV 8.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £5.00 THE ADMIRALS ROOM


CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MULTI-MILLION SELLING CDS

‘I LOVED EVERY MOMENT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS CAST

BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRESENT

BOOK BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN

‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS

FEATURING CLASSIC TRACKS FROM ROY ORBISON, THE SHADOWS, EDDIE COCHRAN, BILLY FURY, AND MANY MORE… INCLUDING LET’S DANCE * TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM * SHAKING ALL OVER * BOBBY’S GIRL * LITTLE TOWN FLIRT * ONLY SIXTEEN * RUNAROUND SUE * HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET 16 * LET IT BE ME * GREAT PRETENDER * C’MON EVERYBODY * LET’S TWIST AGAIN AND MANY MORE

TUE 29 AUGUST – SAT 2 SEPTEMBER Inspired by the smash-hit, multi-million-selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear, after several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckon.

Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

‘TREMENDOUS’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue –Thu 8pm & Mats £34.50, £32.50, £30.50, £25.50 Fri & Sat 8pm £38.50, £36.50, £34.50, £29.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves) U16s £27.50, £23.00 (exc Fri & Sat Eves) Generous Group Discounts available All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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SUN 27 AUGUST 7.30PM

SAT 9 SEPTEMBER 8PM

JOCELYN BROWN

MATT RICHARDSON

With her Sisters of Soul Jaki Graham and voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey

Slash

Somebody Else’s Guy, Car Wash, Could It Be I’m Falling in Love, Wishing on a Star, No More Tears and Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – million-sellers, performed by the original Sisters of Soul in concert... after tearing Priory Park apart last year, SOS Live 2017 transfers to The Cliffs. Always There, Moment of My Life and Keep on Jumpin’ are among Jocelyn’s big hits. Gwen gets the party started with Car Wash, Is It Love You’re After and Ain’t Nobody. Jaki performs Set Me Free, Round and Around, Mated and Step Right Up. Hosts are Zero 6 legends Ian Reading and Merv Griffiths. SOSLive.co.uk

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end-up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss – it’s been an odd, but fun, few years. Now Matt can finally tell people about it, as well as talking about everything else on his mind. ‘High Wattage Charisma’ (Guardian) from the host of Virgin Radio’s Drivetime show, The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live! Parental Guidance Advised TICKETS £14.50

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SUN 10 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

LESLEY GARRETT

The Magic Of The Opera Lesley Garrett stars with the English National Philharmonic Orchestra in a show for all the family that features all the best ‘bits’ from all the popular operas. Whether a lover of Grand Opera or a lover of grand songs performed to the highest possible level, everyone will enjoy an evening of magical music. The orchestra conducted by Ben Crick will also be joined by John Cunningham (Baritone), Hannah Mason (Mezzo Soprano) and Lee Bradley (Tenor) in a programme that includes the Toreador Song from Carmen, Mozart’s Marriage Of Figaro, Time To Say Goodbye, Verdi’s Anvil Chorus, the Pearl Fishers Duet, Ave Maria and, of course, Nessun Dorma. TICKETS £44.00, £40.00, £34.00

TICKETS £30.00, £25.00

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‘THE BEST OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S MUSICALS’ BOOK ONLINE southendtheatres.org.uk The Evening News

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PHOTOS INCLUDE PREVIOUS CAST

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

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Lyrics by

TIM RICE

Music by

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

TUE 5 – SAT 9 SEPTEMBER Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record-breaking tour having sold to-date an estimated 15 million tickets. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph (Joe McElderry), his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009 and immediately went straight to number one in the UK Singles Charts with his debut single The Climb. He has since gone on to have three top ten albums, as well as notching up two more reality TV show victories, winning ITV’s Pop Star To Opera Star and Channel 4’s The Jump. ‘Utterly Irresistible, Go, Go, Go, Jo’ Mail On Sunday ‘A Technicolor Triumph’ The Independent

TUE – THU 8PM, WED & THU MATS 2.30PM, FRI 5PM & 8PM, SAT 2PM, 5PM & 8PM TICKETS Tue – Thu & Sat Mats £37.50, £34.50, £28.50 Premium £42.50 Fri & Sat 8pm £39.50, £36.50, £30.50 Premium £44.50 Wed, Thu & Fri Mats £31.50, £28.50, £22.50 Premium £36.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri 8pm, All Sat perfs & Premiums) U16s £29.00, £26.00 (exc Fri 8pm, All Sat perfs & Premiums) Generous Group Discounts available

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d e ax l e R g n i t a E Complete your visit with a delicious treat from our bars and restaurant. Book a food and drink package to enjoy before the show and during the interval. See website for details.

WED 13 – SAT 16 SEPTEMBER WED – SAT 8PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM

FRI 15 SEPTEMBER 8PM

BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS

AS IF BY MAGIC

25 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

Southend’s own Magic Club, Southend Sorcerers, is back with As If By Magic, an amazing week of magic, illusion and comedy for the whole family. It’s entertainment all the way with incredible sleight of hand, mind-reading and magic suitable for all ages. Every show is different and with a Saturday children’s matinee too, the show has something for everyone. Come and experience unbelievable close-up magic in the theatre foyer too, from 7.00pm each evening before the main show. TICKETS Eve £11.00 Mat (all seats) £9.00 SENIOR CITIZENS/U16s £9.00

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This breathtaking show stars some of the finest actormusicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s The One and Only. The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming – That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more. ‘Buddy brilliant!’ Graham Norton, BBC One TICKETS £26.50, £24.50, £20.50

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PLAYED LIVE!

WRITTEN BY CAROL HARRISON

TUE 12 – SAT 16 SEPTEMBER In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a ‘FACE’. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues. This quintessentially British ‘Mod’ Musical celebrates the unique sound of the iconic ‘60s Mod band, The Small Faces. Featuring the music of The Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee, Itchycoo Park and of course All Or Nothing.

★★★★ MAIL ON SUNDAY

★★★★★ DAILY RECORD

TUE – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS £29.00, £27.00, £22.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat 8pm)

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THE 2016 PALACE THEATRE HIT RETURNS IN 2017


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SAT 16 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SUN 17 SEPTEMBER 11AM – 3PM

MON 18 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

THE SHOW CHOIR

PALACE THEATRE OPEN DAY

JUSTIN HAYWARD

Featuring Kerry Ellis

The Show Choir, a community choir based in Essex, are pleased to present A Night At The Musicals. Featuring some of the bestloved songs from West End and Broadway shows, as well as some of the newer musicals, there is sure to be something for everyone. With around 150 voices in the choir, they will be joined onstage by a live band and special guest Kerry Ellis, star of such shows as Wicked, We Will Rock You and many more. TICKETS £26.00, £22.00, £17.00

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Come along to the Palace Theatre and ‘access all areas’ for one day only! Take part in a treasure hunt, get creative with art and crafts workshops and find out all about the history of this beautiful theatre. A great day out for all ages! PALACE THEATRE

The Wind of Heaven 2017 Tour Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward visits Southend in support of his latest album release All The Way, which includes the single The Wind of Heaven. This heartfelt song about a wounded warrior having difficulties adjusting to being home is dedicated to all of those who have served their country and has received standing ovations worldwide. One of the most recognisable voices in rock, Justin was the driving force behind The Moody Blues, penning such classics as Nights in White Satin, New Horizons, Question and The Voice. On this tour he will be performing new songs from the album as well as some of those Moody Blues favourites. TICKETS £41.50, £37.50

THE SHOW STARTS WITH GREAT FOOD & FINE WINE

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Pre-show dining at the Cliffs Pavilion leaves you plenty of time to relax and unwind before the performance (look for the symbol). See website for details.


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TUE 19 & WED 20 SEPTEMBER TUE 1.30PM & 4.30PM, WED 10.30AM & 1.30PM

THU 21 SEPTEMBER 8PM

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Performed by Gary Mullen And The Works

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripey tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

★★★★ ‘A rare and grrreat achievement’ Mail on Sunday TigersTeaLive.com

TICKETS £13.50 GROUPS 10+ £11.00

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FRI 22 SEPTEMBER 8PM

UK TOUR 2017 TAP FACTORY

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history. Since May 2002, he has performed with his band, The Works, throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will rock you! TICKETS £26.00, £25.00, £20.00 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

Tap Factory Productions and TBO Productions present

Tap Factory is an international hitshow for all the family, featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics. So much more than a tap show - full of high-energy dance, explosive percussion and unbelievable acrobatics, all wrapped up in a fun-filled evening. The stunning live music and choreography is created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented, internationally renowned cast of award-winning tap dancers. On stage the show features; 4 pairs of tap shoes, 12 oil barrels, 1 stepladder, 4 trash bins, 1 bucket, 1 toolbox, 1 broom, 12 cans, 4 wood mallets and 8 handsome men! TICKETS £28.00, £26.00, £23.00

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FRI 22 SEPTEMBER 8PM

SAT 23 SEPTEMBER 8PM

SAT 23 SEPTEMBER 3PM

BUCKS FIZZ

CHAS & DAVE

MILLER PLAYS THE MUSICALS

Early in 1981, four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: “you are now Bucks Fizz”. Eight weeks later they had won the Song For Europe and Eurovision Song Contest 1981 and become household names around the world. With over 20 singles released over the next few years including three number ones, My Camera Never Lies, Land Of Make Believe and Making Your Mind Up, they sold in excess of 15 million records, spending 219 weeks in the UK charts alone! Making Your Mind Up went to No 1 in nine countries! TICKETS £26.50, £24.50, £19.50

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The Full Story Live

Chas & Dave are still selling out theatres all over the UK and know how to give an audience a good time and now, in one special show, they’ll be performing all the hits that made this Cockney duo famous, including Gertcha, Sideboard Song, Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasing You, Margate and many more. Still going strong, in the past three years they’ve recorded a new hit album That’s What Happens on Warner Brothers Records. Their hit single I’m Going Back also featured in the Heathrow Airport 2016 Christmas TV advert. So due to public demand here they are once more.

The Astor Big Band and Singers together with a chorus from the Leigh Operatic Society present big band hits from Glenn Miller, The Andrew Sisters and Frank Sinatra. The programme includes favourites such as American Patrol, In the Mood and Moonlight Serenade plus music from West End musicals Les Misérables, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Chess, Grease, Chicago and more, all in the Miller easy listening style! All Astor Big Band profits are donated to the British Legion. TICKETS £20.00

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TICKETS £32.00, £30.00, £26.00 TICKETS £1.00 off

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SUN 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SUN 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

RIP IT UP

Dancing Through The 50s Two Strictly champions together with one strictly professional live on stage accompanied by BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll. If you love Dreamboats & Petticoats, That’ll Be The Day and a little twist of Strictly then this is the show for you! TICKETS £39.00, £33.50, £23.50

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SNOWBOY AND THE LATIN SECTION New York Afternoon Tour

Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz performers visit Southend to celebrate the release of their sixteenth album. The ultimate ‘dream team’ of Latin/Jazz musicians, the Latin section are led by percussionist Mark ‘ Snowboy’ Cotgrove who has performed with Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Amy Winehouse, Rod Temperton and many more. ‘Snowboy is doing for Latin Jazz what the Beatles did for rock’ Professor Robert Thompson, Musicology, Yale University snowboy.info

TICKETS £24.00, £21.00

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FRI 29 SEPTEMBER 2PM & 8PM

ATTILA Fringe First winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to do one – yet. In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era. Dirty Great Love Story, co-written and performed with Richard Marsh, won a Fringe First in 2012, and Katie was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage. ‘A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard ‘Moving, potent and personal’ ★★★★ The Stage TICKETS £13.50 SCHOOLS £9.00 (teachers go free)

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TUE 26 – SAT 30 SEPTEMBER High-energy, high-kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals. TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Sat 2.30pm £44.00, £42.00, £35.00, Premium £49.00 Wed & Thu 2.30pm £39.00, £37.00, £32.00, Premium £44.00 Fri & Sat 8pm £48.00, £46.00, £39.00, Premium £53.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves & Premiums) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £32.00, £29.50 (exc groups & Premiums) U16s £5.00 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves & Premiums) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Fri & Sat Eves) All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.

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TUE 26 – SAT 30 SEPTEMBER A BRAND-NEW PRODUCTION OF THE COMPLETELY UNMISSABLE THRILLER Stage and television stars Paul Bradley (Elliot Hope in Holby City; Nigel Bates in EastEnders) and Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater in EastEnders) lead the cast of Deathtrap; a truly satisfying spine-chiller that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer’s block, when young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap. Desperate to set Broadway alight once more, should Bruhl kill the newcomer and pass the play off as his own? Mark Puddle in association with TBO Productions present the Salisbury Playhouse Production. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm & Mats £31.00, £29.00, £22.50 Fri & Sat 8pm £32.50, £30.50, £24.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £27.00, £20.50

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MON 9 – SAT 14 OCTOBER Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. The Wipers Times is coming to Southend direct from a record breaking West End season. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Defying both authority and gas attacks, it proves a huge success with the troops on the Western Front.

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MON – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Mon-Thu 8pm & Mats £29.50, £27.50, £22.50 Fri & Sat 8pm £32.00, £30.00, £25.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc. Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £24.50, £20.50 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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TUE 10 – SAT 14 OCTOBER Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony award-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Southend as part of its first ever UK tour! Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom,from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

‘SLICK AND BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED’ The Times

TUE – SAT 8PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu 8pm £44.00, £42.50, £40.50, £32.50, Premium £54.50 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £47.50, £45.50, £42.50, £34.50, Premium £57.50 Wed & Thu Mats £41.50, £39.50, £37.50, £30.50, Premium £50.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves & Premium Seats) U16s £5.00 off (exc Fri & Sat Eves & Premium Seats) Generous Group Discounts available (exc Premium Seats)

CLIFFS PAVILION All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.


ORIGINAL THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH EASTBOURNE THEATRES PRESENT

BY

FREDERICK KNOTT

STARRING

JACK ELLIS

OLIVER MELLOR

DIRECTED BY ALASTAIR WHATLEY DESIGNED BY DAVID WOODHEAD

TUE 30 OCTOBER – SAT 4 NOVEMBER From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark. Set amidst the social turbulence of 60s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors? Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage. A star cast includes Jack Ellis (Prime Suspect & Bad Girls) and Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street).

TUE – SAT 8PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS Tue-Thu 8pm & Thu Mat £29.00, £27.00, £22.00 Fri & Sat 8pm & Sat Mat £31.00, £29.00, £24.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm) SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE SPECIAL £24.00, £20.00 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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WED 15 – SUN 19 NOVEMBER Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

WED – SAT 7.30PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM, SUN 1PM & 5PM

TICKETS Wed & Thu 7.30pm £42.00, £40.00, £35.00, Premium £47.00 Thu Mat £39.00, £37.00, £32.00, Premium £44.00 Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in Fri – Sun all perfs £45.00, £43.00, £38.00, a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to Premium £50.00 mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his CONCESSIONS £2.50 off (exc Sat & Sun) crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, U16s £7.00 off Wed & Thu, £4.50 off Fri – Sun SENIOR CITIZEN MIDWEEK MATINEE unruly animals and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make SPECIAL £32.00, £29.50 (exc groups) everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your Generous Group Discounts available favourite songs from the films including One Night One Moment. (exc Sat Eve)

With the cast including West End favourites Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Sarah Earnshaw (Wicked) and Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls), Nativity! The Musical is the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

CLIFFS PAVILION All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage charge if applicable.


Community & Education

EVERY TUESDAY DURING TERM TIME AT THE CLIFFS PAVILION 10.15 – 11.15AM

PAY AS YOU GO £5 PER SESSION

A new group for babies aged 0-2 and their parents and carers Baby Palace is a great way for babies and their parents and carers to spend time together exploring their imaginations through song, music, movement, storytelling and imaginary/sensory play. At the end of each session there will be an opportunity to stay and chat with other members of the group and relax in our Foyer Bar where you can enjoy the beautiful views with a range of speciality coffees and cakes For more information or to join the group please email Sophie at sophiel@southendtheatres.org.uk

The Palace Writers’ Group is open to anyone over the age of 16 with an interest and enthusiasm for writing. You do not have to have any past experience. The group meets at the Cliffs Pavilion every Wednesday evening from 7pm. The members of the group are led by Vivienne Allen, a successful and talented local writer. The writing styles of the members vary from short plays to poetry and comedy, and there are opportunities to share writing. £3 per week If you are interested in joining the group call Sophie on 01702 390472 or email sophiel@southendtheatres.org.uk


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

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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MON 29 JANUARY – SAT 3 FEBRUARY Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard stars internationally acclaimed Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond. 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, The Greatest Star of All and The Perfect Year) this production promises to be a spectacular evening.

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) All prices shown include booking fees but are subject to a postage CLIFFS charge if applicable. PAVILION


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The weight is over

LLOYD WEBBER STARRING JODIE PRENGER AND SAM BAILEY

MON 19 – SAT 24 FEBRUARY The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In the Club) is bursting onto the stage next spring in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams. Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical brimming with hope, humour and heart. With a star cast including West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body is set to be a HUGE hit!

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 £27.50 (exc groups) Generous Group Discounts available

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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 one month before the performance. 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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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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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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