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WHAT’S ON SPRING 2017

West Cliff Theatre Open Day Copacabana

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The Opera Boys Think Floyd On tour with ELVIS Oliver! Barbara Dickson Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live! Nathan Carter & His Band A Journey through the Sensational Decades of Time!

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Live Music Live Music Live Music Local Talent Famous Faces Kids & Family Famous Faces Local Talent

ABBAMANIA The New Foxtrot Serenaders Rob Beckett T.Rextasy West Bergholt Concert Band The Sensational 60s Experience Menopause The Musical The Importance of Being Earnest Patsy Cline - The Concert She Never Gave The ELO Experience Classic Rock USA

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Live Music Easy Listening Comedy Live Music Easy Listening Famous Faces Famous Faces Drama Live Music Live Music Live Music

Gerry & The Pacemakers Jurassic Adventures Twist & Shout Alice in Wonderland The Sooty Show The Supersonic 70s Show The Matt Monro Story A Tribute to Cliff Richard & The Shadows Russell Kane

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Open Day We will be throwing open our doors once again to the local community on Saturday January 21st from 10am to 4pm for our annual Open Day.

Our Open Day is also an ideal time to learn about the various voluntary opportunities available including Technical/Backstage and Front of House.

This FREE event offers a wonderful opportunity to explore behind the scenes at the West Cliff, meet the Trustees, the Friends and the many volunteers who are essential to the day to day running of the theatre.

Tours will run at 10.30am, 11.30am & 2pm. All tours are FREE but advance booking is recommended. Bookings can be made online via our website, over the phone, or in person.

The programme will include a backstage tour, practical lighting and sound demonstrations PLUS Free entertainment.

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Copacabana An Amateur Production presented by Clacton Musical Theatre Society

Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl… Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song you never forgot is now brought to life on stage! A love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana presents the story of Lola as told through the eyes of Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter whose imagination takes him back to a time when music and passion were always in fashion. He dreams up Lola, fresh off the plane from Tulsa, who arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony (who looks amazingly like Stephen!) is a bartender/composer who falls in love with Lola and helps her become a Copa girl.

Wed 25 Jan: 7.30pm Thu 26 Jan: 7.30pm Fri 27 Jan: 7.30pm Sat 28 Jan: 2:30 & 7.30pm

While performing, Lola attracts the amorous attentions of Rico (who wears a diamond). Rico abducts Lola and takes her to his rival nightclub in Havana. Tony, with the help of his Copacabana friends, must now rescue Lola before…well, even if you know the song, there are still a few surprises!

Music by Barry Manilow Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman Book by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman Orchestrations by Andy Rumble This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

Tickets: £12 Local Talent

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The Opera Boys Spine-Tingling From the moment these guys walk onto the stage and open their mouths, it is obvious that this will be a special evening. Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music, ranging from Opera to Pop and everything in between. For the past 5 years, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show, combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light- hearted entertainment. Working tirelessly to dispel the myth that opera is boring, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!

Friday 03 Feb 7.30pm

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Tickets: £20.50 Live Music

THINK FLOYD Live in Concert – The 2017 Tour Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd’s music. Think Floyd are renowned for their stunning celebration of one of the world’s greatest musical icons and with over 20 years experience faithfully recreating the legendary sound of Pink Floyd live on stage, it’s no wonder they are regarded as the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s first release, Think Floyd’s brand new production for 2017 features music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums. Starting with the 1967 classic The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, through Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, to the band’s final release in 2014, The Endless River.

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The production is backed by an impressive laser light show and a dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers, which together with the sheer energy of the band, promises a first-class Saturday 04 Feb evening of pure Pink Floyd. 7.30pm www.thinkfloyd.net Tickets: £20.50 Live Music

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On tour with ELVIS Michael King’s ‘ON TOUR WITH ELVIS SHOW’ back after last year’s sensational show at the West Cliff! FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE The Songs, The Sounds, The Costumes … The Complete Elvis Show Direct from London’s O2, the Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award Winning ‘On Tour With Elvis Show’ Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without doubt the UK’s authoritative touring Elvis show. Ground breaking rock n roll hits, movie songs, million selling number ones, the 1968 Comeback Special including the famous ‘black leather sit-down’ section, and of course the very best performances from Elvis’s Las Vegas and touring years. An exciting 2 hour show filled with Elvis’s greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Elvis entertainment plus the best Elvis sound you will ever hear!.

Authenticity is of paramount importance in the show from the fantastic arrangements performed by what must be the best set of Elvis musicians to the authentic jumpsuits made for Michael in the USA from the exact same original patterns used for Elvis’s own stage wear. Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without question one of the most powerful and authentic Elvis shows ever seen. Regarded by many in the business as the premier live Elvis tribute show in the U.K. Michael manages to re-create and re-capture the essence and the power of an Elvis performance in a way many can only dream of. “If you only get to see one Elvis show this year, then Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ show is the one not to be missed”.

Michael is the only UK Elvis performer to have received the ‘Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award’ for his performances there with Elvis’s very own Jordanaires. David Stanley, Elvis’s step-brother and bodyguard said: “Michael King has the moves, the look and the voice. I saw Elvis in concert over 1000 times and watching Michael is nothing short of spooky”.

Saturday 11 Feb 7.30pm Tickets: £21 Live Music

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Oliver! An Amateur Production Presented by West Cliff Youth Theatre The award winning West Cliff Youth Theatre proudly presents the well-known musical “Oliver”. Meet again those famous characters Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Bill Sykes and, of course, Oliver Twist as they reprise such iconic songs as Food Glorious Food, Pick a Pocket or Two and Consider Yourself bringing Dickens’ Victorian London to the West Cliff Stage.

Thu 16 Feb 7.30pm Fri 17 Feb 7.30pm Sat 18 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Tickets: £9 Local Talent

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Barbara Dickson In Good Company Multi million selling recording artist BARBARA DICKSON with her accomplished band returns to the West Cliff Theatre. Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits such as The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more.

Pure class.

Sunday 19 Feb 7.30pm Tickets: ÂŁ29.50 Famous Faces

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Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live! Bring your ‘tiddlers’ along and join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour! Mr Bloom and his Veggies are getting the Nursery ready for a very special occasion – a member of the Royal Family is paying them a visit! Can you lend a hand and help them get the Allotment ready in time? They certainly hope so! Featuring all of the much loved elements of the TV show, Mr Bloom (Ben Faulks) will be joined by

all his gardening friends: Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and not forgetting Mr Bloom’s trusty machine, ‘The Compostarium’. Come and sing along to all your favourite songs: ‘This Is My Allotment’, ‘Meet The Veggies’, ‘The Compo Song’ and ’ Night Night Veggies’.

Using song, play and interaction, Mr Bloom’s Nursery is a fun and inspiring show with strong educational values which will entertain parents and tiddlers alike! Friday 24 Feb 11am & 4pm Tickets: £14 £12 (Children Under 16) Family Ticket £50 (2 Adults & 2 Children Under 16) Kids & Family

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Nathan Carter & His Band The Wanna Dance Tour

Presented by Kennedy Street Enterprises Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song ‘Wagon Wheel’. Nathan and his six man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads – music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of hand clapping and foot tapping hooley as well. This friendly and good looking young man will perform a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again. Saturday 25 Feb 7.30pm

Tickets: £27.50 Famous Faces

A Journey through the Sensational Decades of Time! An Amateur Production Presented by Clacton Theatretrain This show will take you on a journey through the wonderful decades of time…there will be singing and dancing to an amazing array of tunes from The Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby, Elton John, Sister Sledge, Judy Garland, Take That and Michael Jackson just to name a small few. We will be travelling through the Disco and

Boogie Nights era also and the drama will be taken from events that have happened over the decades from the 1920s through to today. This show is guaranteed to bring back lots of brilliant memories for everyone watching! It is a show for all ages to enjoy from children to grandparents alike!

Sunday 26 Feb 6.30pm Tickets: £14.50 £12.50 (Children Under 16) Local Talent

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ABBAMANIA The Official ABBAMANIA Tribute Show ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Thank You For The Music’, from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Mamma Mia‘. Their record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill all generations. ABBAMANIA, the UK’s original ABBA tribute, are widely regarded as one of “Europe’s premier ABBA tribute bands”. Their sensational LIVE concerts have taken them all over the World. ABBAMANIA’s tribute to ABBA at the height of their popularity is incredible, and their performance is of the highest ABBA quality. Re-live the memories of ABBA with this the Official ABBAMANIA Tribute Show; the wonderful catchy songs, melodies and lyrics, indeed, the music that has sold millions of records worldwide. ABBAMANIA’s show is a wonderful tribute to ABBA’s LIVE Concert that fans throughout the World were enthralled with back in the 70s. They have taken the wonderful music of ABBA to places such as Denmark; England; Portugal; Scotland; Belgium; France; Ireland; Germany, Philippines and Holland and many more.

Saturday 04 March 7.30pm

Join us for a fabulous night out dancing in the aisles.

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WEST END - HOLLYWOOD & ALL THAT SWING! The NFS Showband with Singing Sensation Liza Pulman West Cliff Theatre are delighted to have secured the debut of a brand new show featuring the melody and swing delights of the NFS Showband - one of Britain’s finest bands authentically replicating the swing and dance band sounds from the golden era of the 30s and 40s. They have teamed up with international cabaret star and singing sensation Liza Pulman to bring a special show featuring the greatest songs and magical performances to take you on a musical journey through the golden age of entertainment. Book early to avoid disappointment and secure your place for our Sunday afternoon sentimental journey of music & song!

Sunday 05 March 2pm Tickets: £16 Groups 10+ £14 Easy Listening

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Rob Beckett Mouth of the South Beckett’s back with a brand-new show of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice. Rob is also a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, as well as hosting Absolute Radio’s hit show, Rock n Roll Football.

“ T here are hints that his eyes are set firmly on arenas that are as big as his mouth of his Metro

 elentlessly smiley, perpetually R grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience… Guardian

L ights up the stage with his magnetic personality (not to mention the dazzle from his teeth) Mail on Sunday

Sunday 05 March 8pm Tickets: £17 Comedy

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T.Rextasy The 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. It’s hard to believe that 40 years have now passed since Marc’s tragic fatal car accident and fans have mourned the loss of a truly individual, inspirational talent ever since. Bolan’s special ingredient of Rocka-Boogie songs including ’20th Century Boy’, ‘Get It On’ and ‘I Love to Boogie’ have insured that Marc Bolan and T.Rex have become one of the most memorable and enduring bands of the seventies This year T.Rextasy are celebrating Marc’s life and works with a very special commemorative tour. 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!

West Bergholt Concert Band Present Bach to The Beach Boys

Saturday 11 March 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 £18.50 (Over 60s) Live Music

The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return to the West Cliff for a concert of music from South Pacific, The Beach Boys, Mancini, The Jungle Book, Vaughan-Williams and many more. As always it will be an enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style.

Sunday 12 March 3pm Tickets: £8 £7 (Over 60s) Easy Listening

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CHRIS FARLOWE, HERMAN’S HERMITS THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS, THE FORTUNES THE IVY LEAGUE AND THE NEW AMEN CORNER Hosted By ALAN MOSCA from Freddie and The Dreamers

The Sensational 60s Experience THE TOUR THAT NEVER ENDS! Returning by huge popular demand, for one night only… 3 hours of pure 60s nostalgia! Seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is the must see 60s show for 2017. Step back to when pop music was at its very best with the biggest and best line up to ever tour the UK. Friday 17 March 7.30pm Tickets: £28 Famous Faces

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Hits include I’m Into Something Good, Out Of Time, Hippy Hippy Shake, Storm In A Tea Cup plus many more. The Sensational 60s Experience!

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Menopause The Musical Starring... Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) & Ruth Berkeley (Penny Dreadful) Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of oneliners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women, with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life. The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home. The show has played sold out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls’ night out. Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK Tour” The show is sponsored by Promensil Menopause. Age advisory +16

Saturday 18 March 7.30pm Tickets: £26 Famous Faces

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The Importance of Being Earnest An Amateur Production Presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men

called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and, indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.

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Patsy Cline - The Concert She Never Gave An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline. It is some 50 years since Patsy left a great legacy of hit records. This wonderful show pays tribute to country music’s world renowned superstar.

Featuring the star of the West End production ‘Patsy’ , the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, ‘Ireland’s Queen of country music’ Sandy Kelly’s performance as “Patsy” has captured the hearts of legions of fans all over the world. This feel-good show will leave you wanting more as she performs Patsy’s unforgettable hits including: ‘Crazy’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ , ‘Walking After Midnight’ and ‘I fall to pieces’ . An evening of true country nostalgia. Sunday 26 March 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50 Live Music

The ELO Experience Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Back Into The Blue Tour – 2017 Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Out Of The Blue Album Release in 1977

The ELO Experience are 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, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time. The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage for over 10 years. To find out more, read reviews and comments etc please visit www.elotribute.com

Thursday 30 March 7.30pm Tickets: £21.50 Live Music

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Classic Rock USA Imagine a Rock Concert involving three of the biggest name Rock Stars of the 21st Century? Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating, pulsating Rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss‘ himself Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with only the very best selections of these three great artists, including Born to Run, Thunder Road, Hungry Heart, Everything I Do , Summer of 69 and the Rock Anthems of Jon Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more… Get Ready to Rock Out and Party On with Classic Rock USA!!!

Friday 31 March 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 Live Music

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Gerry & The Pacemakers Gerry Cross The Mersey Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry & the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed.

Saturday 01 April 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Famous Faces

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Jurassic Adventures is a brand new production, set on a magical island where anything might happen. With a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery and, of course, DINOSAURS Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T. REX mother who wants her egg back! An absolutely brilliant show for all the family from age 4+

Jurassic Adventures The most exciting family show since time began, is about to be discovered… by you! Sunday 02 April 2pm Tickets £16 £14 (Children Under 16) Family Ticket £52 (2 Adults and 2 Children) Kids & Family

This fully scripted adventure allows you to follow the footsteps of Doctor Grant’s team of explorers and laugh at their crazy antics, as they search for proof that Dinosaurs still exist! This will leave you in “raptor raptures” and “pre-hysterics!” There is a magic place where Dinosaurs live and it’s right before your eyes. World on Stage and the team behind Disney on Ice return to the UK with this wonderful show for all the family. Contains mild peril and HUGE DINOSAURS! A Dino-Mite show!

Twist & Shout! An all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties. Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandie Shaw and many more... Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will Saturday 08 April 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50

transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’. With over 40 songs this is a non-stop feast of music that features a 4 piece live band and cast of 6 singers and dancers performing hits such as She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more. This show will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

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Alice in Wonderland Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, largerthan-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter! Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date, as children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show...why not come dressed up as your favourite? A perfect day out for the entire family, you’d be mad to miss it!

Sunday 09 April 2.30pm Tickets: £11 £9 (Children Under 16) £36 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) Kids & Family

The Sooty Show Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty’s magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep’s escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new – plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show! Works like a dream - your children will love it” The Guardian Absolutely Brilliant!” Netmums Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get – Sooty is on the right hands” Matthew Corbett. BOX OFFICE 01255 43 33 44 (option 1)

Thursday 13 April 11am & 2.30pm Tickets: £13 £11 (Children Under 16) Kids & Family

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The Supersonic 70s Show “The most explosive show in theatre land” It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of its kind- West End quality”. Led by the ‘Catsuit Wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, ‘Supersonic 70s’ will take you back to when Pop was at its peak. From the towering majesty of Queen, ELO & Carpenters, the ‘pin-up pop’ of The Osmonds, David Essex & David Cassidy and the foot stompin’ Glam Rock of Sweet, Mud & T.Rex. Now, add the classic sounds of ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & ‘Grease’ and even those winning ‘UK Eurovision hits’ and with humour a-plenty you have a sensational show simply too good to miss!

Saturday 15 April 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 Live Music

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The MattMillar Monro Story Debbie School “THE SINGER’S SINGER”

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY MATT MONRO. 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR The Matt Monro story is an inspired performance by Matt Monro Jr making this unforgettable show a unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his father and his music alive. From ‘Born Free’ to ‘Walk Away’ to ‘Potrait of my Love’ be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “The Singer’s Singer” by his peers. The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration ‘Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business’ – Frank Sinatra The music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on.

Friday 21 April 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Live Music

A Tribute to Cliff Richard & The Shadows Jimmy Jemain IS the world’s best known Cliff Richard Tribute Artiste and has, indeed, travelled extensively across the globe presenting his fantastic show. Jimmy Jemain & The Rapiers (who are the proud recipients of a trophy plate for “Services to Rock ‘n’ Roll” which they received at The 33rd Rockers’ Reunion Winter Party), combine in this highly believable show, giving an unrivalled performance as Cliff & The Shadows. Audiences can look forward to an evening of fabulous nostalgia returning to the early days of Pop, featuring all Cliff’s hits of that unforgettable era. Saturday 22 April 7.30pm Tickets: £21 Live Music

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Russell Kane RIGHT MAN, WRONG AGE

“ E xtremely funny ”

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“ O ne of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land The Times

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it’s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! Most recently, Russell travelled the world with YouTube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which is available on BBC iPlayer. Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. His second DVD Russell Kane Live was recorded in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre and released by Universal Pictures in 2015. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours, Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!

“ …at the top of his game ” The Guardian

Friday 28 April 8pm Tickets: £18 Comedy

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Supporting the West Cliff T heatre The West Cliff Theatre is run by a Registered Charity for the benefit of the local community with Trustees drawn from local people who have an active interest in the theatre. Run largely by volunteer staff, the theatre offers a varied programme of star names throughout the year whilst supporting local community and youth groups from across the Tendring and Colchester Districts.

The Stage Door Bar is fully licenced and opens one hour before all performances and during the interval. The bar is also available for private hires (subject to availability). Please be advised: Only food & drink purchased on the premises may be consumed in the stage door bar. We are sorry but we are unable to accept cards. Regular art exhibitions are staged in the theatre’s foyer. Registered in England No. 02002819 Charity No. 1001022

Joining the Friends of the West Cliff The FRIENDS OF THE WEST CLIFF THEATRE is a friendly voluntary organisation founded in 1987 and has nearly 600 members. 2017 marks 30 years of The Friends. In that time they have provided tremendous support to the West Cliff raising well over £200, 000 to purchase; • lighting and sound equipment, incl. new infrared sound enhancement system • carpets and furniture • stage curtains • refurbished toilets • a refurbished foyer • contributing more than half the cost of the purpose built storage facility The Friends hold regular social and fund-raising events, both at the theatre and elsewhere, and a regular coffee morning every Saturday in the Stage Door Bar from 10am to 12noon which is open to all. Many Friends also work as volunteer Front of House, Technical, Backstage and Maintenance Staff. Annual Membership is only £6 per person, joint membership for £10, family membership for £12 or a club, with a minimum of 25 people, can join for £15. Application forms are available from the theatre or download from the West Cliff Theatre website.

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Second Act Charity Shop 29 Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea, CO15 5UH

In February 2012 the Trust opened Second Act, a hugely popular charity shop offering a variety of good quality clothing, jewellery, footwear, toys and books. The charity shop receives tremendous support from volunteers from the local community. All proceeds from the charity shop support the West Cliff Theatre.

West Cliff Theatre Co-Patron Jimmy Cricket cutting the ribbon on opening day. Photo Credit: Clacton & Frinton Gazette

Gift Aid Gift Aid is a government scheme, for UK tax payers, to encourage charitable giving. For every pound donated to the West Cliff Theatre, we will receive an extra 25p from HMRC helping donations go much further. Higher rate tax payers may also be able to reclaim additional tax. Your donation could make a huge difference to the theatre’s future, and it won’t cost you a penny! For detailed information about Gift Aid please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving

If you would like to support the theatre in this way, please collect a form from the Box Office or telephone 01255 43 33 44 and we will send you one with pleasure. Alternatively, you can download a form from our website. You need only fill in the form once, and this will cover all future donations until you notify us otherwise.

Gift Vouchers With over 200 performances each year, West Cliff Theatre gift vouchers offer a great opportunity to give the wonderful gift of theatre to friends, loved ones or colleagues all year round!

Gift Voucher

T he Perfect Gift for T heatre lovers! • I deal gift for Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary or Fathers’ / Mothers’ Day presents • Ideal for employee incentive schemes • Valid for 2 years To order your gift vouchers please telephone 01255 43 33 44 (option 1), buy online or call into the theatre during Box Office opening hours.

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Did you know that we now redeem & sell National Theatre Tokens? Ask our box office for more info.

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Booking Information HOW TO BOOK ONLINE www.westcliffclacton.co.uk EMAIL tickets@westcliffclacton.org TELEPHONE 01255 4333 44

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OPENING HOURS

the West Cliff, with the majority of the ticket price going to the artists, producers and promoters. Charging a booking fee ensures that 100% of this extra revenue comes to the theatre.

PAYMENTS

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the West Cliff Theatre.

The Box Office is open from 10am - 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday (closed lunchtime 12.30pm – 1.30pm) and 1 hour before performances. We accept all major credit and debit cards except American Express. Cheques should be made payable to ‘West Cliff Theatre’. Bookings should be paid for within five working days.

BOOKING FEE

A booking fee of £1 will apply on all ticket sales and reservations made online, over the phone or in person, whether paying by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. Prices that are displayed in this brochure include this fee. Why do we need to charge a booking fee? Since the loss of our Council grant, and in order to provide you with the best entertainment possible, we need to charge a booking fee to secure our share of the ticket income. On average, we receive less than 20% of the ticket price for the shows that you see at

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CONCESSIONARY TICKETS

Concessionary tickets are available for patrons over 60 years and children under 16 years on some shows. See show pricing to see if this is applicable.

GROUPS

Special Group rates for a party of 10 or more are available for some shows. Please call or email our box office for further information.

POSTAGE

Patrons who require their tickets to be posted should send a SAE. Alternatively we can post your tickets for £1.00 postage & handling charge.

RESALE

We will try to resell tickets that cannot be used, however this will only be possible in the event that we are sold out.

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C oming up this Summer... Roy G Hemmings’ Hits of Motown Oh! Carol The Andrew Sisters Show Seriously Dead

Starring Crissy Rock, Leah Bell & Frazer Hines

Saturday 6th May Saturday 13th May Friday 26th May Saturday 27th May

BeBop A Lula Friday 2nd June Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Saturday 10th June

Islands in the Stream Saturday 24th June Brian Poole & The TREMELOES Sunday 2nd July Bringing on back the 60s Saturday 8th July Starring The Amen Corner

Rave On with Marc Robinson Big Girls Don’t Cry Marty Wilde & The Wildcats Joe Pasquale The Only Way is Elvis Starring Marshall King

Saturday 29th July Saturday 12th August Friday 18th August Saturday 19th August Sunday 20th August

The Summer Show 2017 5th to 26th August

Keep updated Create your own account via our website and make sure you select to receive regular emails from us and be the first to know what’s going on! DISCLAIMER – The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme if necessary. We cannot be held responsible for cancellations or changes made by external promoters/hirers of the theatre.

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