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The Searchers Showtime Spectacular The Upbeat Beatles Totally Tina Starman The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show The Rollin Clones Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise TJ Higgs - Psychic Medium

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Famous Faces Local Talent Live Music Live Music Live Music Famous Faces Live Music Live Music Other

Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz Dirty Dusting Supreme Queen Alexander O’Neal Andy Parsons Forbidden Nights Pop Divas Live The Barron Knights Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door Bebop Stage Performers

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Rich Hall Foster & Allen Shakespeare Schools Festival Whole Lotta Shakin Tendring Brass Band Time 2 Shine 2017 Murdered to Death

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Genesis Connected We Three Kings Dazzling Christmas Wishes The Company Performance Showcase & AWARDS Talon - The Best of The Eagles Rotary Carol Concert Frankie’s Guys The Christmas Show Aladdin Genres

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The Searchers John McNally | Frank Allen | Spencer James | Scott Ottaway The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression. With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning five decades. Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully selfcontained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites. Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert!

Friday 01 September 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Famous Faces

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Showtime Spectacular

A charity concert with all proceeds donated to the West Cliff Theatre Showtime Spectacular is a variety concert in which all funds go to the beloved West Cliff Theatre. Put together by local performer Gabby Tyler, this is her second year of producing this concert and she is very happy to be doing it again. This year it is full of variety, singing, dancing, acting and lots more. Gabby hopes you all enjoy it as much as you did last year and looks forward to seeing you all there! Sunday 03 September 3pm Tickets: £5 Local Talent

The Upbeat Beatles As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them – 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band performs this song like the Upbeat Beatles! From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show. Saturday 09 Sept 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 £18.50 (Over 60s) Live Music

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Breath taking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour. With narrative and full multi-media presentation the audience will be left on an emotional high.

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Totally Tina Justine Ruddock is Tina Turner! An internationally acclaimed award-winning tribute to Tina Turner. The show recreates the spectacle and energy of Tina’s live shows with a sixpiece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul. We take you from the early days with Ike, and songs like River Deep, Mountain High, all the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in 1984 with her incredible cover of the Al Green classic, Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It.

Friday 15 September 7.30pm Tickets: £21 £19.50 (Over 60s) Live Music

Starman

The David Bowie Tribute Let Michael King and his band take you on a fantastic journey of Bowie’s greatest hits, performed in true Bowie style. Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Major Tom and more, all delivered many of the most memorable, inspiring and lasting songs of a generation. From Rebel Rebel to China Girl, Let’s Dance to Young Americans. Ashes to Ashes, Life On Mars, Changes, the list goes on and on. Songs from all eras of David Bowie’s celebrated career are performed to perfection in this highly charged show. The finest musicians and singers combined with an amazing performance from theatre stage star Michael King. With big screen footage plus various costume changes, this awesome show takes the audience on a Fantastic Voyage of Bowie hits. ’STARMAN’ is not only the ultimate tribute to a legend, but also a highly entertaining, emotional and thought provoking musical celebration that you will want to see again and again. BOX OFFICE 01255 43 33 44 (option 1)

Saturday 16 Sept 7.30pm Tickets: £23 Live Music

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The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show Join legendary comedy act ‘The Grumbleweeds’ for an afternoon of laughter, music and more! It’s a show that’s full to the brim with laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great singers, theatrical magic and fun for all the family! See exactly what’s kept The Grumbleweeds at the very top of their game for over 50 years as they perform some of their hilarious comedy routines in this non-stop variety spectacular.

Sunday 17 September 2.30pm Tickets: £16 Famous Faces

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The Rollin Clones “Keith Richards cannot be killed by conventional weapons” DEL PRESTON, WAYNE’S WORLD 2

We’re choosing to believe this is true. How else could you explain the fact that despite 50 years of death, drugs and falling out of coconut trees the greatest show on earth is still on the road? While not of the same vintage, The Rollin’ Clones have been entertaining crowds across the World for over 18 years, distilling the show down to a pure hit of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Satisfaction guaranteed! Saturday 23 Sept 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 £18.50 (Over 60s) Live Music

Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise Now into its 8th year on the road!

The all-new Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise takes you on a magical mystery tour through the era that changed the music world forever. Each show is crammed with tributes from the country’s top artistes, backed by the explosive Paradise Band. Among the great legends we pay tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers and the King himself, Elvis. Each show is different, packed to the rafters with rock and roll songs from the Paradise jukebox. Friday 29 September 7.30pm Tickets: £23 £22 (Over 60s) Live Music

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With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.

TJ Higgs

As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor, TJ has starred in 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes for Zone Reality, which she filmed at the same time as investigating murders and missing people cases for CBS Reality Television.

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Alongside her own very successful annual live UK theatre tours, TJ co-presented ‘The Three Mediums’ theatre show at four major UK cities including a sell-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, London and also appeared on Sky Living’s: ‘Colin Fry Live with TJ Higgs’.

Psychic Medium

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Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly of Bucks Fizz Bucks Fizz became one of the UK’s biggest pop acts after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with their famous skirt-ripping dance routine. Their song, Making Your Mind Up, went to number one in nine countries, and was followed by hit singles including My Camera Never Lies and Land of Make Believe. More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz, Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston, with founder member Mike Nolan are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new.

Sunday 01 October 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50 Famous Faces

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Tuesday 03 October 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Drama

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Supreme Queen Regarded by many as the UK’s number one tribute act, Supreme Queen have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic rock band since 1995 and in that time have made a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia. Front man and founder member, Scott Maley plays an uncannily realistic ‘’Freddie’’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice! Scott is joined on stage by an enormously talented four piece band including Nathan Mathers, who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive and extends to their use of the exact same equipment used by Queen when on stage in their prime. For a Queen concert experience, nobody does it like Supreme Queen!

Friday 06 October 7.30pm Tickets: £22.50 £21 (Over 60s) Live Music

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Friday 13 October 7.30pm Tickets: £31 Famous Faces

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Andy Parsons

“Cracking adlibbing… a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” THE GUARDIAN

Peak Bullsh*t

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it!

“Potent live performer… can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” THE TIMES

Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah – go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, QI etc. – and repeated on Dave. Saturday 14 October 8pm Tickets: £16 Comedy

Forbidden Nights CIRCUS JUST GOT SEXY! They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial chain artist, acrobats and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny! The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!

“A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain- speaking truth-teller through his entire career” THE GUARDIAN “Brilliantly funny and insightful” METRO

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure.

Thursday 19 October 7.30pm Tickets: £22.50 £20.50 (Over 60s) Variety

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Pop Divas – Live! The best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show – that’s Pop Diva’s Live! Little Mix will cast some Black Magic, Katy Perry will Roar and of course, Adele will be saying Hello as five enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there! With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Diva’s Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more! Friday 20 October 6pm Tickets: £16 Kids & Family

The Barron Knights

It is now over 50 years since The Barron Knights started touring the world with their unique style of comedy and rock’n’roll. With over 300 performances at the London Palladium to their credit they have established themselves as a unique musical comedy attraction. You are guaranteed to leave a Barron Knights show with the feeling that you have had a tremendous night out.

Saturday 21 October 7.30pm Tickets: £17 Famous Faces

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Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Back by popular demand for a 35 date UK tour…

ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR is a breathtaking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s. Friday 27 October 7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Live Music

This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’. Featuring stunning portrayals of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the King Himself, Elvis Presley and backed by a superb rock ‘n’ roll band.

Born to Perform

An Amateur production presented by Bebop Stage Performers

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 7pm Tickets: £13.50 £11.50 (Over 60s & Children)

Local group Bebop are back at the West Cliff with their talented team of youngsters, who are ready to show you that they were born to perform!! Don’t miss it!

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown has built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself. “As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Saturday 04 Nov 8pm Tickets: £18 Comedy

Foster & Allen The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978 they have gone on to record 20 gold award winning albums and tour the world extensively many times. Don’t miss this

opportunity to spend a wonderful evening being serenaded and entertained by this well-loved Irish duo who have been together for more than 30 years and still going strong. Come along to an evening of fun and laughter! A truly enjoyable show.

Sunday 05 November 7.30pm Tickets: £22.50 Famous Faces

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Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The West Cliff Theatre.

Join us on 9th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before. Details of the schools performing at West Cliff Theatre can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process.

To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!” PHILIP PULLMAN, AUTHOR AND SSF PATRON

SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet!

Thursday 09 Nov 7pm Tickets:£10.50 £8 (Over 60s & Children Under 16) Group Rate (10+) £7.50 Local Talent

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ A tribute to the 80s Legend

The rags to riches story based on the 40 hits of 80s rock n roll icon Shakin’ Stevens. The first and only theatre touring show celebrating the rise to fame and music of Shakin’ Stevens ending in a concert he would have performed in the late 80s. Starring Rebel Dean (BBC Casualty, West End, London Palladium) with live band and projection screen. The first half follows the steps to stardom of the young Welshman, through his early songs with his first band, The Sunsets, recording studios and his big break in ‘ELVIS THE MUSICAL’. Narrated on-screen by his first manager Paul Barratt. The second half is a full concert (including the famous denims and pink jacket) as would have been seen during the late 80s including all the hits Green Door, This Ole House, Oh Julie, You Drive Me Crazy and many more.

Saturday 11 Nov 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Live Music

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Britain United Tendring Brass Band Sunday 12 November 3pm Tickets: £10 £9 (Over 60s) Local Talent

The Tendring brass band return to the West Cliff for their annual remembrance day concert. This year it focuses on the momentous events that have shaped our past and recent history… Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, celebrating the 100th birthday of our forces’ sweetheart and remembering those affected by the tragedies this year in Manchester and London. Brass and choral music to reflect the mood of our times with respect and pride. A charitable donation from ticket sales will go to the We Love Manchester charity.

Time 2 Shine

An Amateur Production, produced, directed and performed by young local performers This fabulous musical youth showcase returns for its seventh year and features a line-up of the very best youth talent from across the Tendring District & surrounding areas. The concept of the show embodies the energy and passion of live performance enhanced by the vibrancy and enthusiasm of a host of talented young performers. Established in 2011 in memory of former West Cliff Trust Chairman Mike Freeman, the profits from the show fund the Mike Freeman Award. The award supports successful applicants in furthering their education in technical theatre and the performing arts. Saturday 18 November 7pm Tickets: £9 £7 (Children under 16 & Over 60s) Local Talent

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Murdered to Death

Presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight - Bunting, the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; the bumbling police i​nspector and a wellmeaning local sleuth who seems to attract

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murder wherever she goes - they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?

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Genesis Connected This show celebrates the hits of Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike and the Mechanics. Hits spanning the late 70s onwards will be brought to life on the night, including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more... The frontman is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins. So expect the show to include the well known “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Friday 01 December 7.30pm Tickets: £21 £20 (Over 60s) Live Music

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Blake We Three Kings

Three West End Artists paying tribute Subtitle to three icons of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

A two hour up lifting Rock ‘n’ Roll show that will have you dancing in the aisles to all the favourites from Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley! A sensitive tribute to the British King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Billy Fury by Gavin Stanley. Marc Robinson and his four piece band the Counterfeit Crickets pay attention to detail with a tribute to Buddy Holly. Elvis – what more can you say but the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, from That’s All Right Mama to G.I. Blues plus all the earlier songs? So bring along your dancing shoes to see Steve Halliday bring you some fabulous authentic costume changes. Will Rock ‘n’ Roll ever die? That’ll be the day! Saturday 02 December 7.30pm Tickets: £20 £19 (Over 60s) £12 (Children Under 16) Live Music

Dazzling Christmas Wishes

An Amateur Production presented by Clacton Theatretrain Clacton Theatretrain will take you through this vibrant festive show performing many wonderful exciting songs and dances along with funny scripts full of Christmas cheer! A fun, festive and delightful night out for all the family to enjoy. Sunday 03 December 6pm Tickets: £14.50 £12.50 (Children Under 16) Local Talent

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Performance Showcase & AWARDS An Amateur Production presented by The Company Performing Arts

The Company Performing Arts present their annual awards ceremony. The talented students perform set pieces and showcase their performance skills in an evening designed to celebrate their achievements.

Thursday 07 December 7pm

Awards are presented for Improvement, Dedication, Personality, Showperson and the coveted STAR award.

Tickets: £12 Local Talent

Talon - The Best of The Eagles 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Saturday 09 December 7.30pm

This truly amazing concert has to be seen to be believed. One of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK, Talon’s 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR will feature all those classic Eagles Greatest Hits from their timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

Tickets: £22.50 £21.50 (Over 60s)

This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have become a brand name in their own right.

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Rotary Carol Concert The Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea are back to present their annual carol concert once again at the West Cliff Theatre. An afternoon of carols and traditional songs, for your enjoyment and participation. A Collection will be taken with proceeds going towards Christmas Day meals for the elderly and disadvantaged.

Sunday 10 December 3pm Entry: FREE

(No tickets required, just turn up on the day)

Easy Listening

Frankie’s Guys A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons A fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry & Oh What A Night, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’. With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation and amazing live vocals and a great live band, it’s clear to see why ’Frankie’s Guys’ are receiving standing ovations all over the world.

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Friday 15 December 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50 £21.50 (Over 60s) Live Music

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A magical youth production for the whole family

Aladdin

Your wishes come true!

Saturday 30th December - 6pm Sunday 31st December - 2pm Monday 1st January - 2pm & 6pm Tickets: £14 / £12

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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!

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T he Perfect Gift for T heatre lovers! • Ideal 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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Our access facilities include: • Ramped access to the foyer • Accessible box office • Flat floor access to the auditorium • Dedicated wheelchair spaces • Accessible toilet • Assistance dogs are welcome • Infrared sound enhancement system (pre-booking recommended)

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BOOK ONLINE westcliffclacton.co.uk


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

POST West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LE

OR IN PERSON

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OPENING HOURS

The Box Office is open from 10am - 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday (closed lunchtime 12.30pm – 1.30pm) and 1 hour before performances.

PAYMENTS

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. For more information about why we need to charge this fee visit www.westcliffclacton.co.uk/bookingfee-information or speak to a member of our box office.

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.

BOX OFFICE 01255 43 33 44 (option 1)

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

All Tickets sold are non-refundable, unless a show is cancelled in advance. We will try to resell tickets that cannot be used, however this will only be possible in the event that we are sold out.

CHILDREN & BABES IN ARMS

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For certain shows, babies and children under 18 months are welcome free of charge and may share a seat with you. For some performances, we regret children under 18 months are not admitted to the auditorium.

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING DEVICES The use of flash photography, mobile and recording equipment Is strictly prohibited in the auditorium.

SECURITY & ALCOHOL

In the interest of security we reserve the right to search your bags. Please note: only alcohol purchased in the theatre bar can be consumed in the auditorium. Please ask a member of the bar staff for a plastic tumbler.

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C oming up in 2018 Upcoming Shows:

Joe Brown

On Tour with ELVIS

Jimmy Osmond

The Lionel Richie Songbook

Friday 2nd March

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

Saturday 3rd March

The Sensational 60s Experience

The Best of WHAM!

Nathan Carter

Friday 9th February Saturday 10th February Thursday 1st March

Friday 16th March Saturday 17th March Sunday 18th March

T.Rextasy Saturday 7th April

Twist & Shout

Saturday 14th April

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.

BOOK ONLINE westcliffclacton.co.uk

BOX OFFICE 01255 43 33 44

West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea - What's On Autumn 2017