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WHAT’S ON SPRING 2022

January

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February

Friday 04 Saturday 05 Sunday 06 Friday 11 Saturday 12 Thursday 17-Saturday 19 Friday 25 Saturday 26 Sunday 27

March

Friday 04 Saturday 05 Sunday 06 Thursday 10-Saturday 12 Friday 18 Saturday 19 Sunday 20 Friday 25 Saturday 26 Sunday 27

April

Friday 01 Saturday 02 Sunday 03 Friday 08 Sunday 10 Saturday 16 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23 Friday 29 Saturday 30

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West Cliff Theatre Open Day Beauty and the Beast

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Beatlemania Supersonic 70s Show The Fizz Chuckl Comedy Club The Bohemians Kipps – The Half A Sixpence Musical Ceri Dupree Calling Planet Earth Exciting Science

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Live Music Live Music Famous Faces Comedy Live Music Local Talent Adult Variety Live Music Family

Come What May I’m Still Standing Theatre Train-Be Dazzled! CADS presents Round the Houses Nathan Carter and His Band Sensational 60s West Bergholt Band The Ultimate Classic Rock Show The Opera Boys The Rollin Clones

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Variety Live Music Local Talent Local Talent Famous Faces Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music

Steve Hewlett Sleeping with Beauty Wired for Sound – A Tribute To Cliff Richard Herman’s Hermits Menopause The Musical 2 Animal Antics The Ladyboys of Bangkok The Kilkennys Stand By Your Man – The Tammy Wynette Story Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite! Debbie Millar

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Saturday 22nd January at 11am and 2pm

If you had ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, then a tour of the West Cliff Theatre is the ideal opportunity to find out. We have two tours which can be booked via the Box Office and are totally free. There will also be the chance to catch a history talk presented by our Chairman, Norman Jacobs, in the Stage Door Bar. Places are limited so please book in advance.

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Tickets £10 (including booking fee)

Box Office: 01255 433344

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Performance Times: 27th January: 7:30pm 28th January: 7:30pm

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Thursday 27 & Friday 28 January 7.30pm Saturday 29 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 30 January 2.30pm Tickets: £10 Family

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Beatlemania From Love Me Do to Let It Be Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world’s greatest ever band. Every song is a winner in this note-perfect musical love letter to the Fab Four. John, Paul, George and Ringo take to the stage one more time as the supremely talented cast revive all 17 of their No1 hits including: She Loves

You, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, We Can Work it Out, All You Need is Love, Get Back and a five-star performance of Hey Jude.

Friday 04 February 7.30pm Tickets: £24 Concessions: £23 Live Music

From their mop-top Beatlemania beginnings to the psychedelic highs of Sgt. Pepper and beyond, this is the must see show for any Beatles fan. With stunning attention to detail - from the original musical instruments and stitch perfect costumes even down to Lennon and McCartney’s on-stage banter - combined with superb vocals and sublime musicianship. Get your ticket to ride back in time, in style, with the incredible Beatlemania!

Supersonic 70s A stunning celebration of the Golden Age Of Pop Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The Supersonic 70s show is GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all... the 70s! Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this all live band delivers a power packed spectacle. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the pin-up pop of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot stompin’ to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex and Suzi Quatro you won’t have time to catch your breath! Alongside timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, the band even add in a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision song contest.

It’s no wonder it’s being called, “the Greatest 70s’ Show in Theatre Land” So bring a strong pair of lungs, and favourite 70s outfit, as it is time for you to live out your childhood memories once more on this glorious rollercoaster ride of 70s nostalgia.

Saturday 05 February 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50 Live Music

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THE FIZZ Up Close and Personal Come and join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an up close and personal evening. The night is the “warts and all”, behind-thecurtain story of Bucks Fizz, from being put together and winning the Eurovision Song Contest to becoming one of the most successful bands of the 1980s with five No1 hits and ten top ten hits.

This is a must for any Fizz fan – and all backed up with projection and images as they tell their story of what it’s like to be part of one of Britain’s most successful pop groups, all interspersed with the hit songs. A Q&A will also take place on the evening, and you can ask them absolutely anything... this is a night not to be missed for everyone!

Sunday 06 February 7.30pm Tickets: £26 Famous Faces

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Clacton Comedy Club Chuckl. In association with West Cliff Theatre bring you the very best in live stand up comedy. See some of the biggest names in comedy along with our favourite handpicked artists.

Tonight’s lineup includes Andrew Maxwell and Terry Alderton (Live at the Apollo), Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) and Nelson Gombakomba (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Finalist) Please note the lineup may be subject to change.

Friday 11 February 7.30pm Tickets: £16 Comedy

The Bohemians A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queen’s Greatest Hits Internationally renowned Queen tribute band, The Bohemians, take you on a high-energy roller-coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and rock anthems of the early nineties. Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, Saturday 12 February 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Concessions: £20.50

The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.

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KIPPS The Half a Sixpence Musical The award winning West Cliff Youth Theatre are so excited to be performing the new, vibrant Kipps, the new Half a Sixpence Musical . Full of colour, fun and the “feel good factor” it includes some new songs that have been especially written for this new version but still includes such favourites as “Flash Bang Wallop” and of course “Half a Sixpence”.

It tells the story of Arthur Kipps, “a simple soul`’ who comes into money and has to make some difficult decisions. Will the money change him, or will he come to realise what is most important in life?

Thursday 17 & Friday 18 7.30pm Saturday 19 February 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets: £9 Local Talent

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Ceri Dupree A Star is Torn Ceri Dupree has performed almost everywhere! Throughout the UK, Europe and overseas and has impersonated almost every female star in the world at one time or another. When it comes to dressing up in drag, as Paul O’Grady once said of him, “in a field full of donkeys, Ceri is a racehorse!” Well, come judge for yourself and you’ll see anyone and everyone from Joan (Rivers and Collins), Shirley Bassey, Lady Gaga, Cher, Camilla, Tina Turner, HM the Queen, the Three Degrees (how does he do that!?!) and lots lots more!

All live vocals, impersonations, standup comedy, specially written sketches and songs ... and a clever twist at the end. No two shows are ever the same as Ceri chooses up to 15 or so gals to do in an evening. Want to see enough rhinestones to blind a cup final crowd, cry and laugh until your jaws ache? Then book your tickets NOW!

Friday 25 February 7.30pm Tickets: £21 Concessions: £19 Adult Variety

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Calling Planet Earth Recreating the electrifying 80s taking you on a musical memory right back to the nightclub dance floor!

Performed by an incredible live band, awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast.

Relive, sing, dance to many of the best 80s’ songs from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, The Police, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more. Unforgettable hits such as Planet Earth, True, Tainted Love, Vienna, The Look Of Love and many, many more!

This show is without doubt the most stunning 80’s experience ever brought back to the future! “Calling Planet Earth The show that defines a decade” www.callingplanetearth.co.uk

Saturday 26 February 7.30pm Tickets: £24 Concessions: £23 Live Music

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Exciting Science WARNING… WARNING… EXTREME FUN ALERT! This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze and astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science. Sunday 27 February 2pm Tickets: £12

So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of wiz, bang, pop …. And splurt! Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed!

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Come What May The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, Roxanne, Lady Marmalade, plus songs from some of the most iconic movie musicals of all time.

Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris. It’s a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all - love.

Friday 04 March 7.30pm Tickets: £25.50 Variety

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I’m Still Standing The Music Of Elton John Get your glad rags on and prepare for a night of music and fun celebrating the legendary 50 year career of Sir Elton John. Featuring all his greatest hits the show is performed by the outstanding Joel Buckingham and backed by an amazing live band. No show about Elton John would be complete without the outrageous outfits and glasses which have become a signature of his live shows from the early 1970s right up to the modern day.

Saturday 05 March 7.30pm Tickets: £26 Live Music

An array of wonderful musicals with pupils dancing, acting and singing in gorgeous bright sparkly costumes, this is a show to thrill the whole family on a very entertaining night out!

Be Dazzled Sunday 06 March 6.30pm Tickets: £14.50 Under 16s: £12.50 Local Talent

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Nathan Carter & His Band + Support Act Nathan Carter has out-sold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Bublé and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before. He is an exciting feature on the UK Country scene and once again tops the Irish charts with his fifth album, Where I Wanna Be, which features his unique blend of Celtic, country and pop! Not bad for the cherubic former head choir boy who sang for Pope John Paul ll in Rome. Nathan’s recordings include Where I Wanna Be (no. 1), Beautiful Life (no. 1) and Stayin’ Up All Night which topped the Irish chart and reached the top 20 in the UK. The show will feature a support act along with Nathan and his amazing band. This show is always a huge hit with our audience, so booking early is essential.

Friday 18 March 7.30pm Tickets: £31 Famous Faces

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The Sensational 60s Experience Returns to the West Cliff Theatre Clacton for one night only, with a brand-new production for 2022. The Sensational 60s Experience brings you a three hour 60s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel-good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s. The show features Mike Pender MBE (original voice of The Searchers), The Trems (all former members of The Tremeloes), Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Fortunes and The Dakotas. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. This is one of our most popular shows, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 19 March 7.30pm Tickets: £29 Live Music

West Bergholt Band

A Sentimental Journey The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return for an afternoon of musical favourites from the Big Bands, Musicals, Films, Rock ‘n’ Roll and more. It’s sure to be another enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style. In aid of St Helena Hospice.

Sunday 20 March 3pm Tickets: £8 Concessions: £7 Live Music

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The Ultimate Classic Rock Show Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present! Let them take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit live, with stunning accuracy and high energy. Accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, they’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night. Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few!

Friday 25 March 7.30pm Tickets: £19 Concessions: £17 Live Music

The Opera Boys With immaculate 4-part musical medleys, combined with stunning solo performances, the Opera Boys will keep you entertained with a whole feast of West End treats. Featuring songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for lovers of musical theatre. The show also features beautiful operatic and classical numbers that the boys have become known for over the last few years, such as Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye. With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show, combining beautiful, powerful and Saturday 26 March emotional music with funny, 7.30pm engaging and light-hearted entertainment. Tickets: £21 Live Music

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The Rollin Clones Rescheduled from October 2021

Sunday 27 March 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Concessions: £20 Live Music

Steve Hewlett

Arthur Lager is Beyond Real

Join Steve Hewlett and a whole host of characters for a night filled with comedy and laughter suitable for all ages. As well as touring in his own shows Thinking Inside The Box and 30 Years Of Talking To Myself – Steve has also been seen on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and as a Wildcard and Finalist on Britain’s Got Talent. 2016 saw Steve touring with names such as KENNY G, The Osmonds in 2017 in America,

Canada & The Stylistics in 2018 and ending 2019 hosting the Biggest Christmas Show in the UK at Thursford in Norfolk. Steve now brings his New Show, Arthur Lager is Beyond Real, to the stage where he reveals the whole life of Arthur as well as a full Comedy Show full of hilarious characters.

Fun show for the Whole Family...

Friday 01 April 7.30pm Tickets: £13 Over 60: £11 Under 16: £10 Variety

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Sleeping with Beauty It started with a prick We are delighted to welcome Liam Mellor & Tom Rolfe Productions to the West Cliff for the very first time as they present Sleeping with Beauty starring Ben-Ryan Davies (Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road) as The Prince. Joining Ben is top UK comic Liam Mellor as Jangles and the fabulous Jimmy Burton-Iles as Queen Lusious Le-Coq.

ADU LTS O NLY This is for all you big boys & girls, so leave the kids at home and get your tickets for this fun and filthy show for one night only. Will Jangles get to Sleep with Beauty? Will Carabosse manage to give the Princess a prick? And will Queen Lusious Le-Coq keep the Prince all for herself? Find out by seeing this hilarious adult panto that all started with a prick!

Saturday 02 April 7.30pm Tickets: £20 Adult Variety

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This is an adult panto very much in the ‘Carry On’ tradition, with plenty of innuendo but never any nudity or use of the C word. Suitable for 16+

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Wired for Sound A Tribute to Cliff Richard Jimmy Jemain, together with The Undercover Shadows, celebrate six decades of hit singles by Sir Cliff Richard. This show is a MUST SEE for any Cliff fan. Jimmy Jemain, who won TV’s Stars in Their Eyes 30 years ago, is widely recognised as the number one Cliff tribute artist, with Cliff himself commenting “Spot on, a bit too good”.

The Daily Mirror writes that Jemain “Talks, walks, looks and sings like Cliff Richard”. As The Shadows played an important part in the early years, no show reflecting on the career of Sir Cliff would be complete without some of their music, performed by a sensational fivepiece band, The Undercover Shadows.

Sunday 03 April 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Live Music

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Herman’s Hermits Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60s, not just in the UK, but around the World. From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 million records worldwide.

Hits include - There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid, Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter and many more. An Evening of Nostalgia, Song and Laughter, plus bringing all the Hits to life.

Friday 08 April 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Famous Faces

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Menopause The Musical 2 Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail. Age advisory 16+

Sunday 10 April 7.30pm Tickets: £31.50 Famous Faces

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Animal Antics Time for The Animal Guyz, who are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading animal presenters, to literally bring the stage to life with this brand-new funny, entertaining and educational live show that will delight the whole family. A show packed with animal effects, music and laughter, designed to both entertain and educate using no live animals, stunning puppetry and special effects to bring incredible life-like and size animals and dinosaurs to the stage right before your eyes.

Dinosaurs from the past, elephants from Africa, saltwater crocodiles from Australia and the incredible orangutans from Indonesia to name but a few all making their way out onto the stage as part of some incredibly moving moments. However, when The Animal Guyz are involved, it does mean that talking about animals does not always go completely to plan so prepare for a completely wild and exciting show. An experience not to be missed so book today.

Saturday 16 April 2.30pm Tickets: £15 Under 16s: £13 Family of four ticket: £44 Family

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok Flight Of Fantasy Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamanté dipped song and dance destinations. Comedy turbulence is the inflight order of the day as your cabin crew, Ole and Jamie John, (Miss D.Q. the UK’s only dwarf Drag queen) will be sending you mile high at the biggest party in town! Pop icons including ... Cher, Tina Turner, Calvin Harris, Alexander Burke, the Village People, Shania Twain and so many more will have you dancing in the aisles. Your inflight entertainment will recreate magical moments from Las Vegas to Las Palmas where Moulin Rouge meets Madonna, featuring over 400 stunning costumes. So doll up, drink up and dance on! It’s time to go OUT OUT! Book your tickets and step aboard our FLIGHT OF FANTASY… the new sensational show for 2022 from the Ladyboys of Bangkok!

Thursday 21 April 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Concessions: £22 Adult Variety

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The Kilkennys The Kilkennys, Ireland’s newest balladeers, come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. The band’s following is growing internationally and their upward curve has been sure and steady. With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own.

Much like the monks of St Francis Abbey who first brewed ale 350 years ago, The Kilkennys are meticulous craftsmen and have been named Ireland’s Most Successful International Folk Band winners in the Sunday World’s Country Music and Entertainment Awards.

Friday 22 April 7.30pm Tickets: £18 Concessions: £16 Live Music

Stand By Your Man The Tammy Wynette Story This wonderful show features the music of the Legendary Tammy Wynette, The First Lady of Country Music. Tammy came to prominence in the late Sixties with a number of huge hits: Apartment No 9, Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad, D.I.V.O.R.C.E and her Worldwide No 1 hit, Stand By Your Man, which today is still the biggest selling single in Country Music History. Tammy was awarded two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Performing the songs of Tammy will be Ireland’s Queen Of Country…NIAMH LYNN.

Saturday 23 April 7.30pm

This is a show for all Country Music lovers.

Tickets: £24.50

Re-live the hits of a Country Music Super Star!

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Jersey Beats Oh What A Nite! Wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! tells the story of the band, how they formed and the dizzy heights of fame and fortune which made Frankie Valli a household name. With Matt Andrews on lead vocals, alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby – who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito and hosted by Leye D Johns, this is a night not to be missed. With stunning costumes, choreography and the Viva showgirls, alongside all those hits from the Four Seasons, this show will keep you smiling and singing all the way home.

Friday 29 April 7.30pm Tickets: £24 Concessions: £22 Live Music

Debbie Millar School of Dance PRESENTS Razzle, Dazzle & Dance DMSD is excited to return to the West Cliff Theatre where students of all ages in their fabulous costumes will be performing a variety of dance routines including Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, Disco, Jazz and Musical Theatre. A show suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

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Saturday 30 April 2pm & 6.30pm Adults: £12.75 Over 60s: £11 Under 16s: £7 Family of four ticket: £35 Local Talent

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Lisa and the team are delighted to support the West Cliff Theatre, and enjoy welcoming the cast, crew and theatre goers to their family friendly restaurant & bar. American & Italian Specials | Cocktails & Bar | Parties & Theme Nights Open 7 days a week. 10am til late

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your food bill with a valid theatre ticket for the date of the show

1-5 Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea | 01255 688655 | www.charnallies.co.uk | reservations@charnallies.co.uk

CREATIVE We are delighted to announce that after our brilliant Halloween workshop, we are planning to open a Saturday Morning group for budding young performers or those who would like to fire the imagination. We plan to start in early 2022 and would ask that parents register their interest with the Box office.

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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.

The Stage Door Bar is fully licenced and opens one hour before all performances, during the interval and also post-show.

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.

Please be advised: Only food & drink purchased on the premises may be consumed in the Stage Door Bar.

The bar and function room is available for private hires. Please contact the theatre for more info.

Regular art exhibitions are staged in the theatre’s foyer. Registered in England No. 02002819 Charity No. 1001022

Join the Friends of the West Cliff The FRIENDS OF THE WEST CLIFF THEATRE is a friendly voluntary organisation founded in 1987 which has nearly 600 members. Since then they have provided tremendous support to the West Cliff raising well over £250,000 to purchase: • lighting and sound equipment, including new infrared sound enhancement system

• refurbished toilets

• carpets and furniture

• contributing more than half the cost of the purpose built storage facility

• stage curtains

• a refurbished foyer

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 £7 per person, joint membership for £12, family membership for £15 or a club, with a minimum of 25 people, can join for £25. 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 Vouchers

For every pound that you donate to us, we will receive an extra 25p from HMRC. Your donation could make a huge difference to the theatre’s future, and it won’t cost you a penny!

Why not give the gift of live theatre, with over 200 performances a year, A West Cliff Theatre gift voucher is the perfect gift for a loved one, friend or colleague. They are valid for 2 years and can be used for any show here at the West Cliff.

For detailed information about GIFT AID please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving. Please contact the box office or alternatively, you can download a form from our website. You only need fill out the form once, and this will cover all future donations until you notify us otherwise.

We also sell and redeem National Theatre Tokens. Please ask our box office for more info.

Gift Voucher

Please nominate us as your chosen charity by signing in at: www.smile.amazon.co.uk It’s just the same as the regular site, but for all eligible purchases, we get a donation from Amazon!

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Booking Information HOW TO BOOK ONLINE

www.westcliffclacton.co.uk

EMAIL

tickets@westcliffclacton.co.uk TELEPHONE

01255 4333 44

(Option 1)

OPENING HOURS

OR IN PERSON

CHILDREN & BABES IN ARMS

BOOKING FEE

Children under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. For certain shows, babes in arms under the age of 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. Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet. Prams and buggies are not permitted inside the auditorium for safety reasons.

CONCESSIONARY & GROUP TICKETS

Please inform the Box Office if you are using a wheelchair or electric scooter. Scooters take up more space than a standard wheelchair so it is vital we know this when booking out the space. Please Note: It is not always possible for us to store Large Mobility Scooters inside the building. We will always try to accommodate them, but cannot guarantee this.

The Box Office is normally* open 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. 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/booking-fee-information or speak to a member of our box office.

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

Concessionary tickets are available for patrons over 60 years and children under 16 years as well as special Group rates on some shows. Please check show pricing and for group bookings contact the Box Office by email or phone.

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING DEVICES

POSTAGE

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.

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.

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The use of photography, mobile and recording equipment is strictly prohibited in the auditorium.

SECURITY & ALCOHOL

* Operational times may vary due to circumstances beyond our control.

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RETURNS FEBRUARY 2022!

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Messa ge from Mana ger Sprin g 2022 It would be fair to say that it’s been a funny old year or so, but hasn’t it been brilliant getting back to seeing shows, often close to full with people singing, laughing and generally having a fabulous time. I can’t tell you how much it has meant to all of us here at the theatre to see so many people coming back and supporting us and the shows. So thank you. And we were delighted and also caught off guard when the wonderful Lee Mead announced from the Stage that he was accepting the role of Patron for the West Cliff.

Lee really has been a massive supporter of us and we are thrilled to have him as a member of the West Cliff Family. We have a bumper year lined up, and very much look forward to welcoming customers both old and new to the theatre in 2022 and beyond. Thank you again to the entire team at the West Cliff and to you for your continued support, without you we just wouldn’t be here.

Rob M-G

Rob Mitchell-Gears

C omin g soon... Seven Drunken nights Spirit of the Blitz Duran Duran Experience Matt Monro Story The Summer Show And so much more….

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER We reserve the right to cancel or move a show & refuse entry to the theatre due to Coronavirus issues. You also accept that we are not liable for any health issues regarding Covid-19 and that you agree to follow our safety procedures. Please be aware that the future is uncertain, and we will do our very best to react to changes in Government guidance but can only apologise in advance for any changes to how we operate. West Cliff Tendring Trust: Registered in England #02002819 Charity #1001022 – VAT #550071774 All details correct at time of printing.

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