West Cliff Theatre Clacton-On-Sea Autumn 2022 Brochure

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Joe Pasquale Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise Marty Wilde & The Wildcats Gary Delaney ‘Punderland’ Best of British TV Comedy

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Twist & Shout Crissy Rock: Live Roy Chubby Brown The Hollies Story Country Superstars Secrets Of The 60s Britpop Live Abbamania The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular Mum’s The Word Total Pop Party Halloween Workshop Total 80s Voice Of The Heart Foster and Allen

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The Diana Ross Story Talon – The Best of Eagles Tendring Brass Remembrance Concert Clacton Comedy Club Rock For Heroes CADS – One Man, Two Guvnors The Ultimate Boy Band Party We Three Kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll Theatre Train – The Most Magical Christmas

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Genesis Connected West End Christmas Rotary Carol Concert The Christmas Show Jack & The Beanstalk

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Joe Pasquale It’s time to lose that weight we’ve all put on over the past two years and get back to what we have missed most in our lives.... laughing. And the best antidote for all that’s gone before is – Joe Pasquale! Joe burst on to our TV screens 35 years ago on ITV’s New Faces, and now he’s back at the West Cliff with his brand spanking new tour… The Fundemic Show. Come and laugh, come and fall asleep if you want… just come!!! Joe is joined on the tour by Variety Club award winning comic Lee Carroll.

Saturday 03 September 7.30pm Tickets: £27 Concessions: £25 Comedy/Famous Faces

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise As Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise moves into its twelfth year, the show continues to bring to the stage an amazing number of tributes to the legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll. This year will be no different! Each performance will be unique as we try to fit in as many icons as we can, bringing to life the music of the giants of rock and roll. Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, among the many legends we pay tribute to along the way are, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Everly Brothers – and the King himself, Elvis. Which of your favourites will the jukebox choose to bring to the stage on the night? Paradise rings the changes to keep the surprises going. Saturday 10 September 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Concessions: £24 Live Music

Two hours of rock and roll magic, brought to you by the very best tribute artistes, that’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise.

Marty Wilde and The Wildcats Marty Wilde and his fabulous band the Wildcats are back with a show that has been rocking audiences all around the country. Get ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll with one of the Pioneers whose hits include Teenager In Love, Endless Sleep, Donna, Sea Of Love, Bad Boy, Rubber Ball and Jezebel.

Saturday 17 September 7.30pm Tickets: £26 Live Music

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Gary Delaney Gary in Punderland Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought-after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest,

Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand-new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Friday 23 September 7.30pm Tickets: £23 Comedy/Famous Faces

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Best of British TV Comedy Join some of TV`s best-loved comedy legends in a hilarious glimpse of life behind the camera in a bumper celebration of classic TV nostalgia. Starring Jeffrey Holland from Hi-De-Hi / You Rang M’ Lord, `Allo `Allo’s Sue Hodge, as well as April Walker - Fawlty Towers, Yes Minister, Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, Frankie Howerd, The Navy Lark - Judy Buxton - Rising Damp, The Likely Lads, Get Some In, On The Up - and hosted by comedy legend Debbie Hudd. With Keith `Paddington’ Richards at the piano, plus the screening of some `rare’ TV comedy moments, and with an opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to, prepare for some hilarious backstage stories and great laughs in a fascinating golden celebration of some of the greatest TV comedy moments of all time!

Saturday 24 September 7.30pm Tickets: £23 Comedy/Famous Faces

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Twist & Shout Music lovers are invited to return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as an incredible cast revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandie Shaw and many more. Superb performances and beautiful bespoke costumes return us to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties. The non-stop, 40-song music feast includes 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. It’s said that “If you remember the Sixties you really weren’t there”. Twist and Shout affords the opportunity to discover just what you missed!

Saturday 01 October 7.30pm

Pure joy from start to finish!

Tickets: £25 Live Music

Crissy Rock: Live Crissy returns to the West Cliff after her recent visit in the sell-out show- Menopause the Musical II. Best known as one of the stars of ITV1’s hit series Benidorm, Crissy is better known to her fans as one of the most outstanding and outrageous stand-up comedians of her generation. From her hilarious routines directed at useless partners (well, men in general) to her journey through the onset of middle age, Crissy’s non-stop blasts of comedy brilliance hit the right note every time. Get ready for an evening guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter! ‘A comic force to be reckoned with’ THE STAGE

‘A smile as funny as the Costa Del Sol’ DAILY MIRROR

‘Crissy Rock... Just switch her on and watch her go’ THE GUARDIAN

Sunday 02 October 7.30pm Tickets: £19 Comedy/Famous Faces

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Roy Chubby Brown After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again! 30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, thousands of live shows worldwide, four books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is... Britain’s King Of Comedy.

Thursday 06 October 7.30pm

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Tickets: £26 Comedy/Famous Faces

Alcohol is NOT to be consumed inside the auditorium whilst Roy is performing.

The Hollies Story Follow ‘The HOLLIES Story’ as Allan Clarke and Graham Nash met in a Manchester primary school aged six and went on to become one of Manchester’s biggest bands ever. Discover how two boys from the backstreets of Salford created a band to rival the Beatles, enjoyed dozens of chart hits and were finally inaugurated into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. This highly entertaining show for all ages is packed with hit after hit, performed by a talented young band and hosted by a seasoned narrator.

Friday 07 October 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Live Music

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So, if you remember Look Through Any Window, Carrie-Anne, On a Carousel and I’m Alive, tell me....Who is Jennifer Eccles?

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Country Superstars Sarah Jayne, Europe’s leading tribute to the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, and award-winning TV Vocal impersonator, Andy Crust, will take you on a journey back through time to meet the most influential icons to have shaped country music history. Prepare for an evening of million-selling hits drawn from a repertoire that includes...

Backed by the Country Superstars Band, this is a must see for any fans of country music!

9 to 5, The Gambler, Islands in the Stream, Annie’s Song, Stand by Your Man, Ring of Fire, Crazy, Always on my Mind, Blanket on the Ground, Jolene, Lucille, Here You Come Again, That Don’t Impress Me Much, I Walk the Line, Take Me Home Country Roads, Man! I Feel Like a Woman, Coward of the County, Standing Outside the Fire, The Dance and Rhinestone Cowboy.

Saturday 8 October 7.30pm Tickets: £24 Live Music

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Secrets Of The 60s Hosted by Steve Scruton, one of the region’s top radio presenters, he reveals stories from his long career of interviewing famous people from pop stars to gangsters, plus how he re-created the sound of pirate radio off the Essex coast giving us the chance to relive those watery wireless days. Alan Goldsmith, last of the 60s’ original pop promoters, with tales of promoting Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, Dionne Warrick and Small Faces along with many more. And in conversation, the iconic rock star Dave Berry, with hits such as The Crying Game and Little Things. He’ll tell the truth about being on the road touring with the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, to mention just a few. Wednesday 12 October 2.30pm – Matinee Tickets: £16 Groups of 10+ £11.50 (Please contact Box Office)

Hear the true stories and memories from the original people who were there. Ask those questions you always wanted to know, take part in a pop quiz and meet the stars after the show. Be amazed at the true stories of that magical musical era that changed Great Britain forever.

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Britpop Live Get ready for a night like no other as Britpop takes to the stage with all those hits from the 90s. Oasis to Blur, Ocean Colour Scene to Pulp, Suede to Kula Shaker it’s the sounds that shaped a generation and a movement that defined a generation. So, grab your Reebok Hammers or your Adidas Gazelles, throw on your parka or your Kappa jacket, turn back the clock to 1995 and be prepared to sing loud and proud in a theatre show unlike any other. This is a celebration, this is the sound of a nation, this was our generation! This is Britpop Live! Friday 14 October 7.30pm Tickets: £21 Concessions: £20

From the producers of “Rock For Heroes”

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Abbamania Celebrating over 40 years of ABBA Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance, live on stage. ABBAMANIA’S widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two-hour show, featuring record breaking and timeless classics from Waterloo to Dancing Queen and all the hits you know and love.

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So, dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA. Saturday 15 October 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Live Music

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The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK as they recreate the million sellers of the 40s and 50s. Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just a few of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to world stardom. Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie not to mention songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured in this 2-hour show which will take you down Memory Lane and start your feet tapping. A Big Band show that’s bound to get you In The Mood.

Friday 21st October 7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Live Music

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Mum’s The Word The Mother of all Shows The stuff nobody tells you about parenthood...until it’s too late. Whether it’s leaving the house without your bra, crying in the Supermarket aisles for no reason or secretly thinking you had given birth to E.T., you won’t feel alone when listening to these women portray the “beauty” of bringing new life into the world... or forgetting where they left it.

An uplifting, honest, heart-warming show that will have you both roaring with laughter and reaching for the tissues. Mum’s The Word takes you on an emotional ride through pregnancy pitfalls to teenage tantrums. Saturday 22 October 7.30pm

“ Hysterically Funny” | “ Thoroughly Enjoyable”

Tickets: £26 Groups of 6+: £24.00

“ Impossible to dislike”

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Total Pop Party The Scream & Shout Tour! Come join the TPP girls and celebrate the modern-day pop legends including songs from Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and many more. ‘Total Pop Party’ is an excellent introduction for kids who are too young to go to the big concerts but don’t want to miss out on hearing their favourite pop songs. With plenty of audience interaction along with all their favourite hits and dance moves, this is a non-stop pop party from start to finish!

Sunday 23 October 3pm Tickets: £16 Under 16: £13.00 Family of 4: £49 Must have one Adult

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There is also the opportunity to join the cast on stage for a pre-show dance class. A parent or Guardian MUST stay in the auditorium during the class which costs an additional £5. This can only be booked via the Box Office and we have limited availability.

Get ready for a Spooktacular three days, of fun and games with our Halloween Workshop. It s Perfect for building confidence and aimed at all abilities. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid missing out! 14

24-26 October £20 per day or £50 for all three Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am until 4pm

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Total 80s Celebrating the amazing musical landscape of the fabulous 80s with all your favourite hits from artists such as Wham!, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-Ha, Cyndi Lauper and many more. This is a theatre show unlike any other, it’s a party atmosphere which will evoke memories you’d forgotten.

Performed by an incredible 7-piece band, that recreates the magic to take you back in time to when it was cool to be different! So, get out your neon, slap on some eyeliner and back comb your hair. Cut Footloose and remember to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!!!

From the Producers of Rock For Heroes Friday 28 October 7.30pm Tickets: £21 Concessions: £20 Live Music

Voice Of The Heart Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy. Her voice and her music is played all over the world, and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those carefree days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love. Yesterday Once More, Goodbye To Love, Close To You, Only Yesterday, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. So many timeless classics such as Please Mr Postman as well as renditions of The Beatles’ Ticket To Ride and Help and a medley featuring renditions of Do You Know The Way To San Jose and Always Something There To Remind Me. With the Blue Jeans Band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.

Saturday 29 October 7.30pm Tickets: £23 Concession: £22 Live Music

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Foster and Allen We’ll Meet Again Tour It’s been two long years since Mick Foster and Tony Allen last toured and they are delighted to be back and celebrating 45 years in the music business. Mick and Tony will, of course, be performing all their hits like Bunch Of Thyme (it will be 40 years in February 2022 that Foster and Allen appeared on Top Of The Pops performing Bunch Of Thyme), Old Flames, Maggie, After All These Years, We Owe It All to You, Mrs Brown’s Boys, as well as some of their new recordings. For A Night To Remember don’t miss Foster and Allen’s We’ll Meet Again Tour! Sunday 30 October 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Live Music

The Diana Ross Story The story of Diana Ross and The Supremes is brought to life in this brand-new show which takes you through all the hits from one of the world’s most influential and popular singers. Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Stop In The Name Of Love, Reflections, You Keep Me Hanging On, You Can’t Hurry Love, Stoned Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, All Of My Life, Touch Me In The Morning, Upside Down, My Old Piano, I’m Coming Out, Chain Reaction, and so many more! The show is fronted by 2 international Diana Ross performers - Cheri Jade (The Supremes) and Tameka Jackson (Solo Career) - a must see for all those who love the sound of Diana Ross.

Friday 04 November 7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Live Music

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Talon – The Best Of Eagles Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the 25th Anniversary Tour will once again feature the Eagles’ 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. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base.

Saturday 05 November 7.30pm

The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be a fantastic evening.

Tickets: £28 Concessions: £27 Live Music

Tendring Brass Remembrance Concert Platinum Icons Tendring Brass present their annual Remembrance Concert entitled Platinum Icons. 70 years of celebration, remembrance, and commemoration through iconic music from momentous events and famous people. The diverse musical programme will include a section of hits from the rock group Queen to Crown Imperial by William Walton. Tendring Brass are also delighted to be joined once again by Chase Lane Primary School Choir performing songs from Mamma Mia and Matilda.

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Sunday 06 November 3pm

Platinum Icons

Tickets: £10 Over 60s: £9 Under 16s: £7 Local Talent

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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 Sindhu Vee (Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Tez O’Clock Show, QI) / Tom Ward (Live at the Apollo, Live from The BBC) / Alasdair BecketKing (Mock the Week, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year) / President Obonjo (Malcolm Hardee Award Winner, Over 3.5 million views on TikTok) Please note the lineup maybe subject to change. Friday 11 November 7.30pm Tickets: £16 Comedy

Rock For Heroes Rock For Heroes – The No 1 UK Touring Rock Show is back baby! Where were you when Bon Jovi was Livin’ On A Prayer? Or Prince was drenched in Purple Rain? What about When the Eagles checked in to Hotel California? Rock For Heroes transports you back to the memories of hearing these iconic bands for the first time, celebrating the legendary members of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame! Brought to you by a 7-piece live band this show is full of incredible singers and musicians who will have you laughing out loud whilst rocking out in the aisles.

Saturday 12 November 7.30pm Tickets: £22 Concessions: £21

Featuring over 20 classic rock songs and amazing lighting and sound. There is a reason we are The No 1 UK Touring rock show, Rock For Heroes is a show like no other, it’s the night out you’ve been waiting for, so hold on because For Those About To Rock, We Salute You!

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One Man, Two Guvnors Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Nothing could be simpler!

Thu 17-Sat 19 November 7.30pm 2.30pm Saturday Matinee Tickets: £10 Local Talent

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The Ultimate Boy Band Party With combined record sales of over 500 million, The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show takes us to the naughty 90s with Five Bad Boys with the power to Rock You as they perform over 30 number one hits from all your favourite boy bands... and this time they’re Back For Good! Drenched in Joop Aftershave and with more key changes than a Casio PT-50, our boys will be body poppin’ to party classics such as Backstreet Back, Relight My Fire and Uptown Girl.

Get ready to scream as these sexy, open shirted stud muffins step up from their stools one more time to serenade you with boy band ballads Flying Without Wings, A Million Love Songs and many more... cue the wind machine! So, what are you waiting for! Pop on your Kangol hat, crop top and cargo pants, dust off your Nokia 8210 and call your crew as we say, ‘Everybody Get Up’ for a night out you’ll ‘Never Forget!’

Friday 25 November 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Live Music

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We Three Kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll Three Artists celebrate the music of Rock ‘n’ Roll icons Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Elvis in this two-hour uplifting Christmas Show with classic festive songs like Jingle Bell Rock and White Christmas, all done in true Rock ‘n’ Roll Style! Join Roy Orbison (Darren Page), Buddy Holly (Marc Robinson) and of course Elvis (Steve Halliday) as they perform all the hits you know and love - Crying, I Drove All Night, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Peggy Sue, That’s All Right Mama, G.I. Blues and Jailhouse Rock. Three West End Artists celebrating the music of Three Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

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So, come along and be prepared to shake your Tinsel and Rattle your Baubles! Will Rock ‘n’ Roll in Clacton ever Die? That’ll Be The Day!

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Saturday 26 November 7.30pm

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The Most Magical Christmas A wondrous evening out for the whole family to enjoy watching many performers in beautiful festive costumes dancing to all the best Christmas songs that we all know and love! Gather all your family and friends for this stunning Christmas show! Sunday 27 November 6.30pm Tickets: £14.50 Child: £12.50 Local Talent

Genesis Connected Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts Connected, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike and the Mechanics, this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards 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, Pete Bultitude, 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 iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Friday 02 December 7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Concessions: £23.50 Live Music

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West End Christmas Come join the gang from Sparks Theatrical for another festive feast of songs to get you in the Christmassy Mood.

Saturday 03 December 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 Concessions: £18.50 Live Music

Rotary Carol Concert

The Rotary club return for their annual carol concert at the West Cliff with a wonderful afternoon of traditional songs, featuring Tendring Brass Band, the Spectrum Choir and the Chase Lane Primary School from Dovercourt. A collection will be taken on the day, which helps to fund Christmas Day meals for the elderly and disadvantaged. Please contact the box office in advance to secure a wheelchair space.

Sunday 04 December 3pm Tickets: FREE No ticket required Easy Listening

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Jack and The Beanstalk Presented by The Panto Bus Company Join Jack, Silly Billy and Dame Trott as they tangle with the town’s Squire and a whole host of other magical characters in this fun, family, traditional panto tale.

Meanwhile his mother, Dame Trott, searches for the man of her dreams and Silly Billy dreams of a day off from working on the farm and performing in Sprigmere’s Got Talent!!

Whilst Squire Tightfist dreams of controlling the whole town, Jack dreams of turning his families fortunes around and winning the heart of the Squire’s beautiful daughter Jill.

Will the Trotts overcome some ‘GIANT’ odds to save their farm? Will Jack overcome all the odds in his pursuit of love and happiness? Will Silly Billy EVER get to perform in Sprigsmere’s Got Talent? Join us to find out and cheer and boo your way through this fun for all the family pantomime that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home…. Oh yes it will!

Friday 23 December 2.30pm Tickets: £11.50 Under 16s: £9 Family

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COMING IN 2023

Marti Pellow

Lulu

Francis Rossi

Paul Young

...and so much more...

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You can stock up on your way in from our Kiosk, which has a good selection of Sweets, Soft Drinks and Marshfield Farms Ice Creams. Ice Cream is also available during the inter val from inside the auditorium.

Our fully licenced bar is open one hour before the show and during the inter val. To avoid waiting, you can order your inter val drinks on arrival with the bar staff. A wide range of hot drinks are also available.

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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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 most performances and during the interval.

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.

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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! Terms & conditions apply. Please visit the Smile Amazon website for full details. A mobile App is also available.

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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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Booking Information HOW TO BOOK ONLINE

www.westcliffclacton.co.uk

EMAIL

tickets@westcliffclacton.co.uk TELEPHONE

01255 4333 44

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OPENING HOURS

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

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.

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WHEELCHAIR SPACES

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING DEVICES

The use of 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.

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

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Messa ge from Mana ger Autumn 2022 So, over the past year we have welcomed many thousands through the door, hosted close to one hundred different shows and been able to get all three seasonal brochures out! Sadly, we have lost a few shows during the year, but this was inevitable. It has been heart-warming to see so many familiar faces return to watch and perform at the theatre and hopefully things will continue to improve. The biggest news of the year has been the completion of the extension of the Ladies toilets. Hats off to everyone at Weeks Construction for their passion and care and not forgetting everyone who donated, helped raise funds and to our very own Keith Harris, who designed and project managed the build. It does look

stunning and we hope you are as thrilled with the improvements as we are. But I can assure you that the team here are not resting on their laurels. There are more plans afoot to keep the building up to scratch so the fundraising never ends! There is a great line up again in our Autumn season and plenty of great shows and famous faces planned for 2023 and beyond. Thank you again to our amazing staff and everyone who helps to keep the West Cliff running. And a massive thank you to you, our fantastic audience.

Rob M-G

Rob Mitchell-Gears

LEG ACY DONATIONS Have you thought about leaving a lasting legacy to the Theatre? Would you like your passion for the West Cliff to live on after you have gone? You can leave us a gift in your will which can be used to further enhance and improve the theatre for future generations. You can also Gift Aid us a donation now. For more information please contact the Box Office. Pictured with Denise Van Outen who visited the venue in late 2019 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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