West Cliff Theatre Summer 2024 Brochure

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BOOK ONLINE westcliffclacton.co.uk 2 WHAT’S ON SUMMER 2024 Friday 10 A Night to Remember 3 Saturday 11 The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular 4 Friday 17 Hail, Hail, Rock ‘N’ Roll 5 Saturday 18 Think Floyd 6 Friday 24 Cinderella – And the two ugly s!*@s 7 Saturday 25 5,6,7,8 – The Steps Experience 8 Sunday 26 A Beautiful Noise – Neil Diamond 9 MAY JULY AUGUST Thu 08 - Sat 24 Summer Show 16-17 Saturday 17 Jim Davidson 25 Friday 30 Beach Boys Smile 26 Saturday 31 Big Girls Don’t Cry 27 Saturday 01 Spirit of the Blitz 10 Sunday 02 Hooray For Hudd – A Variety Tribute to Roy Hudd 11 Friday 07 T.Rextasy 12 Saturday 08 Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party 12 Sunday 09 Lipstick On Your Collar 13 Thu 13 - Sat 15 Murder On The Nile – CADS 14 Friday 21 The Last Days Of Disco 15 Saturday 22 Rat Pack Live 18 Friday 28 The Counterfeit 60s 19 Saturday 29 Wired For Sound 19 Sunday 30 Theatretrain 20 Friday 05 The WestEnders 20 Saturday 06 Roy Chubby Brown 21 Sunday 07 Raise The Roof – West Cliff Performers 22 Saturday 13 Jimmy Tarbuck 23 Thu 18 - Sat 20 The Company 24 JUNE

A Night To Remember

Motown Show

Step back in time to 1960s Detroit and be prepared for a high energy show, packed with the greatest Motown hits of all time.

Starring The Voice UK finalist, Bizzi Dixon, and backed by the soulful vocal dynamics of The Motown Divas, this musical celebration

is sure to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles and the streets.

Don’t look any further! Reach out and grab your ticket to find out just how sweet it is to party all night long. This live show is guaranteed to be a night to remember!

Friday 10 May 7.30pm

Tickets: £26

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The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

T he 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’.

Saturday 11 May 7.30pm

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£24.50

Hail, Hail, Rock ‘N’ Roll

Step into Miss Mae’s Red Top Sugar Shack and be transported into a world where Rock ‘N’ Roll was formed from a gumbo or Rhythm & Blues, Folk and Country music.

Feel the electric power of some of the most influential artists of all time raising

the roof of the Sugar Shack - Chuck B, The King E and Jerry Lee - plus powerhouse hits from the pioneering women of the 1950s.

With over 40 classic hits from the decade that gave us Rock ‘N’ Roll, this is a show not to be missed.

Friday 17 May

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7.30pm

Think Floyd

This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest musical phenomena.

Think Floyd’s brand-new show for 2024 will feature the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Meddle and much more.

Backed by an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

“ Brilliant! - They are really good.”
PINK FLOYD’S NICK MASON

Saturday 18 May 7.30pm

Tickets: £29.50

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Cinderella Adult Panto

And the two ugly s!*@s

The Adult Pantomime is back with an invitation to the Prince’s Ball for all you BIGGER boys and girls.

The Prince is known for holding the biggest balls in all the land. He is hoping that all the gorgeous women in the Kingdom will come to see what he has to offer. Could Cinderella, with the help from her best friend Buttons, see if the Prince’s golden dildo will be the perfect fit?

But her two ugly stepsisters – the S!*@S – Ivana and Ineeda Dickin want the Prince to themselves, and will do ANYTHING to stop Cinderella living happily ever after! Starring The Adult Pantomime favourites, the #cracking Liam Mellor as Buttons, the filthy

and fabulous Jimmy Burton-Iles and the devilishly wicked Robert Squire as the two ugly stepsisters. Plus returning to The Adult Pantomime after a year off, Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road’s Ben-Ryan Davies returns as the dashing Prince Charming. Be prepared to laugh your adult socks off with this hilarious take on Cinderella. With a fun and filthy laugh a minute script, anthems which will have you dancing in the aisles and lots of audience participation – whether you want it or not. Get ready for a night at the theatre you will never forget… Oh no you won’t!

Friday 24 May 7.30pm

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£24

5,6,7,8 – The Steps Experience

This high energy tribute to Steps faithfully recreates the flawless vocals and slick choreography of the 90s and 00s-party favourites in a fast paced, spectacular concert. With iconic costumes and incredible visuals, get ready for a trip down memory lane with all the hits including Tragedy, One For Sorrow, Better Best Forgotten,

Say You’ll Be Mine, Deeper Shade Of Blue and many, many more.

Whether you are looking for a night of nostalgia or a party that will get you moving, 5,6,7,8 - The Steps Experience has it all!

Book your tickets today and experience the magic of Steps all over again.

Saturday 25 May 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50 /

Concessions: £25

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A Beautiful Noise

Neil Diamond

From London’s West End, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. From the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building to the Jazz Singer and countless live concerts, Neil Diamond is a musical icon, selling over 130 million albums throughout his exceptional career. This is the only show starring the extraordinary FISHER STEVENS, undeniably one of the BEST Neil Diamond impersonators you will ever see!

Together with the fantastic cast of professional musicians and singers who performed at the Lyric theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London. Join us in celebrating all the classic hits. This musical adventure, unrivalled by any other, revisits more than five decades of sparkling musical gems, including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am...I Said, America, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

Sunday 26 May 7.30pm

“ The legendary music of Neil Diamond is brought to life for a night you won’t forget, and as tributes to the greats go, you’d struggle to get more bang for your buck in the West End.”

BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW

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£26

Spirit of the Blitz

To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we delve into the 1940s’ songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit of the Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain.

Sing along to swinging hits like Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Bless ‘Em All, Leaning On A Lamppost, and of course , We’ll Meet Again.

Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good variety show recreates all your forties’ favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields ... A truly heart-warming afternoon of live music and laughter, accompanied by the superb Matthew Bason and Phil Johnson.

For those who remember the 1940s, Spirit Of The Blitz is a trip down memory lane; for those who don’t, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation’s battle for survival.

Why not bring a party to enjoy this afternoon of pure nostalgia?

Saturday 01 June 2.30pm

Tickets: £17 / Concessions: £16

Groups 10+: £14

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T.Rextasy

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - if you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

Friday 07 June 7.30pm

Tickets: £29.50

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Four West End Artists celebrate the music of four icons of rock ’n’ roll, Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens & Dion Di Mucci, along with The Counterfeit Crickets a lively rock ‘n’ roll band that hits the spot every time, in a recreation of the last tour given in The Surf Ballroom, Iowa in 1959.

In this the 65th Anniversary year, we will bring you a show that will have your foot tapping and itching to be out of your seats for a fun packed rock ’n’ roll evening! With all the hits… Heartbeat, Blue Days Black Nights, Bo Diddley and True Love Ways as well as La Bamba, Chantilly Lace and Run Around Sue to name but a few pure rock ‘n’ roll at its best!

Marc Robinson from the original Stars in their Eyes and ‘Buddy’ The Musical, with hit shows all around Great Britain and Europe, will help celebrate and recreate the music of Buddy Holly because his music is respected worldwide, and Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party aims to keep that passion alive!

Will rock ‘n’ roll in Clacton ever die? That’ll be the Day!

Saturday 08 June 7.30pm

Tickets: £23 / Concessions: £21

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Lipstick On Your Collar

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared, and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back-to-back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of rock ‘n’ roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, this show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

Dancing at the sides of the auditorium is strictly compulsory, so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

Sunday 09 June

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7.30pm

Murder On The Nile

Presented by CADS

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill.

The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 June 7.30pm & 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Tickets: £11

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY PRODUCTION BY CLACTON AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY.

The Last Days Of Disco

The greatest disco show on earth, a complete history of the genre from the 70s into The Last Days Of Disco the 80s. A set list like no other show, classics from Irene Cara, Lipps Inc, Debarge, The Pointer Sisters, Shalamar, Evelyn Champagne King, Kool and The Gang, Stephanie Mills, Stacey Lattishaw,

Chic, Earth Wind and Fire and many more.

So, join Diva from ITV’s The Voice UK along with their amazing band for the must see show of 2024.

Prepare to travel back to the time of your life and revisit The Last Days Of Disco.

Friday 21 June 7.30pm

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£27.50
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Rat Pack Live

They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday –Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. The trio, collectively known as The Rat Pack, had attitude to spare.

Rat Pack Live invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows.

So prepare yourself for the UK’s most authentic Rat Pack concert experience… This brilliant production revives all-timefavourites such as New York, New York; That’s Amore; My Way; Mr Bojangles and That’s Life.

Rat Pack Live: Come Fly with us...

Saturday 22 June 7.30pm

Tickets: £31

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This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

The Counterfeit 60s

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twentyfive bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television

history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a fantastic night of sixties nostalgia!

Friday 28 June 7.30pm

Wired For Sound

A Tribute to Cliff Richard

Jimmy Jermain, 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, 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 Jermain “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 five-piece band the Undercover Shadows.

Tickets: £23 / Concessions: £22

Saturday 29 June 7.30pm

Tickets: £25

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A Tale of Magic

Theatretrain Clacton

We invite you to hold on tight as three marvellous witches and many well-known villains of Disney take you on a haunting journey. With spells, broomsticks & cauldrons we will travel through a story like no other via spellbinding songs and dances. Are you daring enough to join our wondrous cast of Theatretrain Clacton for this very special production?

A COMMUNITY PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY THE YOUNG PERFORMERS FROM CLACTON THEATRETRAIN.

Sunday 30 June 7pm

The WestEnders

The WestEnders is the brainchild of Jill Nalder and Linda Jarvis, conceived as they sat in their dressing room at the top of London’s famous Palace Theatre while appearing in Les Misérables.

Joining them are fellow Les Miz cast members Jon Osbaldeston and Frances Fry and renowned West End Music Director Jae Alexander. Enjoy songs from a string of hit musicals including,

Tickets: £15.50 / Under 16s: £13.50

Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, The Lion King, Mama Mia, West Side Story and many more.

This is not a tribute show, the singers actually performed in these West End musicals, phenomenal voices singing your favourite songs what’s not to like. The WestEnders always bring the best of the West End to their appreciative audiences.

Friday 05 July 7.30pm

Tickets: £25

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Roy Chubby Brown + Support

It’s Simply Comedy

Still going strong after 50 years in the entertainment and comedy realm, Roy Chubby Brown is the undoubted King of Comedy with 30 plus live DVDs, countless books, CDs, original songs, and thousands of live shows.

In a career spanning the decades and with millions of fans worldwide, you cannot argue the fact that even in these crazy politically correct times, Roy is still the Best of the Best.

For an evening of dark humour, come and join him and his support act on his 2024 tour.

Remember to bring tissues to wipe away those tears of laughter and as always, if easily offended, please stay away.

Please note: No alcohol is permitted inside the auditorium. Only soft drinks and water in bottles will be allowed.

Saturday 06 July 7.30pm

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£29
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Raise The Roof

West Cliff Performers

Join our award-winning West Cliff Performers for an afternoon concert filled with plenty of songs and dance to keep you entertained. Our inclusive performers will take you on a musical journey, with plenty of well know tunes and perhaps a few not so well known. Funds raised support the theatre and community.

Sunday 07 July 6pm

Tickets: £5

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Jimmy Tarbuck

After more than 60 years at the very top of his profession Jimmy Tarbuck OBE relives many of the most iconic moments of a life on stage and screen. Featuring a huge collection of anecdotes and video clips highlighting a fabulously glittering career, from going to school with John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby and of course his meteoric rise to fame hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Stories that retell the incredible journey of a true national treasure.

Saturday 13 July 7.30pm

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£28.50
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MAESTRO

The Company

Step into the world of rhythm and grace with The Company’s latest dance sensation, MAESTRO. Prepare to be mesmerized as our talented young dancers take you on a captivating journey through the magic of movement and music.

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
GEORGE CARLIN

Thursday 18, Friday 19 & Saturday 20 July 7pm

With spellbinding choreography, electrifying performances, and an enchanting soundtrack, join us for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the beauty of dance and the power of artistic expression. Don’t miss out on this latest spectacular production from The Company.

Tickets: £18

Concessions (Over 60/Under16) : £16

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THIS IS A YOUTH PRODUCTION STAGED BY PERFORMERS FROM THE COMPANY

Jim Davidson

Swimming Against The Tide

Join Britain’s best loved funny man on his marathon swim as he resists the pull of the under-current of radical sensibilities of the woke minority.

Slap on the Goose fat and battle through the dark and murky woke infested waters and join him for another evening of rip-roaring grown-up comedy, as Jim Davidson OBE continues to play to capacity audiences year after year.

“Showman Jim triumphs… he hit the spot again and again”

SUNDAY EXPRESS

“Standing ovation to packed houses every night “

THE MIRROR

“Davidson was cheered to the rafters”

THE TELEGRAPH

“A master of his art”

THE SPECTATOR

“Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel...”

“ The audience could have stayed all night... he speaks with a rare honesty”

EXPRESS

Saturday 17 August 7.30pm

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£28

Beach Boys Smile

Immerse yourself in vocal bliss, with the smooth harmonies and classic songs of a group that will never be forgotten, in an allnew production – The Beach Boys Smile, which has been touring the UK since 2017. Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson’s composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS).

Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!

Friday 30 August 7.30pm

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£22 / Concessions: £21

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Featuring The East Coast Boys

Come out tonight as we take you to a place where the moon shines bright and we dance the night away, taking you back in time with Big Girls Don’t Cry, celebrating the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

This non-stop hit machine, authentically recreated by our phenomenal cast and live band, will transport you back in time to 1963 and beyond for a magical evening enjoying all your favourites.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.

After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsetto, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

So it’s time to hang on to what we got and celebrate one of the worlds treasures in two hours of non-stop hits with Big Girls Don’t Cry!

Oh what a night it will be! It’s the time, it’s the place, it’s the motion.

Saturday 31 August 7.30pm

Tickets: £29

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Supporting the West Cliff Theatre

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 open one hour before and after most performances.

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

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

Regular art exhibitions are staged in the theatre’s foyer.

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

• 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 £8 per person, joint membership for £13, 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.

friends@westcliffclacton.co.uk

Registered in England No. 02002819

• Charity No. 1001022

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 three years and can be used for any show here at the West Cliff.

National Theatre Tokens can still be redeemed with us until 30/06/24. Please ask our box office staff for more info.

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The recently updated Stage Door Bar

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. Donations can be left during opening hours, and the charity shop and theatre are always looking for additional help.

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

your food bill with a valid theatre ticket for the date of the show 20% off

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

Gift Aid

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! 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.

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Jimmy Cricket cutting the ribbon on opening day

How to find us

CarnarvonRoad

Tower Road

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SEATING PLAN

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When booking your tickets online, you will be able to choose the seats that you sit in. We have a Seating Capacity of just under 600 Seats.

ACCESS

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)

NO SMOKING POLICY

We operate a No Smoking Policy throughout our building. This Policy includes the smoking of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping.

Clacton Pier

West Cliff Theatre Tower Rd

Clacton-On-Sea CO15 1LE

PARKING

The Theatre car park is FREE to show patrons but may become full quickly especially during daytime when the public are able to use the car park in return for a nominal charge. On-street parking is available nearby. The nearest NCP Car Park is located in Jackson Road CO15 1QL. This is just a 5 minute walk from the theatre.

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Booking information

OPENING HOURS

The Box Office is open from 10am – 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday (closed lunchtime 12.30pm – 1.30pm)

We are also open from 1 hour before any performance. On-line bookings can be made 24 hours a day.

PAYMENTS

We accept all major credit and debit cards except American Express. Cheques (If booking in person, by post or by phone) should be made payable to West Cliff (Tendring) Trust. 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 on this website include this fee.

Why do we need to charge a booking fee?

Since the loss of our Council grant, and in order to provide you with the best entertainment possible, we need to charge a booking fee to secure our share of the ticket income.

On average, we receive less than 20% of the ticket price for the shows that you see at the West Cliff, with the majority of the ticket price going to the artists, producers and promoters. Charging a booking fee ensures that 100% of this extra revenue comes to the theatre.

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

POSTAGE

Patrons who require their tickets to be posted should send a SAE (If booking in person or by phone). Alternatively we can post your tickets for £1.50 postage & handling charge.

RESALE

Please check your tickets carefully when booking as we are unable to offer refunds on tickets sold 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, 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.

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

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.

Walking Frames and other aids will need to be stored in the foyer during a performance.

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING DEVICES

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

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

We reserve the right to refuse admission or ask you to leave for behaviour we feel is likely to risk the safety of your fellow audience members, affect the enjoyment and/or running of the performance. This includes ticket holders being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and who are acting aggressively. NO REFUNDS will be given in these circumstances. Only alcohol purchased from our Stage Door Bar can be consumed on the premises. Please ask a member of staff for a plastic tumbler if you wish to consume your drink in the auditorium. Additional bag searches may be in place at certain performances. These are for your safety and are a condition of entry.

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.

BOX OFFICE 01255 43 33 44 (option 1) 31
* Operational times may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. westcliffclacton.co.uk Tower Road tickets@westcliffclacton.co.uk Clacton-on-Sea
4333 44 (Option 1) CO15 1LE
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