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The Friends of the Palace Theatre The Friends of the Palace Theatre were formed in 2002 to aid and assist the ailing and deteriorating Palace Theatre in Paignton. Restricted disability access, flat floor auditorium, poor visibility lines, cramped bar - look at the Palace Theatre today! Sympathetically renovated to include full disability access, raked seating which gives a full view of the stage from any seat in the house, enlarged comfortable bar and backstage facilities brought up to standard for a modern 21st century theatre. This lovely old building has been brought back to life as a community asset for all to enjoy The Friends is now a well organised club of supporters who raise funds to improve the facilities, and to maintain the Palace Theatre as a technically advanced and attractive venue for amateur and professional productions alike. Having raised over ÂŁ100,000 towards the initial refurbishment, they continue to contribute to additional improvements. But there is still more to do. The Friends are about to embark on a second exciting phase of the refurbishment project. They have submitted plans to Torbay Council to revamp the Arena area. The plans include a new entrance and wheelchair friendly lobby, a new toilet block and a welcoming access to the refurbished main hall.

The Palace Theatre is, in a very real sense, a community resource we must all treasure There is much important work to be done regarding this second phase, but the Friends are not just about raising money. They are a lively social group who support and promote all the performing arts and encourage the people of Torbay to get involved. We are keen to increase our membership, to widen our influence, and to encourage as many residents of Torbay as possible to take an active interest in this, their community theatre. Membership entitles you to discount tickets on some productions, a regular newsletter keeping you informed of forthcoming shows, and the various social events. There are regular coffee mornings, trips, lunches, and fund raising activities and social occasions to enjoy. For more information pick up a Friends of the Palace Theatre brochure from the foyer or contact Marion Smith at marionejsmith@hotmail.co.uk

PLEASE JOIN US AND GET INVOLVED TODAY!

Patrons: John Nettles, Pam Ayres, Leon Winston, Kate Reeves

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Booking Information

›› Box Office Opening Times ›› MON-FRI = 10.30am – 5.30pm • SAT = 10.30am – 4.00pm ›› Closed Sundays, with extended hours on all performance days and during the summer season

Ticket Sales By Phone: Call the Box Office on 01803 665800

card) and all major credit and debit cards (with the exception of American Express).

In Person: From the Box Office

Ticket Collection You may collect your tickets from the Box Office during normal opening hours, but preferably 30 mins before a performance begins. We are happy to post pre-purchased tickets to you, at a charge of 75p postage & packing per booking.

By Post: The Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF Payment We accept cash, cheques (made payable to Torbay Council & supported by a valid guarantee

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THE SUNSHINE BOYS

›› Wednesday 2nd –

Saturday 5th April 2014

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £11.00 ›› Concessions available

An ex-vaudeville team, Al Lewis and Willie Clark, in spite of playing together for 43 years, have a natural antipathy to one another. CBS-TV wants to make a history of comedy series which will of course include their act. Willie has been doing TV commercials and Al has been happily retired, but they get back together for the series, only for Al to start picking on Willie again.

Bijou Theatre Productions

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Dance Festival ›› 10th-19th April

TORBAY AND SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND FESTIVAL 2014 Origins The competitive Festival movement was already well established when war broke out in 1939. In 1940 a large number of evacuees were housed in Paignton, who attended school for half days only. On the initiative of the Youth Service, and backed by businessmen and local residents, a number of activities were arranged in order to give children something useful to occupy their spare time. As a result, the first Festival was held in 1941 and Bill Coysh, with his musical background and Rotary and business contacts, was the ideal person to successfully organise this new project. In the first year just five classes were offered, but by the early fifties, the Paignton and South West of England Festival (as it was then known) was

the largest Festival in the south-west, if not in the country. Today we offer a wide range of classes in a variety of disciplines; from lieder to barbershop choirs; from piano recitals and jazz quartets to school orchestras and pop groups; from dramatic scenes from Shakespeare and poetry recitations to television newsreading; from classical ballet to tap dance via Highland Fling.

Process So what happens at a Festival? A competitor will enter a class appropriate to his or her age – ten year old piano solo, for instance, or adult singing, or poetry reading for 12 year olds, or, especially popular with the audience this one – the baby ballet class. The performance will be judged. A mark will be

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Speech & Drama Festival ›› 1st-3rd May

given, a winner chosen, and, usually, a cup awarded. But far more importantly, each performer will be given a written criticism by a highly trained and skilled, professional, adjudicator. The adjudicator will evaluate the performance, suggest how it might be improved and offer further encouragement

Advantages Our competitors are overwhelmingly, though not exclusively, children and young people. The advantages they gain are enormous: • an opportunity for an amateur to perform in front of a professional, and to learn and improve from that process; • an opportunity to pace themselves against others of similar abilities;

• an opportunity to increase their repertoire by watching their peers; • an opportunity, especially for younger children, to grow in confidence by performing on a public platform; and • an opportunity to use amateur performance as a springboard into the professional arts, whether as an artist or a teacher; The majority of performers, of course, will not go on to a professional career; they will become the educated audiences of the future, supporting our opera houses, theatres and concert halls throughout the country. Our Festival has a high profile within this wider festival movement; and is active both at national level, and within the South West Regional Forum of the Federation.

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Showtime Special

Stepback Tribute Show

2014

›› Saturday 27th

September 2014

›› Saturday 18th October

X X XX X X X X X X X XX XX X Vic Baulton

Michael Jamie Carter

Impressionist London Palladium

Liverpool Comedian

Vivien Lesley & Barry West

Starburst

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £12.00 Adult £7.00 Children

›› Concessions £10.00 Colin Reece & Drew Millin

Tribute to the musicals

Showtime Dancers

2014

The hilarious Stage Door Johnnies

60’s & Everly Brothers

Paper Girl -

trio Kate Bush & more

Mike Holgate

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Tribute to Rock ‘ N Roll

New For 2014 - Stepback Tribute Show

This show really does feel like A Step Back in Time with some fantastic acts on show, Liverpool funny man Vic Baulton leads the way with his own special brand of humour and he is ably supported by plenty of quality acts including Mike Carter, who has performed in two Royal command performances, the fabulous Vivien Lesley and Barrie West, The Hilarious Stage Door Johnnies, Brilliant Duo – Colin Reece and Drew Millin, Great Act Good Time Rock and Roll with Mike Holgate, Paper Girl Trio including Kate Bush Tribute and Showtime Dancers from Miss Jenny School of Dancing! So re-live some of the golden years of music and comedy and join us as we ‘Step Back in Time’. This really is a show not to be missed.

Chosen Charity for 2014 is the Children’s Hospice South West Get your tickets early as this is always a popular night at the theatre

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Foggy and Whit

›› Wednesday 14th May 2014

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £20.00

Givin’ It Gas - the 2014 UK chat show tour This is your chance to get up close and personal with two legends of motorbike racing. Foggy and Whit: Givin’ It Gas, the 2014 UK chat show tour, is an unmissable, high-octane experience for all sports fans. Opinionated and hilarious, this is fourtimes World Superbike champion, Carl Fogarty, with friend and former British champ, TV pundit James Whitham, at their irreverent best live and uncut.

mes will Carl and Ja ight into provide ins g, rld of racin today’s wo nd er glories a recall form s s u nd disc disasters, a e issues of th the burning d off-track. day – on an

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Back to Broadway

›› Saturday 17th May 2014 ›› 7.30 pm ›› Tickets £15.00 ›› Concessions £14.00 ›› Family (2a+2c) £45.00

Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals! Now in its 3rd successful year, Back To Broadway returns with a stunning new show for 2014. All the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest musicals are showcased in a spellbinding and captivating stage spectacular! Be enthralled by the unforgettable ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables, the glitz and glamour of Copacabana, the uplifting ‘Time Of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing and the fantastic ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked: just some of the timeless showstoppers performed live on stage by some of the country’s finest performers currently touring the UK.

So join us for an evening of nonstop entertainment that will leave you clamouring for more. With unforgettable performances, dazzling costumes and original choreography, all backed by a stunning New York setting! Back To Broadway is the hit show not to be missed!

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The Everly Brothers and Friends

›› Saturday 24th May 2014 ›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £15.00 ›› Concessions £14.00 ›› Family (2A+2C) £45

Tribute Show

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce an all new Theatre show, produced by themselves. The only show of it’s kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo’s the Everly Brothers. Just as the Everly Brothers were the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed. With Live Acoustic Guitars, Flawless Harmonies, A truly impressive outing for all, accompanied by special guest star tributes. All the hits are performed in the original keys that The Everly Brothers recorded in their early years, so you dont lose any of that magic that the Everlys created.

Taking you on a walk back down memory lane with all the classic songs that you remember. ‘Cathys Clown’ ‘ Walk Right Back’ ‘Ebony Eyes’ ‘Bird Dog’ ‘Dream’ ‘Let It Be Me’ ‘Love Hurts’ ‘Devoted To You’ ‘Til I Kissed Ya’ ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’ ‘When Will I Be Loved plus many many more.... Including special guest tributes to: Hank Marvin (The Shadows), Buddy Holly & Jerry Lee Lewis. This spectacular 2 hour tribute show is simply unrivalled anywhere. Get your tickets now and enjoy The Temple Brothers as they bring to life, the magic of THE EVERLY BROTHERS!!!

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Now That’s What I Call A Show

›› Summer Show ›› PREVIEW NIGHT MAY 31st - 8.00pm

›› Tuesdays Wednesdays and Saturdays from August 5th to the 6th September at 8.00pm.

›› Tickets ›› £16.00 Adult ›› £8.00 Children ›› £14.00 Concessions

The team that gave us last years spectacular summer show ‘Rocking With Laughter’ now return with the biggest party show in the bay! NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! A Musical Roller Coaster Ride of Rocking Good Fun NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! is the main summer season offering at the Palace Theatre which is running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from August 5th to the 6th September at 8.00pm. The show based on last years successful Rocking With Laughter will again be produced by the Palace ‘in house‘ team using their many years of expertise in staging the show and directed by Alan Davies, Torbay Council, Theatre Arts & Museum Manager.

The 13 strong cast including a 4 piece live band, 6 dancers and headlined by 3 frontline entertainers - Steve Laister, Lindsey Collard and Tom Riley will deliver a mix of comedy and music laced with dazzling dance routines, great costumes, fantastic stage effects and of course a fabulous blend of comedy and song for all the family. Steve Laister is the only UK comedian to have won Sir Norman Wisdom’s Award for Comedy Excellence and with the vocal support of Lindsey and Tom you are in for a great night of entertainment inspired by musicals, rock and roll and the west end. NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! is aimed at all the family and promises to be a hilarious , sassy night of good fun.

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The Ultimate Drifters Tribute Show

›› Thursday 5th June 2014

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets £15.00

The Ultimate Drifters are an experienced, highly accomplished Soul, Doo Wap and Motown vocal super group, who have been performing all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. Performances include hits from The Drifters, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, The O’ Jays, and many more…. During the evolution of the Ultimate Drifters word spread quickly throughout the industry and amongst Drifters fans that our show is amazingly authentic and on par with any world class act. Today our outstanding vocalists Led by Gillie Leroy Jones who performed and toured with the Original Drifters and Drifters legends Ben E King, Billy Lewis, Johnny Moore and Tony Jackson now help keep the legacy alive.

With a sound so close to the Original Drifters you won’t believe your ears. During our 20 years in the music industry we have performed with the best in the business. We have performed at some amazing venues including the London Palladium, NEC, SECC and been fortunate enough to tour with acts such as Lulu, The Searchers, Edwin Star, Suzie Quatro, Ben E King and the Three Degrees.

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William Shakespeare’s

Romeo and Juliet

›› Friday 6th June 2014 ›› 7.00pm ›› Tickets £6.00 ›› Concessions £5.00

Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Miss Laura J, the writer and director of our recent smash hit Les Miserables The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, this is an original language adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, set in 1860s Brixham, in a conflict between two families, the Capulets of Higher Brixham (Cowtown) and the Montagues of Lower Brixham (Fishtown). Performed by a local, awardwinning theatre company who have recently appeared on BBC national TV, with alllocal performers, this promises to be an exciting new adaptation of a well loved Shakespearean classic.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

›› Saturday 7th June 2014 ›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £16.50

Direct from London’s West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in “Buddy -The Musical”) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary Celebration. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50’s Rock n Roll duo ‘Tom & Jerry’, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert. Starring Dean Elliott, leading actor from West End, Olivier award nominated musical ‘Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, as Paul Simon, this Simon and Garfunkel

tribute show also features a full cast of talented Actor / Musicians all taking you on a moving and powerful musical journey. Using both original photos and film footage, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ also features a full live band performing all their hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. If you’re a fan of beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed!

www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

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The New Jersey Boys

›› 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 2014

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets ›› Adults £14.50 ›› Under 16s £10.50

The New Jersey Boys. Oh, What a Night! The sell out show which celebrates the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons taking the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling bands of all time. From the early days in New Jersey where it all began, this exciting show features their greatest hits including Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Bye Bye Baby and much more. This is an unmissable evening of entertainment which captures the original magic of this outstanding group.

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Bijou Theatre Productions Presents Agatha Christie’s

Thursdays from 10th June - 31st July & 16th-18th September ›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £12.00, concessions available.

An Agatha Christie thriller Michael Starkwedder lost in the fog stumbles into a remote house. He finds the body of Richard Warwick and Richard’s wife Laura standing over him with a gun. The police are puzzled by conflicting evidence. With the usual quota of red herrings, twists and turns of plot Agatha Christie serves up a tense thriller keeping you guessing until the very end.

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Now That’s What I Call A Show

›› Summer Show ›› Tuesdays Wednesdays and

The team that gave us last years spectacular summer show ‘Rocking With Laughter’ now return with the biggest party show in the bay!

The 13 strong cast including a 4 piece live band, 6 dancers and headlined by 3 frontline entertainers - Steve Laister, Lindsey Collard and Tom Riley will deliver a mix of comedy and music laced with dazzling dance routines, great costumes, fantastic stage effects and of course a fabulous blend of comedy and song for all the family.

NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! A Musical Roller Coaster Ride of Rocking Good Fun NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! is the main summer season offering at the Palace Theatre which is running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from August 5th to the 6th September at 8.00pm. The show based on last years successful Rocking With Laughter will again be produced by the Palace ‘in house‘ team using their many years of expertise in staging the show and directed by Alan Davies, Torbay Council, Theatre Arts & Museum Manager.

Saturdays from August 5th to the 6th September

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets ›› £16.00 Adult ›› £8.00 Children ›› £14.00 Concessions

Steve Laister is the only UK comedian to have won Sir Norman Wisdom’s Award for Comedy Excellence and with the vocal support of Lindsey and Tom you are in for a great night of entertainment inspired by musicals, rock and roll and the west end. NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A SHOW! is aimed at all the family and promises to be a hilarious , sassy night of good fun.

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Pirate Adventure Show

›› Sunday 10th August 2014 ›› 6.00pm ›› Tickets Adults £10 ›› Child £6 ›› Concessions £8 ›› Family tickets available

Climb aboard and join us for a Sing-a-long, Sway-a-long, Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure! Meet the mischievous ‘Captain Blackheart’, His first mate ‘Pretty Polly’, the hilarious ‘Ping and Pong’ and their ‘All Singing All Dancing Shipmates’ as they take you on a journey through the stormy seas in search of the famous hidden treasure, stopping at various ports along the way to experience the local delights and festivities!

This ‘panto’ style show features a fabulous cast of performers with: Sensational Singers, Dynamic Dancers, Crazy Comedy, Awesome Acrobatics, Spectacular Speciality and a special visit from some furry friends!

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

›› Sunday 24th August 2014 ›› 6.00pm ›› Tickets Adults £10.00 ›› Concessions £8.00 ›› Child £6.00 ›› Family Tickets available

There’s no place like The Palace Theatre, Paignton this Summer, when this magical family production tornado’s in to town! Join Dorothy and her canine companion Toto as they’re whisked away to the ‘Merry Old Land of Oz’ in search of the ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ Follow Dorothy and Toto on their journey along the yellow brick road as they meet some new friends along the way! But beware of the Wicked Witch who

will stop at nothing to get her hands on those sparkling ruby slippers! Starring an international cast of talented performers! So click your heels together and grab your tickets now for this dazzling production featuring all your favourite songs from the classic movie and more!

‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. . . When dreams really do come true!

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Torbay Acting Factory

›› Wednesday 10th -

Friday 12th September 2014

›› 7.00pm ›› Tickets ›› Adults £8.00 ›› Children £4.00 ›› Family £20.00

Look out for this fantastic show

by Torbay Acting Factory The students will release full details of the chosen show in July 2014. Based at the Palace Theatre, Paignton - Torbay Acting Factory are a group for young people who learn performing, singing and dancing skills. With the chance to perform in a working professional Theatre! For more information www.torbayactingfactory.com

Call the box office for more details.

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Bijou Theatre Productions Presents Agatha Christie’s

Thursdays from 10th June - 31st July & 16th-18th September ›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £12.00, concessions available.

An Agatha Christie thriller Michael Starkwedder lost in the fog stumbles into a remote house. He finds the body of Richard Warwick and Richard’s wife Laura standing over him with a gun. The police are puzzled by conflicting evidence. With the usual quota of red herrings, twists and turns of plot Agatha Christie serves up a tense thriller keeping you guessing until the very end.

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The Curtain Falls

›› Wednesday 24th

& Thursday 25th September 2014

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets £12.00 ›› Concessions £10.00

A Play About The Demise Of Variety, Love And Friendship. Its the hottest summer on record but the heat from the dressing room is equally as uncomfortable as the heat outside. Egos and personalities collide in this story of backstage rivalry in the biggest summer show of 1976. South West based Comedians Dean Winters and Steve Laister explore a story of failed friendship, forgotten love and furious rivalry taking their audience backstage and back in time to 1976 when variety was King. Both writers have experience in live variety theatre and life backstage, as between them they have over 50 years experience treading the boards.

The Curtain Falls is their first project as serious writers and the response has been overwhelming. With a small tour set up for September 2014 and a Nationwide Tour planned for March 2014 This simple tale of what could have been and what still might be, will evoke laughter, tears and will leave its audience with a sense of triumph over adversity. A Black Comedy written by Dean Winters and Steve Laister Starring Dean Winters, Steve Laister, Dave Short, and Jenny Luard This play includes language and content that some will find offensive. Over 16s only.

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Broadway Spectacular

›› Friday 26th September ›› 7:30pm ›› Tickets £12 adults

›› £8 children ›› £10 concessions ›› Family Ticket available £32 (2 adults + 2 children)

Back by popular demand ‘Experience the sights and sounds of New York’s ‘BROADWAY’ & London’s ‘WEST END’ with this Spectacular Show! Six Sensational Vocalists! & Four Amazing Dancers complete with Dazzling Costumes! Bringing you a selection of songs from the greatest Broadway & West End Musicals of all time! Such as Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, The Jersey Boys, Rock Of Ages, Chicago, Cats, Mamma Mia, Evita, Joseph, The Bodyguard, Singing In The Rain, Copacabana, Mary Poppins and many more!’

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The Ultimate Eagles

›› Sunday 28th

September 2014

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets £20.00

Hell Froze Over Tour 2014 Ultimate Eagles celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Iconic Eagles Reformation album, Hell Freezes Over ‘Hell Froze Over’ in 1994, when after a 14 year ‘vacation’, one of the greatest and most successful bands of all time re-formed, resulting in the iconic Eagles album, ‘Hell Freezes Over’. 20 years on and ULTIMATE EAGLES will be paying homage to this musical milestone by playing tracks from this multi million selling album. A completely acoustic, up close and personal show replicating tracks from the album ‘Hell Freezes Over’ including the legendary Hotel California will be performed by some of the best, most experienced and seasoned

performers you are ever likely to come across. Along with a full electric section celebrating this whole album, it’s a show not to be missed! In only three short years, Ultimate Eagles have performed to over 100,000 people in over 20 different countries and clocked up over 4 million You Tube hits! If you are lucky enough to see The Eagles in 2014. You owe it to yourself to check out ULTIMATE EAGLES! ’The best Eagles tribute in the world!’...Chris Evans...The One Show / Radio 2

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QUARTET Written by Ronald Harwood

›› Wednesday 8th –

Saturday 11th October 2014

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £11.00 ›› Concessions Available

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Each year on 10th October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuse to sing. But the show must go on ... By turns funny and poignant, Quartet premiered in September 1999 at the Albery Theatre London. More recently a very successful film of Quartet has been made starring Maggie Smith.

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Jukebox & Bobbysox

›› Friday 24 October 2014 ›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £16.50

A Great Night’s Entertainment

Now in it’s second year, Jukebox & Bobbysox is a 50s/60s stage show that soon gets audiences rockin’, clappin’ and dancing in the aisles -- a high energy show that celebrates the songs of the most influential decades in the history of music . It also includes many, many hits from this era which are guaranteed to appeal to audiences of all ages. Add to that a live band, colourful costumes, an excellent stage set plus fully choreographed routines performed by The Bobbysox Dancers and you have a show that never fails to impress and entertain. www.jukeboxandbobbysox.co.uk

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Classic Clapton Performed by After Midnight

›› Saturday 25th October 2014

›› 8.00pm ›› Tickets £15.00

AFTER MIDNIGHT are the World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall. The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ‘’After Midnight’’ after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. Their ability to re-create Clapton’s electrifying stage performances really caught the audience’s imagination. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, the band possesses a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! In 1999, Mike won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds, London. Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).

Playing a set of nearly two hours of Classic Clapton This is a must for all “Slowhand” fans

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Rolling Back the Years

›› Friday 7th November 2014

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £15.00 ›› Concessions £14.00

Another sensational show from the producers of ‘Memory Lane’, Memories are made of This’ and ‘All our Yesterdays’. A stunning roller coaster ride of nostalgia. Featuring tributes to some of the world’s greatest stars, including Glen Miller, Fred Astair, Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton and The Beatles. Also including a taste of the some of the greatest movies and musical numbers of all time. All beautifully choreographed along with stunning costumes. Performed by four world-class singers and featuring the brilliant ‘Memory Lane’ dancers.

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Starburst Showcase

›› Saturday 8th November 2014

›› Doors open 7.00pm ›› Show Starts 7.30pm ›› Tickets £10.00

STARBURST SHOWCASE BIG NIGHT OUT 15 ACTS Appearing Vocalist, Comedy, Bands, Illusionist and more

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Buddy Holly Rave On

›› Saturday 15th November

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £17.00 ›› Concessions £15.00

The U.K.’s top tribute to Buddy Holly, Marc Robinson, invites you to Rave On at The Palace Theatre, Paignton. Performing all of Holly’s favourite hits including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Rave On, Oh Boy, Raining in my Heart and Think It Over and supported by the outstanding Counterfeit Crickets, this is the quintessential night of rock ‘n’ roll. Joining ‘Buddy’ will be the King himself, ‘Elvis’ in the guise of the sensational Steve Halliday who will also be performing everyone’s favourite Elvis songs. Two rock ‘n’ roll icons – one incredible night!

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Season’s Greetings

›› Wednesday 19th –

Saturday 22nd November 2014

›› 7.30pm ›› Tickets £11.00 ›› Concessions Available

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

Half a dozen of relatives and friends are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Petty, and not so petty, squabbles break out. Christmas presents are riffled, mechanical toys are set off. Hilarious highlights include a chaotically incompetent puppet show and a midnight love scene that goes wrong. Bijou Theatre Productions

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Sleeping Beauty

›› Sunday 11th January 2015 ›› 3.00pm ›› Tickets £10.00 ›› Children £8.00 ›› Concessions £9.00

Wonder Productions are pleased to be back at the Palace Theatre this year following on from their sell out performances of Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk with this year’s ALL NEW production of Sleeping Beauty. As…. Once upon a time in a land far far away, friends and family gather to celebrate the birth of a beautiful Princess, where gifts of beauty, wit and grace are bestowed upon her. But not everyone’s in the mood for celebrating! Cursed by the wicked fairy Carabosse, on her 18th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die!

In true pantomime style, the good Fairy offers some hope. She changes the spell to ensure that the Princess won’t die, but becomes destined to spend her life as the Sleeping Beauty .… until awakened by true love’s kiss. This really is a Christmas treat not to be missed!

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This year Paignton Pantomime Productions will be presenting its 80th consecutive panto and promising to make it the best ever. “Aladdin” runs from the 21st December to the 4th January and with seven matinees is a “must see” for all the family. All this and another fact – there is no ticket price increase on last year – and that’s magic!

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Aladdin

›› December ›› 21st-2.30, 22nd-7.30, 23rd-7.30, 26th-2.30, 27th-2.30, 28th-2.30, 29th-7.30, 30th-7.30

A full company of principals, senior dancers, panto babes, an ›› January adult chorus and a professional 4 ›› 1st-2.30, 2nd-7.30, piece band will transport you to 3rd-2.30 & 7.30, the colourful land of China via 4th-2.30 Egypt. Rub the magic lamp, enter the cave of wonders and ›› Tickets marvel at the stunning sets, Adults £12.00 glittering costumes, wonderful › › Children £10.00 songs and dazzling dancing that our PPP audiences have ›› Senior Citizens £11.00 come to expect – topped off with laughter and audience participation aplenty! Last year the Herald Express tweeted “Brilliant” before giving PPP’s “Sleeping Beauty” a five star rating, the third five star rating in four years. “Nothing amateurish about it”, “a genuine warmth,” “Criticisms? None”, “fantastic performance” and “a truly spectacular show” were all included in the Herald Express review. This year PPP is pleased to support “Brainwave” as its nominated charity and which has a shop in Palace Avenue, Paignton. The children the charity work with have a range of conditions including Autism, brain injuries such as Cerebral Palsy and genetic conditions such as Down’s Syndrome.

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torreabbeyenquiries@torbay.gov.uk Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It is one of the best buildings in the country to tell the story of 800 years of Catholicism between 1196 and 1930. A clever mix of authentic artefacts with hi-tech interpretation. From talking portraits and statues to interactive displays and one of the largest fine art collections in the South West, there really is something for everyone. Follow the garden trails or pick up a family guide or Experts’ Choice to discover many hidden mysteries. Torre Abbey comprises two Grade I listed buildings, four Grade II listed buildings, an historic garden and palm house, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance. It has been a centre of religious and artistic expression and hospitality for over 800 years. The house has a floor area of nearly 600 square metres, divided into 122 rooms, on twenty levels with 265 individual steps. With its fine gatehouse, guest hall, tower and remarkable undercrofts, the Abbey is the best preserved example of a medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. It also has one of the five most complete early medieval tithe barns in England. Torre Abbey was constructed in 1196 as a monastery for Premonstratensian canons and grew to be their richest monastery in England. After the dissolution of the monastery in 1539, the church was demolished and the west and south ranges were adapted for use as a country house.

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39 The King’s Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE 01803 293593 From 1662 to 1930, Torre Abbey was home to the Cary family. A quiet family of country landowners, the Cary family were Catholics and, at a time when Catholicism had to be kept a secret, they stowed away a priest in an attic chapel. They built the present chapel, which dates from the late 18th century, when Catholic worship was legalised. Although the Cary family had previously lived here in style, from 1840 they fell on hard times and could no longer keep the Abbey in good repair. In 1930 the family sold the property to the local Council, who turned it into an art gallery with a hospitality suite for the mayor in the southeast wing. The Spanish Barn, adjacent to the house, is so named because it housed 397 prisoners from the Spanish Armada. The Barn is currently used for functions, such as weddings, and exhibitions.

›› A varied programme of

events takes place at Torre Abbey throughout the year. Tours of the house are available out of hours to groups of 30 or more.

›› Admissions ›› Open March 1st ›› 10am - 5pm

(last admission 4pm).

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Day Annual Pass Ticket

›› Adults £7.50 £15.00 ›› Seniors £6.25 £12.50 ›› Family £18.00 £25.50 ›› Children £3.00 ›› Garden £4.00 only

›› School

£3.00 Group per person (pre-booked)

›› Adult

£6.00 Group per person (pre-booked)

civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and christenings. Torre Abbey can also cater for functions, corporate hospitality or training events.

Torre Abbey Historic House is an accredited museum owned by Torbay Council with one of the largest art collection in the South West. This includes a large art collection which is rich in 19th century paintings and sculptures. Browse the shop stocked with a range of souvenirs, gifts and books or sit down and enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals in the tearooms. The house, Spanish Barn and Palm House are licensed for

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