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Bugsy Malone - Our Review

The Summer Youth Project is a fantastic initiative inviting young people from all over Southend to audition, rehearse and perform a show during the start of the school holidays and this show is one not too be missed!

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The Mousetrap at the Palace Theatre - Ray's Review!

The long running Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap is showing this week at the Palace Theatre and I was privileged to see it on it's strong opening night on Monday.

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Annie - Our Review

Currently showing at The Cliffs Pavilion we bring you a review with a difference .......

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Calendar Girls - Our Review

A fabulous selection of buns were on display at The Cliffs Pavilion last night at the opening night of Calendar Girls.  A film, a play and now a musical, this remarkable tale is inspired by a true story, penned by Tim Firth, with music by Take That’s Gary Barlow.

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The Full Monty - Our Review

If you loved one of the most acclaimed British films ever made from 1997 then the stage version of The Full Monty, currently showing at The Cliffs Pavilion won't disappoint. 

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Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Palace Theatre begins with a sparse set of distressed walls and decayed decor, and we go straight into dialogue that's, of course, Oscar Wilde - so it's peppy, zingy and immediately compelling

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Review: The Habit of Art

Alan Bennett’s ‘The Habit of Art’ is currently running at The Palace Theatre until Saturday 24th November. Here's our review!

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Theatre Review: Dirty Dancing

I am taking in a deep breath before starting this review. It’s not so much that DIRTY DANCING, currently on a national tour at Cliff’s Pavilion, wasn’t entertaining, it really was, but was it for the right reasons?

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Jersey Boys

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Southend!

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Theatre Review: Thriller Live

Jackson’s legacy now lives on in Thriller Live! Direct from the West End, it’s billed as a spectacular concert, celebrating the career of the arguably one of the world’s greatest entertainer! Read our review here

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Review: Fat Friends the musical

If you're familiar with red days and green days, weigh-ins and meal replacement shakes, or people telling you to "just drink a glass of water if you feel hungry", there will be wry nods aplenty for you at Fat Friends the Musical, which is showing this week at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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Sunset Boulevard : Theatre Review

Well, I have to admit, I am still tingling after last night’s performance of the Sunset Boulevard at Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning show is darkly intense and completely mesmerising, thanks to its incredible cast and staging. 

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Review: Ghost Music at South Records

Do you remember when Fives was where the Co-op's chilled and frozen section is now?

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Son of a Preacher Man Review

All of Springfield’s greatest hits woven into a new musical play, Son of a Preacher Man, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel-Horwood.

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Jack and The Beanstalk Review!

This year’s production of Jack and The Beanstalk is keeping the Southend flag well and truly flying.

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Beautiful - The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, is the Olivier award-winning West End show which has embarked on its first ever UK Tour. Clearly a popular choice given that The Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend was bursting at the seams.

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Wipers Times: Theatre Review

Last night I saw the opening night of The Wipers Times and it is one of the most enjoyable, poignant and funny plays I've seen in a long time.

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Crazy for You Review

Without wishing to sound like a broken record, Crazy for You has always been in my top 10 favourite musicals (yes, I have a list).

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All or Nothing Review

East London, 1965. The explosion of pills, thrills and high-collared shirts that was the mod scene is just about to begin, and at the centre of it are four young cockney lads, keen on continental clothing, US-imported blues and getting out of the button-down scene of the generation before them. This is the story of the Small Faces.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Review

The show is not to be taken too seriously.  It’s charming, just a little bit camp and fabulously fun!  A great one for the kids to enjoy too!

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