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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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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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Review: A Murder is Announced

Clipped British accents, victory rolls, tots of sherry and a puzzling murder case - it could only be Agatha Christie's Miss Marple!

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The Wedding Singer

Walking in to this show I was actually unaware that there was a 1998 Adam Sandler film that this was based on. I was also unaware that it was set in 1985.

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West Side Story Review

The Summer Youth Project has been running at The Palace Theatre for the past 10 years and is a wonderful initiative, open to anyone aged between 9 – 19 years old.

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play.

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Funny Girl Review

We all know that we buy a ticket to see a show and not a particular artist, but there were still the inevitable groans when...

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The Addams Family - Our Review

They’re kooky, a little bit spooky and derive pleasure from pain. Not your average premise for a musical comedy but one that works surprisingly well. At The Cliff’s this week, just in time for the half term break, comes the The Addams Family in all their glory.

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The Commitments Review

I remember the film, released back in the early 1990s. A BAFTA award winning cult classic, directed by the legendary Alan Parker...

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