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Here are some of the stars that have performed at Babbacombe Theatre:

Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk

Acker has performed on two occasions here and in both instances he appeared on stage with his Paramount Jazz Band and alongside Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen. On both occasions we had a full house, and there was even people on the door trying to buy tickets from theatre patrons who had been luck enough to secure tickets prior to them selling out!
http://www.ackersmusicagency.co.uk/acker.html

Al Murray

Al Murray

"Al" Murray, is a British comedian and TV personality best known by his stand-up persona and quick repartee. He is best known for his character of The Pub Landlord, a mock-xenophobic but stereotypical public house licensee
http://thepublandlord.com/

Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust

A winner of Best Performance Award and one of this country's favourite Rock 'n' Roll stars. Alvin performed here with his band on the 27th September 2008. Oh Yes... the audience loved him and wanted more!
http://www.alvinstardust.com/

Bellydance Superstars

Bellydance Superstars

The Bellydance Superstars are the world's premier touring bellydance troupe taking this ancient art form into the mainstream.
This American troupe is comprised of not only the highest caliber performing dancers practicing the art, but also a number of them are expert bellydance instructors as well, making the regular Bellydance Superstars' workshops extremely popular affairs.
http://www.bellydancesuperstars.com/

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie performed in a show of Musical showstoppers performing numbers from Cats, Gypsy, Sweet Charity to name just a few. Her superb show was in the summer of 2001. She was a charming woman with poise and a great talent nothing like that little girl who would scream and scream until she was sick! LOL!
http://www.bonnielangford.co.uk/

Brotherhood Of Man

Brotherhood Of Man

Brotherhood of Man are a British pop group who achieved success in the 1970s, most notably by winning the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me" .
After 4 decades they are proud to boast the exact same line up, Lee Sheridan, Sandra Stevens, Nicky Stevens & Martin Lee.
http://www.brotherhoodofman.co.uk/

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz is an English pop group who achieved success in the 1980's, most notably for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Making Your Mind Up". The group was formed in January 1981 specifically for the contest and they achieved instant attention with the dance routine, which accompanied the song, involving a skirt-rip, and for the gimmick that they were all blonde. They were one of the top-selling groups of the 1980's.

http://www.bucksfizz.co.uk/

Cannon and Ball

Cannon and Ball

"Rock On Tommy"- this will always be the catch phrase we remember when Cannon & Ball are mentioned! Tommy & Bobby have been favourites of the UK theatre going public for many generations!

They appeared here in the 1st May in 2005
http://www.cannonandball.com/

Chas 'N' Dave

Chas 'N' Dave

Chas is the slightly bigger one sitting at the piano, Dave is the slightly thinner one on the bass.

These legendary boys have appeared on numerous occasions over the past 10 years here.

Having split up in 2009, it is reported they are planning a Re-union tour in 2011....watch this space!!
http://www.chasndave.net/

Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe is an English rock, blues and soul singer. He is best known for his hit single "Out of Time", which rose to #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, and his association with Colosseum and the Thunderbirds
http://www.themerseybeats.co.uk/

Chuckle Brothers

Chuckle Brothers

Barry & Paul are recognised across the country by young & old alike. It was their hit BBC TV show Chuckle Vision that shot them to fame. Albeit they have been in the business of making people laugh for 23 years, 2012 is their first appearance at Babbacombe Theatre.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuckle_Brothers

Clem Curtis

Clem Curtis

Clem Curtis is the angel-voiced centre of one of Britain's most successful and short-lived soul outfits. The Foundation's first hit 'Now That I Have Found You' romped to the top of the charts in 1967, making them as the first multi-racial act to have a UK No.1. Despite a flurry of hits, Clem departed, and they eventually split in 1970. Fresh from his solo efforts, Clem returned to England and formed his own version of the band in '71, and continues to tour the band's formidable catalogue of hits around the globe.
http://www.lucasmanagement.co.uk/Clem-Curtis---The-Foundations.html

Colin Fry

Colin Fry

Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers,Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 10 years making his public performances an International demand. Colin first appeared here in 2011, and enjoyed his time here so much is back for 2012
http://www.colinfry.com/

Dave Berry

Dave Berry

Dave Berry is a British pop singer and former teen idol of the 1960s. He performed a mixture of R&B and pop ballads and was popular in Britain, and in Continental Europe, especially Belgium
http://www.cryinggame.co.uk/index.html

Denise Nolan

Denise Nolan

Denise came to Babbacombe Theatre in her hit show ' The Magic of Judy Garland' in 2005.

Denise still tours with that show, but along with her appearances in Blood Brothers and too many to mention Pantomimes.

Of course we all know that she performed along with her sisters 'The Nolans' and their biggest hit song ' I'm In the Mood For Dancing' continues to gather momentum on any dance floor!
http://www.denisenolan.co.uk/

Dennis Locorriere

Dennis Locorriere

Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr Hook, was the recipient of more than sixty gold and platinum albums, gaining #1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. He is also a notable songwriter, his songs having been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and most recently, Jerry Lee Lewis on his 2006 critically acclaimed, historical release 'Last Man Standing'

He performed here in April 2005.


http://www.dennislocorriere.com/

Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah

The star of Living TV’s ‘Paranormal Egypt’,’ Ghost Towns’, ‘Most Haunted’, ‘Most Haunted Live’ and most recently Sky Real Lives’ ‘Derek Acorah’ show, bough his hugely entertaining evening of psychic abilities to the Babbacombe Theatre first in 2009 and by popular demand he returns in 2012.
http://derekacorah.com/

Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor

Des wowed the Babbacombe audience in November 2009. He also enjoyed a stay at the Cary Arms on his stay on the English Riviera. A fabulous performer, a living legend. We are hopeful that when he tours again, we will see him here again!
http://desoconnornow.com/

Dominic Kirwan

Dominic Kirwan

Dominic is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest ever entertainers. Taking a fresh approach to all musical genres that include Country, Pop, Traditional Irish music and of course his trademark show-stopping ballads in 2012, Dominic has something for music fans of all ages
http://www.dominickirwan.com/

Donovan

Donovan

Donovan is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music.

Donovan came to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!, and his popularity spread to the US and other countries

His Sunshine Superman UK Tour back in 2005 bought him here to Babbacombe in May of that year.
http://www.donovan.ie/

Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks

Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. She appeared here on Saturday 21st July in 2007!
http://www.elkiebrooks.net/

Frank Carson

Frank Carson

It's The Way I tell 'em! What a catchphrase. You cannot help but love this superb comedian, he will be sorely missed. He had his UK tour stop off here for one night in October 2006 and again in 2011.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Carson

Gerry and the Pacemakers

Gerry and the Pacemakers

The unmistakable legend that is Gerry Marsden appeared in 2006 with his Pacemakers. What a fab show that was!
http://www.gerryandthepacemakers.co.uk/

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn

Gervase appeared here in during 2010 and got a standing ovation! As well as an accomplished public speaker he is a natural storyteller. He combines the timing of the professional comedian with palpable warmth and the ability to deliver a message that is just more than a series of jokes.

http://www.gervase-phinn.com/

Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip turns stand-up. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known (one-to-one) and the wicked ways of Westminster (no expenses spared). Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wordplay and hilarious name-dropping! He was a big hit with the Babbacombe audience here in 2010
http://www.gylesbrandreth.net/

Jess Conrad

Jess Conrad

60's Legend appeared in his show, yesterday once More in May 2007, much to the delight of his many Fans in the region!
http://www.jessconrad.com/currently_used/pages/2main.html

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket's humour is entirely clean. A popular theme of his comedy is Irish logic, and the ubiquitous letter from his "Mammy". He almost always appears in his trademark outfit of cut-off evening trousers, tuxedo, hat (given to him by the BBC to wear on The Good Old Days) and wellies marked "L" and "R" for left and right, but worn on the wrong feet

Jimmy has appeared here on many occasions and has always had everyone in fits of giggles!
http://www.jimmycricket.co.uk/

Jimmy Tarbuck

Jimmy Tarbuck

JIMMY TARBUCK, known affectionately as 'Tarby' is one of Britain's favourite comics and has a television career spanning over forty years. Today, he can often be found either on the golf course or entertaining corporate audiences at gala dinners and award ceremonies with his quick wit and charismatic personality

He has been honoured by an hour long special of This is Your Life and has found time to write two books -Tarbuck on Golf, which went to the top of the bestsellers followed by Tarbuck on Showbiz which was as equally successful. He has received the top Variety Club of Great Britain award of Showbusiness Personality of the Year and he has been made an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem for his charity work.

In 1994, Jimmy was honoured by being awarded the OBE for his services to showbusiness and charity.

Jimmy continues to appear in summer seasons, pantomime, yearly concert tours and a variety of television programmes. He is also involved in many charitable causes. He is a popular after-dinner speaker and hosts many award ceremonies.

http://www.gordonpoole.com/?artistID=1300

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Joe Brown has appeared at the Babbacombe Theatre on numerous occasions over many years, his last appearance with his Bruvvers was in 2009 We know it is a venue he particularly likes to perform at
http://www.joebrown.co.uk/

Julian Lloyd webber

Julian Lloyd webber

Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian has won numerous awards for his services to music, including the Crystal Award (presented at the World Economic Forum in 1998) and the Classic FM Red Award in 2005. In 1994 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.

Julian has made many outstanding recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin (chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine).

For one night only - the 12th April 2003, to be precise, Julian was in concert on the Babbacombe Theatre stage and what a fabulous evening was had by all!

http://www.julianlloydwebber.com/

Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen are without a doubt one of the country's favourite Jazz bands. They have appeared here twice and shared the stage with Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band. On both of their visits the SOLD OUT signs were out on show!
http://www.kennyball.co.uk/

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry

Lenny appeared for one night only on 24th November 2007. It was part of his UK tour and as you would expect he did a fabulous sell out show
http://www.lennyhenry.com/home/index.aspx

Les McKeown - Bay City Roller

Les McKeown - Bay City Roller

Les McKeown is a Scottish pop singer who became a huge sensation and heart throb to 1000's of teenage girls in the 1970's when he was the lead singer for the Bay City Rollers. He came back with a new line up in 2012 and ladies, he's still got it!
http://www.lesmckeown.com/fr_home.cfm

Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde

Marty was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll.
From mid 1958 to the end of 1959, Marty was one of the leading British rock and roll singers, his backing group were called the Wildcats.

Marty appeared here last in 2005
http://www.martywilde.com/

Melvyn Hayes

Melvyn Hayes

Melvyn was on tour in 2002 with the show, It ain't Half fun Mum!? Starring alongside the Krankies. A very funny show!
http://www.melvynhayes.com/

Mike Reid

Mike Reid

Mike was a popular entertainer, a very funny man and Eastenders favourite. He appeared here in his one man show in 2004, and obviously played to a packed house!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Reid_(entertainer)

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres

Since her first appearance on the ITV talent show, “Opportunity Knocks”, over 35 years ago, Pam has been an audience favourite for her observations on the comic details of everyday life. Her first appearance for Matthews Productions was in 2004, when we operated The Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne, so whilst it may have taken some years, it is super that she will be treating the Babbacombe audience goers with her unique brand of comedic humour in 2012
http://www.pamayres.com/

Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels

Paul has bought his magic and humour to the Babbacombe boards on more than one occasion albeit it has been some years since his last tour, June 2006 to be precise. On each occasion he had the audience baffled but very amused!
http://www.pauldaniels.co.uk/

Phil Jupitus

Phil Jupitus

Phil Jupitus appeared here as part of his UK tour in 2006, and as you would expect he bought the house down!
http://www.offthekerb.co.uk/phill-jupitus/

Richard Digance

Richard Digance

The BAFTA Nominated Master Of Nostalgic Comedy Richard Digance is quite simply one of the most entertaining acts you will ever see. Brilliant self-penned comic songs introduced with panache, style and outrageous humour. Richard is an evergreen performer who appeals to all ages, making him still one of Britain's top comedy and music attractions.
He was here last year and will be back July 2010 because he loved the atmosphere and location of the Babbacombe Theatre.
http://www.richarddigance.com/

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman

When touring the UK in 2001 on what was to be his final theatre tour, Rick ensured that he played for his fans in this region. He appeared here March 30th and he bought the house down with his musical talent and managed to use his wit too, as there was lots of laughter in the house that night also as he shared his tales of the Rock and Roll industry...
http://www.rwcc.com/

Roy Hudd

Roy Hudd

Roy Hudd first appeared here in a seasonal review back in 1960 called Out Of The Blue, he went on to do another 2 seasons. He was spotted by a radio producer who promptly booked him for his first radio appearance with Jimmy Clitherow. However, the last time he we had Roy here was in October 2001 and as you would expect he played to a full house.
http://www.royhudd.com/

Rubettes

Rubettes

Undoubtedly their biggest hit was Sugar Baby Love, and the audience went wild for their music when they appeared on the Babacombe boards in 2011!
http://www.rubettes.com/

Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy

SHOWADDYWADDY HAVE LONG BEEN ESTABLISHED AS EUROPE'S MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER EXPONENTS IN THE ART OF ROCK AND ROLL!

THE RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. 23 TOP 40 HIT SINGLES INCLUDING 10 TOP 5 HITS ("UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE", "WHEN", "I WONDER WHY", "3 STEPS TO HEAVEN" AND "HEY ROCK AND ROLL" ETC!).15 MASSIVE SELLING ALBUMS (INCLUDING 3 MULTI-PLATINUM)

OVER 50 TOP OF THE POPS APPEARANCES. NUMEROUS INDUSTRY AWARDS.ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCES (ONE TO THE DELIGHT OF THE LATE QUEEN MOTHER - WHO ACTUALLY REQUESTED TO MEET THE BAND POST-PERFORMANCE)

They appeared here much to the delight of fand from across the region in 2008.
http://www.showaddywaddy.net/

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span is a British folk-rock band, formed in 1969 and remaining active today. They are amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles "Gaudete" and "All Around My Hat".

They had 3 top 40 albums. They achieved a certified "gold" record with sales of "All Around My Hat".

Steeleye Span appeared here in April 2008
http://www.maddyprior.co.uk/mpss.htm

Stephen K. Amos

Stephen K. Amos

A standing ovation as well as a full house welcomed Stephen when he appeared here in February 2010.
http://www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com/html/stand-up-comedy-stephen-k-amos.html

Stewart Francis

Stewart Francis

Stewart moved to the UK from his native ‘Canadia’ a few years ago. It wasn’t long before he established himself as one the best stand-ups working in the UK right now, performing superbly on television and touring some of the country’s largest venues. Also an accomplished actor, writer and comedian, Stewart has performed his slick, perfectly timed wealth of gags all over the world from the US to Kilkenny and Aspen to South Africa.

http://www.stewartfrancis.com/

Sylvia Syms

Sylvia Syms

Back as far as 2002 Sylvia appeared along side Jenny Agutter in Mothers & Daughters, a fabulous coup for us here!
http://www.sylviasyms.co.uk/

The Drifters

The Drifters

WOW......The Drifters shared their timeless classics over several years in the past, their last tour that bought them to Babbacombe was in 2007 and yes you bet they got everyone in the house dancing in their seats or the aisles...such fun!
http://www.thedrifters.co.uk/

Tim Vine

Tim Vine

King of the one-liner Tim Vine toured with his highly successful Joke A Motive show early in 2010 and played to a capacity crowd in March. In 2012 he again played to a full house in his all new award winning show, The Tim Vine Chat Show
http://www.timvine.com/

Val Doonican

Val Doonican

Val Doonican was the epitome of Saturday night TV on BBC1 attracting many millions of viewers. Every week, he was to be found firmly ensconced in his rocking chair, wearing cringe-worthy sweaters and surrounded by a troupe of adoring female backing singers who seemed ready to pass out in the divine presence.

Val appeared here as part of a UK tour in 2004, and everyone in the audience had a memorable and fun evening.

Those were the days!
http://www.valdoonican.com/

Vince Hill

Vince Hill

VINCE HILL is instantly recognised as one of Britain's best-known and most successful singing stars. He has earned a national and international reputation with hit records, prestigious concerts and TV and radio series.

He appeared here much to the delight of his fans in 2005
http://www.vincehill.co.uk/main.htm

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