Tuesdays & Wednesdays 15th February - 19th October inclusive, 8.15pm Matinee: Wednesday 17th August 2.30pm
Starlight as you’d expect from its title will be a show that promises to illuminate your day, and when times have been dark, isn’t it reassuring to have quality entertainers, that can lighten up the darkest night, at Torquay’s celebrated venue, the Babbacombe Theatre.
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY the Herald Express/DevonLive
Don't Stop The Music
Thursdays 12th May - 6th October incl. 8.15pm
A collection of songs can often be referred to as the "soundtrack to your life" - It is like a roadmap looking backward on the major milestones that got you to where you are today. The all-new show ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ as well as initiating memories, will undoubtedly create new ones too.
If you have a passion for music, you’ll enjoy the inspirational musical journey, encapsulating all genres across the musical spectrum covering six decades performed by nine talented vocalists, that will leave you starstruck.
The show is headlined by a Babbacombe Favourite Andy Oakley. As well as being a versatile comedian and musician, he can deliver a song, that demonstrates his vocal prowess and talent for characterisation, which will be evident in his rather unusual portrayal of the Phantom… from the Birmingham Hippodrome!
Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are, celebrated entertainer, who never ceases to impress is Dean Winters, ‘the Voice’ vocalist Holly Cosgrove, who is as adept at interpreting a pop hit as she is the most dramatic show song. Accomplished musical theatre performer Joe Stone, singing sensations Harriet Loveridge and Claire Waring, familiar to many as local pantomime and musical theatre stars, crooner Joe Harris, who can pack a punch in more ways than one and leave you ‘Feeling Good’ as will Lucy Samuels and Sophie Beresford who are swapping their dance shoes for a microphone.
A great song will lift your heart, warm the soul, and make you feel good, imagine your euphoria after enjoying an evening with so many wonderful melodic memories, building on and adding to the soundtrack of your life, which will have been seamlessly merged together by the show’s Producer & Director Colin Matthews, Musical Director Pete Leonard & Choreographer Wesley Waring.
PLEASE NOTE: There will no longer be a matinee performance for this show as featured on the poster
Calling Planet Earth
Saturday 24th September 7.30pm 2022
“THE SHOW THAT DEFINES A DECADE”
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s
Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ULTRAVOX, TEARS FOR FEARS, DEPECHE MODE, OMD, JAPAN, ABC, SOFT CELL and many many more.
Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade!!
G4 – LIVE
Friday 30th September 7:30pm
The UK's No.1 classical vocal quartet, are back with another exhilarating tour - G4 LIVE!
Having exploded into the industry and the public's hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices!
Electrik Live Orchestra
Saturday 1st October 7.30pm
Electrik Live Orchestra reproduce the exciting works of ELO live. Receiving praise and accolades from public and press alike.
Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra were one of the bands at the forefront of the British Rock Explosion born out of the 1970’s, extremely popular around the planet, writing 39 top 20 singles and culminating in over 50 million record sales worldwide. ELO were as big as the Beatles or Queen, they were simply astonishing, thanks to the writing of Mr Jeff Lynne.
CELINE – My Heart Will Go On
Friday 7th October 2022 7.30pm
Experience the ultimate Celine Dion tribute Concert as it tours across the UK.
My Heart Will Go On is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.
Starring January Butler as ‘Celine Dion’ and an outstanding live band, the audience are taken on a magical ride through four decades of hits that include: The Power Of Love, It's All Coming Back To Me Now, I'm Alive, All By Myself, Because You Loved Me, My Heart Will Go On and many more…
SINDERELLA Adult Panto
Saturday 8th October 3pm & 7.30pm
By invitation of Prince Charming, you are officially invited to The Royal Ball this Autumn as Adult Panto Tour return with the most magical, naughty tale of them all, Sinderella!
Will poor Cinderella make it to the ball or will her wicked Step Mother Detox (Drag Race Season 5 and All Stars Season 2) and Ugly Sisters stop her?
Under the guidance of our magical Fairy Drag Mother, Janey Jacke (Drag Race Holland Season 1 and UK vs The World Season 1) and the lovable Buttons Davey Hopper (Little Willy in Rapunzel 2021 and Buttons in Sinderella 2020)
Will Prince Charming and HUNdini, David Potts (Ibiza Weekender) find Cinderella and ensure the glass slipper is returned to her and true love prevails?
With Sparkling Sets and Costumes, an Utterly Filthy ‘laugh a minute script’ and all the usual cheesy anthems, fun, frolics, laughter and audience participation you would expect. get ready for a night at the theatre you won’t forget in a hurry, oh no you won’t!
CHRIS McCAUSLAND - Speaky Blinder
Friday 14th October 7.30pm
Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You? Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!
Tour extended due to exceptional demand!
SERIOUSLY COLLINS 10 Piece Phil Collins/Genesis Tribute
Saturday 15th October 2022
A genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation. Packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class 10 piece band, including the “Serious Horn Section” bring you Seriously Collins.
I Love Christmas
Wednesdays 26th October – 7th December incl. 3pm & 8.15pm Wednesdays 14th, 21st & 28th December 3pm Boxing Day, 26th December & New Years Day 12 Noon & 3pm
Remember the reason for the season of goodwill, is LOVE and the cast of the Babbacombe Theatre’s all-new festive family show, I Love Christmas, promises you’ll enjoy a treasure chest of joyous entertainment and festive frolics, that will bring happiness and good cheer, enough to last you throughout the year!
Regular headliners and Babbacombe favourites make a welcome return, comedian Andy Oakley is joined by ex-Bucks Fizz music maker, Paul Fordham, accomplished musical theatre performer Joe Stone, singing sensation Claire Waring, familiar to many as a local musical theatre star, crooner Joe Harris, who will ‘give you his heart’ in more ways than one, Lucy Samuels and Sophie Beresford are swapping their dance shoes for a microphone, they will undoubtedly ‘levitate’ you, to new heights you never thought possible from a theatre auditorium. Combined their wealth of experience and versatility is undoubtedly what makes them so popular with the venue’s audiences.
Make new memories with your family and friends during a visit to see I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Whilst not the traditional family outing - that’s usually to see a pantomime - this production, inclusive of some of your favourite Disney characters, will raise your spirits, which is one of the defining qualities the season of goodwill should bring.
‘All (we) Want for Christmas’ is to ENTERTAIN you, as we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!
The Bootleg Sixties featuring The Overtures
Saturday 29th October 7.30pm
The Sixties were without doubt the most dynamic and innovative of decades, and their impact upon society is still being felt throughout the world even now. The huge changes in music, fashion, and culture which the Sixties brought about have left an indelible mark on the world, one which will probably never be equalled.
Many of the creators and innovators of the Sixties were, of course, British, so in recognition of such everlasting achievements, The Bootleg Sixties was created! This fully self – contained two – hour plus show is packed with great music from all the classic artists of the decade and is back-dropped by fantastic visual footage. Add in some fab 60’s costumes and, blistering performances by The Overtures, and you’ve got a knockout show!