Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12th February - 23rd October 8.15pm incl. Matinee: Wednesday 21st August 2.30pm
2019 marks a special anniversary, here at the Babbacombe Theatre. The venue, originally a concert hall, opened its doors 80 years ago, in May 1939!
A special anniversary should be celebrated, and in epic proportion!
The all new family, variety production, ‘Starburst’, promises to do just that for audiences throughout the year
I ♥ Music
THURSDAYS 2nd May - 3rd October incl. 8.15pm. Matinee: Thursday 12th September 2.30pm
Music is the universal language, and what feelings sound like! It inspires us and as quoted by Victor Hugo, “expresses that which cannot be said”. Albeit this all new show, I ♥Music - has a lot to say!
You can expect to enjoy a fun-filled show which will take you on an inspirational musical journey, encapsulating all genres on the musical spectrum. Enjoy pop classics from Queen, Take That, Little Mix, George Michael, Paloma Faith and John Legend amazing operatic arias interspersed with some of the most favoured and popular songs from movie sound tracks which include, Skyfall, A Star is Born, Mamma Mia and the Greatest Showman and from the musicals, Les Misérable, Billy Elliot and Dear Evan Hanson. Prepare to be starstruck as all these and more will be performed by a cast of ten extremely talented vocalists.
Click HERE for promo video
The George Michael Story
Saturday 10th August 7.30pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
A celebration of George Michael’s life & musical career, including anecdotes from his friends and interviews with the man himself.
His music is performed by an 8 piece band fronted by two performers from the Wham days to George as a solo artist.
CLICK HERE to enjoy a promotional video for this incredible show!
The TINA TURNER Experience
Friday 16th August 7.30pm
This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out.
The Bon Jovi Experience
Friday 23rd August 7.30pm
The Bon Jovi Experience are the world’s first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the world’s ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.
The Opera Boys
Saturday 24th August 7.30pm
Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from opera to Pop and everything in-between.
Working tirelessly to dispel the myth that opera is boring, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed.
ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN
Saturday 31st August 7.30pm
You’ll not be able to help yourself singing along to fantastic Irish classics such as ‘Galway Girl’, ‘Tell Me Ma’, ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘The Irish Rover’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Seven Drunken Nights’, ‘Sally MacLennane’,‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, ‘Wild Rover’ and ‘Molly Malone’ to name just a few. This celebration of Irish music is gaining great reviews and is not to be missed.
TOMMY The Album LIVE!
Friday 13th September 7.30pm
2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawk’s, will be at the venue to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy.
AFTERGLOW Genesis Tribute Band
Friday 20th September 7.30pm
Afterglow covers the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isn't much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans. So don't expect costumes or Mellotrons catching fire. Do expect to hear the music played with authentic sounds and fastidious detail. Everything from A Trick of the Tail right up to We Can't Dance... with a few oldies thrown in for good measure!
GILBERT O'SULLIVAN in Concert
Friday 18th October 7.30pm
Enjoying one of the most creative and commercially successful periods of an outstanding career, Gilbert O’Sullivan has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has won respect and adoration all over the world.
His 2018 album reached the top 20 and he now returns for a solo show that will see him present new songs alongside classics such as 'Alone Again Naturally', 'Clair' and 'Nothing Rhymed' in an intimate and unforgettable setting.