Tuesdays & Wednesdays 14th February - 18th October incl. 8.15pm Matinee: Wednesday 16th August 2.30pm
Stardust is not just cosmic dust, it is often described as a magical or charismatic feeling, and in the all-new family variety show at the Babbacombe Theatre for the 2023 season, there will be magic with a large dusting of charisma from the 11 stars.
They say too when you get Stardust in your eyes it causes a pleasant dream-like feeling, and the surest way to make a dream come true is to live them, and with this production playing weekly throughout the year, you get to see first-hand, something that, One Way or Another, will bring this show to life with humour & heart, colouring your world!
It takes a great team to organise and orchestrate a successful theatre production, and Stardust will be no exception. What could be very ordinary becomes extraordinary when everyone gets the chance to shine. With the dynamic mix of a great script, combining classic variety from decades past with current and new topics, the cast performing on the Babbacombe boards will be looking to exceed audiences’ expectations throughout the year.
“The stars will not look bigger, but you can expect them to look brighter”
THE PIANO MAN
Saturday 3rd June 7:30pm
“Sing us a song you’re the Piano Man!!” …or in the case of the Piano Man Show we will sing you many fantastic songs by the great and popular piano men!
Roger Parkes and company bring you an amazing and entertaining tribute to the greats in music who have made the keys the star of their show!
Roger Parkes is recognised as one of the UK’s most unique and talented keys performers.
His impeccable ear for music, unique talent for creating stunning musical arrangements, vocal ability and unbelievable lightning-fast fingers on the keys make this one show you won’t want to miss.
His flair and playing technique on piano, electric keys and ‘keytar’ is something that has to be seen to be believed.
Roger is joined by a highly talented cast of vocalists, dancers, and performers to bring you a superbly entertaining show. Featuring music from artistes such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel and Freddie Mercury.
The Jerseys Live
Saturday 10th June 7:30pm
Join The Jerseys as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million albums selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Incredible falsettos, beautiful a capellas - the authenticity of the sublime harmonies of the 60s and 70s - with a huge repertoire including 'Sherry', 'Walk Like a Man', 'My Eyes Adored You', 'Grease', Rag Doll', 'Stay', 'Let’s Hang On', ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ before finishing off with headline hit 'Oh What A Night'! This is much more than just another tribute show - this is a celebration of fantastic music performed by an array of incredible talent.
The Jerseys have performed in various prestigious venues, visiting the length and breadth of the UK. Some notable shows include a performance for Her Majesty the Queen on The Long Walk, Windsor Castle for her 90th Birthday Celebrations, and internationally including The Paris Casino in Las Vegas.
Along with their LIVE 4-piece band of internationally renowned musicians, this all-singing all-dancing show features hit after hit, comedy and more – the complete night out which will have you dancing in the aisles of the theatre and leave you ‘beggin’ for more!
HAL CRUTTENDEN - It's Best You Hear It From Me
Friday 23rd June 7.30pm
After 21 years and 224 days Hal's back being single. But it's all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he's made a cracking show about it. He's lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he's far from alone; he's got his grown-up daughters, his dogs, and his divorce lawyer. The fickle finger of fate has turned Hal's life upside down but he's sticking a finger right back at it.
EMILIO SANTORO as ELVIS
Thursday 29th June 7:30pm
Internationally acclaimed, 20-year-old Emilio Santoro brings his award-winning ELVIS PRESLEY theatre show to the UK as the young Elvis.
Emilio has won both European and World Championships as Elvis in the past year, and wowed America’s Got Talent viewers with his appearance in the 2022 Final.
Supported by his own live band, The Memphis Moonboys, Emilio performs the greatest hits of Elvis in spectacular style. Put on your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and get ‘All Shook Up’ for the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hits of all time including Jailhouse Rock, Devil in Disguise, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Hound Dog, Always on My Mind & many more.
One Night In Dublin
Friday 7th July 7.30pm
A celebration of the music and song of Ireland! For nearly 15 years Middi and his legendary 'Wild Murphys' have been playing Irish music to the masses and now they're back with Murphys Pub at the Babbacombe Theatre.
Come and join in the craic as this award winning seven piece Irish band covers songs by the Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Daniel O' Donnel, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Van Morrison and many more, in their own unique and upbeat style.
Friday 14th July 7.30pm
Let’s dance, let’s shout, come and shake your body down with the electrifying show that screams glitter balls and good times all the way. If you ever dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno takes you there – in an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O.
Featuring the hits of the Bee Gees, Village People, Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Rose Royce, ABBA, Donna Summer, Barry White, Kool and the Gang, Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Gaynor, Billy Ocean, Weather Girls, Candi Staton, The Tramps’, Gap Band, Wild Cherry and more. Pitch-perfect harmonies, a tight-as-Spandex band and slicker-than-Saturday Night Fever choreography combine in one night at the disco you’ll never forget.
PETER KAY Tribute
Saturday 15th July 7:30pm
A Big double header of comedy and music. Join the UK’s most authentic tribute to the comedy sensation Peter Kay with music from support act MEGAMIX!
With Peter kay coming back after 12 years and the world wanting tickets, We know we have all tried to “book it, pack it and” …well we know the rest.
So, if couldn’t get tickets, we bring you the next best thing right on your doorstep.
Delivering the iconic routines of the much loved funny man, Simons Tribute to Peter Kay will have you in fits of laughter from ‘Garlic Bread’ to his ‘Misheard Song Lyrics’. Simon really does have Peter Kay down to a tee.
JIM DAVIDSON – Not Yet Cancelled
Fridays 21st July and 1st September 7:30pm
Despite attempts by the woke minority to cancel one of Britain’s greatest comedians, Jim Davidson OBE continues to play to capacity audiences year after year. The silenced majority continue to show their support for master funny man, demonstrating that the battle of freedom of speech has not yet been lost! In this brand-new show for 2023, Jim invites you to join him for another evening of rip-roaring grown-up comedy and join the struggle against the few who try to divide us and impose their radical sensibilities on our culture!