Boasting the longest running summer season in the country the credibility of the Babbacombe Theatre reaches out across theatre land, and it is situated on a small corner of the English Riviera - the Babbacombe Downs.
The refurbished Babbacombe Theatre has been a valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years having been renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, most especially since 1986 when Colin Matthews took over the venue.
During 2013 you will find magic in abundance with an all-new show, SPELLBOUND. The show promises you an explosion of exhilarating splendour, a cast to surpass the boundaries of talent, with comedy, illusion, song and dance to enthral.
Director and producer Colin Matthews has bought together for your viewing pleasure, stars of stage, screen and the music industry to enable him to conjure up a cornucopia of entertainment. Albeit he maintains his long-held custom of offering live variety shows in a traditional mix, which is backed by up-to-the-minute visual effects and lighting technology.
Headlining is Phil Lowen, a zany, energetic, very visual and hilarious comedy impressionist. Joining Phil on stage is the diminutive, Dean Winters with his big voice and cheeky manner he is a versatile performer. As is the bewitching international, singing sensation, Keedie she is as adept at interpreting a pop song, as she is the most opulent of arias, she is extraordinary! With Babbacombe favourite, West End vocalist Paul Cobley also able to push boundaries with his vocal chords, expect to be whisked away, as their voices will ring together as one.
The British Magical Champion of Illusion is the shows special guest star. Daniel Dean has a natural flair to captivate you with his mastery for magic and illusion. Capturing the ambience of all that's mystical is another stunning vocalist Stephanie Blackler. Winner of Torbay's Got Talent in 2010, Stephanie will champion some superb show songs and win you over with her mesmerising stage presence.
It is no mystery as to why the vivacious, Danze Magique can charm an audience. Daring are the talents of resident choreographer, Georgia Lee, her skilful musical interpretation combines well with the exciting arrangements of Pete Leonard and the versatile dancers make light work of her highly energised routines.
The real secret to the magic of variety lies in the performances, and collectively everybody involved in Spellbound, including the junior cast Trix, want to turn illusion into reality. So come along to the Babbacombe Theatre and share in the enchantment.
Spellbound plays weekly every Tuesday & Wednesday from 12th February - 23rd October incl. All Performances at 8.15pm.
Matinee Wednesday 10th July 2.30pm
Tickets: £18, Seniors £17, Children £10.
Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2013 or contact the box office. www.babbacombe-theatre.com
including WEST END ENCORE! Every Thursday 6th JUNE - 26th SEPTEMBER 8.15pm.
Matinee Thursday 12th Septeber 2.30pm.
Tickets: £16, Seniors £15, Children £10. 1 child FREE with each paying adult
NOTE: Online booking fee £1- NO Credit Card charges applied
The theatre has -
Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet, Wheelchair spaces & a Loop System
The Box Office hours vary during the season, however when closed calls divert to the administration office
Box Office: 01803 328385
Admin: 01803 322333
Enjoy a small snippet from SPELLBOUND with this clip:-
2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER- CHECK OUT SOME REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR WITH THIS LINK:-
The venue's pledge is to continue featuring up and coming artistes, within their productions and they are sure you will agree they are showcasing a generation of future STARS.
Over the past 20 years especially, many of their performers have gone on to achieve success in the West End, on Television, in films and within the world of dance. In fact it's fair to say they are performing all over the world -waving the flag for the English Riviera!
The venue's pledge is to continue featuring up and coming artistes, within their productions and they are sure you will agree they are showcasing a generation of future STARS. Over the past 20 years especially, many of their performers have gone on to achieve success in the West End, on Television, in films and within the world of dance. In fact it's fair to say they are performing all over the world -waving the flag for the English Riviera!