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Tuesday 9th June 2015
Lindisfarne Players present this unusual Alan Ayckbourn play about a woman who falls over in her garden, hitting her head and imagines a whole new family.  Very soon her perception of imagination and reality becomes distinctly blurred. Nightly Performances at the Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea. with a saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £12. £11 from the Box Office 017
Wednesday 15th April 2015
After the success of Blackadder goes forth and Female transport last year. Southend Drama Society are happy to present an all time great by Mike Leigh. The terrain is ‘the London side of Essex’, ‘theoretical Romford’ according to Mike Leigh. Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also invited her neighbour Susan (Sue), divorced for three years, whose
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Winner of 7 TONY Awards including BEST MUSICAL , this lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side features one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, including the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and the number one hit ‘The Perfect Year’. Performed by Little Theatre Company Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silen
Wednesday 6th May 2015
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family.Performed by LODS This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and Olivier Award-winning original directors and designers Phelim McDermott
Wednesday 15th April 2015
Presented by Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society at The Palace Theatre, Westcliff. Swaggering, carefree carousel barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries millworker Julie Jordan, but he loses his job and then discovers his wife is pregnant. Desperate to provide for his family, Billy is coerced into carrying out a robbery with his friend Jigger. However, they are caught in the act and, fa
Saturday 9th May 2015
Eastwood Brush and Palette art group are holding an art and craft exhibition at the Eastwood Memorial Hall, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood.Admission is free.All enquiries 01702 528167. 
Saturday 18th April 2015
Southend Festival Chorus at 7:30pm at St Saviour’s Church, Kings Road, Westcliff. An evening of Unaccompanied English Choral and Secular Music from the 15th to 20th Centuries. Tickets can be obtained from: Southend Visitor Information Centre, Southend Pier or send us an email. For some concerts, tickets may be available on the door, but you are advised to obtain them in advance.
Saturday 25th April 2015
The Campra Requiem & Magnificat /Vivaldi at Crowstone Christian Centre with The Albert Laurent d'Abbeville Choir. Tickets £9 & £8
Saturday 9th May 2015
Haydn: Creation Mass Mozart: Mass in C Major (K167-Trinitas) Mozart: Regina Coeli (K276) Featuring soloists from the Guildhall School of Music Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea.
Friday 10th April 2015
At the Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Friday 10th April. 10am to 9pm Saturday 11th April. 10am to 9pm Sunday 12th April. 10am to 4.45pm. Approximately 300 paintings in all mediums for sale Entry is free and the club supports local charities The club welcomes new members. Further information Ian James 07768871875 ianjphoto@gm
Wednesday 17th June 2015
When Alan Masters, an Estate Agent, shows a property to Betty Parker, she is inadvertently soaked by a misdirected shower requiring her to disrobe. Unbeknownst to Alan, his wife, Kathy, also an Agent, arrives to show the property to Betty's husband, Ralph, who also falls victim to the defective shower. Betty and Ralph, scantily clad in the homeowners' clothing, must be kept out of each o
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Southend Shakespeare Company present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare Shakespeare's masterful dark comedy sets friendship, love and laughter shoulder-to-shoulder with prejudice, betrayal and revenge. Southend Shakespeare Company's dramatic production, set completely in the round, shines a spotlight deep into the fast-paced, hard-edged, murky world of the city financial
Tuesday 19th May 2015
The Players Theatre Company return to the Palace with Richard Curtis’s much loved comedy “The Vicar of Dibley”. When Geraldine Granger is assigned to a small village parish little does she know it’s filled with some larger than life locals! From the pedantic minute taking of Frank Pickle, to Mrs Cropley’s culinary delights, all your favourite characters are here. The performance comprises of t
Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Anne Frank received a diary of her 13th birthday on 7th June 1942. Just over four weeks later Anne's sister Margot received a summons to report to a Nazi work camp in Germany, the next day 6 July 1942, the Frank family went into hiding. The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of how she confronts her life and increasing horror of her time with wit, determination and above all honesty. Her di
Thursday 18th June 2015
The Players Theatre Company make a welcome return to the Palace with NOW THATS WHAT I CALL MUSIC an evening that highlights some of their favourite music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and beyond.First presented in 2008 this celebration of popular music features a tribute to Eurovision (with all its skirt-ripping glory).  alongside this their very own live Stars in Their Eyes (but without Har
Wednesday 24th June 2015
East Essex Players present this Alan Ayckbourn thriller/comedy with a difference.  When Poopay goes into a hotel room to entertain an elderly client, the last thing she expects is to be on the run for her life from a crazed murderer.  With nowhere else to run, she enters the hotels inter-communicating door and finds herself in same hotel room but 20 years in the past.  Meeting up wi
Sunday 5th July 2015
For one night only, witness the birth of a brand-new musical in concert at the beautiful Palace Theatre with full cast, on-stage orchestra and narration. Adapted from the biblical Book of Judges by 22-year-old composer & lyricist Ashton Moore, the musical chronicles the life and struggle of Samson, including his ill-fated first marriage, crusade against the Philistines, and his romance wit
Posted on Friday 27th February 2015
Mudlarks Community Choir is a friendly, relaxed choir running in the heartof Westcliff. We sing a mixture of world folk, world, soulful pop music and some original compositions in 2 to 6 part harmony. All songs are taught by ear so no need to read music or have any experience to join. If you fancy meeting new friends, having fun and having a good sing into the bargain come and have a free taster session! Barons Court Primary School Avenue Rd, Westcliff SS0 7PJ 07947520327 Free taster £6/£5 conc per session.Mondays 8 - 9.30 p.m. Website: Mudlarks Community Choir
Posted on Friday 27th February 2015
We are now delighted to announce that our Open Day for 2015 will be on Sunday 6th September from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and we return to the venue where the event first launched back in 2006.  The Open Day will be held in the Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff on Sea.We have 25 tables available in the foyer area and we will be inviting our music, drama, art and written word groups to take part.  As always it will be on a first to register basis.  We will have entertainment on a performance stage in the bar area.   The day should be a great networking event bringing together a one-stop shop of the towns amateur groups and societies. We will be arrangng a programme of performance acts over the next few months so if you wish to submit something please contact Steve McCartney on out for our advertising campaign in the run up to the event itself on our Facebook, Twitter and in the local press and radio. 
Posted on Sunday 25th January 2015
There is a rich diversity of literary talent in Southend. Ann Duggans-Robson will introduce local authors to the public and signal the start of the childrens book and museum trail around Southend. T
Posted on Sunday 25th January 2015
We're delighted to share our programme for March 2015. A programme of events that welcomes 100+ writers, poets, dramatists, artists and filmmakers to Essex to inspire, challenge, and most importa
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