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Princess Theatre What’s On



3rd          The Rat Pack Live

5th           Magic – A Kind of Queen

6th-10th  New Jersey Nights

13th – 27th            Boys v Girls The Ultimate Challenge

15th        Thank You For The Music

16th        Joe Pasquale

17th        Jackson Live in Concert

21st         Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

22nd        Jim Davison: You Must Be Joking

23rd        That’ll Be The Day

24th        The Magic of Motown

29th        Roy Orbison & Friends

30th        John Edward

31st         Roy Chubby Brown



5th           The Glenn Miller Orchestra: With Strings!

6th           One Night of Elvis

7th           Ken Dodd Live

13th        Beyond the Barricade

14th        Joe McElderry in Concert

16th-21st               Go Back for Murder

24th-28th               The Producers

30th – 5th Oct       Carnaby Street


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Marty Wilde @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay – Thursday 27th October 2011



Over fifty years in show business and still rocking, pop music legend Marty Wilde is performing at The Princess Theatre, Torquay, on Thursday 27th October  as part of his Born To Rock‘n’Roll tour. 

Teenager In Love, Donna, Sea of Love and Jezebel are just a few of the hits that established Marty as the UK’s leading rock’n’roll singer of the late fifties and early sixties. His thirteen consecutive hit records stayed in the charts for a total of 117 weeks.  Audiences are still enjoying Marty Wilde and The Wildcats live on stage today belting out Endless Sleep, Dream Lover, Bad Boy, Rubber Ball and many more.

Marty is an icon of the British rock’n’roll movement and he gives an electric performance celebrating the brilliance of an era that inspired British youth culture and shaped the future of the British music scene.   The show is packed full of memories, anecdotes and homage to his contemporaries.  Living up to the spirit of the age, Marty’s superb vocals have audiences on their feet and dancing to his hits.

Marty Wilde has always been the rock stars’ rock star. His contemporary Cliff Richard said of him, “I always thought in those days there was actually only one ‘cool cat’ – and that was Marty.”  Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues called him “one of the true British Rock Heroes”. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin said, “Marty Wilde was one of possibly two or three singers in the UK who actually could capture the American art.”
Born Reginald Leonard Smith, in Greenwich, London, Marty was discovered, at just 19 years old, by rock’n’roll entrepreneur Larry Parnes while performing at the Condor Club, London.  His big break came with the advent of the UK’s first rock’n’roll TV show, Six-Five Special.  Marty then became one of the stars of Jack Good’s new ITV programme Oh Boy!
His hit recording Bad Boy established Marty as a successful songwriter.  He went on to write a number of hits including Lulu’s I’m A Tiger, Ice In The Sun for Status Quo and Jesamine for The Casuals.  He wrote Kids In America and a string of other successes for his daughter Kim Wilde.

Tickets for Marty Wilde and The Wildcats at The Princess Theatre, Torquay, on Thursday 27th October at 7.30pm  are from £16.50 – £19.50 and are available from 0844 871 3023.

Bob The Builder @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay – Tuesday 25th October 2011



Princess Theatre Torquay

Tuesday 25th October at 1pm

The Fixham Theatre is set for a grand re-opening.

Local talent Dickie Olivier needs Bobs help to fix up the stage for his brand new musical. But when Spud decides he wants to be the star of the show, the job doesnt go exactly to plan.

Will the theatre be ready?

Will the show go on?

Bobs going to need help from his friends.

With well-known songs and three new exclusive songs, join Bob and help him fix it in his big theatre build!

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Back To Broadway @The Princess Theatre, Torquay – Thursday 13th October



 Transport yourself all the way to New York City this autumn as BACK TO BROADWAY takes to the stage across the UK bringing you the very best of musical theatre.

BACK TO BROADWAY tells the endearing story of a young girl’s dream of stardom, and features fantastic renditions of the world’s favourite musicals, including much loved songs from Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom, Grease, Chicago, Les Misérables and many more.

 Featuring some of the country’s finest singers and dancers straight from the West End, the cast of BACK TO BROADWAY promise a spectacular show that will take your breath away.

 BACK TO BROADWAY is produced by Back to Broadway Ltd in association with Essence Productions, the producers behind hit shows Essence of Ireland and Route 66.

 Book your tickets for BACK TO BROADWAY today by visiting

Back To Broadway will be at the Princess Theatre, Torquay on Thursday 13th October 2011

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ED BYRNE – CROWD PLEASER @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay – 9th October 2011



Following on from the success of his last tour Different Class  brilliant Irish comedy star, Ed Byrne, is back on the road with his new show Crowd Pleaser.   Being a nerd, owning a cat, meeting your heroes or becoming a dad, whatever Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over the end is result is a show that’s sure to please even the most discerning of crowds.

Ably supported by fellow Irish funny man Karl Spain this promises to be an hilarious night you won’t want to miss.

Ed has been very busy since he last was on tour. His many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included hosting BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on BBC 2’s Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You as well as various other new comedy shows including Miranda Harts Christmas Unwrapped  and has recently been see “roasting” Davina McCall for Channel 4 A particular highlight for Ed was taking part in Celebrity Mastermind Ed is also a regular contributor to comedy and music shows on both BBC Radio 2 and 4.   Last year he toured Canada and New Zealand with his sell out show Different Class.  

Ed is also took part if this year’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

What the papers said about Different Class

“a masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler.” . ?????Sunday Times

 “Byrne is at the top of his game” ????The Sunday Telegraph

“Ed Byrne is a class apart” ???? Evening Standard

 “Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” ???? The Times

 “It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” ???? The Scotsman

  “At the height of his powers… It’s no wonder this is selling out nightly” The Observer

 “His wit won deafening cheers and feet stomping” The Guardian



Ed Byrne will be bringing the Crowd Pleaser Tour to the Princess Theatre, Torquay on 9th October 2011

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FASCINATING AïDA @ The Princess Theatre – 21st October 2011


“One of the most exquisitely polished shows you are ever likely to see”    Financial Times

3 Olivier Award nominations; 3 New York Drama Desk Award nominations and now a





 “Hilarious” Telegraph ****

Coming to

The Princess Theatre – 21st October

Still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio and now a global internet sensation, FASCINATING AïDA have been much invigorated by their SIX MILLION plus You Tube hits on their infamous anthem to budget travel Cheap Flights.  And so they are naming their new show after this scurrilous expose of the cheap flights industry.   The video has been watch by literally millions of people worldwide, has graced the home- page of a certain Irish discount airline’s website, been tweeted by The Economist as a method of cheering-up the nation and has been described as “very clever and very funny” by the editors at Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry. 

So …Have your boarding passes ready for inspection, your liquids in a clear plastic bag and your seat in an upright position as your captain Dillie Keane, navigator Adele Anderson and their new flight attendant Sarah-Louise Young welcome you aboard.  Yes, , FASCINATING AïDA announce a brand new show which will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and then tour throughout the UK until November 2011 when it is expected to settle down into a West End venue for Christmas.

Dillie and Adele are thrilled to welcome new member Sarah-Louise Young, whose past solo credits include Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Vive le Cabaret, Cabaret Whore and Cabaret Whore Encore, to name but a few and have earned her five star reviews, numerous awards and sell out runs.

This brand new show will include several numbers hot off the press plus a few old favourites, including their now infamous anthem to budget travel ‘Cheap Flights’ and  ’The Dogging Song’, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex described last year by The Times as “…the dirtiest & funniest song of the century so far” The Times****

So, for once in your life you can believe what they say in the Mail …. “See them before you die otherwise your life will have been meaningless” Mail on Sunday.

To get your tickets to see Fascinating Aida @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay contact the Box Office: 0844 8472315


The Bootleg Beatles @ The Princess Theatre – 22nd October 2011

After much speculation, last month The Bootleg Beatles announced that Adam Hastings will add his raspingly accurate Lennon vocals to the line-up, replacing Neil Harrison (who has portrayed Lennon in the Bootlegs since their formation 31 years ago).

Adam has received unanimously rave reviews from fans following his debut with the band and now Beatles fans in Devon will be among the first enjoy the new line-up, when The Bootleg Beatles perform their authentic and entertaining concert to the Princess Theatre in Torquay.

As the world’s foremost tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles perform note-perfect renditions of the greatest songs by Fab Four from the Cavern Club era to the roof of the Apple Building.

Full details are:-

Date City Venue Tickets Box Office

Sat, 22nd Oct            Torquay                   Princess Theatre             £24.50        0844 871 3023

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What the media have said about The Bootleg Beatles:-

  • ‘fastidiously authentic’ The Daily Telegraph
  • ‘flawless’ Mojo
  • sheer technical perfectionEvening Standard
  • ‘this is make-believe land where four characters actually become The Beatles’ Liverpool Echo
  • ‘the band are as similar to their namesakes as it is possible to be… unlike any other group in the last 25 years of rock, they can safely say that they look and sound as good as The Beatles’ NME


With more than 3 million hits on YouTube and guest appearances on Comedy Rocks and the Royal Variety Performance, Paul Zerdin is, without doubt, one of the most talented ventriloquists in the world.  Following 2 sold-out years at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Zerdin embarked on his first UK tour in 2010 and this year sees him return to the live arena taking SPONGE FEST to previously uncharted venues.  With 13 dates lined up for August in holiday towns ,   Paul will also be doing 30 dates in the Autumn, gathering more fans along the way. 

With his fresh twist on this traditional comedy art, Paul Zerdin is constantly breaking new ground in his shows which seamlessly blur performance with reality.   Zerdin uses his ventriloquism skills to such effect that his audience play an integral part in the show, working alongside his puppet characters – the pre-pubescent, cheeky Sam, the belligerent OAP Albert and the precocious infant Baby.    The first ventriloquist to ever headline the Comedy Store, Paul Zerdin honed his skills from his teens, studying a book written by the late Ray Alan and working with The Jim Henson Company on the movie Muppet Treasure Island.

You can catch Paul at the Princess Theatre Torquay on Thursday 18th August 0844 8472315

or at

The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe on Monday 22nd August 01271 324242


Fun and laughter will be the name of the game on Joe Pasquale’s 2011 PULL MY FINGER tour. Having recently completed the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK, the irrepressible Joe Pasquale will be embarking on another marathon this year with 20 dates confirmed in holiday towns during July and August and further dates to be announced for the Autumn.

Joe is on a personal mission to cheer everyone up and put a smile on people’s faces in these dark and dismal times, and his PULL MY FINGER show will do just that! Packed with hilarious routines, performed at breakneck pace, and a cacophony of props, PULL MY FINGER will also feature Joe’s hapless sidekick Raynard who often appears in various forms of ‘discreet undress’. Packed with fun for all the family, PULL MY FINGER will have them laughing in the aisles and hopefully with the non-stop laughter, the only gaseous emissions during the show will be carbon dioxide!

Following his ESP tour in 2010 and Pantomime appearance as Muddles in Sleeping Beauty at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Joe has spent the best part of 2011 getting in shape for what was one of the biggest challenges of his life. Being crowned King of the Jungle in 2004 has had a cathartic effect on his lifestyle and has seen him go on to overcome a deep-seated fear of flying and qualify as a pilot; fulfill a lifetime ambition to revisit his education and start studying with the Open University for a Degree in Geoscience; take up boxing and then take up the challenge to compete in the Virgin London Marathon. The experience was fantastic and Joe completed the course in 5 hours 22 minutes – no mean achievement for a man whose only experience of running had been from one side of the stage to the other during his action-packed performances.

So, why not let Joe Pasquale pull your finger this year!

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Live at the Princess Theatre, Torquay

Who could imagine it ! Elvis Presley at 75 ! Hard to believe but 2010 would have been that year!

ELVIS ON TOUR –the 75 SPECIAL featuring the multi-award winning MICHAEL ’MEMPHIS’KING & STEVE’HOLLYWOOD’HALLIDAY,ORCHESTRA & SINGERS on stage in a full evening show and the full history of Elvis and the atmosphere in America from 1956 onwards.

The show tells the life story of Elvis through music, costume and video footage.  Michael King and Steve Halliday have become globally recognized within the Elvis tribute artist industry and show true professionalism at the highest level. Audiences have marvelled at their preciseness and how they manage to re-create and re-capture the pure energy and power that Elvis himself delivered on stage throughout his career.  Their voices, looks, sense of humour and the presence is all there time and time again.

This is a must for all serious Elvis fans and music fans everywhere. The impact on the world by Elvis in music, fashion and even politics

Just cannot be underestimated. This show is PURE ELVIS ! PURE ENTERTAINMENT! YOU MUST BE THERE !