Seaside Variety Show for Pier Theatre

  • 7 August, 2023
  • On the pier


entertaining world of a variety show returns to Clacton Pier for the first time
in almost 60 years next month.

iconic Jolly Roger Theatre will open its doors for one weekend only to
celebrate Year of the Pier 2023. 

famous Seaside Special Variety Show is the ideal treat for the whole family as the
pier and Cavalcade Productions introduce an array of acts on Saturday September
2 at 2.30pm.   

the thrills, spills and laughter with compere and headliner Andy Greaves, one
of the country’s greatest comedy ventriloquists with his friends, including
Lewis the Stork.

the golden voice of Annika Rands, international singing star as she brings the
glitz and glamour of  Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and other 60′ s
favourites to town. 

duo ‘Andante’ bring their unique act featuring outstanding multi-instrumental
musical entertainment with audience participation to get the party in full

this will be backed by a live showband featuring internationally-acclaimed
musicians, Michael Wooldridge and Dean Morris. 

can be booked online at to enjoy a superb
afternoon of fam
ily fun, laughter and entertainment for just £10 (plus booking
fee) per ticket. 

Tim Wardley,
Chairman of the National Piers Society, said: “This is a one-off, rolling back
the years with prices of 20 years ago and the best entertainment of today!”

following day (Sunday September 3) at 2.30pm renowned Clacton historian Norman
Jacobs will offer a fascinating and entertaining look at the development
of the town.

will span from the early days of the pier and paddle steamer services right
through to its development as one of the UK’s most iconic seaside resorts. 

will be joined by Gavin Henderson CBE, highly-respected in the world of music
and arts. Gavin began his career as a musician in municipal orchestras playing
on many seaside piers and brings his own amusing stories of the golden era of

talk is free.

director Billy Ball added: “This promises to be a very entertaining and
interesting weekend in the Jolly Roger Theatre, the oldest significant building
on the pier which dates back to 1893.

is something very different for us and a chance to truly celebrate Year of the
Pier 2023.”


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