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Babbacombe Theatre

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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the...

A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast.

There is ‘Magic to Do’ as the all new family show Magic of the Stars opens its doors for the 2017 season at the celebrated venue. Colin Matthews, the show’s producer and director won the Herald Express’s, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award during his 30th year at the venue in 2016. He now has a legacy to maintain, therefore ‘just for you’ he and the shows cast, invite you to join them on a two-hour journey that promises to ‘warm your heart’.

‘Humour handled by a master’ is very much in the hands of the host and headlining showman, Steve Laister. Others with, ‘parts to perform’ is divine diva, Lindsey Collard, West End actress Gail-Marie, the British Magical Champion of Illusion, Daniel Dean, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin, Danze Magique, our sensational dancers and finally six youngsters we like to call the Rock Starz! Combined this cast will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression.

Magic of the Stars features extracts from Broadway and West End shows, has hit songs that span seven decades, numerous classic comedic sketches as well as inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography, and musical arrangements. There will be no other, ‘Night Like This’ in the Bay, so if you want to enjoy a magical and memorable evening of extraordinary entertainment at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), then this show will not disappoint.

Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2017 or contact the Box Office.The theatre has, Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, Wheelchair spaces & Loop System

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Music of the night

Who needs to go to London to see a show after I witnessed such a brilliant show at babbacombe, a true family show on the 27th August, the company was fantastic plenty of music and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Who needs to go to London to see a show after I witnessed such a brilliant show at babbacombe, a true family show on the 27th August, the company was fantastic plenty of music and laughter and the star of the show has got to be Keedie with a voice of an angel.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Dennisdart2015 Thank you so very much for coming along to see our show, Music of the Night earlier this year. We are thrilled to know your evening was an enjoyable one, and we all greatly appreciate your kind words and 5 star review. More 

Leicester
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had the pleasure to be able to see Music of the Night, on Thurs 6th Aug. Wonderful show with great performances, great and memorable songs from shows. The stand out performance, for me, was the amazing Keedie. I thoroughly recommend this show to everyone. It continues until October

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Kevin Thank you for your continued support of our venue and for coming to see our shows! We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us in August when you came to see the Music of the Night! Your kind comments and 5 star review is much appreciated by us all at the Babbacombe Theatre. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The show is full of exceptional talent with some of the best voices from the girls I have heard in a long time. It is fun, energetic and jam packed with a massive variety of songs. Andy Oakley was hilarious, and had some fantastic choice of songs which really showed off his voice. He held the show together with the... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Valerie1955567. Thank you so much for coming along and supporting the venue and the cast of Music of the Night. You are right regarding the cast, they are all exceptionally talented! I know they were all grateful for your kind comments about their performance. I am sorry that the evening you were here we were experiencing technical issues. With... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Such a great show: very funny and extremely professional. Having watched many plays in the west end, it was amazing to see how this little theatre had a variety of acts and a cast that could easily be transferred to the London Palladium or even TV- The Royal Variety Performance would be lucky to have performers, acts and choreography so... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Victoria M Goodness, I am not where to start! The fact you enjoyed the show, is what is more important to us than anything else, however your personal recommendation and fabulous comments makes me want to say on behalf of everyone involved with the production Starlight, how chuffed we are that you think we are deserving of not only... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The show was amazing glitz glamour and plenty of fun. I went on a coach trip and all 50 people all said the same fab fab fab⚡️ I bought the dvd so I can see it all again. I have booked to see the Christmas show I know that will be fab as well😃

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Teresa P We think your review is FAB too! Thank you for taking the time to write your generous comments about your theatre experience at our venue. We shall look forward to ENTERTAINING you again very soon when you come along to see the Christmas House Party, we hope you will enjoy it just as much as you did... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

I saw the show 3 times and a big thank you for the Theatre and for the Stars! It was absolutely fantastic! Lots of humor, great singers and the nice dance group. This production really made my day. Phil Lowen, Paul Cobley, Ben Nickless were highlighted entertainers but when I heard to sing KEEDIE GREEN (at first in my life),... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Tunde k Wow, what can I say? 3 times! Thank you so very much for supporting everyone here at the Babbacombe Theatre, we really do appreciate it. Your generous comments and very flattering, it's so nice to know that the cast of Starlight have ENTERTAINED you and you felt them deserving of a 5 star review :) We shall... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

A fantastic variety show, definately a must to go and see. I see the variety show every year but this year they have surpassed themselves. It was exciting, fascinating beautiful, colourful and very funny. The performers looked amazing in their costumes, a true blaze of colour across the stage. I took my 10yr old grandson who said I never find... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Sandysilva We so enjoyed reading and sharing your review with our cast of Starlight. It is always rewarding to know that the children enjoy the show as much as the rest of their family. Your continued support for the theatre as well as your generous comments about the show and 5 star review is much appreciated. Thank you. More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

yes , we went to see the starlight show, it was very good, the cast were all good but the two leading male singers looked like the were the grandfathers of the much younger female singers and dance team, the compare was exellent as was the comeadian the had,

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Adrian b Thank you for your 4 star review in support of our venue and the show, Starlight. I hope you will not mind me saying that your comments regarding the male vocalists did make me and others involved with the production, chuckle. I reckon the girls are wearing better than the boys! Paul is actually younger than Lisa... More 

Epping, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Saw the show with my family on 29th July. Overall the show was very enjoyable and you certainly get your money's worth. It is a great variety show but the star of the show is by far Phil Lowen. What a brilliant comedian, he should be on TV and playing bigger venues. I do think though that some of the... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear distilgesic Thank you so much for coming along with your family to support our show Starlight. we are chuffed to bits you felt you had your 'moneys worth' as well as an enjoyable evening. We totally agree with you regarding our headlining act Phil Lowen, he should be on TV. He did appear some years ago on the hit... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Went to see 'Starlight' at this theatre on the 29th of July. The evening contained everything from singing,dancing,impressions and comedy. Everybody was great but Phil Lowen and Ben Nickless were absolutely brilliant, haven't laughded so much for ages.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear telNorwich Thank you so very much for coming along to see our show Starlight. All of us involved with the production are delighted you had an enjoyable evening and both Phil & Ben certainly do have what it takes to make people laugh! We are grateful for your support, the 5 star review as well as your kind comments! More 

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