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It’s your holiday so you deserve to treat yourself to a night on the town. Here on the English Riviera, South Devon's beautiful bay, there's plenty of ways to pass the time after dark. You can take the family to see a show in our theatres, or enjoy glitz and glamour and an evening's entertainment in one of the local casinos. When the sun goes down, the curtain comes up, and with a selection of stand-up comedy acts, concerts, musicals and children's shows, there's something for everyone on stage at the English Riviera.

What's in store on stage

There’s always plenty of fun to be had at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, which showcases the very best of West End theatre as well as comedy nights and local shows. Over the past year the theatre has hosted such West End classics as Chicago, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Starlight Express and The Rocky Horror Show. 2013 looks set to be another bumper year!

For a unique experience, try the unusual Little Theatre in Torquay; housed in an old church, you'll find a range of concerts, musicals and shows performed by TOADS, an acclaimed local amateur dramatics company.

For those on evening out in Paignton, the Palace Theatre hosts a range of performances, particularly from the local Bijou Theatre Company.

Finally, there’s the famous Babbacombe Theatre, on Babbacombe Downs. The stage has seen the very best of British light entertainment tread its boards, and the theatre hosts regular summer and winter variety shows, bands and comedians.

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  1. Fantasy

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    Fantasy
    Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11th February to 22nd October, 2014 - 8.15 pm - Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
    Tickets £19 Adults, £18 Seniors, £10 Children

    Dates

    From:
    11 Feb 2014To22 Oct 2014
  2. She Stoops to Conquer

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    Torquay

    She Stoops to Conquer - 12 April to 19 April
    (no Sunday performance)
    by Oliver Goldsmith
    Directed by Maggie Campbell - A TOADS' season play

    Dates

    From:
    12 Apr 2014To19 Apr 2014
  3. We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters Story

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    Torquay

    We've Only Just Begun-The Carpenters Story
    Toni Lee mesmerised audiences on ITV's Stars in their eyes in her tribute performance to Karen Carpenter.

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    From:
    20 Apr 2014To20 Apr 2014
  4. Cantabile Youth Choir Concert on Tour

    Cantabile Youth Choir Concert on Tour

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    Concert

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    Torquay

    Cantabile Youth Choir in Concert on Tour - present religious items, folk songs, ballads and in costume a special arrangement of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
    Musical Director - Christine Sumner
    Tickets - Adults £8, Children/Students - Free

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2014To24 Apr 2014
  5. The Life and Times of Paul Robeson

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    Brixham

    ‘ The Life and Times of Paul Robeson’
    Born the son of a slave, singer Paul Robeson rose to become a forceful spokesman for black human rights.

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    From:
    24 Apr 2014To24 Apr 2014
  6. Hannahs Comedy Club

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    Performance

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    Newton Abbot

    Live stand-up comedy returns to Hannahs, featuring a handpicked selection of the hottest talent the UK has to offer.

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    From:
    25 Apr 2014To25 Apr 2014
  7. Elvis vs Jerry Lee Lewis - The Showdown

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    Performance

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    Brixham

    GB Promotions present
    THE SHOWDOWN!
    ELVIS v JERRY LEE LEWIS
    Who was the real king of Rock 'n' Roll?
    Elvis the Pelvis?
    Or The Killer - Jerry Lee Lewis?

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    From:
    25 Apr 2014To25 Apr 2014
  8. Cinderella - Vienna Festival Ballet

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present their new Spring Ballet for the 2014 Season - the classic tale of Cinderella one of the best known rags to riches fairy tales of all time. Call into our English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay

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    From:
    25 Apr 2014To25 Apr 2014
  9. Seasons of Love

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    Seasons of Love - 26 April
    Musical direction by Bob Carter
    TOPS Musical Productions, Torquay's premier stage musical society, proudly presents an evening of song, dance and comedy set amongst the seasons of the year.

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    From:
    26 Apr 2014To26 Apr 2014
  10. The Sooty Show

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    Izzy Wizzy Lets get busy – it’s The Sooty Show! Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2014To27 Apr 2014
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