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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 328385
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Description: The Babbacombe Theatre is a professional venue renowned for wowing...
The Babbacombe Theatre is a professional venue renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows,throughout the year and has been a valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years. The all new show for 2015 will assuredly add some sparkle to a production that promises to glisten from start to finish. It saddens us to have to tell you that the nursery rhyme, 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', is a myth. Stars only appear to twinkle! But do not despair - this is not the case with 'Starlight' which will assuredly set you all aglow. You can be confident that the cast, a 'constellation of stars', will be doing what they do best, ENTERTAIN you! Starlight, promises a night of hilarious comedy antics, whilst celebrating the very best of the old and the new amongst the realms of music in all its genres. There are musical highlights from the much loved and popular, Starlight Express and Love Never Dies as well as from The Commitments and Memphis, shows currently doing well on London's West End stages. There will be some classic pop with Ollie Murs and Rihanna songs featured and we have gone international with a much loved classic performed in Italian! Whilst the younger cast members, show you 'A Whole New World' which is guaranteed to leave everyone feeling on cloud 9! The theatre has, access for the disabled with a disabled toilet and Wheelchair spaces as well as a Loop System. For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Starlight please refer to the website, or contact the box office.
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Fantastic evening of good old fashioned entertainment. Dancing, songs from the shows and comic routines gives this show a winning formula. The young children stole the end of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Devon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fantastic evening of good old fashioned entertainment. Dancing, songs from the shows and comic routines gives this show a winning formula. The young children stole the end of the first half. Definitely well worth a visit

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a great little theatre,the cast put on a very good show called Starlight Well worth a visit ,prices are not bad seats are comfortable

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The show exceeded our expectations. All the performers were professional and the singers had good voices and could deliver a range of songs. The compere/comedian developed a good rapport with the audience and his act was refreshing with some standard and new jokes. Overall a great show which left us with a warm and good feeling.

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

Dear Annie0208. It was so lovely to read your review. Your many kind comments and 4 stars is indeed most welcome as is your support for the Babbacombe Theatre. On behalf of us all involved with the production, Starlight we are delighted your evening with us was a good one and you were able to leave at the end of... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

2015 at the Babbacombe Theatre will be another Fantastic Success for Colin Matthews Productions, and a Star Studied Cast, of Top Class Entertainers. STARLIGHT, is a wonderful Family Variety Show, full of Great Songs, Music, Laughs, and Dancing, from Start to Finish. With Phil Lowen at the Helm, introducing the Sensational Cast, Including Fresh from the Voice " Keedie Green... More 

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

Dear Robert, On behalf of us all here at the Babbacombe Theatre, thank you very much for your continued support for our venue and what we do here. We are grateful for your 5 star review for this seasons show, Starlight and shall look forward to ENTERTAINING you again in the not to distant future. More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a show not to miss.From the stars of the show to the young lady on the box office ....great just great...get out your hotels B&b's and go .It is worth every penny ..not to be missed.

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

Dear Snorps. It was short, concise and so very sweet!! Thank you very much on behalf of us all involved with the Babbacombe Theatre for your fabulous 5 star review, your complimentary comments and most of all for your personal recommendation. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable evening with us when you came to see Starlight. More 

london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went recently on a coach tour been to various theatres in uk and seen various variety acts. Colin Matthews always delivers on all accounts and doesn't Offend on bad language or adult content. Well trained staff good acoustics and clean auditorium. Little less dancers and more comedy would be good Otherwise great

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

Dear Magnum 70. Thank you so much for coming along to see our show this season. Your support is very much appreciated as are the many kind comments you afforded us along with your 4 stars. Regarding your request for less dancing and more comedy, we do try to make the show as evenly balanced as we can, and we... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited the Babbacombe Theatre on Tuesday, 3rd March expecting a rather less than enthralling evening. Was I in for a surprise! The standard of each and every performance, the costumes, lighting and the sheer variety of acts was beyond anything that I have experienced for some time; I can't praise the show highly enough. I felt slightly uncomfortable that... More 

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

Dear Geriatrik (Great user name!). Thank you so very much for so many lovely comments in your 5 Star review. Everyone of us who has seen it, was thrilled to read it. It was unfortunate that we had a quieter than usual Tuesday evening when you visited us at the beginning of the month. It is true to say that... More 

Bexly
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have just returned from a holiday in Torquay and on the Wednesday evening visited the Babbacombe Theatre and saw the show Starlight. It was a spectacular show and I can thoroughly recommend it, very funny, great singing and dancing.

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

Dear Ann L. Thank you most sincerely on behalf of us all involved with the Babbacombe Theatre, for your generous comments and 5 Star review. Your support and most especially your personal recommendation means a lot to us. We are thrilled to know that your evening with us was an enjoyable one! More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and i have just returned home from a wonderful holiday in Paignton. One of the highlights of our holiday was a visit to the Babbacombe Theatre to see what can only be described as a spectacular show. Having been a stage manager myself, i can honestly say that the production of Starlight was one of the best variety... More 

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

Dear Bryan J. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent holiday to Paignton. It really is a beautiful and friendly town. However, what made the greatest impression on the management team and cast is the fact you not only refer to the show, Starlight, as " perfection" & " a spectacular show", but you state, it was,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Spectular singing, dazzling dancing, clever comedy and ingenious impressions all put together in a professional, polished show. We loved it from start to finish and will be visiting again. Dancers, singers, comediens and the children were delight to watch. If you want to be entertained from start to finish, this is the one to watch!

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

Dear Wibble1971 Thank you so very much for such a glowing review for our show, Starlight. We are all delighted to know your evening with us was an enjoyable one, so much so, not only do you give us your personal recommendation with your very complimentary 5 star review, but you state you will be coming back to see us... More 

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