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“fantastic night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre
Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Owner description: 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. For this festive season good cheer is required, so to enhance the essence of this enchanting time of year, the cast from the venue will transforms before your very eyes the true spirit of the occasion! They will provide in abundance side-splitting comedy, mesmerising magic, wonderful music from yesteryear and today whilst creating memorable moments in the show, Once Upon A Christmas. A very special treat you will not want to miss! With adaptations of some great classics (of the musical and comedic variety), costume design, choreography and musical arrangements, providing a kaleidoscope of colour, this two hour family show takes you on a journey into a land of make believe. Whilst inspirational lighting and innovative projection provides a blast of theatrical vitality, illuminating the plot of pacy show. This show is produced and directed with the audiences ENTERTAINMENT in mind with the guarantee of a 'HAPPY' ending. 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 Once Upon A Christmas please refer to the website, or contact the box office.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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“fantastic night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

we visited this show whilst on a few days break through THHN we got tickets to see this hilarious show our 12 year old enjoyed it as much as us, The show was almost playing to a full house it was full of songs dances and very funny sketches made a very sad time we are going through into some wonderful memories. Would strongly recommend

Visited September 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Traceyand Karenmay13.

We have had some lovely reviews for Spellbound, but yours is one of the most poignant. All of us involved with the venue are absolutely thrilled you had a memorable family experience with us and the show was enjoyed by you all.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and 5 star review, we are very grateful. We also want to send you our very best wishes for the future x
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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Babbacombes best ever show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Brilliant ,, laughed and laughed till our sides ached, also shed tears of emotion at the beautiful singing.
Won over by the illusionist.

Visited September 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear PamalecScot

Thank you very much for your 5 star review and kind comments. I'm sorry though we made you ache and cry...albeit for the right reasons. :)
The show Spellbound will be pretty hard to top, but be assured we will continue to strive to ensure that every new show we produce will rise to the mark. If you visit us again in 2014, I'd like to think you may be able to make the same statement Babbacombe's Best Ever Show! You are clearly a regular visitor so your support is greatly appreciated by all of us involved in the running of the venue.
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“Fantastic value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic time, real value for money.. the staff are so polite we visited 3 times in our 18 day stay at babbecombe/torquay&paignton

Visited August 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Speedy1767
It must now seem a very long time ago now when you came to see us at the Babbacombe Theatre.. not only once but three times? I hope you still have fond memories of your visit?
My apologies for the delay in responding to your extremely complimentary 5 star review. On behalf of us all I cannot thank you enough for your support and lovely comments..most especially that you felt we offered good value for money and you found our staff to be so polite. From a managerial prospective it is always good to know how are front of house team are perceived by our patrons.
I hope when you next visit the Bay we may have the pleasure of ENTERTAINING you again? Thank you.
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I went to see spellbound with a group of friends and I was the youngest member of the audience by at least 30 years. Brilliant performance and the singing was amazing and the comedy was brilliant, although a some points i was looking around thinking is this really suitable for the age of the crowd, but they loved it. I loved the fact that it was an old style theatre which is something I have never experienced! Great night out!

Visited September 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear LumpysMrs,

I have to admit whilst I'm typing, I am having a good giggle to myself, what a fab user name :)!

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your very complimentary comments on our TripAdvisor page.

On behalf of everyone involved with the production Spellbound and the venue, I'd like to express our gratitude for your 5 star review. Its also nice to know your trip here marked a new experience for you and we met the grade! I hope we may get to ENTERTAIN you again in the not to distant future?
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“Spellbound”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It was good, and made a reasonable night out, but wasn't as funny as the reviews sugggested. Too much dancing although the main
comedian was excellent

Visited September 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Marilyn D.

Thank you very much for your kind review. Its good to know you enjoyed Phil Lowen, the top of the bill. He is a very versatile comedy talent and we are thrilled he has been with us this season and will be joining us again in our all new show opening on Wednesday 30th October, Christmas Stars.
When producing a variety show there is always a balance to consider and we do try to ensure we have all elements covered equally. Its unfortunate you felt the comedic aspect of the show was lacking. I hope if you come to see us again, we will have addressed this, albeit we will always utilise singing and dancing into one of our productions, it's very popular with many of our patrons.
It is rewarding to read that you came along to see the show after reading some of our other reviews, and found it to be a reasonable night out.
We will always strive to ENTERTAIN everyone that comes to support us whilst making it good value for money!
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