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Babbacombe Theatre

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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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+44 1803 328385
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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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"Magic Of The Stars Show" = Magic of our local entertainers "WOW"!

Went to see this show last night, and by far one of the best shows I have seen at the Babbacombe Theatre, a very strong show not one weak performance. I have always been told a... read more

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devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see this show last night, and by far one of the best shows I have seen at the Babbacombe Theatre, a very strong show not one weak performance. I have always been told a show should start good, end good, and you can maybe get away with the weak stuff in the middle? But there is NO weak... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Magic of The Stars is a fabulous show with each and every one of the cast keeping the show flowing smoothly with a special mention to Mr Comedy Steve Laister one of the finest acts I've ever seen and Miss Lindsey Collard with her superb vocals and sparkling personality to match. I would highly recommend anyone visiting or living in... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great theatre that has many different shows available throughout the year. It is comfortable with good views in all parts. Check their website for whats on during your visit to Torbay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self funding theatre we have visited before these people put on a wonderful show for all in Torquay and holiday last week saw preview of this summers show brilliant we all laughed all way through the jokes dancing and singing very well all thirty of us on our coach had a great time well done Babbacombe also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a performance...this show was fabulous from beginning to end! Couldn't take my eyes off it for a second! The cast were all amazing but when Gail Marie (west end singer) stepped out on stage she owned it! With an amazing voice, it was like the West end has come to Torquay! Couldn't sleep i was buzzing. Infact i... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and l,were lucky enough to attend the opening night,of Magic of the Stars,and what a night,the show was brilliant,from start to end,excellent performance by all the cast,We thought the performance of Gail Marie stood out,and she was a wonderful asset to the show.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Wonderful Colin Matthews Production for 2017 " Magic Of The Stars ". A Fantastic Bright, Colorful, Variety Show, with a Superb Cast. This Show has everything, Headed by Steve Laister ( Comedy Excellence Award Winner ), Lindsey Collard ( Divine Diva ), Gail Marie ( West End Vocalist ), Daniel Dean ( International Illusionist ) Wayne Champaign Martin (... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended for opening night. This lovely theatre has done it again. Fantastic show. Stage full of amazing talent. Music, Comedy, Dance, Magic. All first class. Anyone got the chance to see this show. DON'T MISS OUT !!!!!!! Front of house staff always so welcoming. Very helpful. No stairs so easy for disabled guests. A great night out. Show is every... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night, Tuesday 7/2/17 my wife and I were part of the audience for the "Magic of the Stars" show. Each and every act were hand picked by the producer from his knowledge of all the local talent, but our particular praise must go to Gail-Marie. She has a most enchanting voice and she was our highlight of the evening... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a show! Non stop laughing from start to finish, along with all the singing and dancing everyone was brilliant and should all be really proud of themselves! You can see just how hard everyone has worked and how much effort they have all put in from the performance they gave last night. I especially enjoyed Gail Marie -... More 

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