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“Babbacombe Theatre”
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Babbacombe Theatre
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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“Babbacombe Theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great show & organised travel from hotel laid on.What a great show called "Spellbound".Very talented performers singing from classic to modern songs from the shows.

Visited October 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear BarbaraDN96.

Thank you so very much for writing a review on our Tripadvisor page. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us and love the fact you thought the show was "great" and worthy of 5 stars.

We hope if you are visiting the region again, we maybe able to ENTERTAIN YOU again?!
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London, United Kingdom
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“"A Great Start to Christmas"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

This show was full of fun, magic and laughter! I watched it with a friend and we both thought it was faultless! The singers were fantastic, the dancers were entertaining and impressive, and the comedians had the whole audience laughing! There wasn't a time where my eyes wondered off stage- I was drawn into the performance and was thrilled with the whole show. The cast interacted with the audience, making them feel included, and we were welcomed by the Box office crew and ushers, who were definitely getting into the Christmas spirit! I arrived feeling excited and was more then impressed by the performance everyone gave. This is definitely a show to watch! It was a great start to Christmas and I will definitely be coming back to watch again soon!

Visited November 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Callum Elson.

Now that's just a super review... Thank you very much for your compliments and 5 stars. I am pleased your whole experience with us was an enjoyable one. Its nice to read you intend to come and see us again. Your support is very much appreciated!
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Christmas Stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

I came to see the first show on Wednesday 30th October, When you first walked into the theatre you are greeted by a smiling happy Snow White!!!! What a clever idea, the dwarfs are inside selling programes, although one of them seemed to take it a bit far by being grumpy, The show was fantastic had us in stitches, the singers were great and had a good choice of songs although i would i liked a bit more Christmas, loved the 12 days of Christmas with all the animals.
i wish i lived nearer and could go more, cant wait until the summer show and will definitely recommend this to my friends.
Thank you for a great afternoon
Cathy

Visited October 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Cathy P.

I did have a little chuckle when I read Grumpy was a bit to over enthusiastic with staying in character. I think that member of staff should be given the 'Happy' hat to wear in future!

Thank you ever so much for supporting us. It's nice to read that you visit us regularly and you are already looking forward to coming back in 2014. We are now well under-way in putting the all new show together and hope that you will find it as entertaining as you did Christmas Stars?

Your 5 star review and all your comments are gratefully received, we have enjoyed sharing them amongst the cast and staff.
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Devon, United Kingdom
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“Christmas Stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

My family watched this show on opening night, the theatre was full and buzzing with a great atmosphere. We all thoroughly enjoyed this variety Christmas show, there is certainly something for everyone. If you want to start getting in the Christmas spirit, pop along and watch the show, you'll certainly leave with a smile on your face.

Visited October 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Jeffrey B

Its nice to read that we made you smile :) Thank you very much for supporting the venue and for taking the time and effort to submit your lovely 5 star review.
All of us involved with the show are chuffed to bits with your comments, they're much appreciated!
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant entertainment all round!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

I went to watch the opening of 'Christmas Stars' and thoroughly enjoyed it from the start right to the end. There was fantastic singing and dancing, including the choreography, and the comedy was also very entertaining. The costumes were very effective and added to the sparkle of the show.
The audience were laughing throughout and there was a great atmosphere around. I came out feeling ecstatic and will definitely be watching it again very soon. I will also recommend to all my friends and family who are up for a great afternoon or evening out!

Visited October 2013
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear LLHeally

Thank you very much for your cracking 5 star review. All of us involved with the show, Christmas Stars, is thrilled with your comments. We most especially like the fact that you intend to tell all your friends and family about the show, we shall look forward to extending to them the compliments of the season, whilst entertaining them too. We hope that they will enjoy it as much as you did?!
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