Don't Stop The Music at Babbacombe Theatre - Credit: Submitted
Don't Stop The Music at Babbacombe Theatre - Credit: Submitted

All-new summer show for Babbacombe Theatre

Torbay Weekly

A collection of songs can often be referred to as the ‘soundtrack to your life’ – it is like a roadmap looking backward on the major milestones that got you to where you are today.

The all-new show ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay promises to reignite some of those memories, while undoubtedly creating some new ones during the production.

If you have a passion for music, you’ll enjoy the inspirational musical journey, encapsulating all genres across the musical spectrum covering six decades performed by nine talented vocalists, that will leave you starstruck.

Live entertainment still has a place in our busy lives, reaching beyond the realms of the everyday reality, take pleasure from storytelling to music.

Enjoy the narratives found in West End and Broadway hit musicals, Phantom of the Opera, Grease and The Rocky Horror Show plus sound bites from award-winning movie soundtracks Grease, No Time to Die, Encanto and Chess as well as chart-topping popular songs associated with star performers that include Billie Eilish, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Blondie, Steps, Cilla Black, The Temptations, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, The Four Tops, and Michael Bublé.

The show is headlined by a Babbacombe favourite, Andy Oakley. As well as being a versatile comedian and musician, he can deliver a song that demonstrates his vocal prowess and talent for characterisation, which will be evident in his rather unusual portrayal of the Phantom… from the Birmingham Hippodrome!

Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are celebrated entertainer, who never ceases to impress, Dean Winters and ‘the Voice’ vocalist Holly Cosgrove, who is as adept at interpreting a pop hit as she is the most dramatic show song.

Also on stage are accomplished musical theatre performer Joe Stone, singing sensations Harriet Loveridge and Claire Waring, familiar to many as local pantomime and musical theatre stars, crooner Joe Harris, who can pack a punch in more ways than one and leave you ‘Feeling Good’ as will Lucy Samuels and Sophie Beresford who are swapping their dance shoes for a microphone.

A great song will lift your heart, warm the soul, and make you feel good, imagine your euphoria after enjoying an evening with so many wonderful melodic memories, building on and adding to the soundtrack of our life, which have all seamlessly been merged together by the show’s producer and director Colin Matthews, musical director Pete Leonard and choreographer Wesley Waring.

The show will run weekly every Thursday from May 12 up to and including October 6 at 8.15pm with a matinee performance on Thursday, September 15, at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available directly from the venue’s box office on 01803 328385 or you can buy online at www.babbacombe-theatre.com