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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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around 50 persons from the trip that i was on attended a Variety show, they all came back with nothing but praise for what they had seen, only wished i had gone.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

around 50 persons from the trip that i was on attended a Variety show, they all came back with nothing but praise for what they had seen, only wished i had gone.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Magic of the Stars. Haven't laughed so much in years. Some of it was slightly blue but there was not any unnecessary swearing. Brilliant cast. Singing and dancing brilliant. The illusions were truly amazing. The whole show was so good we bought the DVD. The half of our coach party that did go regretted not going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic variety show. Stars from the West End, something for everyone. We have never laughed so much. Still laughing the next day. More than worth the £19 we paid. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited theatre to see magic of the stars as we were in Torquay for a short break away Really funny show Excellent theatre, really clean ,friendly staff

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this show "Magic of the Stars" with a group from hotels in Paignton on the 7th March. What an excellent show with Steve Laister guiding us through the evening with his wit and humourous acts. Daniel Dean was also good with his illusions but the kids from Rock Starz in the first half of the show deserve a 100%... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 4th show we have seen and we were worried it wouldn't be as good as the previous ones but how wrong we were it was a FANTASTIC evening! We travel over 100 miles to see these shows and always try and spread the word. Everyone was very good but especially Steve Laister who kept everyone laughing. Can't... More 

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

Wonderful atmospheric theatre and first class musical entertainment shows. Fabulous entertainment and very well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent show. Something for all ages. Magic, dancing, music and comedy that I can recommend is a must to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed at hotel de la mar and we came to the show wed feb 22nd what a fantastic show it was on par to benidorm palace but a smaller version enjoyed every minute carry on the good work wonderful norah sargeant

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show. The main character Steve laicester was brilliant, in my opinion definitely good enough to be on stage in the west end of London, all other performances were also good and the kids were really good too. Mixed of different ages in the crowd... pity no bar though.

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