Please be aware that the wonderful show 'Music Of The Night' has now ended. The show was in production throughout the Babbacombe Theatre 2015 season and is now no longer being staged and, therefore, can no longer be attended. In order to provide you, the audience, with an ever-changing line up of talent and variety the team at the Babbacombe Theatre are committed to producing new shows every season. This policy, along with all of their shows, provides an entirely new theatrical experience each year you attend.
This page exists to primarily inform you of a past production you may, or may not, have seen and is for archival purposes only. For information regarding this season's amazing 2016 Christmas Production appropriately entitled 'The Magic Of Christmas' please click on this 'Magic Of Christmas' link which will take you directly to the Babbacombe Theatre website where you will discover more information regarding the show and also be able to book tickets to this amazing festive production. Clicking on this 'Theatre' link will give you a taste of the many delights that are waiting in store for you when you attend the theatre in 2017.
You may also be interested to know that if you were unlucky enough not to have seen 'Music Of The Night' during the theatre's 2015 season - or even if you did but would just like to relive the moment again - then do not despair, as a nicely presented DVD of the show has been produced by the Babbacombe Theatre and is available for purchase at the theatre foyer or by post. For further details please scroll down to the lower section of this webpage. The following narrative has been reproduced from the show souvenir programme.
Music Of The Night features pop classics, along with amazing operatic arias interspersed with some of the most favoured and popular songs from the musicals, performed by a cast of nine stunning vocalists that will surely leave you starstruck. The show is hosted by Babbacombe Theatre favourite Andy Oakley who, along with his usual sprinkling of humour, promises to deliver some 'unexpected vocal prowess' during the event.
With forty hits featured in the show, it is no surprise that the songs will cover the decades. In fact, it would be fair to say that the show actually covers centuries! The oldest song being showcased in the production was in fact written in 1898 and is called, My Sunshine, albeit that's how it translates in English. It is a magnificent aria, also known as the Neapolitan Song and will be sung by Keedie, who recently appeared on the BBC TV show The Voice UK. Keedie has also had major chart success with a song on which she dueted with Duncan Jamesentitled I Believe My Heart, which was written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber for the West End musical The Woman In White, which ran for nineteen months and reached 500 performances.
You cannot be less than amazed by the cast of this amazing show which includes West End star performer Lily Laight, who is not only a stage star, having appeared in Matilda, with the original stage cast, but also a TV star, having appeared in an episode of Doc Martin, which is filmed in Port Isaac, in the beautiful county of Cornwall. Lily also hit the headlines quite recently when the 2014 romantic comedy drama movie she appeared in, directed by Christian Ditter and written by Juliette Towhidi entitled Love Rosie and based on the 2004 second novel Where Rainbows End by prolific Irish author Cecelia Ahern went on general release.
Together with Andy, Keedie and Lily, we have not one, but three, recognisable and beautiful songstresses in the shape of Lisa Walker, Lisa T Winter and Eloise Cole, who are joined on stage by Richie Lee, whose falsetto range is ideal for the show's tribute to Frankie Valli. New boys appearing this year are international performer Damien James and Lee Randall the celebrated Robbie Williams tribute star: an absolutely outstanding performer and a classically trained pianist with an entertainment career spanning thirty years.
Music Of The Night is an absolutely amazing show, with an exceptional cast that is certain to render you breathless, and cheering for more and more with each, and every, one of the many musical genres they so delightfully encompass. And there really is something for everyone in this year's outstanding production. In fact a whole smorgasbord of musical tastes are catered for. And what a recipe for enjoyment it is: with a diversity of songs from the likes of Abba and the Bee Gees to wonderful West End musicals such as the celebrated Miss Saigon. From the awe inspiring catalogue of Tina Turner to the melodious ballads from Cats: all delightfully seasoned with a pinch of 'Puccini's Turandot' sprinkled in - just for good measure.
They say that a great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good. Imagine, if you will, your euphoria after enjoying an evening in the company of so many wonderful melodic memories all seamlessly woven together. That is the scenario waiting in store for you when you attend this wonderful production. But it's not all front of stage and so our appreciation must also be extended to our gifted and talanted Musical Director Pete Leonard and equally to our artistic and rhythmically creative choreographer Sadie Oliver, who has so skillfully put our exceptional cast through their paces in order to create this fine production. Without them, and our amazing cast, we simply wouldn't have a show. So sit back and relax and allow the Babbacombe Theatre production The Music Of The Night to become the Music Of Your Night.
There has been an absolute abundance of amazing entertainers appearing at this quaint, and delightfully bijou little theatre over the years - with international superstars along with resident performers such as Phil Lowen, Paul Cobley, Dean Winters and sensational singing star Keedie to name just a few gracing the annals of its celebrity seasoned interior. And this year's extravaganza is no exception as Colin Matthews, Pete Leonard and Sadie Oliver's spectacular production of 'Music Of The Night' takes to the theatre's stage.
Appearing in this amazing production are Richie Lee, a Swansea boy very proud of his Welsh heritage who started his career in show business when only ten years old. Since then he has frequently performed in various thetres, hotels and venues around Europe including the West End, the NEC in Birmingham and has also appeared at Disneyland Paris. Throughout his illustrious career he has also performed with many accomplished comedians, and vocalists, such as Ken Dodd, the adorable Jane McDonald and long time funny man Bobby Davro, to name just a few. Richie first made his Babbacombe Theatre debut back in 2013.
Then we have Lisa T Winter. Lisa began singing at 13, whilst taking piano lessons, and has never looked back. She became a Haven Mate in 1995 and worked for Haven for seven years. She then got the travel bug and worked for the cruise company Sun Cruises as a production vocalist followed by a further contract with the company P&O as Entertainments Manager. Alongside Lisa is Eloise Cole, who has been performing professionally as a vocalist since 2001. During 2009, as part of the all female group Killer Heels, she reached boot camp on The X Factor. When the band folded she teamed up with a fellow member to create Allure who, in 2010, received the runners up title in The Babbacombe Theatre's'Torbay's Got Talent' show.
Another fine act is Lee Randall. Lee entered his first talent show at the age of just fifteen in the seaside town of Bournemouth where he was spotted by the producer of the hit TV series Barrymore and invited to appear on the show. Since then he has worked as an Entertainment's Manager, Hotel Manager, Show Producer and Event Organiser. A couple of years ago a fellow entertainer suggested that he should maybe have a go at becoming a Robbie Williams tribute act. Through a lot of hard work and determination he achieved this and since then he has travelled the world performing as one of the biggest pop stars of today.
Damien James began his professional career in 1996, when he started working in hotels as part of the Resident Entertainments team and very quickly moved up the ranks to become one of the most popular and versatile entertainers on today's cabaret circuit. More recently he has been extensively touring for a major hotel chain providing tribute shows for both Neil Diamond and Tom Jones. Also appearing is vocalist, musician and comedian Andy Oakley who has been in the business for over thirty years. Andy has appeared in many superb productions here at the Babbacombe Theatre with his friendly and relaxed style always a sure fire winner with any audience and a personality always leaving you cheering for more.
Which brings us on to two amazing performers Keedie and Lisa. Keedie, of course, is also a theatre veteran and no stranger to the Babbacombe boards. She first appeared at the Babbacombe Theatre in her own show 'For One Night Only' in 2009 and later returned as a special guest judge for Torbay's Got Talent. Keedie has topped the charts with the song I Believe My Heart, which she was asked to perform and duet with Duncan James, from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Woman In White. More recently, in February 2015, Keedie auditioned for the BBC TV show The Voice where she performed the song Titanium.
And then there is the talented and beautiful Lisa Walker who began singing when she was just thirteen years old and regularly performed in local productions with the school choir. Lisa's pantomime roles include the part of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Prince Charming in Cinderella. She also performs on the cabaret circuit as a soloist and also as part of the duo Chique. And finally we come to the enchanting Miss Lily Laight. Lily, who is just thirteen was born into a theatrical family and took her first steps on stage at the very tender age of two. Her credits include Amanda Thripp in the Royal Shakespeare's outstanding production of Matilda in the West End of London. She also took on the role of Becky Wead when she appeared in the ITV series Doc Martin. Last year saw three of her feature films hit cinema screens which included her first Red Carpet World Film Premiere in London's world famous Leicester Square. Most recently she has appeared in the romantic comedy film Love Rosie based on Cecelia Ahern's second novel.