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There are some who doubt what I do, but in the US they were so convinced I was asked to help solve the OJ Simpson case

There are some who doubt what I do, but in the US they were so convinced I was asked to help solve the OJ Simpson case

Phill Jupitus

Our Phill to star in the Producers

South Essex College students

Students challenge gay stereotypes


Britain's Got Talent winners coming to Cliffs

Alice Lane

Variety show to raise cash for charity

Rock on – Steve Steinman stars as the evil baron in Vampires Rock at the Cliffs Pavilion

Vamping it up at a show that ‘should be on prescription’

Ash Frith

Other kids wanted to be popstars... I just wanted to be Vic Reeves

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors rolls back into town

Meet the gang – Los Desperados and Friends

Los Desperados’ festive cracker

Laughs – Russell Kane hosts a night of comedy

Our Russell hosts a smashing night of stand-up comedy

Fergal Grant with artist Sandra Ehlers

Artist's plea over cafe closure

Ben Bowman

Ben's tribute to the King of Pop

Michael McIntyre

See Michael McIntyre at the Cliffs... for £165

Time travelling duo – Morgan and West have confounded audiences around the world

Morgan and West conjure up a new show for their fans

Gig start – the Boy With Tape on His Face will be the first act at the Joker’s new venue

A new era for comedy club

Comic – catch Hal Cruttenden at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff

Hal rolls out his Tough Luvvie for a grand finale

Laughs – Doc Brown is set for the Palace Theatre

Doc proves laughter is the best medicine

Poignant drama – members of the cast of Molly Sweeney

Sell-out drama’s welcome return

Last of the season – Rigoletto by Verdi

Coming to a live screen near you

On song – the cast of Joseph, who perform in Halstead this weekend. The show sold out at Sudbury last month

Amazing show will appeal to all ages

Masterclass – learn about costume design from Lesley Ford, centre

Adore theatre fashion? Sign up for special day with Royal Opera House

Novel idea  – Annabel Dee is to hold A Grand Exhibition, dedicated to the iconic Grand Hotel, inset

Send work and ideas in for my Grand exhibition

Art of combat – Immortal Chi at the Cliffs Pavilion

Kung-fu master in quest for harmony

Green is the colour – Jevan Watkins Jones beside his picture of one of the machines at Essex University’s biological sciences lab

Jevan goes green for new exhibition

Tribute to the Big O  – Barry Steele as the late, great Roy Orbison. The show will feature original film footage from the era

Barry in Orbison tribute with a difference

Political benefit show – Crispin Flintoff will introduce the comics

Saturday night live: A little bit of politics and a load of laughs


Cliffs’s got talent for two shows next year

Players – Adam Duarte-Dias, Donna Francis, Joseph Sales and Scott Sophos who are in the open-air summer production of Robin Hood: Spirit of Sherwood

Robin Hood rides in

Chris Linatt-Scott, front, with the rest of the cast, is wonderful in the title role of the Miser

REVIEW: THE MISER Miser is comedy gold

Laurence Clark  – the comedian is bringing his latest his show to Colchester Comedy Festival

Don’t call me inspirational, says cerebral palsy comic

Homeward bound – Rayleigh’s Lee Mead

Our Lee’s coming home with return to his musical roots

Trembling Bells – one of the many acts playing the festival

Leigh Folk Festival is back

Back from the Dark Side of the Moob – Rory McGrath and Philip Pope

Dad-rock duo Philip and Rory’s night at arts centre

Brave undertaking – Stevie Rae

Stevie is ready to take centre stage

Barbican Piano Trio – Sophie Lockett, Robert Max and James Kirby

Classical treat at Frinton Festival

The Pythons – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones

See Monty Python’s concerts in Colchester

Tomos James in Rime            Picture: LISE MARKER

Mariner’s tale with thrills of the circus

Date – Josh Widdicombe

Incidentally, catch Josh Widdicombe at the Cliffs

Telling tales – Sarah Mayhew and Sadie Hasler  Picture: SIMON FOWLER

Old Trunk lifting lid to spin more mini yarns

Title role – Glenn Sanderson

Tommy will be a real spectacular at the Palace

New show – Bentley Strangetrousers and others characters from I

Get set for gag fest at the arts centre

Laughs galore – foreground, Stephanie Wilson, left, and Sally Lightfoot, with other cast members

It’s the Odd Couple with a twist, but as hilarious as ever

Dance partners – Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev

Girls Allowed: Strictly star talks Kimberley, Chelsee...Pasha Kovalev on upcoming Clacton show

Master of illusion – Derren Brown

Master of mind control Derren Brown prepares to bring his show to the Cliffs Pavilion

It’s a goal – the cast of England Away in rehearsals

What goes on tour with England fans ...comes on stage

Real-life tragedy – Keith Chanter took over the title role in Southend Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear after the death of Roy Foster from cancer

I hope my performance of Lear will be seen as a fitting tribute to Roy

Trevor Marriott – the author has written a book about murderers

Find out all about worst serial killers in the world

Man in black – Andrew O’Neill says he has been a show-off since birth

Don’t call me a goth...

Where is she? The stage version of the adventures of Pirate Gran, charted in the books written by Geraldine

Pirate Gran leaps from page to stage for fun

Double act – brothers Ed and Tommy Croft are set for the Comedy Club

Have a Jolly time at the Comedy Club

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