ROCK and roll variety show - That'll Be the Day - is coming back to the Cliffs Pavilion at the beginning of next month.

Originally established on the cabaret circuit in the late Eighties, the show - which says includes not hit songs but also "hilarious comedy" - began doing the rounds of regional theatres in the early Eighties.

Today it has grown incredibly, performing over 200 shows a year to capacity audiences across the UK. Trevor Payne (who first created the show back in 1986) still directs, produces and stars in the production today.

He rewrites all the material for the show for each year. Over six months is taken in planning and preparation.

Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, That’ll Be The Day boasts of being "the golden age of popular music…revived!"

Having delighted audiences throughout the UK for over three decades, the show is back on the road once again this year entertaining crowds of fans with classic hits from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80s.

The team behind That’ll Be The Day are proud supporters of Make-A-Wish UK - the charity which grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

This year they’re celebrating 30 years of granting magical wishes - providing desperately ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition.

Now entering its third year of collecting, That’ll Be The Day is delighted to have raised over £130,000 in donations from its generous audiences across the UK.

Trevor Paynes said: “We are truly delighted to be supporting Make-A-Wish. The tireless work they do with children across the UK is inspirational and we look forward to a long and fruitful association with this amazing charity”.

That'll Be the Day comes to the Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend, on September 1.

Tickets start at £23.50 from 01702 351135 or