An Afternoon with the Ladies of the Cliff Richard Fan Club, Sutton Coldfield, 1995

Theatre (comedy, immersive)

  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Step back in time to 1995 and come join a hilarious taster session of the Cliff Richard Fan Club! Our group of ladies will welcome you, make you laugh (and maybe cry too) and even surprise with some "unique" takes on buffet food! For anyone who has ever been a fan... of anything!

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 20 August, 19 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

jean anderson 38 days ago

5 stars from me, I loved it. Its about the power of music to give us joy and support us through troubled times. Also about the importance of women's friendships.

John Dewhurst 43 days ago

Undemanding hour with ladies of a certain age. Got a badge!

Gillian Duckworth 43 days ago

Yes!Yes!Yes! What a great feel good show! I think I might be a ‘Cliffette’ at heart- never knew he did so many good songs- but might not be tempted to do ‘cheesy bananas’

Julie Phillips 46 days ago

Really enjoyed their enthusiasm and adoration of Cliff but as an Elton John fanatic I was dreading being asked my favourite Cliff hit in case I gave one of Elton’s! A fun show that kept us amused. Well done ladies

Randal Richmond 48 days ago

As an American I was only vaguely aware of just how big Cliff Richard was. In the 1980s "Devil Woman" was my first exposure and the most memorable.

However, as with any dramatic endeavor, the plot is merely the idea around which all the characters, action, emotion revolves. This is about Cliff Richard as much as Titanic was about a ship. This is a warm hearted character study about a group of women who bond over their shared love of a pop star. But the heart of the story is about the relationships the women have between themselves, between their individual families, and between each other.

As each of us has popular music as the soundtrack of our lives, this well acted and heartwarming story reminds us that even though we might never see or meet our pop star heroes, the fact that we share the experience of hearing the same music at the same point in our lives, is enough to bring us together.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show. And who knew bananas with cheese could be so tasty?

Cathy Conneff 50 days ago

An utter joy - a really welcoming experience as we explore the lives of five women brought together by their love of Cliff, we were as much a part of the show as the (wonderful) actors themselves, whilst never being “in your face”.

It explores some pretty deep themes, all of whilst are handled lightly and sensitively both by the actors and the writer.

A really enjoyable experience.

Judy Hepburn 53 days ago

I went with a fringe friend to this show looking for a trip down memory lane and quite looking forward to joining in. The obviously forced jollity of the actors set the tone for the rest of the show and the audience struggled to respond. The idea was good but unfortunately the execution was poor.

Kathleen Noonan 55 days ago

I was at the preview of this show and hope it gained a more enthusiastic audience after that.
Ther was music, facts and memorabilia as the characters highlighted their love of Cliff. They also display how friendships of people with similar interest can grow, then how those friends support each other.
Be prepared to sing along and maybe be tempted by the unusual nibbles.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

A warm-hearted exploration of the friendships and eccentricities of such fan clubs everywhere.

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Theatre, Films and Arts (3.5/5 stars) 45 days ago

It’s an entertaining and welcoming way to spend an hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy it.

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