CABARET, comedy and three decades of music combine for rock and roll variety show That'll Be The Day.

Trevor Payne, who still directs and stars in the production, created the show back in 1986, taking it out on the cabaret circuit for a six-week experimental tour.

He said: "There was no masterplan and no guarantees. We set out to produce a high quality production which would engage and entertain people of all ages - a rock 'n' roll variety show.

"We've certainly been through a lot together, in fact we're a nostalgia show with our own nostalgia."

The show started playing theatres in the early Nineties and now is now performed more than 200 times a year to capacity audiences across the UK.

Classic hits from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies are served up with hilarious comedy in a nostalgic trip back through the golden age of popular music, from Johnny Cash to Suzi Quatro, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Each year Trevor rewrites all the material for the show, which features stunning costumes and incredible live music.

The show has also raised more than £180,000 over the last two years for the Make-A-Wish UK which makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening conditions

That'll Be The Day is at Clacton's Princes Theatre on August 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £27 (£26 concessions) from the box office on 01255 686633.