OLD-STYLE music hall vaudeville comes to Clacton next week with the Bowjangles Christmas Show.

The string quartet bring the curtain down on the first half of Clacton Arts and Lits' season on Monday with their blend of music, song, dance and comedy.

The multi-talented entertainers are superb musicians who also sing, dance, leap, tumble, juggle and joke, leaving incredulous audiences in stitches of laughter.

The energetic show brings vaudeville into the 21st Century using every style and genre of music and they have entertained fans across the world, from Brisbane to Barbados and Norway to the Outer Hebrides.

Cellist Ezme Gaze and violinists Bertie Anderson, Mitch McGugan and Ed Bruggemeyer have been regulars on the Covent Garden busking and street-performing scene since they were teenagers – and quickly realised they got a much warmer reception if they smiled, flirted and serenaded passing crowds.

They honed their craft over the years and when the four decided to create a new group in 2008, they used many aspects of what they had learnt in Covent Garden and at street festivals worldwide to create their first show.

Since then they have performed mainly in halls, theatres and at arts festivals, but have also been known to appear on boats and in barns, hospitals, castles, nightclubs, schools, in the middle of roads and in a forest in the dead of night.

Bowjangles are at the Princes Theatre on Monday at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £10, go on sale to non-members on the door from 7.15pm.