It has been reported that Sam Smith could be about to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and Madonna.
The Cambridgeshire singier star is apparently in line to record the theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre.
The movie stars Daniel Craig, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.
The Sunday times says the 23 year old was commissioned directly by director Sam Mendes.
The Princes Theatre in Clacton has been given a facelift costing £19,000.
The venue, which is the Town Hall of the Essex resort, has had a new carpet, curtains, redecoration as well as improvements to the bar area in the Essex Hall.
The theatre, which is run by Tendring District Council, puts on a varied programme of shows and hosts a number of major events during the year. It is also hired out for weddings and conferences
“We want our audiences, our entertainers and all those who use the theatre to have the best possible experience and look forward to coming back.
“I think it is fair to say that parts of the theatre were looking a little tired and were in need of a modernisation programme.
“We have achieved a great deal on a relatively small budget – especially considering the size of the theatre - and I hope people will be impressed with what they find."
In 2014 more than 36,000 customers came through the doors for shows.
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