Current Programme - Drama


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September Saturday 21st at 7.30pm

The Witching Hour

       by  Jonathan Goodwin, directed by Gary Archer

Don't Go Into The Cellar!

Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror! Brave the horrors lying in wait within "An Episode of Cathedral History"! Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in "A Warning to the Curious"! One-man show and follow-up to our successful touring production of "Old Haunts".

Jonathan Goodwin plays M R James in a show scripted by himself, and directed by Gary Archer.



Tickets: £10
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September Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm

Uncle Vanya

       by  Anton Chekhov

Theatrical Niche

Chekhov's tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multi-disciplinary new adaptation. A weary country household plunges head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives. As the estate sale is announced, the strains of repression bubble, until Uncle Vanya hits boiling point. Physical Theatre & Rural Art intertwine in this witty Russian masterpiece examining desperation, and the need for affection... at all costs.

Suitable for ages 12+



Tickets: £12 (full) £10 (OAP, FTS, groups
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October Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th at 7.45pm, Saturday Matinée 2.30pm

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

       by  Martin Mcdonough

Colchester Theatre Group

Spinster Maureen cares for her mother Mag and dreams of leaving home. News comes of a farewell party for neighbour Pato, Maureen grabs her chance, prompting deep revelations and shocks! Funny, dark and unforgettable, expect the unexpected! Contains strong language and adult themes.

Tickets: £13, £10 (OAP, FTS)
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October Monday 14th - Saturday 19th 7.45pm Sat Matinée 2pm

Radiant Vermin

       by  Philip Ridley

Protocol Theatre

When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? 'Radiant Vermin' is a fast-paced, pitch-black comedy.



Tickets: £14, £12 (65 & over, FTS, under 16)
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October Thursday 24th at 7.30pm

The Affair

       by  Amy Gibbons & Samuel Gaulier

Gibbons & Gaulier

A hilarious and uplifting new play about relationships, with all the ingredients of a great comedy...clown, bouffon, vaudeville and slapstick!



Tickets: £15, £14 (65 and over, FTS, under 16)
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November Saturday 2nd at 8.15pm

Terrifically Terrifying Tales

Packing Shed Theatre

Two new ghost stories performed live especially for the spooking season. 'The King's Head' written and performed by Patrick Marlowe and 'As Shuck Would Have It' written and performed by Neil D'Arcy-Jones.This event is not being shown in the main house Suitable for age 14 and over.



Tickets: £12, £10 (65 & over, FTS, under 16)
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November Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th at 7.45pm

BUG

       by  Tracy Letts

Headgate Theatre Productions

A tense, psychological thriller, wrought with conspiracy theories and revelations. Suitable for age 14 and over.



Tickets: £13, £12 (65 & over, FTS, under 16)
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December Monday 9th at 7.30pm

A Christmas Carol

       by  Charles Dickens

Robert MacCall

Storyteller Robert MacCall conjures up the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future, in his one-man version of the Dickens classic.



Tickets: £14, £12 (65 & over, FTS), £7 (16 and under)
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December Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st at 7.30pm Saturday Matinée 4pm

Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock of Whitechapel

       by  Pat Whymark & Julian Harries featuring characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle

Common Ground Theatre Company

An adventure with Holmes and Watson that transports us from the wharfs and alleys of East London to the icy wastes of the North and the hidden temples of the East (changing at Peterborough), as they pursue 'The Warlock of Whitechapel'.



Tickets: £13, £7 (21 and under)
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