Current Programme

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August Saturday 8th at 7.30pm

Northanger Abbey  by  Jane Austen

DOT Productions

Catherine Morland lives in a small village, Fullerton, with her family. Friends invite Catherine to visit tourist hot-spot Bath with them. Catherine's views of life outside of her small town are highly coloured by the romantic Gothic novels she reads Will Catherine's imagination be her downfall? DOT Productions brings you this witty adaptation of 'Northanger Abbey' in its usual comedic style.

Tickets: £12
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August Tuesday 25th 9am to 3pm

Summer Dance Day 2015

Catherine Pickering School of Dance

A creative fun day of dance. A brilliant summer holiday activity. 6 years +. Everybody welcome. For more information contact Stephanie 07723 589020 or

Tickets: £15
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September Saturday 12th 2pm to 5pm

Theatre Skills Workshops - Up Close and Personal

Colchester Theatre Group

We welcome back professional director, Wendy Smith, who will get us involved in intimate and personal scenes without embarrassment. These workshops are ideal whether you are a complete novice or fancy a refresher. Over 16s only.

Tickets: £6 (CTG members), £8 (non-members)
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September Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th at 7.45pm + Sat matinée at 2.30pm

Quartet  by  Ronald Harwood

Famous as a film, QUARTET first opened in London's West End in September 1999. Set in a home for retired musicians, preparations for the annual gala concert are threatened by the arrival of Jean, a great opera star - and the former wife of another resident. This delightful play will make you laugh - and may make you sigh - as the four feisty old troupers face up to age and mortality.

Tickets: £11, £9 (conc)
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September Monday 21st 7.45pm - screening at 8.00pm


Witness the work of João Teixeira de Faria, one of the most respected energy healers in the world today. This award -winning documentary on physical and emotional journeys which reach beyond conventional medical understanding has the power to project the viewers into new dimensions, the existence of which modern quantum physics has been eagerly investigating (Amit Goswami - quantum physicist).

Whether you are looking for physical healing, you are a healer yourself, you are completely sceptical, or you would like to find answers to fundamental questions about the incredible power of subtle energies, you should not miss this screening.

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September Friday 25th - Saturday 26th at 7.45pm

One Act Play Competition Winners

Headgate Theatre Productions

The 2015 Headgate Playwright One Act Play Competition Winners will be staged for two nights only!!

ANALYSIS written and directed by Shannon Hannah (Under 21 winner) - A young girl who meets a lad at the bus stop. They develop a relationship - but through a series of interviews you gather that something has gone terribly wrong.

TAGGED written by Griff Scott (Over 21 winner) and directed by Kerry King- We are in the age of technology and this play looks at the relationship between young and old and how the past and present may be able to merge.

Tickets: £5
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September Sunday 27th at 2pm and 6pm

Hats off to Laurel and Hardy

Headgate Theatre Productions

This popular show about the lives of Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan) and Norvell Hardy (Ollie) will guide you through their early lives, their steady rise to international stardom, the decline of their movie careers and their phoenix-like revival on the stages of Europe. It details their unerring devotion to each other. Expect highlights from their huge canon of work, accompanied by a little singing and some questionable dancing. You will laugh your socks off before finally having your heart broken.

Tickets: £12
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October Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th at 7.45pm

A Letter of Resignation

Headgate Theatre Productions

In a Scottish castle on a summer evening in 1963, the Conservative Prime Minister is brought news of a scandal that threatens to rock the government and damage foreign policy. It is, of course, the 'Profumo Affair' - a story of call girls, sex parties and possible Soviet interference. It is a world that Harold Macmillan knows little of, and his reaction reveals a great deal about his politics, and the moral dilemma he faces knowing that his own personal life cannot withstand scrutiny. A topical masterpiece not to be missed.

Tickets: £9, £11 (conc)