Current Programme

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November Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th at 7.45pm Matinée 2.30pm Satuday 17th

Marjorie Prime

Headgate Theatre Productions

Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.

Tickets: £13 £11 (conc)

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November Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th at 7.45 Matinée 2.30pm Saturday 24th

The Ladykillers  by  Gordon Linehan

Colchester Theatre Group

Colchester Theatre Group is excited to present this madcap Marx brothers style comedy written by one of the creators and writers of Father Ted. A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed!

Tickets: £13, £10 (conc)

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December Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th at 7pm Matinée 2pm Satuday 8th and Sunday 9th

Aladdin  by  Ben Crocker

Headgate Theatre Productions

HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Our show will transport you from the empty deserts of Arabia to the bustling streets and slums of Old Peking, as we tell a moving story of true love, terrible greed and a deadly struggle for absolute power... and a panda... and a laundry ...and....

The show will contain loud noises, flashes and smoke.

Tickets: £12, £9 (conc under 16's)

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December Monday 10th at 7.30pm

The Bagman's Uncle and The Bagman's Uncle's Friend  by  Charles Dickens (Adapted by Robert MacCall)

Robert MacCall

Robert MacCall performs his adaptation of two hilarious and exuberant tales from 'The Pickwick Papers'. Set in the ebullient pre-Victorian era, these are the rambunctious adventures of the Bagman's Uncle and his friend. Both are travelling salesmen, with all the freedom and adventure of the open road before them.

Suitable for ages 10 and over.

Tickets: £13, £10 (conc), £7 (accompanied children)

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December Friday 14th - Saturday 15th at 7.45pm Matinée 2.30pm Saturday 15th

Happy Holidays

Mad Hatter Productions

A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood.

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)

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December Sunday 16th 5pm

Fourtissimo: 30 years on


The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for the blood cancer research charity, Bloodwise.

Tickets: £8

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December Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th at 5pm and 7pm

Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza

Beckwith & Fuller

Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. BOOK NOW

Early Bird Special!
£12.50 All Seats
(Advanced Bookings Only)

On the door Tickets : £16 £14 (child/conc)


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December Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd at 7.30pm Matinée 4pm Saturday 22nd

The Scarlet Pipistrelle  by  Pat Whymark & Julian Harries

Common Ground Theatre Company

They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. His only hope is a daring swoop by that dashing master of disguise and echo-location, The Scarlet Pipistrelle, who has already undertaken several rescues of aristocrats. Who knows, perhaps this time, he might actually succeed!

Tickets: £14, £7 (under 21, income support)