Current Programme

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June Thursday 30th at 7:45pm

The Clockwork Girl - A Tale of Leopold Thorn

Darren Gooding

Written and performed by Darren Gooding, music by Tina Gooding, Magical Advisor - Dean Allen Jones. A bereaved Clockmaker is stirred from his frozen grief by the arrival of Miss P.T. Wilby. The Deceptrix is about to offer a commission; the most fabulous and terrible creation to which Jameson Holtz could ever turn his astounding engineering skills. The laws of nature are about to be re-written.
Some strong language - not suitable for young children.

Tickets: £9, £7 (conc)
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July Saturday 2nd at 2pm and 7pm

Summer Spectacular!

Voice Works Essex Production

A performance showcasing some of Colchester's finest talent with students of vocal coach Tara Wilcox. With a variety of different genres being played, including some spectacular original songs, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Please come along and support.

Tickets: £8
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July Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th at 7:45pm

Urinetown: The Musical  by  Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Tickets: £12, £10 (conc)
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July Sunday 10th at 7pm

Songs from Stage & Screen

Aurora Voices Productions

A selection of songs from great West End and Broadway shows including West Side Story, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Chorus Line, Grease, Ragtime & many more. If you like to listen to popular tunes sung by talented local singers, this is the evening out for you!

Tickets: £8, £6 (conc)
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July Sunday 17th at 1pm and 3pm

Myths and Legends

DOT Productions

DOT Productions Youth Groups host their annual summer show, a selection of Songs/Dances and Scripts all based on Myths and Legends, written by Louisa-marie Hunt. DOT Productions is pleased to welcome Smart School Steps of Dance to the production.

Tickets: £6
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July Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th at 7:30pm

An Evening of Clairvoyance

Ronnie Buckingham

Still unconvinced about life after death? Come along and decide for yourself as Ronnie passes on communications from people in the spirit world to their friends and family in the audience.

Tickets: £13
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July Saturday 23rd at 7:30pm

The Importance of Being Earnest  by  Oscar Wilde

DOT Productions

DOT Productions presents one of the funniest plays in the English language. Oscar Wilde billed his play as 'a trivial comedy for serious people' and its witty dialogue and fabulous characters are sure to delight both serious and flippant audiences alike. Six versatile actors and DOT Productions renowned style bring this much loved masterpiece to you in all its satirical glory.

Tickets: £12
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July Monday 25th - Friday 29th from 9:30am to 4:30pm


Polka Dot Musical Theatre Workshop for 8 to 16 yr Olds

This intensive workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book.

Tickets: £90
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July Friday 29th - Saturday 30th at 8pm

Laughed Out of Court

Stapled to a Chicken

Criminal Acts, Suspect Sketches, Funny Sentences. Stapled to a Chicken are summoned back to the Headgate for another hilariously arresting show; this time they're tackling crime and punishment. Only a ball and chain should stop you coming to see this comedy spectacular.
May contain strong language and offensive material.

Tickets: £11