Current Programme


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August Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd at 7.30pm

The Love of Lyrics


The Love of Lyrics will display an energetic array of exciting performances from jazz to the wonderful Broadway stage. With a range of talented soloists and group vocalists you are promised to be entertained, surprised and amazed! Join us on this musical journey directed, choreographed and composed to perfection!

Tickets £8, £7 (conc)

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August Monday 4th - Friday 8th from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Polka Dot Musical Workshop for 8 to 16 yr olds


This five-day workshop will culminate in 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: £85

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August Friday 15th at 7.30pm

The School for Husbands  by  Molière


DOT Productions is pleased to return to The Headgate with Molièreís commedia dell'arte romp, or Rom Com in Corsets, 'The School for Husbands'. Fun, witty and punctuated with political satire, this production is a great eveningís entertainment and a reminder of how stories can be told.

Tickets £12, £10 (conc)

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August Saturday 16th at 7.30pm

One Night of Impro

Collective Theatre Productions


Collective Theatre Productions returns to the Headgate Theatre with its totally un-rehearsed show - One Night of Impro! It is the show where YOU, the audience, decide what our actors do, say and more! After selling out around Essex for the past few years, the show returns to Colchester with funny-man Ethan Lawrence from BBC3ís Bad Education. Donít miss out on the hilarity! Not suitable for under 12s. May include explicit language.

Tickets £8 (£5 if bought before 1st July)

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September Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th at 7.45pm

The Star Spangled Girl  by  Neil Simon

Headgate Theatre Productions


From the mind of comedy genius, Neil Simon, comes this story, set in San Francisco in the late 1960s, of what happens when you take a writer for a subversive magazine, his editor - who will do anything to keep his publication going - and an All American girl with conservative beliefs. Add in a little unrequited love and shake!

Tickets:£10, £8(conc)

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October Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th at 8pm

God of Carnage  by  Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton

Headgate Theatre Productions


A comedy of manners ...... without the manners!

Tickets £10, £8 (conc)

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December Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th at 7.30pm Matineés Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December at 2pm

Rumpelstiltzkin - A traditional family pantomime  by  Norman Robbins

Heagate Theatre Productions


With songs that will appeal to both young and old, there is plenty of comedy and drama as this tale of misunderstandings unfolds. Can Grettle spin flax into gold in order to marry her prince? Will Mother Hubbard get her man? What does happen to Baron Bludshot? Join us as we find out how the folk of the Kingdom of Mirth outwit the wicked goblin to save the day and be happy!

Tickets: £10/£8(groups on application)

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December Monday 15th at 7.30pm

The Further Adventures of Mr Pickwick  by  Charles Dickens

Robert MacCall


The Further Adventures of Mr Pickwick. From 'The Pickwick Papers' by Charles Dickens, adapted and performed by Robert MacCall.

Following on from their Christmas at Dingley Dell, a series of hilarious events ensue when Mr Pickwick and his friends take the coach to Bath. A warmhearted evening of comedy.

Tickets:£12, £10(conc), £6(child)