Current Programme


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March Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th at 7.45pm

Private Peaceful  by  Michael Morpurgo

St Benedict's College Drama Department


St Benedict's College presents this stunning adaptation by Simon Reade based on the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). It relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young WW1 soldier, awaiting the firing squad at dawn. A poignant tale of love, loss, war and courage. Contains loud gunfire and flashing lights.

Tickets: £6, £4 (conc)
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March Sunday 8th

A Kiss on the Bottom  by  Frank Vickery, facilitated by Steve Dunt

Headgate Play Readers




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March Wednesday 11th - Saturday 14th at 7.45

Jumpers for Goalposts  by  Tom Wells

Headgate Theatre Productions


An hilarious and heart-warming play about football, friendship and finding your way, set in the world of gay and lesbian five-a-side football. This is a touching, feel-good play described as 'The Beautiful Thing' of the 21st century. Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe's happy in goal but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on. Some language may offend

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)
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March Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st at 7.45pm + Sat matinée at 2.30pm

The Second Mrs Tanqueray  by  Arthur Wing Pinero

PLATFORM musicals & plays


When Aubrey Tanqueray marries for the second time he has no idea how his beautiful new wife's notorious past will catch up with her! Pinero's play is one of the masterpieces of the Victorian Theatre; sexy, dramatic, funny and very moving. Do not miss!

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)
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March Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm (KATS Junior) +Fri 27th March at 7.30pm & Sat 28th March at 2.30pm & 5pm (KATS Senior)

Disney's Alladdin Jnr

KATS


"Disney's Aladdin Junr" is based on the popular film. With songs including "A Whole New World" and "A Friend like Me", this show is suitable for all ages.

Tickets: £8, £7 (conc)
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March Saturday 28th 2pm to 5pm

Theatre workshops

Colchester Theatre Group


RAISING THE DRAMATIC STAKES!
Our March Workshop is being led by Dr Paul T Davies, who proved an inspiration for many during our previous workshops. Do you know the seven states of tension? You will as we're going to focus on the seven levels of drama, raising the tension stakes each time!

Tickets: £8 (non-CTG members), £6 (CTG members).
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March Monday 30th - Wednesday 1st from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Frozen

Polka Dot Musical Workshop for 8 to 16 yr Olds


This 3-day 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: £60
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April Sunday 5th

The Lion in Winter  by  James Goldman, facilitated by Dawn King

Headgate Play Readers




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April Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th at 7.45pm + Sat matinée at 2.30pm

The Cripple of Inishmaan  by  Martin McDonagh

Headgate Theatre Productions


Hollywood is coming to Ireland to film Man of Aran, and on a neighbouring island, desperate to escape his humdrum life and find fame is Cripple Billy. But he's not the only one, as the young try to leave the island and escape the cycle of gossip, feuds, eggs and women who talk to stones! A hilarious, searing, and, at times, black, comedy from the author of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Directed by Paul T Davies. Contains strong language.

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)
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April Sunday 19th at 7pm

Fear and Loathing in the Race for Downing Street:
An Audience with Yougov's Joe Twyman

Headgate Theatre Productions


Will the Conservatives remain in power? Could Ed Miliband become Prime Minister? Would his brother have done any better? Is there any way back for the Lib Dems? How much of a difference will UKIP make? What about the Greens and the SNP? As we approach what is likely to be one of the closest General Elections in British history Joe Twyman from YouGov (a regular fixture on TV news and one of the country's leading political pollsters), will discuss these and many other questions, helped by a wide variety of cat pictures stolen from the internet and mostly new jokes. Questions from the audience are very much encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to the Help for Hannah charity.

Tickets: £7
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April Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th at 8pm

The Paul Francis Band


Following their sell-out performance last November, the popular 'Paul Francis Band' return to the Headgate for 2 nights in April with two concerts in aid of Headway. This is a charity with the aim to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. The Paul Francis Band perform an eclectic mix of adult orientated music. From the laid back sounds of Jackson Browne and James Taylor, through to the sophistication of Stevie Wonder and the energy of Bruce Springsteen, an evening with the Paul Francis Band will take you on a timeless musical journey.

Tickets: £10
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April Saturday 25th 2pm to 5pm

Theatre workshops

Colchester Theatre Group


The Comedy of Shakespeare
This Workshop is being led by the wonderful local actor Tim Freeman, most recently seen as ugly sister "Triff" in The Mercury Theatre's pantomime 'Cinderella'. He will be looking at Shakespeare's Comedy and exploring the different styles in his plays, from the broad slapstick of the mechanicals to the more sophisticated wit of Beatrice and Benedick and much in between, also looking at the more macabre like the Porter from Macbeth.

Tickets: £8 (non-CTG members), £6 (CTG members).
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April Monday 27th 7pm for 8pm start

CFMC Film of the Year competition

Colchester Film Makers Club


Throughout the year Colchester Film Makers Club members enter films in internal club competitions. In this event the winning films are shown and three external judges select the Film of the Year. Boudicca trophies are awarded to all winners. The rest of the programme will include other club films.

Tickets: £4 (non CFMC members), £3 (non CFMC members conc, under 20 or over 60), £2 (CFMC members)
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May Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th at 7.45pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 7.45pm

Dad's Army Live  by  Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Shane Diggens Productions


Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of WW2

Tickets: £10, £8(conc)
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June Saturday 6th 2pm to 5pm

Theatre workshops

Colchester Theatre Group


This series of workshops will look at basic voice and acting techniques, movement, Shakespearian text and comedy, improvisation and up close and personal involvement. Featuring Paul T Davies, Tim Freeman, Charlie Morgan, Wendy Smith and Vicki Weitz. Please see www.colchestertheatrettroup.org or the CTG Facebook page for more details. Over 16s only.

Tickets: £8 (non-CTG members), £6 (CTG members).
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July Saturday 4th 2pm to 5pm

Theatre workshops

Colchester Theatre Group


This series of workshops will look at basic voice and acting techniques, movement, Shakespearian text and comedy, improvisation and up close and personal involvement. Featuring Paul T Davies, Tim Freeman, Charlie Morgan, Wendy Smith and Vicki Weitz. Please see www.colchestertheatrettroup.org or the CTG Facebook page for more details. Over 16s only.

Tickets: £8 (non-CTG members), £6 (CTG members).