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May 2022

Beautiful Thing

SHOWING: Wed 25th May 2022 - Sat 28th May 2022

Colchester Pride Players by Jonathan Harvey Beautiful Thing is a gentle and hugely optimistic play. Teenagers Ste and Jamie are next door neighbours on the Thamesmead Estate in South London: Jamie is being bullied at school, and Ste is being bullied at home. When it all gets too much Ste seeks refuge at Jamie’s and their awkward but joyous relationship develops. Underscored by a Mama Cass soundtrack, this play perfectly captures the wonder of first love. Strong language - suitable for ages 12+. ...

25 May
7:45 pm

Headgate Young Company Session 5

WEEKLY SESSIONS: Thurs 21st April - Thurs 2nd June 2022

Headgate Young Company is back! Are you aged 16 - 21 and keen to build up your 'actor's toolkit'? Workshops run from 7pm until 9.30pm each week Age range: 16 (Year 12) - 21 years ...

26 May
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Limber and Stretch

WEEKLY SESSIONS: Fri 22nd April - Fri 15th July 2022

If you are put off exercising then our “Limber and Stretch class” is the one for you! Come and join us on a Friday morning with our fitness instructor Louise for some gentle limber and stretch exercises, the class will focus on flexibility, co-ordination, cardio and balance. You can do as much or as little as you wish! At the end of the class, there will be refreshments and the chance for a chat! ...

27 May
10:45 am

Kelly Bayfield & David Edward Booth Live at The Headgate

Kelly Bayfield & David Edward Booth Live Plus special guest Roisin O’Hagan Kelly Bayfield brings a perfect blend of classic Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters and folk singing traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. Her voice has the power to reduce any room to pin-drop quiet and she emerges into 2022 with a debut solo album of emotional depth, musical breadth and songwriting maturity. Her close collaborator and producer David Edward Booth writes songs of deep authenticity and poetry, delivered with a rich, down-tuned guitar and a weathered, unpolished honesty. Kelly and David will be playing songs from both their catalogues, along with new tracks they wrote together for Kelly's album. ...
29 May
7:45 pm


Act V have been meeting now for 25 years - and get involved in all things theatre! Our weekly sessions at the Headgate run on Monday mornings from 10.15am- 1pm in our friendly, supportive environment, and are open to those aged 50+ (or thereabouts!). As usual there will be a range of topics covered in the sessions. Gari Jones will be exploring the play Road by Jim Cartwright, and Richard Bland will be taking the group through some of the themes of Ben Hur – the play which he is directing in Castle Park later in May. Other facilitators are yet to be confirmed. There is no workshop on Monday May 2nd ...
30 May
10:15 am
June 2022

A Saucerful of Floyd

A Saucerful of Floyd is a Pink Floyd Tribute with a difference. Saucerful of Floyd portrays the music of Pink Floyd in a more traditional, authentic light with four musicians representing the four members of the original band along with a more intimate but powerful light and laser show along with all the desired sound effects and amazing music taking the audience on a journey from where it all began at The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to where is all ended at The Division Bell. ...
04 Jun
7:30 pm

From Page to Stage

SHOWING: Wed 8th June 2022 - Sat 11th June 2022

Colchester Operatic Society Enjoy reading? Love theatre? Then you’ll love this novel concert about musicals based on books! Whether you’re a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim, some of the most popular, and most loved musicals are inspired by or based on works of literature. Colchester Operatic Society’s ‘From Page To Stage’ pays homage to just some of these great works. ...

08 Jun
7:45 pm


SHOWING: Wed 15th June 2022 - Sat 18th June 2022

Headgate Theatre Productions by Lucy Kirkwood It’s 2008 in Geneva and science is on the brink of one of its greatest discoveries, the elusive Higgs boson, the fundamental particle that explains the universe. Alice, a physicist, is poised for a career-defining moment, but chaos reigns at home. As the world’s largest particle accelerator powers up, the family triggers its own high-energy collisions. Lucy Kirkwood’s lightening-paced script is both funny and terrifying, a tough and tender family drama that reaches for answers to the biggest questions for all of us. Contains adult themes and strong language. Some flashing lights. ...

15 Jun
7:30 pm
Poster for the rescheduled stop messin about show featuring Simon Kingsley as Kenneth Williams

Stop Messin About, A celebration of Kenneth Williams

Simon Kingsley A night of fun and laughter as the late, great Kenneth Williams takes to the stage. Retelling some of the wonderful stories from his life. Filled with songs, this is a biographical cabaret. Kenneth will be brought to life by Simon Kingsley, who has played the role in many productions of ‘Cleo, camping, Emmanuelle and Dick’ by Terry Johnson to the world premiere of ‘Orton’ the musical in London. This show is suitable for all ages and the perfect walk down memory lane ...
19 Jun
3:00 pm

An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham

SHOWING: Mon 20th June 2022 - Tues 21st June 2022

If you’re not already convinced about an afterlife, why not come along, listen to Ronnie and let him help you decide? He’ll communicate with loved ones in the spirit world and pass on messages to members of the audience with information relevant only to the person concerned. ...

20 Jun
7:30 pm

From Ricotta With Love – A Tale of Young Horatio Shirts

I Hear Voice Theatre Company A tale of young Horatio Shirts: ex-army officer, naive spy and hopeless romantic. In this rollicking, comedy adventure, set across Europe in the 1930s, our hero is on the trail of a fiendish plot involving deranged scientists, the Catholic church and a great quantity of cheeses. Who can stop this unholy plan? Will Shirts find true love? Why is there a vat of fondue in the Vatican? Find out the unlikely answers to these implausible questions in an exciting new show from Colchester’s silliest theatre company. This is a live recording of an audio play. ...
22 Jun
7:30 pm
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