Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Sunday 25th November 2018. Simon & Garfunkel: Through the
Years. Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £15.00. Simon & Garfunkel:
Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable
music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert
has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’.
Saturday 1st December 2018 - 1.30 for 2.00pm. The Snow Queen. Tickets
£5.00 Child 2-12, Adult £7.00. Myth, Legend and fantasy come together
in this brilliant tale, told in true panto style. She passes through
the streets on snowy nights, Gazing in at the windows, her breath leaving
strange icy patterns on the glass. “Yes, I’ve seen them”, says Livy,
but little does she know her best friend, Jayden is about to join all
the other children in the evil snow queens ice mines. And so, as the
spring thaw arrives, Livy's Tale begins – an adventurous journey from
Halstead to the Snowy Sudbury, passing through every season and encountering
a host of colourful characters on the way. A magical amazing adventure
and fun for all the family, and so kicking off your festive season.
In true pantomime Style, All traditions are upheld, whilst encompassing
plenty of laugh-out-loud comedy moments!
Sunday December 9th, 2018 - 7.00 for 7.30pm, TRextasy Xmas Show
2018 – Trextasy. £15.00. T-REXTASY are the only band to have
been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan’s Catalogue Management, are
now officially recognised as the world’s No.1 group dedicated to the
greatest glam rocker of them all, Marc Bolan of T.Rex. With their uncanny
doppelganger lead singer and lead guitarist, Danielz, T.Rextasy perform
a powerful and mesmerising presentation of Marc Bolan’s rock and pop
Saturday 15th December 2018. Once Upon a Christmas Time.
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £14.00. FESTIVE FUN - LAUGHTER – MUSIC.
The Empire welcomes back Fat Old Dad with their Christmas special 'Once
upon a Christmas Time'. This show is full of great music and the madcap
humour that the band are know for. Their will fun and surprises as there
always are plus excellent music. Something for everyone. A show that
will get you into the mood for the 'festive season' performed by this
very popular fun band who really know how to entertain their audiences.
Not to be missed.
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Wednesday November 21st, 7:30pm. Quay Bar Quiz. Come
and test your mettle with our many-rounded Bar Quiz! Teams of up to
6 with a £1.50 entry fee per person. Small money prize and a spot prize
to be had. No booking required.
Thursday November 22nd to Saturday November 24th, Time:7:30pm.
Robbie & Friends 2018. It's time to welcome back Robbie
Gladwell and Friends to The Quay stage for three nights of ultimate
feelgood live music from this cosummate professional and his plethora
of musical friends, including new local talent and old favourites. If
there is an instrument to be plucked, strummed blown or struck it'll
probably appear in this show! One of the highlights of the year and
a fundraiser to boot - Let's Rock!
Friday November 30th, 7:30pm. That 80s Christmas Rock Show.
That 80s Christmas Rock Show is an 80s nostalgia show performed by a
6-piece live band playing all the biggest 80s anthems and power ballads
from bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, KISS, Whitesnake,
Foreigner and Journey. Expect an energetic, anthemic, fun, tight show
with these larger than life top performers! This special Christmas shows
include those 80s Christmas hits we all love! So, get dressed up in
your 80s finery and come party with us like its Christmas 1987 all over
Saturday December 1st, 7:30pm. Mr Charles Dickens presents A Christmas
Carol. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of A Christmas Carol,
European Arts Company returns with a heart-warming evening in the presence
of the author himself! Actor John O’Connor faithfully recreates Dickens’s
famous performance of his best-loved ghost story. A Christmas Carol
was the first public reading Charles Dickens gave of his own work. He
enacted it over 150 times and the effect on the public was phenomenal.
‘The success was most wonderful and prodigious – perfectly overwhelming
and astounding altogether!’ he said after the first night. This Christmas,
you can experience what it must have been like to be in the audience!
Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present
Monday December 3rd, 7:15pm. ROH: The Nutcracker (Live Broadcast).
The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover
the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat
for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical
adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their
journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar
of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and
the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet
keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period
details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put
the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas
Wednesday December 5th, 7:30pm. Ghost Stories for Christmas.
In the macabre tradition of the BBC's classic 1970s programme, Ghost
Stories for Christmas is a theatre show featuring original spine-chillers
in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits
and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed for those brave enough to join us!
Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin stars in this show, written by himself
and directed with macabre aplomb by Goodwin and Gary Archer.
Friday December 7th, 7:30pm. Cardy & Coke. Multi-award
winning singer-songwriters and entertainers. Cardy & Coke have Marty
Wilde, Gerry and the Pacemakers and all time comic hero Ken Dodd. Their
repertoire covers Country, 50s & 60s sing-a-long , with some much
requested originals. Their show has a habit of shooting off at unexpected
tangents, but whatever the content you can be sure of seasonal fun and
entertainment with a capital E!
Saturday December 8th, 7:00pm. The Quay Acoustic. Our
monthly acoustic night in the bar. Anywhere between 2 - 5 musicians
/ singers performing sets while you relax, marvel at the local talent
and sip away at your drinks! Free entry and performers usually begin
at 7.15pm. Arranged by Ben Pegley
Wednesday December 12th, 7:30pm. Quay Bar Quiz. Come
and test your mettle with our many-rounded Bar Quiz! Teams of up to
6 with a £1.50 entry fee per person. Small money prize and a spot prize
to be had. No booking required
Friday 15th December to Monday 1st January (various times).
Panto: Robin Hood. Robin and his Merry Men need HELP to foil
the dastardly plans of the Wicked Sheriff of Nottingham and his Evil
Mother. A tale of heroes and villains, love, romance and adventure in
Suffolk. (Oh Yes, it is!)
Sunday December 16th, 7:00pm. Met Opera: La traviata.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production,
featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.
Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan
Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to
sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey
is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances
feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido
Domingo. Est running time: 3 hours 7 mins (2 intervals of 30 mins)
Fri 30 November, 7:30pm. Totally Tina. Back by popular
demand TOTALLY TINA! Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute
revue show to the Queen of Rock
SAT 1 December, 7:30pm. We Three Kings. All your Christmas
Favorites from Jingle Bell Rock to White Christmas All done in true
Rock n Roll Style!
Sat 8 December, 3:00pm. BMVC and Lyons Hall School Choir.
The programme will be an entertaining mix of songs with a Christmas
theme together with others, both old and new.
Sat 8 December, 7:30pm. BMVC and Swing Express Big Band.
For the evening performance BMVC will be performing with the Swing Express
Sat 15 December, 10:30am and 1:00pm. Santa's Christmas Party.
Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full
of fun, festive songs and party games.
Sun 16 December, 7:00pm. Elf the Musical JR. Sirius
Young Performers are pleased to present Elf the Musical JR
Fri 21 December, 7:30pm. The Adult Panto. Now in their
15th year of touring The Market Theatre Company are here with their
latest Adult Panto
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
20 November 2018 7.15pm. The Madness of George III. Tickets
£16.50, £13.50, £10.50. NT Live broadcast. Alan Bennett's play about
George III starring Mark Gatiss
22 November 2018 7.30pm. Raymond Froggatt. Tickets
£15.00. A night for the Froggy fans
23 November 2018 8.00pm. Megson. Tickets £16.00. Four
times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of
the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage
to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife
duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving
rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion)
and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the
British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting,
but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots
Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’.
Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album
GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. “One
of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would
have been impressed.” said The Guardian. “Relevant, thought-provoking
songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud” said Acoustic Magazine. While
folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as “One of the top
albums of the year!”.
24 November 2018 7.00pm. PIMJAM Fundraiser. Tickets
£5.00. A fundraising evening for the PIM:JAM Festival with local bands
01 December 2018 1.00pm. Grandpa's Bedtime Story. Tickets £6.50.
The Ballet Shoe Workshop children showcase their dance talent by performing
the story of Grandpa William. He has been left with the task of putting
all the grandchildren to bed but, fed up with usual fairy tales, the
children beg to hear the story of how Grandpa William and Grandma Nancy
03 December 2018 1.30pm. Christmas Memories. Tickets
£10.00. Neil Sands and his talented singers return for an afternoon
of Christmassy nostalgia.
05 December 2018 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. Tickets £16.50,
£13.50, £10.50. A Royal Opera House ballet recorded broadcast
06 December 2018 7.30pm. Rave On, A Tribute to Buddy Holly.
Tickets £18.00. Just like the original Rave On tribute this
special Christmas edition of the Buddy Holly show starring Marc Robinson
includes special guests Darren Page as Roy Orbison & Steve Halliday
as Elvis to jingle your bells. Will Rock ‘n’ Roll ever die? - That’ll
Be The (Christmas) Day!
08 December 2018 8.00pm. BIG 10. Tickets £10.00. Christmas
madness with the ultimate Ska band Big 10 plus DJs playing all your
ska two-tone sounds and a dash of Motown.
09 December 2018 8.00pm. Haverhill Silver Band Christmas Concert.
Tickets £6.00, £3.00. Enjoy music, games and a good ol‘ sing-along
with Haverhill Silver Band.
21 December to 31st December (Various times). Dick Whittington.
Tickets £14.50. £12.50, £50.00. Dick Whittington is the classic tale
of rags to riches; bursting with romance, comedy and evil ratty villains.
Come and join the adventures of Dick, Fairy Bow Bells, Dame Sarah Suet,
Alderman Fitzwarren, Alice, King Rat and of course Tommy the Cat! Book
now to get your favourite seats
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
24 NOV - 20 JAN. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The Mercury
panto is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. Jack
and the Beanstalk promises all the laughter, sparkle and excitement
you’ve come to expect from the seasonal show that just keeps breaking
box office records! When Jack Trott and his family find themselves down
on their luck, Jack’s mother sends her poor son to market to sell their
beloved cow ‘Daisy’, but when she learns that he’s exchanged the cow
for a few measly beans, she’s furious and throws them out into the garden
to rot. Little does she know that those beans are magical, and when
the family awake next morning and find a great beanstalk soaring high
into the sky, their lives will never be the same again, for the land
is ruled over by a terrifying Giant who lives in a castle high up in
the clouds and, being an adventurous lad, Jack vows to climb the beanstalk
and face their Fi, Fi, Foe. Will Jack make his fortune? Will he make
his Mum proud of him again? And will the family ever be reunited with
poor Daisy? Find out when you join Jack and friends for ‘a tale as magic
as beans’ in our sky-high Mercury pantomime. Starring panto favourites
Antony Stuart-Hicks, Dale Superville and Carli Norris (Nurse Nellie,
Muddles and the Enchantress in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and
packed full of music and dancing, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to
be a glittering Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy!
30 NOV ASPIRE CLUB NIGHT. JOIN US TO MEET NEW FRIENDS, HAVE
FUN AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! Our Aspire Club Nights are designed
for young people aged 7-18 with special educational needs and disabilities.
Come join the party with a DJ and disco lights in a safe, accessible
and inclusive environment. A great opportunity for young people to socialise,
have fun, meet new friends, and develop their communication skills.
Young people £3, parents/carers FREE but require a ticket.
8 DEC NATIONAL LOTTERY THANK YOU TOUR. It’s access all areas
as you join a friendly tour of the backstage areas of the Mercury Theatre.
The backstage tour allows you to step on the stage and get up close
to the set of Jack and the Beanstalk, as our guide tells you about the
history and operation of the theatre. You will hear about theatre superstitions,
the design process, and you can ask any questions you like! Tours take
place at 10.30am and 11.30am and are free to National Lottery players
as part of their #ThanksToYou initiative. At 11.15am there will also
be a short talk about our redevelopment project, Mercury Rising, from
Executive Director Steve Mannix.
4 JAN 2019. TOUCH TOUR – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The free tour
will take you onto the set of Jack and the Beanstalk. During the tour,
the audio describer will guide you through the important costumes, set
and props used during the performance. Please mention if you would like
to attend the touch tour when booking your tickets for the Audio Described
performance. Touch Tours must be booked in advance.
30 JAN - 9 FEB 2019. ANNIE. Join Annie, a plucky, charming
orphan girl, and her loveable adopted mutt named Sandy, as they take
you on a musical adventure in 1930’s New York. Annie dreams of finding
her real parents and escaping her dreary orphanage which is run by the
cruel and tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Annie’s dreams begin to come true
when the personal secretary of billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites her
to stay with them. Miss Hannigan and her undesirable friends, however,
have other plans! So let Annie into your hearts and come and see Colchester
Operatic Society perform this award winning, family friendly musical
that includes great well-known songs, including “Tomorrow” and “It’s
a hard knock life”. This local amateur dramatic company are well known
for producing professional quality shows at this theatre. Let them entertain
you with their beautiful harmonies and a story full of fun, heart and