Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Saturday 21st April 2018. Quadrophonia - The Who – Quadrophonia.
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £10.00. Adrenalin fuelled rock
’n' roll...Capturing a magical point in time when The Who were the greatest
rock and roll band on earth. Their set list contains a majority of the
most popular material from The Who’s catalogue until the final days
of Keith Moon. Quadrophonia's live show recreates this period in the
early 1970′s with the aid of authentic stage wear and backline, powerfull
stage performances together with stage theatrics and a full 'WHO' light
and laser show results in a nostalgic rollercoaster ride back to the
days of Live at Leeds and thro' into the seventies.
Saturday 12th May 2018 - 7.00 for 7.30, Tickets £14.00. Marley
Experience. This amazing group pays tribute to the originator
and undisputed King of Reggae Music...The Right Honorable Mr Robert
Nesta Marley (Berhane Selassie) better known as BOB MARLEY.'
Saturday 26th May 2018. A Touch of Little Mix. Doors
open 6.30 for 7.00pm, All seats £12.00. With their high energy show,
this tribute band will perform all the biggest hits complete with impressive
visuals and plenty of audience interactive fun! After being the first
group to win the hugely popular television show the X Factor in 2011,
Little Mix have gone from strength to strength are are currently the
most popular girlband of the moment! Complete with exciting fan favourite
costumes, this tribute show ensures an accurate portrayal and has the
true impersonations of the sounds, look and feel of the sensational
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Saturday April 21st, 7:30pm. That Eighties Band. A
6 piece live show dedicated to recreating the biggest hits of the 80s
with songs from artists that include Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Van
Halen, Phil Collins, Blondie, Huey Lewis and the News, B52's and Bon
Jovi. So, let’s go back in time, pump up our hair and roll up our jacket
sleeves and enjoy the guilty pleasures of the Eighties!
Sunday April 22nd, 7:30pm. History Sundays 2018. Talk
1: Speaker: Peter Minter: ‘A View from The Dentist’s Chair’ What were
you doing on the 25th September 1944? Talk 2: Speaker: Ashley Cooper
‘Sudbury – A Pictorial History’. Significant, moving and entertaining
moments re-created, in this tribute to a local artist.
Tuesday April 24th, 2:30pm & 7.30pm. Film:Murder on the
Orient Express. A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds
into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's
a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers
and search for clues before the killer can strike again.
Friday April 27th, 7:30pm. The Remi Harris Trio. The
Remi Harris Trio take Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuse them with
influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk, World Music and more.
They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and
new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery,
Charlie Parker, Peter Green and more. The show features Remi on a variety
of acoustic and electric guitars accompanied by a hot club rhythm section
of acoustic guitar and double bass, and it includes solo, duet and trio
playing interspersed with Remi's commentary about the history of the
music and the guitars he plays. Remi and his trio have toured worldwide
as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival,
BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television
and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
Saturday April 28th, 7:30pm. James Phelan: Trickster.
James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping
and laugh out loud funny. A night of light entertainment described as
extraordinary in The Mirror and legendary by The Sun. A night of hilarious,
mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often
does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed
– no-one is safe. Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has been storming
it online in the last twelve months whilst gaining a lot of traction
in the national press
Wednesday May 2nd 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
(PG). After leaving London for the English countryside, writer
A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection
of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh"
and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in
1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant
success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort
to the rest of postwar England.
Friday May 4th, 7:15pm. Manon (Delayed Live Broadcast).
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she
meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur
G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.
With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt
to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as
a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On
the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.
Saturday May 5th, 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
Tuesday May 8th to Saturday May 12th, Time:7:45pm. Ladies Down
Under. The ladies are back! Ladies Down Under is the sequel
to the popular 2017 SDS production of Ladies’ Day. Pearl, Jan, Shelley
and Linda swap the posh dresses and fascinators of Royal Ascot for cork
hats and tee shirts as they head ‘down under’ on the trip of a lifetime
using some of the winnings from their huge win on the horses at the
end of Ladies’ Day. Laced with the compelling humour and characters
that made Ladies’ Day so popular, this is a comedy drama you won’t want
to miss. An amateur production by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS
Tuesday May 15th, 7:30pm. Austen's Women. Thirteen
of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some
of literature’s most celebrated works. In this much-loved Edinburgh
sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre:
An Autobiography, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Christmas Gothic) becomes
Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other
beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels
(including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and
lesser known or unfinished works. Directed by Olivier Award winner,
Guy Masterson (Morecambe).
Wednesday May 16th, 8:00pm. An American in Paris - The Musical
(Cinema screening). An American GI's chance encounter with
a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous,
modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...
Thursday May 17th, 8:00pm. NT Live: Macbeth (Delayed Broadcast).
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus
Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young
Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the
National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath
of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths
are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Friday May 18th, 7:30pm. Tapestry. Nicki Gillis is
one of Australia’s most amazing entertainers. A singer, dancer, radio
announcer and television presenter who exudes such positive energy you
can’t help but be mesmerized by her. Nicki has toured the UK each year
since 2009 and built a strong and loyal following in the club and theatre
circuit. Nicki is now presenting her new two-hour stage show, “Tapestry
– The Concert”, where she performs this quintessential album live on
stage with her band and backing singers.
Tuesday May 22nd, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: Phantom Thread
(15). Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned
dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril
(Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty,
movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct
style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s
life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship,
until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps),
who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled
and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait
both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his
world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie,
and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Fri 27 April, 7:30pm. An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic
Tony Stockwell. The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic
Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established
credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage
all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James
van Praagh and Lisa Williams.
Sat 26 May, 7:30pm. Frankie's Guys. Frankie’s Guys in a fast-paced,
energetic production with an authentic concert feel.
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
21 April 2018 20:00. Skamite. Tickets £10.00. A night
of 'madness' with Skamite playing all the top ska sounds with support
Djs playing Motown and soul. This event helps to raise funds for the
23 April 2018 7.30pm. The Fureys. Tickets £21.50. As
part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return
for another great night of Music, songs and stories. Hear them sing
their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were
sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’,
‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’,
‘Steal away’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a
changing’. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter,
sadness and joy.
24 April 2018 7.30pm. Darkest Hour (PG). Tickets £6.50,
£5.50. A gripping retelling of Winston Churchill’s baptism of fire in
the tense Maydays of 1940, as Britain stood on the brink of invasion.
Faced with an unprepared public and his own party plotting to oust him,
Churchill must decide whether to negotiate a peace with Hitler or stand
alone and fight.
25 April 2018 7.30pm. Finding Your Feet (12A). Tickets
£6.50, £5.50. ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott turns her life around after discovering
that her husband of forty years is having an affair. And when her free
spirited sister persuades her to join an OAP community dance class she
learns that it’s never too late to start a fresh, both in life and in
26 April 2018 7.30pm. Walk Like a Panther (12A). Tickets
£6.50, £5.50. A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra
once last time when their beloved Yorkshire pub is threatened with closure.
27 April 2018 7.30pm. Bob Brolly. Tickets £15.00. Bob
continues to present his legendary award-winning Irish show every Sunday
on BBC Radio WM and BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire as well as his
weekly TV show Brolly & Friends. With support from Brian Man
30 April 2018 7.30pm. The Square (15). Tickets £6.50,
£5.50, £5.00. Christian, the suave art curator of a prestigious art
gallery, has a new installation, ‘The Square’ on display. Meanwhile,
he is subject to a scam for which he is determined to seek revenge.
An outrageous satire on modern society, art and human nature in the
digital age. English, and Swedish and Danish with English subtitles.
A Reel Culture Film
02 May 2018 7.30pm. Dark River (15). Tickets £6.50, £5.50.
A brooding and emotive tale of family loyalty and betrayal. Alice returns
home to the family farm after her father’s death, intent on claiming
her inheritance. Her brother Joe who had been caring for their father
up until his death, doesn’t welcome her warmly.
04 May 2018 6.00pm - 11.00pm. Saturday 5 May 11.00am - 11.00pm.
Sunday 6 May 11.00am - 5.00pm. Haverhill Beer Weekend. Tickets
£2.00. In collaboration with Nethergate Brewery come and sample some
real ales and cider. CAMRA members get in free and there are free soft
drinks for drivers. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
11 May 2018 7.30pm. Mary Magdalene (12A). Tickets £6.50,
£5.50. The ‘untold story’ of Jesus from Mary Magdalene’s revelatory
perspective. She becomes a close follower, but must come to terms with
Jesus’s destiny and her place within it.
21 May 2018 7.30pm. A Fantastic Woman (15). Tickets
£6.50, £5.50, £5.00. A luminous portrait of a transgender woman fighting
for her right to mourn her deceased lover. Young waitress Marina battles
the forces that have left her a social outcast, determined to show them
she is complex, strong and – above all – a fantastic woman. Spanish
with English subtitles. A Reel Culture Film
22 May 2018 7.30pm. Isle of Dogs (PG). Tickets £6.50,
£5.50. After an outbreak of ‘canine flu’, the corrupt mayor of a Japanese
city banishes all dogs to a vast offshore refuse dump known as Trash
Island.When 12-year-old Atari ventures there in search of his beloved
pet, a quarantined quartet of mongrels rally to help him.
23 May 2018 7.15pm. An American in Paris. Tickets £16.00,
£13.50, £10.50. This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway
musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned
story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous
music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping
choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics,
An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near
you. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer
leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of
art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. A recorded broadcast.
24 May 2018 8.00pm. Phill Jupitus. Tickets £15.50.
Phill Jupitus live on stage. For ages 14 and over, likely to be swearing
and adult content
25 May 2018 8.00pm. The Best of Wham. Tickets £23.50.
A fantastic new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and
Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome
live band. Re-live all the hits, a few B side favourites and a couple
ofearly George Michael bonus songs. Come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’(Sorry.
Drinks not free.)
26 May 2018 7.00pm. Big Sing Gospel Voices. Tickets
£14.00, £10.00. BIG Sing Gospel Voices, current BBC Songs of Praise
Gospel Choir of theYear, have performed along side Ellie Goulding, Blake,
London Community Gospel Choir; sung for Jamie Oliver; toured with Leona
Lewis and invited on ITV’s X-Factor. Their pop, gospel and soul repertoire
leaves you feeling inspired, happy and uplifted.
29 May 2018 2.30pm. Peter Rabbit (PG). Tickets £5.00.
The nation’s favourite daring, blue-jacketed bunny teams up with vegetable-patch
comrades, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, to rally against animal-hating
gardener Mr McGregor and vie for the attentions of kind next-door neighbour
30 May 2018 2.00pm. The Pixie's Scarf. Tickets £6.50,
£5.50, £22.00. Soap Soup Theatre. While out picking whortleberries with
Grandmother, Dicky finds a treasure that opens the door to a beautiful,
fragile world. But the Pixies don’t want to share their precious secrets
with a human child. With puppetry, charmingly funny characters and magical
01 June 2018 7.30pm. Jill Jackson. Tickets £12.50. The award
winning Americana artist based in Glasgow first burst on to the UK music
scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway. When the bandsplit Jackson
embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed her authentic
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
20 APR - 5 MAY. PIECES OF STRING. When Jane returns
from her father’s funeral to start clearing the house she grew up in
– packing away the family photographs, closing a chapter – she isn’t
prepared for the untold story she’s about to discover threaded through
her past, a story that threatens to unravel her relationship with her
own children and shake her understanding of who she is.
23 APR. CAROL KLEIN – LIFE IN A COTTAGE GARDEN. Acclaimed
plantswoman, bestselling author and one of our most familiar gardening
experts in the media today, Carol Klein is most famous for her role
as regular presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, having featured on (almost)
every programme since 2005. Her natural, down-to-earth approach has
made her a popular and trusted figure, and she makes a special journey
to Colchester to tell us about life in her own beautiful cottage garden.
26 APR - 28 APR. PLASTIC. Remember the moment you became
an adult? Or did you miss it? Kev used to have a girlfriend called Lisa,
she wore a fitted blazer and reebok classics, lit up the school yard.
Kev used to be the captain of the school football team. Scored the winner
in the All-Essex schools cup final.
Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse
to pay off ‘Wicksy’. Now he’s an accountant. But Ben always had Jack.
His loyal, unbreakable mate Jack. Adults are the kids that survive school,
right? But some kids don’t.
27 APR. YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKSHOP – PLASTIC . Delivered
by Poleroid’s Artistic Director Molly Roberts (Old Vic Theatre) and
Associate Director Josh Roche (RSC Associate Education Practitioner),
this workshop is connected to their show, Plastic. Delivered in the
Mercury Theatre’s Studio space, this exciting 90 minute practical workshop
designed for young people aged 14+ will be focused tightly on the play’s
themes and boundary breaking spoken word gig-style. Through fast paced
games and drama exercises used to create the production, participants
will discover their own creative voice and find a means of expression
that speaks directly of their own generation and experiences. The workshop
will culminate in participants inventing their very own unique pieces
of new writing, developing confidence, creative and literary skills.
This workshop is free but only available when booked with a ticket to
any performance of Plastic. Participants are encouraged to book the
Friday evening performance at 8pm so they can also meet the cast at
our post-show Q&A.
28 APR. BACKSTAGE TOUR – PIECES OF STRING. It’s access
all areas as you join a friendly tour of the backstage areas of the
Mercury Theatre. You can step on the stage and get up close to the set
of Pieces of String, 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!
4 MAY - 5 MAY. SOFA. The MakeShift Ensemble present ‘Sofa’,
a play exploring memory, place and the worlds we create around us. The
sofa is where we make new worlds as children and seek solace as adults,
a place to laugh, cry, play and discover. Join Rachel and Mark at their
old family home exploring memories of a loved one living with dementia,
and the changing perspectives they bring to those memories. The MakeShift
Ensemble with their distinct and compelling style, discover the effects
of memory and ‘unmemory’ on family relationships . Inspired by authentic
experiences the piece tells the stories with humour and pathos, that
sometimes go untold.
5 MAY. TOUCH TOUR – PIECES OF STRING. The free tour
will take you onto the set of Pieces of String. 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. Please note: Touch
Tours are intended for the visually impaired, as an accompaniment to
the Audio Described performance.
7 MAY. BALLETBOYZ – FOURTEEN DAYS. Celebrated across
the world for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances,
BalletBoyz are back with four brand new works and the return of an audience
favourite. For the new works in the first half of FOURTEEN DAYS choreographers
Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon
were teamed with composers Scott Walker, Joby Talbot, Charlotte Harding
and Keaton Henson and each given just fourteen days to create their
pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result
is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music.
8 MAY. WUTHERING HEIGHTS – THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH.
Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of Rachel Sinetta and fully
supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists,
The Rubber Band. Wuthering Heights captures not only the magic of Kate
Bush’s work from early albums such as the The Kick Inside through to
Ariel, but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities
which surround much of Kate’s compositions. A show for all Kate Bush
enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of The Kick
Inside, Wuthering Heights is the ultimate salute to the widely respected
and revered Kate Bush.
9 MAY. THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. Come and hear the
music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces and laid
the foundations of pop right up to the present day – In the Mood, Moonlight
Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the
song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!
10 MAY. CLASSIC ROCK USA. Imagine a rock concert involving
three of the biggest rock stars of the 21stCentury! Classic Rock USA
is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring
over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself,
Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things
rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with
the very best selections of these 3 great artists including: Born to
Run, Thunder Road, Everything I Do, Summer of ’69, Living on a Prayer,
You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more… Get ready to rock
out and party on!
11 MAY. MERCURY THEATRE GALA DINNER – 11 MAY. Due to
the inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled to Fri 11 May.
If you had booked for the previous date, we will be in touch to move
your booking. Otherwise, click Dates & Times to book! About The
Evening. The Mercury Theatre is taking over Colchester Town Hall with
a fabulous gala dinner. The first of its kind for us, we are raising
money for our exciting Mercury Rising capital appeal to transform our
theatre and our offering to the Colchester community. The event we have
planned will see our talented friends entertain you throughout the evening,
alongside our special host and friend Richard Wilson OBE. Famed for
his award-winning One Foot in the Grave, Richard is also a revered stage
presence and celebrated director. Enjoy a champagne reception, 3 course
meal with wine and after-dinner entertainment mixed with some great
stories, fundraising games and an exclusive auction. Featuring live
music from singer Toni Lee, and from band Barney and the Rubbles.
11 MAY - 12 MAY. AN EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE – COLCHESTER
INSTITUTE. University Centre Colchester present An Evening
of Musical Theatre. Featuring a range of songs from the world of musical
theatre. The cast perform with a 4 piece band for some well-known musical
theatre numbers as well as some new and contemporary repertoire.
11 MAY. EUGENE ONEGIN. Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose
return to the Mercury Theatre with their new English version of Tchaikovsky’s
sweeping Eugene Onegin. With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking,
the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana,
whose entanglement with Onegin results in a wiser, sadder but ultimately
self-reliant heroine. This new chamber version will transpose the story
of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp
of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking fought against
the old ways. Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored
world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the
snow-swept Russian landscape of the original. This is a coming-of-age
story, a requiem for lost innocence and triumphant celebration of hard-won
independence – told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever
12 MAY. KATHLEEN TURNER – FINDING MY VOICE. Fane Productions
present two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award
winner Kathleen Turner in her debut cabaret, appropriately titled Finding
My Voice. Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the
American songbook, Kathleen interweaves songs including Let’s Fall In
Love, I’d Rather Be Sailing, On The Street Where You Live, Every Time
We Say Goodbye and many more, with stories from her remarkable life
and career. Accompanied by Mark Janas, the show is directed by Andy
Gale. Over a long and varied career, Ms Turner has been awarded two
Golden Globes, nominated for Best Actress twice for her work in Cat
On A Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? for which she
also won the Evening Standard Award. She was nominated for an Oscar
for Best Actress for her role in Peggy Sue Got Married. Her filmography
includes such classics as Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the
Nile and War of the Roses, as well as her star turn on TV in Friends.
12 MAY. THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY.
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed
a fly… But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they
bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time
to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book! This
magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with
their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming
of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal
characters and heart warming family fun. It’s the perfect treat for
anyone aged 2 to 102! The songs in the show including If You’re Happy
And You Know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing
along to on The People’s Theatre Company’s website at www.ptc.org.uk
so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!
14 MAY - 19 MAY. ALL OR NOTHING. With regret, the Producers
of this show, Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions, have had to cancel the Spring
tour of All or Nothing. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions presents All or Nothing – The Mod Musical
by Carol Harrison – The coolest musical ever. All Or Nothing – The Mod
Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated
all that was mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed
and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.
This stunning new home-grown musical celebrates the unique mod sound
including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It,
All Or Nothing, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes The Nice and Itchycoo
Park. Having played to packed houses and standing ovations across the
UK, All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical is here.
18 MAY - 19 MAY. TREASURE ISLAND. ‘Not one of us must
breathe a word of what we’ve found’
It’s a dark and stormy night. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens
the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge
sea chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage
begins. This amateur production of “Treasure Island (Lavery)” is presented
by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
22 MAY - 26 MAY. THE BE ALL AND END ALL. York Theatre
Royal presents the world première of The Be All and End All. How far
would you go to get your child that A*? What happens to a family when
privilege is abused and trust vanishes… when cheating becomes a code
to live by and deception a justified means to an end? They have it all
– the perfect family life – the perfect future. Or so it seems. High
achieving, successful, loving parents, they only want the very best
for their son. That’s what everyone wants after all … but who’s it really
for? When desire allows you to lose sight of what is morally right,
when manipulation takes over, the consequences can be devastating. A
story of a family torn apart by a hunger for success and fear of failure.
Is it really The Be All And End All? A world premiere, directed by Damian
25 MAY - 9 JUN. EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN. Imagine. The
USA has pulled out of NATO and refugees from the Ukraine are flocking
into Western Europe; while, on a ‘fake beach’ somewhere in Middle England,
Will, Max, Yana and Marta are gathered to find out whether the unfolding
general election is really going to put a populist party into power
and change their lives forever. Europe After The Rain is a highly theatrical
and hugely funny exploration of what waking up in a post-EU Britain
might feel like. Winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017, Oliver
Bennett’s first full-length play is a comedy about immigration, globalisation,
love and loss.