Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
AUGUST
Saturday 17th August 2019. Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm. Noasis.
Noasis are the definitive tribute to Manchester's five piece super group Oasis.
Wednesday 21st August - Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm and Friday 23rd August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm. Wild Rose. A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of prison and reunited with her son and daughter, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Rose's mother Marion, on the other hand, has had a bellyful of her worthless nonsense. Forced to take strict responsibility, Rose gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.
Wednesday 28th August - Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm and Friday 30th August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm. Red Joan. The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.
SEPTEMBER
Sunday 8th September 2019. Doors open 6.30 for 7.00pm. Nostalgia 2.
After the roaring success of last year’s nostalgia show, Cardy & Coke have invited Kevin Barry and Julie Dawn to join them this year. More hits of the 50s and 60s and possibly some surprise songs you may have forgotten all about. The audience is always part of the show - singing along is a must! An evening of 50s & 60s and musical memories.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
AUGUST
Tuesday August 20th, ‎14‎:‎30 & ‎19‎:‎30. FILM: Green Book (PG-13). A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Friday August 23rd, 7:30pm. The Jam'd. The Jam'd are now the UK's leading tribute to the live performance and sound of The Jam, and are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking 3. As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans, The Jam'd put on a performance from the heart and soul, drawing on all their memories, experiences and love of what was the country’s biggest band in their day.
Saturday August 24th, 7:30pm. Menotti's 'The Telephone'. Menotti’s Comic Opera: The Telephone, featuring baritone, Mark Saberton fresh from Covent Garden and the international Coloratura Soprano, Lisa Cassidy. The first half traverses the minefield of courtship, complimented by a second half of passion and love in the form of song and duets. Not to be missed. Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ or ‘L’amour à trois’ is a gem of operatic comedy, presenting an attempted marriage proposal alongside endless phone interruptions (how very modern!).
Tuesday August 27th, ‎14‎:‎30 & ‎19‎:‎30. FILM: The Aftermath (15). In 1946 Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
Friday August 30th, 7:30pm. Matthew Bourne's Cinderella. Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
Saturday August 31st, 7:30pm. StillMarillion. StillMarillion pay homage to progressive rock legends Marillion. Focussing primarily on the Fish Era of Marillion, they were formed in 2008 and have been actively touring the UK and Europe since. StillMarillion feature Martin Jakubski on vocals. Martin has been singing Marillion songs with authentic Scottish passion for as long as he can remember and also tours with Marillion's own guitarist in the Steve Rothery Band. The rest of the band is made up of a collection of fine musicians and Marillion fans who bring the early era of Marillion back to life. The priority is always on music and performance and there will be no make up or rubber plants harmed in the making of our show!
SEPTEMBER
Wednesday September 4th, ‎14‎:‎30 & ‎19‎:‎30. Film: All Is True (PG-13).
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Friday September 6th, 7:30pm. Wrong Jovi 2019. Wrong Jovi return to one of their favourite venues - the Quay Theatre in Sudbury, Suffolk for 'One Wild Night' of greatest hits, live favourites and rarities. Don't miss out on "the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world!" This show always sells out, so buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday September 10th to Saturday September 14th, ‎19‎:‎45. Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Power. Money. Morality. In a tight-knit community a shocking discovery by Dr Thomas Stockman comes to light and threatens the lifeblood of the town. Truth and honour are pitched against wild ambition and corruption in Ibsen's emotional maelstrom. This gripping drama asks - how far should someone risk their career and family relationships to hold on to a principle? An amateur production by special arrangement
Wednesday September 18th, ‎14‎:‎30 & ‎19‎:‎30. Film: The White Crow (15). From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epi-centre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
Friday September 20th, 7:30pm. His Way: The Sinatra Show. Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the remarkable story of Ol’ Blue Eyes - his 'rise and fall and rise' - From band singer with Tommy Dorsey, to 1940’s 'pop idol', - his fall from popularity in the late forties , swinging his way through the 1950’s, and recording some of 20th Century most popular songs and albums, - to starting his own record label "Reprise" and becoming a world icon. Robert sings many of Sinatra’s wonderful songs including : Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Witchcraft, You Make Me Feel So Young, Strangers In The Night , My Way, New York New York and many more.
Saturday September 21st, 7:30pm. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. During his final lecture on the duality of humankind, the respectable Dr Jekyll reveals his strange association with the mysterious Edward Hyde and the shocking truth about his identity: that Hyde, unlike other human beings, is not only fundamentally evil, but also the very definition of it. Combining edge-of-your-seat thrills with stunning physical theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "bogey tale" is brought chillingly to life in this award-winning one-man show.

SEPTEMBER
Sat 14 September, 7:30pm. The Local Comedy Club.
After selling out in April. Lee Hurst and 3 other top comedians from the UK Comedy Circuit return!
Sat 21 September, 7:30pm. Jive Talkin' perform the Bee Gees. For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the great Bee Gees hits in a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony, this is a night not to be missed!
Thu 26 September, 7:30pm. An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous
Sat 28 September, 7:30pm. The Take That Experience. As Take That celebrate over 25 years as the UK's number one boy band, The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as the ultimate tribute act with their best show yet!

Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill
, T: 01440 714140
AUGUST
Fri 16 Aug - Wed 4 Sep 2019. Yesterday (12A). From Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis comes a comedy about dreams of stardom. Aspiring singer-songwriter Jack Malik is struggling with his career but, one day, during a mysterious global blackout, a car hits him and he comes round to find that nobody remembers The Beatles – apart from him!
Mon 19 Aug 2019 10:00AM. Summer Film Challenge. The Offshoot Foundation returns for another film workshop. You will work in small groups to write, film, act and edit your very own film which you will screen to family and friends and take away to share with others. No experience is necessary just enthusiasm and an imagination to help come up with ideas. Come along and learn new skills, make new friends and make a start on your film making career. For ages 10+
Tue 20 Aug 2019 7:30PM. Apollo 11 (U). A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with never-before-seen footage that will take you straight into the heart of ASA’s most celebrated mission.
Fri 23 - Fri 30 Aug 2019. The Lion King (tba). After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Tue 27 Aug 2019 7:30PM. Vita and Virginia (12A). A fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
Thu 29 Aug 2019 2:30PM. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U). Packed with irreverence and subversive humour, the animated story of the secret lives of pets continues with new challenges for Max, Gidget, Snowball and the gang to contend with.
Fri 30 Aug 2019 10:30AM. The Queen’s Corgi (PG). The monarch’s favourite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home
SEPTEMBER
Tue 3 Sep 2019 7:30PM. Tell it to the Bees (15).
Dr Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. There she begins a passionate romance with the mother of a young patient, but in 1950s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever…

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
SEPTEMBER
15 Sep. Manilow – A Celebration Of Barry Manilow.
Join us for our first event in our exciting Mercury at Abbey Field venue! A talented performer, incredible live band and stunning backing vocalists will celebrate the timeless songs and melodies of Barry Manilow himself. Very few performers have had an effect on modern pop culture the way Barry Manilow has – as a performer, writer and boundary breaker!
With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity and respect that he deserves. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan paying homage to an incredible talent. We celebrate a legend as we relive the music of Manilow.
27 Sep - 12 Oct. Oliver! Presented by Colchester Operatic Society in association with the Mercury Theatre. Consider yourself one of us’ and join Colchester Operatic Society and Colchester Operatic Society Second Edition for a new and exciting venture in association with the Mercury Theatre. Celebrate as we join forces to bring you one of London’s most popular musicals Oliver! in the Mercury’s brand new off-site temporary location, Mercury at Abbey Field. The Mercury has worked with Colchester Operatic many times in the past, but this will be the first full collaboration, combining professional creatives with local community actors and children. Poor Oliver is stuck begging for more supper in a workhouse until he pushes his luck one too many times and is sold to a cruel undertaker. Unsurprisingly, this life proves to be just as bad, so Oliver soon escapes to London. Here, he is taken in by Fagin and the Artful Dodger who show him just how to ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’; he then meets the charming Nancy, who may turn out to be his only true friend in this wild and exciting world. But, when Oliver’s intended ‘mark’, Mr Brownlow, takes pity on the boy and offers him a new life, Fagin’s henchman Bill Sikes gets word and plots to kidnap the boy, to disastrous effect…

 
   
THEATRE ON THE COAST
10th July-31st August 2019 Summer theatre returns to the Southwold Arts Centre this year under new ownership. Matthew Townshend has taken over under the new brand of ‘Theatre on the Coast’. Shows include Patrick Marlowe’s The End of the Line, A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Debbie Isitt’s The Woman who Cooked her Husband, finishing with Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse. Find out more at www.mtproductions.co.uk Tickets available on http://totc.co.uk.
   
       
                                     
 

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