Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
MAY
Friday 31st May 2019. Wrong Jovi. 7.00 for 7.30pm.
Tickets £15.00. Wrong Jovi guarantee 'One Wild Night' of Bon Jovi's greatest hits, live favourites and rarities!
JUNE
Saturday 8th June 2019, 7.00 for 7.30pm. Freddie Hall Soul Night.
Tickets £16.00. The Freddie Hall Band, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Motown. The Freddie Hall Band is an exciting 5 Piece International band having performed in the US, Germany, Austria, England and several other European Countries.
Saturday 22nd June 2019. Comedy Night with Mike Gunn. Tickets £13.00. Doors 7.15pm for 8.00pm. Plus RUSSELL HICKS, MATTHEW OSBORN and JENNY COLLIER
Sunday 30th June 2019. Spotlight. Doors open 12.30 for 1.00pm. Adults £8.00, Child £6.00 (under 10). For anyone who love the musicals we have combined a few classical musical numbers, from shows such as Wicked, 42nd Street, School of Rock and many more. Our amazing talented cast have been able to pick and choose which numbers they would like to do. This show is very energetic. A family show for all ages. So if your flying high, come along and listen to.....The amazing talented cast of Spotlight.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
MAY
Wednesday May 22nd to Saturday May 25th, ‎14‎:‎00, ‎19‎:‎30. Annie. Based on the popular comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, plucky and charming Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. When Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Warbucks' whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. With great songs including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”, this show will warm your heart with its perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism.
Sunday May 26th, 7:00pm. Open Mic Night. Our monthly (except August) open performance Sunday night in the Quay Bar. Usually on the last Sunday of the month. Bring your instruments or just your voice. Acoustic only - readings and spoken word allowed, no mics please! Free Entry - donations welcome.
Tuesday May 28th, 2:30pm. I Am Turtle “Just how old are you Great Uncle Archie?”
“As old as time and a bit before then”
“….like eight in the morning?”
“More like half past ten”
From the delightful storybook of The Makeshift Ensemble comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us through ship wrecks and sea shells, to sing their song anew when the future of their underwater world is in peril from plastics and beasts of the deep!
Wednesday May 29th, ‎13‎:‎00 & ‎15‎:‎30. The Ugly Duckling. Feeling different, teased by his friends and not accepted by his family, the Ugly Duckling is sad and lonely. Through a series of adventures he soon learns who he really is and his family realises it doesn’t matter what you look like but how good your heart is. From the creators of The Princess & the Frog, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, The Owl & the Pussycat, Alice in Wonderland, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty comes this brand new ballet for the whole family. With the crystal-clear story telling, larger than life characters and gorgeous costumes you’d expect from this innovative company, The Ugly Duckling tackles themes of social acceptance and liking yourself in a child-friendly, charming manner. Great for the whole family including people with special needs.
Thursday May 30th, ‎14‎:‎30 & ‎19‎:‎30. Film: Colette (15). After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.
Friday May 31st, 7:30pm. The Tide Jetty. Two brothers, Tucky and Nathan grow up on the banks of Breydon Water alongside tomboy, Eliza. The three of them are inseparable. As they grow older the inevitable happens and both the boys fall for her. But tragedy tears the trio apart and years later it is time to discover the truth of what really happened…
JUNE
Saturday June 1st, 7:30pm. The 70s & 80s Tribute Show.
What’s happening dudes and dudettes we’re gonna take a step back in time to the days of flares and platform shoes when everything was groovy baby! Performing classic 70s Hits including Young Hearts, Blame it on the boogie, Heaven Must be Missing an Angel, Stayin Alive and many more, 70’s Sensation tribute band have got the moves and the grooves. Relive the 70’s with this energentic, sparkly set.

MAY
Fri 24 May, 7:30pm. LDN Wrestling. 2019 will see the return of the bone crunching superstars of LDN Wrestling.
Sat 25 May, 7:30pm. Frankie's Guys. With slick choreography, charm, charisma, amazing vocals and a great live band, it’s unmissable!
JUNE
Sat 1 June, 4:00pm. Enchanted – Jesters Theatre Academy.
Jesters Theatre Academy presents "Enchanted" a journey through all your favourite Fairytales!
Fri 7 June, 8:00pm. T.Rextasy. If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill
, T: 01440 714140
MAY
Wed 22 - Sat 25 May 2019. The History Boys (Centre Stage). Haverhill’s award winning Centre Stage Company perform Alan Bennett’s play about eight history students in the 1980s who are pursuing places at Oxbridge. Their headmaster is determined to see them break records and enlists a new teacher to coach the boys into intellectual shape. Seduced though they are by his promises, the boys are concerned that there is more to the pursuit of learning than exams and grades
Tue 28 May 2019 7:15PM. All My Sons. Broadcast, as live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Wed 29 May 2019 6:00PM. A Tribute to Ariana and JoJo. The U.K.’s number one tributes to global superstar Ariana Grande & kids’ sensation JoJo Siwa together in an exciting new pop production for 2019!
Thu 30 May 2019 7:30PM. The Sisters Brothers (15). Eli and Charlie Sisters, are two brothers in the Old West underworld of the 1850s pursuing a chemist who has developed a substance that makes gold easy to spot on the riverbed. Blood, guts, saloons, shootouts and ribald humour, based on the novel by Patrick deWitt.
Thu 30 May 2019 2:30PM. Missing Link (PG). Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr Link – 8 feet tall and covered in fur – recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to fi nd his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
Thu 30 May 2019 10:30AM. Peppa Pig, Festival of Fun (U). A series of new 5-minute episodes all linked together by a new interactive feature that will see little ones singing and playing along with their favourite onscreen characters.
Fri 31 May 2019 8:00PM. The Best of Queen. Front man and pianist, Rob Comber’s outrageous stage antics and personality makes him perfect to play an uncannily realistic ‘Freddie’ with just the right look and stage persona. Rob is joined on stage by an enormously talented band including Christopher Gregory who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive.
JUNE
Sat 1 Jun 2019 8:00PM. Sam Avery – Learner Parent.
Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood. Sam’s honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps – right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale – will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
MAY
21 May. One Night of Elvis – Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’ he has picked up numerous accolades and has headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. In August 2016 he completed a sell-out concert tour of Israel, performing to over 8000 fans.
22 May - 23 May. Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course brilliant deductions. The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breathtaking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation. When Mary Morstan requests help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes and Watson enter a world of deception and trickery, unravelling a plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.
24 May. The Tina Turner Experience. This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the world’s iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep Mountain High and Let’s Stay Together to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out. The concert-style show features a 10-piece band, making this the only completely live touring tribute to this multi-award winning legend. Powerful vocals, backing singers and fabulous professional dancers with electrifying dance routines make the tina turner experience – simply the best.
25 May. Crafty Drama Presents: Take Two!. A selection of songs, dance and sign language from the talented cast of Crafty Drama. Through the use of music, dance and drama, Crafty Drama gives adults with learning disabilities the chance to learn social, communication, motor and life skills. Our aim is to enhance their lives, making them feel proud of their achievements and to gain self-confidence. Crafty Drama promotes community inclusion, independence, and sign language.
26 May. Rock Choir – Last Night at the Mercury. We are thrilled to announce that the incredible Rock Choir will take to our stage on Sun 26 May for a special farewell to the Mercury event. This concert will be the last show on our stage before our theatre closes for refurbishment at the end of May, and all proceeds will go towards our Mercury Rising project. Approaching its 15th year, Rock Choir is the pioneering contemporary choir of the UK and remains unique, with nearly 30,000 members in the extended Rock Choir family across the country. Fresh from singing at the BBC Proms in the Park last September, local choir members from Essex and Suffolk are delighted to be performing the final show at the Mercury Theatre in its existing form. We hope to see you there!


 
 
 
THEATRE ON THE COAST
 
10th July to 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 Issitt’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 online from start of April via Ticketsource.  
     
                                     
 

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