Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Wednesday 27th March. First Man. Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for
2.30pm. A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut
Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first
human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation
and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history
of space travel.
Saturday 6th April, 2019. Zoe Lyons Comedy Night. Doors open 7.15 for
8.00pm start. All seats £13.00. Over 18s only due to content
of acts. Four great acts, four great performances. ZOE LYONS, ADAM BLOOM,
TONY COWARDS and CRAIG MURRAY
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Friday March 22nd, 7:30pm. Do You Think That's Wise? The Life
and Times of John Le Mesurier. In this affectionate tribute
to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian
Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World, co-creator
& co-star of BBC2's Pompidou with Matt Lucas etc.) brings to life
the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed
millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant
Wilson in Dad’s Army. As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life
was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his
betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook
him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never
wavered. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden
Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful and
moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era.
Saturday March 23rd 1:00pm & 3:30pm. Teddy Bears Picnic.
Our little teddies would love you to join them as they eat, dance, play
and have fun! Little ones can bring their own teddy, clap along and
have their photo taken with the dancers!
Sunday March 24th, 7:30pm. History Sunday 6. Talk 1.
Peter Cooper: Puseyite buds and Popish flowers: Turmoil at St. Gregory’s
1855- 1879. Talk 2. Barry Wall:Near structural disaster
at St Gregory’s!!
Monday March 25th 2:30pm & 7:30pm. 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.
Tuesday March 26th, 7:30pm. Hazel O'Connor: Hallelujah Moments.
The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter
Hazel O’Connor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the iconic film Breaking
Glass . There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances
aplenty along the way. Hazel's ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will
You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give
Me An Inch, Blackman and Hanging Around - all of which seem even more
relevant in our present times.
Thursday March 28th, 7:30pm. Orlando. Find out in the
life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot
be pinned down, whose spirit cannot be caged, and whose irreverent,
romantic adventures across British history – from the 1500s to the present
day – provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; personal,
sexual and national.
Saturday March 30th, 7:30pm. An Honest Gentleman. Little
is known of Thomas Easter except that he was born in Aylsham in Norfolk
in 1715 and was hung at Tyburn 24 years later. However, his life was
packed with adventure and intrigue. From North Norfolk to Putney Heath
Easter plied his trade as a Gentleman of the Road, ‘raising contributions
upon the public’ and, from the little that is known, he was a dashing
and charming rogue. ’I rob the rich to give to the poor’. Ultimately
betrayed by an accomplice and comrade, he danced the hangman’s jig.
Stuff of Dreams will take you on a rollicking Georgian adventure as
we delve into the life and times of the Highwaymen of the 18th Century.
There will be wine, women and song and where facts are scarce there
will be glorious embellishment.
Saturday March 30th, 7:30pm. Martin Turner (Ex Wishbone Ash).
Fresh from 2017/18 shows which have featured Wishbone Ash’s seminal
albums Argus, There’s the Rub and Wishbone Ash in their entirety, Martin
Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Spring 2019 to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash and
perform another classic album – 1976’s New England.
Sunday March 31st, 2:00pm. Met Opera: Die Walküre. In
what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine
Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses
her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor
Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins
Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle sing Wotan.
Philippe Jordan conducts.
Tuesday April 2nd, 6:15pm. ROH: La forza del destino (Live Broadcast).
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their
marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance
and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La
forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the
very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical
treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.
Fri 22 March, 8:00pm. Milton Jones: Work In Progress. One man.
One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Him with the shirts from
Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.
Sun 24 March, 5:00pm. Life Is In The Music - Live DVD Filming.
Having toured their latest show ‘Life Is In The Music’ all around the
world, this exclusive performance will be filmed at Braintree Arts Theatre
for a live DVD special.
Tue 26 March, 7:00pm. NHS Spring Concert. The Notley
High School music department will be holding its Spring Concert in Braintree
Sat 6 April, 7:30pm. The Local Comedy Club. After selling out
in October. Lee Hurst and 3 other top comedians from the UK Comedy Circuit
Fri 12 April, 7:30pm. Britains Got Talent Winner Richard Jones:
Escape. Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent
2016 and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
TUE 19 MAR 2019 7:30PM. THE FAVOURITE (15). Forget what you
thought you knew about the corset-and-carriage costume drama – the rulebook
is ripped up in this riotous period comedy. Olivia Colman is outstanding
as the frail Queen Anne, while Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are rival
courtiers vying for the monarch’s affections.
WED 20 MAR 2019 7:30PM. KOBIETY MAFII 2 (18). With
Nanny and her gang now in control of Warsaw, they attempt the biggest
and most daring drug smuggle Poland has ever seen. But reaching the
top is easy compared to staying there… The sequel to the 2018 hit Kobiety
Mafii, this Polish action film is adventurous, entertaining and thrilling.
POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
FRI 22 MAR - THU 27 JUN 2019. PRE-SHOW PLATTER QUICHE. A
preshow platter of cold food prepared by The Arts Centre Café
FRI 22 MAR 2019 7:30PM. STRICTLY ANN – AN EVENING WITH ANN WIDDECOMBE.
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one
of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever
SAT 23 MAR 2019 8:00PM. CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS
+ SUPPORT JESSICA LEE MORGAN. The instigators of the British
soul music explosion
SUN 24 MAR 2019 4:00PM. BRASSABILITY. Haverhill Youth
and Community Band are joined by two groups of friends; Saffron Walden
Music School Concert Band includes strings and woodwind as well as brass
and play a variety of light music. The third group is a quintet made
up of some of the finest brass players in East Anglia, all with their
roots in Haverhill Silver. They got together last year for a recording
project and gelled so well that they’re looking forward to perform once
more. All are ex-members of the National Youth Band of Great Britain
and comprise of Tim Pannell and Ian Jacobs (cornets), Chris Pannell
(horn) and Sarah and David Minchin (trombone and tuba).
MON 25 MAR 2019 7:30PM. BOY ERASED (15). When Jared
tells his parents he might be gay, their world is rocked to the core,
and he’s made to participate in all the horrors of a church-supported
gay conversion programme. Beautifully crafted performances from a starry
cast anchor this moving and powerful film.
TUE 26 MAR & MON 29 APR 2019. ALL IS TRUE (12A). The
year is 1613. Disaster strikes for Shakespeare when his Globe Theatre
burns to the ground, he returns to Stratford to face a troubled past
and a neglected family.
DRAMATHU 28 & FRI 29 MAR 2019. GREASE. This academic
year Stoke College is rehearsing and preparing to perform the musical
Grease School Edition at Haverhill Arts Centre. The whole school production
will include students from the prep and senior school. Danny Zuko and
Sandy Dumbrowski are being performed by students Gabriel Mason Year
10 and Olivia Munro and Year 12. The college hopes to see members of
the local community coming along to support these talented students
take on some of the most famous roles in musical theatre.
SAT 30 MAR 2019 7:30PM. THE JOSHUA TARRANT CASINO NIGHT.
The Joshua Tarrant Trust Casino Night helps raise funds and awareness
for children with brain tumours. There will be four gaming tables, a
horseracing game, live music by StereoJacks and a set by DJ Skinny Boy
Alex. Hot food and some gaming chips to get you started are included
in the ticket price of £35.00.
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
23 MAR. TOUCH TOUR – AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’. The free tour
will take you onto the set of Ain’t Misbehavin’. 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.
2 APR. DAVID STARKEY – A MONARCHY OF MISFITS. The marriage
of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when the second son of the Prince
of Wales married a divorced American actress of mixed race and uncertain
religion, was seen as marking a fundamental modernisation of the British
monarchy. Actually, it was only a return the 14th century when one of
the many sons of King Edward III married a twice-divorced merry widow
who’d eloped with her first husband at the age of 12; another a part-Moorish
Spanish princess who (it is claimed) was a direct descendent of the
Prophet Muhammad; while a third wed the au pair! This talk traces the
radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the
laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians,
to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the
realities of modern family life.
3 APR. AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN. An Evening of Eric
and Ern with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel. From the Olivier-nominated
duo behind the hugely celebrated & critically acclaimed West End
hit Eric & Little Ern, comes a brilliant homage crammed full of
renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right
notes! From Greig’s Piano concerto to Mr Memory, “Arsenal!” It’s a show
full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches
and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show evokes memories of
times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.