Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Saturday 17th August 2019. Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm. Noasis.
Noasis are the definitive tribute to Manchester's five piece super group
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
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.
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.
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
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…