Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Sunday 25th November 2018. Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years. Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £15.00. Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Tuesday November 13th, 7:15pm. ROH: La Bayadere (Live Broadcast). Marius Petipa ’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
Wednesday November 14th, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A). A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Stars: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay. 12A / 2h 4 mins
Thursday November 15th, 7:30pm. Dr Feelgood. DR. FEELGOOD MAKE A WELCOME RETURN TO THE QUAY! Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts. Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator - which gave the group their first gold record. The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition – joining in 1999. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.
Friday November 16th, 7:30pm. Whitesnake UK. WhitesnakeUK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's multi platinum selling band, Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation, faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as 'Fool For Your Loving' 'Is This Love' & 'Here I Go Again'. With a line up comprising professional recording artists, members from some of the world's most respected tribute bands, extensive worldwide touring, syndicated tv appearances and a combined musical experience of over 120 years, Whitesnake UK can proudly boast to having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band.
Saturday November 17th, 7:30pm. The Lionel Ritchie Experience. Evan Grant is an international cabaret artist who has worked extensively abroad since 1992. He has performed on all the top cruise ships and hotels worldwide under the name of Grant Paris, which was a Lionel Richie adaptation. Evan decided to put together The Richie Band to establish a band as close to Lionel Richie's band. Evan has sourced some of the best players in the country to give an authentic sound. The band ranges from a 5-piece to an 8-piece, to include brass players and percussion. The band is a tribute to Lionel Richie as a songwriter and performer, with their fantastic interpretation of his show.
Wednesday November 21st, 7:30pm. Quay Bar Quiz. Come and test your mettle with our many-rounded Bar Quiz! Teams of up to 6 with a £1.50 entry fee per person. Small money prize and a spot prize to be had. No booking required.
Thursday November 22nd to Saturday November 24th, Time:7:30pm. Robbie & Friends 2018. It's time to welcome back Robbie Gladwell and Friends to The Quay stage for three nights of ultimate feelgood live music from this cosummate professional and his plethora of musical friends, including new local talent and old favourites. If there is an instrument to be plucked, strummed blown or struck it'll probably appear in this show! One of the highlights of the year and a fundraiser to boot - Let's Rock!
Friday November 30th, 7:30pm. That 80s Christmas Rock Show. That 80s Christmas Rock Show is an 80s nostalgia show performed by a 6-piece live band playing all the biggest 80s anthems and power ballads from bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, KISS, Whitesnake, Foreigner and Journey. Expect an energetic, anthemic, fun, tight show with these larger than life top performers! This special Christmas shows include those 80s Christmas hits we all love! So, get dressed up in your 80s finery and come party with us like its Christmas 1987 all over again!

Sat 17 November, 7:30pm. Robin Windsor. This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, heads out on tour for the very last time!
Sun 18 November, 7:30pm. Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years. Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel.
Fri 30 November, 7:30pm. Totally Tina. Back by popular demand TOTALLY TINA! Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock
SAT 1 December, 7:30pm. We Three Kings.
All your Christmas Favorites from Jingle Bell Rock to White Christmas All done in true Rock n Roll Style!
Sat 8 December, 3:00pm. BMVC and Lyons Hall School Choir. The programme will be an entertaining mix of songs with a Christmas theme together with others, both old and new.
Sat 8 December, 7:30pm. BMVC and Swing Express Big Band. For the evening performance BMVC will be performing with the Swing Express Big Band.
Sat 15 December, 10:30am and 1:00pm. Santa's Christmas Party. Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games.
Sun 16 December, 7:00pm. Elf the Musical JR. Sirius Young Performers are pleased to present Elf the Musical JR

Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill
, T: 01440 714140
13 November 2018 7.15pm. La Bayadere. Tickets £16.50, £13.50, £10.50. A Royal Opera House ballet live broadcast
15 November 2018 7.30pm. Meet Tommy Atkins. Tickets £10.50, £8.50. On August 4th 1914, with the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, reservist Tommy Atkins is immediately called up to serve his country. Within weeks he sees his first action in the fields of France and subsequently experiences the full scale of life in the Western Front trenches of the First World War - the horror, the pain, the misery, the boredom and even the moments of joy.
This brand new play written by playwright/actor Peter Gill (Talbot House, The Jerry Lee Lewis Story) details, through the eyes of a simple 'Tommy' the reality of war for those who actually fought it. In an astonishing solo performance, 'Meet Tommy Atkins' takes the audience through his war - a war that saw him fight at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme and that took him to the depths of despair but also brought him unique comradeship that he would never find again. From the beginning of the war to the end, Private Tommy Atkins was there.This is his story.
16 November 2018 8.00pm. Purple Zeppelin. Tickets £16.50. A tribute show to two iconic bands, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.
17 November 2018 8.00pm. Restless. Tickets £10.00. A night of Rockabilly music from Restless plus DJs. 8.00pm till late.
20 November 2018 7.15pm. The Madness of George III. Tickets £16.50, £13.50, £10.50. NT Live broadcast. Alan Bennett's play about George III starring Mark Gatiss
22 November 2018 7.30pm. Raymond Froggatt. Tickets £15.00. A night for the Froggy fans
23 November 2018 8.00pm. Megson. Tickets £16.00. Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’. Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. “One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed.” said The Guardian. “Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud” said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as “One of the top albums of the year!”.

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
24 NOV - 20 JAN. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The Mercury panto is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. Jack and the Beanstalk promises all the laughter, sparkle and excitement you’ve come to expect from the seasonal show that just keeps breaking box office records! When Jack Trott and his family find themselves down on their luck, Jack’s mother sends her poor son to market to sell their beloved cow ‘Daisy’, but when she learns that he’s exchanged the cow for a few measly beans, she’s furious and throws them out into the garden to rot. Little does she know that those beans are magical, and when the family awake next morning and find a great beanstalk soaring high into the sky, their lives will never be the same again, for the land is ruled over by a terrifying Giant who lives in a castle high up in the clouds and, being an adventurous lad, Jack vows to climb the beanstalk and face their Fi, Fi, Foe. Will Jack make his fortune? Will he make his Mum proud of him again? And will the family ever be reunited with poor Daisy? Find out when you join Jack and friends for ‘a tale as magic as beans’ in our sky-high Mercury pantomime. Starring panto favourites Antony Stuart-Hicks, Dale Superville and Carli Norris (Nurse Nellie, Muddles and the Enchantress in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and packed full of music and dancing, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a glittering Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy!
30 JAN - 9 FEB 2019. ANNIE. Join Annie, a plucky, charming orphan girl, and her loveable adopted mutt named Sandy, as they take you on a musical adventure in 1930’s New York. Annie dreams of finding her real parents and escaping her dreary orphanage which is run by the cruel and tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Annie’s dreams begin to come true when the personal secretary of billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites her to stay with them. Miss Hannigan and her undesirable friends, however, have other plans! So let Annie into your hearts and come and see Colchester Operatic Society perform this award winning, family friendly musical that includes great well-known songs, including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a hard knock life”. This local amateur dramatic company are well known for producing professional quality shows at this theatre. Let them entertain you with their beautiful harmonies and a story full of fun, heart and adventure.

Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th January at 8.00pm and Saturday 26th January at 2.30 and 8.00pm. Colne Engaine Dramatic Society proudly presents: ‘The Great Panto Bake Off’ An original script co-written by group members Stephen Hector and Darran Lingley at Colne Engaine Village Hall. Doors open at 7.00pm all evening performances and 2.00pm for matinee. Tickets are £9.00 for evening performances and £7.00 for matinee and available from Box Office 01787 274933. See if Scary Berry gets her way or will Smell and Poo rise to the challenge? Watch Fairy Cakes sprinkle her own magic and will Vicky Sponge gain confidence with help from the audience and watch Nigerella flutter her eyelashes at Paul Bollywood. Aided and abetted by a disorganised film crew directed by Randy Doodah.  

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