Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
MARCH
Saturday 28th March 7.00 for 7.30pm & Sunday 29th March 2.30 for 3.00pm. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe.
The ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
APRIL
Wednesday 1 April, 19:15 (30 Minutes) Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake TBC .
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Friday 3 April, 19:45. Lucas & Albert. The Film is based on two characters from the stage play Babysitters also written by Robert Putt and A.G.Longhurst and tell the story of their version of events of what went on from the point of view in Babysitters. They have been hired by Mr Mac a high profile criminal who is on the verge of moving into the major realms of crime and wants the dirty laundry final washed away. Lucas and Albert looks at the relationship of the two men from their first meeting to the conclusion of the film and looks at what happens over the several days they spend together. Lucas and Albert is a black comedy thriller that twist and turns in varying but subtle ways. With tender moments coupled with shocking surprises that will leave you wondering why?
Sunday April 5th. The Songs of... Show. Three great acts will perform in an evening of tributes to some of the Legends of the 50s & 60s and Country Music; unforgettable names such as John Denver, The Beatles, Crystal Gayle, Simon & Garfunkel, Hank Williams, Brenda Lee and Tammy Wynette. Come along and be transported back to a time when music had melody and lyrics told a story.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
MARCH
Tuesday March 24th, 7:15pm. ROH: Fidelio (New Production). Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope.
Thursday March 26th, 7:30pm. FILM SPECIAL: The Bikes of Wrath. Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. Oklahoma to California: 2600 kms, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 3 cameras, 2 guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s corethemes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream.The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck’s seminal novel.
Friday March 27th, 7:30pm. Red Skies. Southwold Harbour 1939 – two famous author fish for hidden secrets… Red Skies looks at two of Suffolk’s most famous residents with very different links to Ipswich: George Orwell who took his name from the river, and Arthur Ransome who was resident on it, and what would have happened if they had met. The show follows the two men over the years, both are in search of answers, both political and personal – whilst the former is about to write Animal Farm, the latter is married to Trotsky’s secretary, so sparks could fly.
Saturday March 28th, 7:30pm. 'Petty Criminals - The UK's No. 1 Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Petty Criminals bring you an evening of classic rock in the shape of an American icon – one of the greatest songwriters and greatest bands of our time, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The “Criminals” dig deep into the life, the music and the incredible influence of the man. You will experience Tom Petty’s legendary career through stories, multimedia, authentic performances and a huge catalogue of his music spanning four decades. From deep cuts to greatest hits, you’ll journey through early songs like American Girl, Breakdown & Refugee, through the ‘80s and early ‘90s with classics like Freefallin’, Runnin’ Down A Dream, I Won’t Back Down & Learning To Fly, with highlights from the seminal album “Wildflowers” and his later albums. This show is an unforgettable musical journey through the life and works of one of the greatest and much missed rock stars of our time.
Sunday March 29th, 7:00pm. Open Music Night. It's Open Music Night in the bar (acoustic). 2 songs / pieces from anyone wishing to perform. No need to book in advance.
Tuesday March 31st, 2:30pm &7:30pm. Film: Harriet (PG-13). The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
APRIL
Wednesday April 1st, 7:15pm. ROH: Swan Lake.
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece refreshed for a new generation. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside.

MARCH
Tue 24 March, 7:00pm. Notley High School Spring Concert. The Music Department will be holding its Spring Concert at Braintree Arts Theatre
Fri 27 March, 7:30pm. Ben Hart: Wonder. Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
APRIL
Thu 2 April, 7:30pm. Only Fools and Boycie.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses.
Fri 3 April, 7:30pm. Spirit of The 80’s. Performing the biggest hits of the 80’s, with a powerhouse band and loads of laughs this sensational show will have you singing and dancing all night long.

Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill
, T: 01440 714140

MARCH

Wed 25 - Sat 28 Mar 2020. Blackadder by Centre Stage. The show, originally starring Rowan Atkinson, is made up with three episodes, Bells, Beers and Chains, from the series set in the Elizabethan era. The script is from the original television series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton with the licence fee being paid directly to Comic Relief.
Sun 29 Mar 2020 5:00PM. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Back Together. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Miserables, Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
Mon 30 Mar 2020 7:30PM. Jak Zostalem Gangsterem (18). It’s the 1970s and already young Bohater knows that adrenaline tastes better than milk powder. With time, he also discovers the desire for money, power and being above the law. Polish with English subtitles.
Mon 30 & Tue 31 Mar 2020. Emma (U). A new period dramatisation of Jane Austen’s satirical novel Emma with an all-star cast. Anya Taylor-Joy is the handsome, self-deluded Emma Woodhouse, who, in the sleepy little town of Highbury, finds plenty of time for meddling in other peoples’ lives.
APRIL
Wed 1 Apr 2020 8:00PM. The Fureys.
The legends of Irish music and song, renowned for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away and more return for another stomping evening!
Thu 2 Apr 2020 7:30PM. Greed (15). To save his reputation after a damaging public inquiry, self-made billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie decides to throw a spectacular 60th birthday party on the Greek island of Mykonos. But as the guests arrive in the build-up to the bash, McCreadie’s empire begins to fall apart. A gleefully grotesque satire about the filthy rich.
Fri 3 Apr 2020. Open Mic Night.
Calling all local musicians, poets, rappers and comedians – HAC is promoting Open Mic Nights for a celebration of music and spoken word. Open to soloists and duos. There will be a stage, a couple of mics and a couple of chairs. Just bring yourself and whatever you wish to share. If you are coming as an audience member tickets are free but donations on the night are welcome! If you are coming as a performer please let a member of staff know when you arrive and they will take it from there.

Fri 24 Apr 2020. Monkey Nuts Comedy Club 2020. A night of laughs with three stand-ups, names tbc
Sun 2 Feb 2020 3:00PM. Linton Jazz. A concert of big band music with modern and classic tunes in aid of The Joshua Tarrant Trust. The Trust aims to raise funds and awareness for children with brain tumours.

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
MARCH
19 Mar - 28 Mar. Borders by Henry Naylor.
Homs, Syria – a desperate artist expresses her rage at the Assad regime by spraying the walls of her devastated city with subversive graffiti. London, UK – an idealistic, young photographer gradually betrays all of his principals as he climbs the greasy pole of fame and celebrity. Their paths are destined to cross from across the Mediterranean. Told through two alternating monologues, BORDERS is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time.
27 Mar. Aspire Club Night March 2020 BE PART OF OUT NIGHTS OF FUN, DANCE AND MEETING NEW FRIENDS! Do you want a place to party with a DJ and disco lights in a safe, accessible and inclusive environment? Our Aspire Club Nights are designed for young people aged 7-18 with special educational needs and disabilities. A great opportunity for young people to socialise, have fun, meet new friends and develop their communication skills.
APRIL
1 Apr. Aspire, Share & Create Youth Theatre Spring Term 2020.
Our Youth Theatres are back for the spring. The sessions run weekly during term time and provide a friendly space for young people to learn and develop performance skills, build confidence and explore their creativity. There is no experience necessary, just enthusiasm. The Aspire, Share, Create Youth Theatre runs from 4.30-6.00pm every Wednesday. Sessions take place in the Make It Space at the Abbey Field Centre and are delivered by our team of highly skilled practitioners. Our Youth Theatres are back for the spring. The sessions run weekly during term time and provide a friendly space for young people to learn and develop performance skills, build confidence and explore their creativity. There is no experience necessary, just enthusiasm. The Aspire, Share, Create Youth Theatre runs from 4.30-6.00pm every Wednesday. Sessions take place in the Make It Space at the Abbey Field Centre and are delivered by our team of highly skilled practitioners.
MAY
29 May. Aspire Club Night May 2020.
Be part of our nights of fun, dance and meeting new friends! Do you want a place to party with a DJ and disco lights in a safe, accessible and inclusive environment? Our Aspire Club Nights are designed for young people aged 7-18 with special educational needs and disabilities. A great opportunity for young people to socialise, have fun, meet new friends and develop their communication skills.



   
   
 
   
       
                                     
 

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