Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Saturday 21st April 2018. Quadrophonia - The Who – Quadrophonia. Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £10.00. Adrenalin fuelled rock ’n' roll...Capturing a magical point in time when The Who were the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Their set list contains a majority of the most popular material from The Who’s catalogue until the final days of Keith Moon. Quadrophonia's live show recreates this period in the early 1970′s with the aid of authentic stage wear and backline, powerfull stage performances together with stage theatrics and a full 'WHO' light and laser show results in a nostalgic rollercoaster ride back to the days of Live at Leeds and thro' into the seventies.
Saturday 12th May 2018 - 7.00 for 7.30, Tickets £14.00. Marley Experience. This amazing group pays tribute to the originator and undisputed King of Reggae Music...The Right Honorable Mr Robert Nesta Marley (Berhane Selassie) better known as BOB MARLEY.'
Saturday 26th May 2018. A Touch of Little Mix. Doors open 6.30 for 7.00pm, All seats £12.00. With their high energy show, this tribute band will perform all the biggest hits complete with impressive visuals and plenty of audience interactive fun! After being the first group to win the hugely popular television show the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone from strength to strength are are currently the most popular girlband of the moment! Complete with exciting fan favourite costumes, this tribute show ensures an accurate portrayal and has the true impersonations of the sounds, look and feel of the sensational Little Mix.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Saturday April 21st, 7:30pm. That Eighties Band. A 6 piece live show dedicated to recreating the biggest hits of the 80s with songs from artists that include Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Van Halen, Phil Collins, Blondie, Huey Lewis and the News, B52's and Bon Jovi. So, let’s go back in time, pump up our hair and roll up our jacket sleeves and enjoy the guilty pleasures of the Eighties!
Sunday April 22nd, 7:30pm. History Sundays 2018. Talk 1: Speaker: Peter Minter: ‘A View from The Dentist’s Chair’ What were you doing on the 25th September 1944? Talk 2: Speaker: Ashley Cooper
‘Sudbury – A Pictorial History’. Significant, moving and entertaining moments re-created, in this tribute to a local artist.
Tuesday April 24th, 2:30pm & 7.30pm. Film:Murder on the Orient Express. A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.
Friday April 27th, 7:30pm. The Remi Harris Trio. The Remi Harris Trio take Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuse them with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk, World Music and more. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and more. The show features Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars accompanied by a hot club rhythm section of acoustic guitar and double bass, and it includes solo, duet and trio playing interspersed with Remi's commentary about the history of the music and the guitars he plays. Remi and his trio have toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
Saturday April 28th, 7:30pm. James Phelan: Trickster. James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of light entertainment described as extraordinary in The Mirror and legendary by The Sun. A night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no-one is safe. Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has been storming it online in the last twelve months whilst gaining a lot of traction in the national press
Wednesday May 2nd 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG).
After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.
Friday May 4th, 7:15pm. Manon (Delayed Live Broadcast). Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.
Saturday May 5th, 7:00pm. The Quay Acoustic. Our monthly acoustic night in the bar. Anywhere between 2 - 5 musicians / singers performing sets while you relax, marvel at the local talent and sip away at your drinks! Free entry and performers usually begin at 7.15pm. Arranged by Ben Pegley
Tuesday May 8th to Saturday May 12th, Time:7:45pm. Ladies Down Under. The ladies are back! Ladies Down Under is the sequel to the popular 2017 SDS production of Ladies’ Day. Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda swap the posh dresses and fascinators of Royal Ascot for cork hats and tee shirts as they head ‘down under’ on the trip of a lifetime using some of the winnings from their huge win on the horses at the end of Ladies’ Day. Laced with the compelling humour and characters that made Ladies’ Day so popular, this is a comedy drama you won’t want to miss. An amateur production by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS
Tuesday May 15th, 7:30pm. Austen's Women. Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Christmas Gothic) becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works. Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe).
Wednesday May 16th, 8:00pm. An American in Paris - The Musical (Cinema screening). An American GI's chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...
Thursday May 17th, 8:00pm. NT Live: Macbeth (Delayed Broadcast). Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Friday May 18th, 7:30pm. Tapestry. Nicki Gillis is one of Australia’s most amazing entertainers. A singer, dancer, radio announcer and television presenter who exudes such positive energy you can’t help but be mesmerized by her. Nicki has toured the UK each year since 2009 and built a strong and loyal following in the club and theatre circuit. Nicki is now presenting her new two-hour stage show, “Tapestry – The Concert”, where she performs this quintessential album live on stage with her band and backing singers.
Tuesday May 22nd, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: Phantom Thread (15). Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Fri 27 April, 7:30pm. An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell. The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams.
Sat 26 May, 7:30pm. Frankie's Guys.
Frankie’s Guys in a fast-paced, energetic production with an authentic concert feel.

Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill
, T: 01440 714140
21 April 2018 20:00. Skamite. Tickets £10.00. A night of 'madness' with Skamite playing all the top ska sounds with support Djs playing Motown and soul. This event helps to raise funds for the Air Ambulance.
23 April 2018 7.30pm. The Fureys. Tickets £21.50. As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories. Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘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’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
24 April 2018 7.30pm. Darkest Hour (PG). Tickets £6.50, £5.50. A gripping retelling of Winston Churchill’s baptism of fire in the tense Maydays of 1940, as Britain stood on the brink of invasion. Faced with an unprepared public and his own party plotting to oust him, Churchill must decide whether to negotiate a peace with Hitler or stand alone and fight.
25 April 2018 7.30pm. Finding Your Feet (12A). Tickets £6.50, £5.50. ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott turns her life around after discovering that her husband of forty years is having an affair. And when her free spirited sister persuades her to join an OAP community dance class she learns that it’s never too late to start a fresh, both in life and in love.
26 April 2018 7.30pm. Walk Like a Panther (12A). Tickets £6.50, £5.50. A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved Yorkshire pub is threatened with closure.
27 April 2018 7.30pm. Bob Brolly. Tickets £15.00. Bob continues to present his legendary award-winning Irish show every Sunday on BBC Radio WM and BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire as well as his weekly TV show Brolly & Friends. With support from Brian Man
30 April 2018 7.30pm. The Square (15). Tickets £6.50, £5.50, £5.00. Christian, the suave art curator of a prestigious art gallery, has a new installation, ‘The Square’ on display. Meanwhile, he is subject to a scam for which he is determined to seek revenge. An outrageous satire on modern society, art and human nature in the digital age. English, and Swedish and Danish with English subtitles. A Reel Culture Film
02 May 2018 7.30pm. Dark River (15).
Tickets £6.50, £5.50. A brooding and emotive tale of family loyalty and betrayal. Alice returns home to the family farm after her father’s death, intent on claiming her inheritance. Her brother Joe who had been caring for their father up until his death, doesn’t welcome her warmly.
04 May 2018 6.00pm - 11.00pm. Saturday 5 May 11.00am - 11.00pm. Sunday 6 May 11.00am - 5.00pm. Haverhill Beer Weekend. Tickets £2.00. In collaboration with Nethergate Brewery come and sample some real ales and cider. CAMRA members get in free and there are free soft drinks for drivers. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
11 May 2018 7.30pm. Mary Magdalene (12A). Tickets £6.50, £5.50. The ‘untold story’ of Jesus from Mary Magdalene’s revelatory perspective. She becomes a close follower, but must come to terms with Jesus’s destiny and her place within it.
21 May 2018 7.30pm. A Fantastic Woman (15). Tickets £6.50, £5.50, £5.00. A luminous portrait of a transgender woman fighting for her right to mourn her deceased lover. Young waitress Marina battles the forces that have left her a social outcast, determined to show them she is complex, strong and – above all – a fantastic woman. Spanish with English subtitles. A Reel Culture Film
22 May 2018 7.30pm. Isle of Dogs (PG). Tickets £6.50, £5.50. After an outbreak of ‘canine flu’, the corrupt mayor of a Japanese city banishes all dogs to a vast offshore refuse dump known as Trash Island.When 12-year-old Atari ventures there in search of his beloved pet, a quarantined quartet of mongrels rally to help him.
23 May 2018 7.15pm. An American in Paris. Tickets £16.00, £13.50, £10.50. This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. A recorded broadcast.
24 May 2018 8.00pm. Phill Jupitus. Tickets £15.50. Phill Jupitus live on stage. For ages 14 and over, likely to be swearing and adult content
25 May 2018 8.00pm. The Best of Wham. Tickets £23.50. A fantastic new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. Re-live all the hits, a few B side favourites and a couple ofearly George Michael bonus songs. Come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’(Sorry. Drinks not free.)
26 May 2018 7.00pm. Big Sing Gospel Voices. Tickets £14.00, £10.00. BIG Sing Gospel Voices, current BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of theYear, have performed along side Ellie Goulding, Blake, London Community Gospel Choir; sung for Jamie Oliver; toured with Leona Lewis and invited on ITV’s X-Factor. Their pop, gospel and soul repertoire leaves you feeling inspired, happy and uplifted.
29 May 2018 2.30pm. Peter Rabbit (PG). Tickets £5.00. The nation’s favourite daring, blue-jacketed bunny teams up with vegetable-patch comrades, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, to rally against animal-hating gardener Mr McGregor and vie for the attentions of kind next-door neighbour Bea.
30 May 2018 2.00pm. The Pixie's Scarf. Tickets £6.50, £5.50, £22.00. Soap Soup Theatre. While out picking whortleberries with Grandmother, Dicky finds a treasure that opens the door to a beautiful, fragile world. But the Pixies don’t want to share their precious secrets with a human child. With puppetry, charmingly funny characters and magical music.
01 June 2018 7.30pm. Jill Jackson.
Tickets £12.50. The award winning Americana artist based in Glasgow first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway. When the bandsplit Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed her authentic Americana style.

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
20 APR - 5 MAY. PIECES OF STRING. When Jane returns from her father’s funeral to start clearing the house she grew up in – packing away the family photographs, closing a chapter – she isn’t prepared for the untold story she’s about to discover threaded through her past, a story that threatens to unravel her relationship with her own children and shake her understanding of who she is.
23 APR. CAROL KLEIN – LIFE IN A COTTAGE GARDEN. Acclaimed plantswoman, bestselling author and one of our most familiar gardening experts in the media today, Carol Klein is most famous for her role as regular presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, having featured on (almost) every programme since 2005. Her natural, down-to-earth approach has made her a popular and trusted figure, and she makes a special journey to Colchester to tell us about life in her own beautiful cottage garden.
26 APR - 28 APR. PLASTIC. Remember the moment you became an adult? Or did you miss it? Kev used to have a girlfriend called Lisa, she wore a fitted blazer and reebok classics, lit up the school yard. Kev used to be the captain of the school football team. Scored the winner in the All-Essex schools cup final.
Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse to pay off ‘Wicksy’. Now he’s an accountant. But Ben always had Jack. His loyal, unbreakable mate Jack. Adults are the kids that survive school, right? But some kids don’t.
27 APR. YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKSHOP – PLASTIC . Delivered by Poleroid’s Artistic Director Molly Roberts (Old Vic Theatre) and Associate Director Josh Roche (RSC Associate Education Practitioner), this workshop is connected to their show, Plastic. Delivered in the Mercury Theatre’s Studio space, this exciting 90 minute practical workshop designed for young people aged 14+ will be focused tightly on the play’s themes and boundary breaking spoken word gig-style. Through fast paced games and drama exercises used to create the production, participants will discover their own creative voice and find a means of expression that speaks directly of their own generation and experiences. The workshop will culminate in participants inventing their very own unique pieces of new writing, developing confidence, creative and literary skills. This workshop is free but only available when booked with a ticket to any performance of Plastic. Participants are encouraged to book the Friday evening performance at 8pm so they can also meet the cast at our post-show Q&A.
28 APR. BACKSTAGE TOUR – PIECES OF STRING. It’s access all areas as you join a friendly tour of the backstage areas of the Mercury Theatre. You can step on the stage and get up close to the set of Pieces of String, as our guide tells you about the history and operation of the theatre. You will hear about theatre superstitions, the design process, and you can ask any questions you like!
4 MAY - 5 MAY. SOFA.
The MakeShift Ensemble present ‘Sofa’, a play exploring memory, place and the worlds we create around us. The sofa is where we make new worlds as children and seek solace as adults, a place to laugh, cry, play and discover. Join Rachel and Mark at their old family home exploring memories of a loved one living with dementia, and the changing perspectives they bring to those memories. The MakeShift Ensemble with their distinct and compelling style, discover the effects of memory and ‘unmemory’ on family relationships . Inspired by authentic experiences the piece tells the stories with humour and pathos, that sometimes go untold.
5 MAY. TOUCH TOUR – PIECES OF STRING. The free tour will take you onto the set of Pieces of String. 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. Please note: Touch Tours are intended for the visually impaired, as an accompaniment to the Audio Described performance.
7 MAY. BALLETBOYZ – FOURTEEN DAYS. Celebrated across the world for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are back with four brand new works and the return of an audience favourite. For the new works in the first half of FOURTEEN DAYS choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon were teamed with composers Scott Walker, Joby Talbot, Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson and each given just fourteen days to create their pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music.
8 MAY. WUTHERING HEIGHTS – THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH. Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of Rachel Sinetta and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists, The Rubber Band. Wuthering Heights captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the The Kick Inside through to Ariel, but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate’s compositions. A show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of The Kick Inside, Wuthering Heights is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered Kate Bush.
9 MAY. THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. Come and hear the music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces and laid the foundations of pop right up to the present day – In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!
10 MAY. CLASSIC ROCK USA. Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest rock stars of the 21stCentury! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with the very best selections of these 3 great artists including: Born to Run, Thunder Road, Everything I Do, Summer of ’69, Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more… Get ready to rock out and party on!
11 MAY. MERCURY THEATRE GALA DINNER – 11 MAY. Due to the inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled to Fri 11 May. If you had booked for the previous date, we will be in touch to move your booking. Otherwise, click Dates & Times to book! About The Evening. The Mercury Theatre is taking over Colchester Town Hall with a fabulous gala dinner. The first of its kind for us, we are raising money for our exciting Mercury Rising capital appeal to transform our theatre and our offering to the Colchester community. The event we have planned will see our talented friends entertain you throughout the evening, alongside our special host and friend Richard Wilson OBE. Famed for his award-winning One Foot in the Grave, Richard is also a revered stage presence and celebrated director. Enjoy a champagne reception, 3 course meal with wine and after-dinner entertainment mixed with some great stories, fundraising games and an exclusive auction. Featuring live music from singer Toni Lee, and from band Barney and the Rubbles.
11 MAY - 12 MAY. AN EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE – COLCHESTER INSTITUTE. University Centre Colchester present An Evening of Musical Theatre. Featuring a range of songs from the world of musical theatre. The cast perform with a 4 piece band for some well-known musical theatre numbers as well as some new and contemporary repertoire.
11 MAY. EUGENE ONEGIN. Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to the Mercury Theatre with their new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin. With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking, the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana, whose entanglement with Onegin results in a wiser, sadder but ultimately self-reliant heroine. This new chamber version will transpose the story of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking fought against the old ways. Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the snow-swept Russian landscape of the original. This is a coming-of-age story, a requiem for lost innocence and triumphant celebration of hard-won independence – told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written.
12 MAY. KATHLEEN TURNER – FINDING MY VOICE. Fane Productions present two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner in her debut cabaret, appropriately titled Finding My Voice. Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook, Kathleen interweaves songs including Let’s Fall In Love, I’d Rather Be Sailing, On The Street Where You Live, Every Time We Say Goodbye and many more, with stories from her remarkable life and career. Accompanied by Mark Janas, the show is directed by Andy Gale. Over a long and varied career, Ms Turner has been awarded two Golden Globes, nominated for Best Actress twice for her work in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? for which she also won the Evening Standard Award. She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Peggy Sue Got Married. Her filmography includes such classics as Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile and War of the Roses, as well as her star turn on TV in Friends.
12 MAY. THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book! This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun. It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102! The songs in the show including If You’re Happy And You Know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People’s Theatre Company’s website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!
14 MAY - 19 MAY. ALL OR NOTHING. With regret, the Producers of this show, Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions, have had to cancel the Spring tour of All or Nothing. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions presents All or Nothing – The Mod Musical by Carol Harrison – The coolest musical ever. All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues. This stunning new home-grown musical celebrates the unique mod sound including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, All Or Nothing, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes The Nice and Itchycoo Park. Having played to packed houses and standing ovations across the UK, All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical is here.
18 MAY - 19 MAY. TREASURE ISLAND. ‘Not one of us must breathe a word of what we’ve found’
It’s a dark and stormy night. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. This amateur production of “Treasure Island (Lavery)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
22 MAY - 26 MAY. THE BE ALL AND END ALL. York Theatre Royal presents the world première of The Be All and End All. How far would you go to get your child that A*? What happens to a family when privilege is abused and trust vanishes… when cheating becomes a code to live by and deception a justified means to an end? They have it all – the perfect family life – the perfect future. Or so it seems. High achieving, successful, loving parents, they only want the very best for their son. That’s what everyone wants after all … but who’s it really for? When desire allows you to lose sight of what is morally right, when manipulation takes over, the consequences can be devastating. A story of a family torn apart by a hunger for success and fear of failure. Is it really The Be All And End All? A world premiere, directed by Damian Cruden.
25 MAY - 9 JUN. EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN. Imagine. The USA has pulled out of NATO and refugees from the Ukraine are flocking into Western Europe; while, on a ‘fake beach’ somewhere in Middle England, Will, Max, Yana and Marta are gathered to find out whether the unfolding general election is really going to put a populist party into power and change their lives forever. Europe After The Rain is a highly theatrical and hugely funny exploration of what waking up in a post-EU Britain might feel like. Winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017, Oliver Bennett’s first full-length play is a comedy about immigration, globalisation, love and loss.

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st April. Little Waltham Drama Group present Volunteers at the Memorial Hall, Brook Hill Little Waltham, CM3 2LN. Take 2 dotty old volunteers, a youngster on community service and a new manager at head office, add a flasher and you have a charity shop like you've never seen - hopefully! Tickets £8.50. Concessions £6.50. Doors open 7pm. Performance 7.30pm. Bar available. Box office opens 5th March. www.lwdg.org, lwdgboxoffice@gmail.com or 07910 534090  
Thursday May 24th, Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th at 8p.m. Colne Engaine Dramatic Society proudly presents ‘Spirit Level’ a comedy drama play by Pam Valentine at Colne Engaine Village Hall - doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are all £9.00 and available from box office cedsboxoffice@gmail.com and 07715991220. Please come and relax in our friendly, warm atmosphere for an evening of laughter, drama and pathos.  

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