Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Saturday 15th December 2018. Once Upon a Christmas Time.
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm, £14.00. FESTIVE FUN - LAUGHTER – MUSIC.
The Empire welcomes back Fat Old Dad with their Christmas special 'Once
upon a Christmas Time'. This show is full of great music and the madcap
humour that the band are know for. Their will fun and surprises as there
always are plus excellent music. Something for everyone. A show that
will get you into the mood for the 'festive season' performed by this
very popular fun band who really know how to entertain their audiences.
Not to be missed.
Saturday 12th January, 2019. January Comedy Night. RICKY GROVER, STEVEN
N ALLEN, NINIA BENJAMIN MC and GERRY K. Over 18s only due to
content of acts. Four great acts, four great performances....
Friday 18th January, Saturday 19th January, Sunday 20th January
& Saturday 26th January, Mother Goose Panto. All Tickets
£10.00. Join us for a winter wonderland adventure, as Mother Goose seeks
to rescue her magical snow goose, Heidi. But will she be foiled by the
evil troll, Smorg? Will her cottage disappear again and will the Bog
of Beauty work? What about the baby trolls? Look out for the wicked
Baron Von Rumpensmakka and his henchman Gonk, who try a little oochie-koochie
practice! This is the Scandi panto – packed full of Giant Geese, the
flight of Goose Force 1, laughs, songs and Northern magic
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Saturday 15th December to Monday 1st January (various times).
Panto: Robin Hood. Robin and his Merry Men need HELP to foil
the dastardly plans of the Wicked Sheriff of Nottingham and his Evil
Mother. A tale of heroes and villains, love, romance and adventure in
Suffolk. (Oh Yes, it is!)
Sunday December 16th, 7:00pm. Met Opera: La traviata.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production,
featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.
Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan
Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to
sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey
is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances
feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido
Domingo. Est running time: 3 hours 7 mins (2 intervals of 30 mins)
Saturday January 5th, 2:00pm. ROH: The Nutcracker (Encore Broadcast).
The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover
the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat
for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical
adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their
journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar
of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and
the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet
keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period
details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put
the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas
Tuesday January 8th, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Film: Tully.
Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third
child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless
about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is
born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to
help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns
to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her
new, lifesaving friend.
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
Fri 21 December, 7:30pm. The Adult Panto. Now in their
15th year of touring The Market Theatre Company are here with their
latest Adult Panto
Sat 26 January, 8:00pm. Jackson - Live in Concert. Jackson
Live in Concert now features the hugely talented ‘CJ’ recreating the
Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
21 December to 31st December (Various times). Dick Whittington.
Tickets £14.50. £12.50, £50.00. Dick Whittington is the classic tale
of rags to riches; bursting with romance, comedy and evil ratty villains.
Come and join the adventures of Dick, Fairy Bow Bells, Dame Sarah Suet,
Alderman Fitzwarren, Alice, King Rat and of course Tommy the Cat! Book
now to get your favourite seats
SUN 23 DEC 2018 8:00PM. CAROLS FOR ALL. Haverhill’s
traditional concert of Carols and Christmas music, featuring the choir,
the band and the organ organised by Haverhill and District Operatic
Society and Haverhill Silver Band
WED 2 & THU 3 JAN 2019. FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.
Paris, 1927; the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is out to
purge the world of all non-magical beings. In a desperate bid to restore
harmony, young Albus Dumbledore recruits former Hogwarts student Newt
Scamander to stop the dangerous wizard in his tracks.
WED 2 JAN 2019 7:30PM. PETERLOO (12A). An epic portrayal
of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre at St
Peter’s Field in Manchester, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally turned
into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.
SAT 5 & SUN 6 JAN 2019. ANDRE RIEU: 2019 NEW YEAR’S CONCERT.
The King of the Waltz welcomes the new year in with this concert broadcast
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!
FRI 21 DEC. ASPIRE CLUB NIGHT. JOIN US TO MEET NEW FRIENDS,
HAVE FUN AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! Our Aspire Club Nights are
designed for young people aged 7-18 with special educational needs and
disabilities. Come join the party with a DJ and disco lights in a safe,
accessible and inclusive environment.
4 JAN 2019. TOUCH TOUR – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The free tour
will take you onto the set of Jack and the Beanstalk. 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.
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