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Update 11th September

The Headgate Theatre recognised for top class entertainment!!

It was fantastic to see so many of the productions that have taken place at The Headgate during 2019 winning awards from North Essex Theatre Guild. Headgate Theatre Productions won Best Comedy Production for The Vicar of Dibley; Joe Eason won Best Actor for his part in "Bug" last November, and that play also won the Technical Achievement Award. We also won an award for the choreography in our last pantomime, Treasure Island.

Congratulations are also due to Platform Musicals - notably for the collection of awards given to their production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music", and to Colchester Theatre Group for their productions of "Beauty Queen of Leenane" and "Our Little Secret".

If you were lucky enough to see any of these performances, you will know that our production values are top notch, and the commitment of our performers and the technical and creative teams that support them is second to none.

That is why it is so hard for us not to be bringing you our planned autumn season. The building is being used for Act V over 50's drama group, regular dance classes and wellness groups, but it's not the same! Because we are such a small venue, it is particularly challenging to find ways of opening that protect everyone involved.

But don't despair! We are working on it, and hope to bring you live entertainment as soon as we can safely do so.

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Act V

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