Current Programme

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April Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th New date to be confirmed

'Wind in the Willows'  by  Kenneth Grahame adapted by Griff Scott

Headgate Workshops

A four day workshop for young people aged 8 to 16.

Poop Poop! Join Mr Toad, Ratty, Badger, Mole and their friends in this madcap riverbank adventure this Easter holiday. Our carefully crafted script gives each participant the chance to shine and have fun, and days are filled with music and dance. Our tutors work to help everybody to develop confidence and teamwork and to use their own particular talents - and our presentations at the end of the week give the youngsters chance to work in a theatre environment. Application forms can be obtained from our Box Office or downloaded from our website. Payment must be made via the Box Office.

Tickets available:

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August Monday 3rd at 7.30pm

An Evening of Clairvoyance

Ronnie Buckingham

If you're not already convinced about an afterlife, why not come along, listen to Ronnie and let him help you decide?

Tickets available:

Tickets: £15
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September Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th at 7.45pm, Saturday matinée 2.30pm

The Diary of Anne Frank  by  (Dramatised) Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Headgate Theatre Productions

Anne Frank was 13 years old when she went into hiding in a secret apartment in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1942. She was a young girl, jubilant, hopeful and honest - and with most of the traits expected in a teenager! Anne is young but not naive. When she says "We can't go outside. We can't even look out a window," we can feel her sadness and frustration as she comes to terms with her reality. The tensions of confinement and the tedious business of staying alive unfold in agonising detail as emotions unravel and human relationships are tested in the most extraordinary and dire circumstances.

Tickets available:

Tickets: £14.00 (full) £12.00 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)
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September Sunday 20th at 7 pm

The George Harrison Project

This live music tribute brings you classics written and performed by George, from the Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, and throughout his hugely successful solo career.

Tickets available:

Tickets: £12
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September Saturday 26th at 8 pm

Kinks UK

After last year's success, Steve and the gang bring their Kinks tribute show back to the Headgate. Support comes from The Mod Squad, who play a range of mod floor fillers to get the party started.

Tickets available:

Tickets: £12.50
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September Wednesday 30th - Saturday 3rd at 7.45pm, (Saturday Matinée 2.30pm)

Abigail's Party  by  Mike Leigh

The Rejects Theatre Company

Suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their neighbours, Angela,Tony and Susan. Susan's teenage daughter, Abigail, is throwing a party and Susan is not invited. Over the canapés, fatuous small talk abounds. As tensions escalate, the strains in Beverly and Laurence's marriage surface and Susan's anxieties intensify. Eventually, the suburban smugness is shattered...

Tickets available:

Tickets: £15.00, £14.00 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)
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October Sunday 25th at 7.30pm

Eastern Swing

Fourteen of East Anglia's finest and most versatile musicians just love getting together to play big band music. Their enjoyment is infectious and you will be swept away by classics from Glenn Miller and jazz standards down the years to some unexpected and modern tunes that arranger John Chillingworth has given a swing twist. Maybe a few originals thrown in too.

All this in the intimate setting of the Headgate where you are close enough to feel part of the fun. No opera glasses required!

For an evening of the best big band and swing music around, get your tickets from...

Tickets available:

Tickets: £14
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November Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th

Colchester Fringe Festival

The Headgate Theatre will be one of several venues in the town hosting performances as part of the inaugral Colchester Fringe Festival previously scheduled for May 2020.

Over one extra-long weekend the Festival will feature diverse world class fringe acts in pubs, shops, streets, cafes, theatres and mystery locations all over our ancient and wonderful town. 4 days of theatre, comedy, family shows, burlesque, music and more!

Follow the Festival on social media and stay up to speed with developments.

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November Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st at 7.45pm, Saturday matinée 3pm

The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Platform Musicals

A Concert Performance featuring selections from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The king and I, The Sound of Music.

Tickets available:

Tickets: £13.00
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November Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm

Strictly Sherlock  by  Jonathan Goodwin (based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle)

Don't Go Into The Cellar!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a one-man show. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Creeping Man' and 'The Devil's Foot!'. Don't Go Into The Cellar! were formed in 2010, and have toured the United Kingdom ever since with their unique brand of original and authentic stage thrillers, chillers and comedies. Victorian Theatre with Bite! Suitable for age 11 and above.

Tickets available:

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions (OAPs, students, unemployed)

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