May Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th at 7:45pm + Sat matinée at 2:30pm
Miss Julie by August Strindberg
Colchester Theatre Group
A country estate and it's Midsummer Eve. Miss Julie, the Count's daughter sleeps with the valet Jean. The resulting conflict between sexual passion and class is portrayed with striking and revolutionary modernity. Written in 1888 it was criticised for its immorality and had many problems with the censors.
Tickets: £12, £10 (conc)
June Thursday 15th at 8pm
God's Waiting Room by Karen Bartholomew
Mother is dying slowly, the wait is unbearable, the pressures insurmountable, the thoughts unbelievable. Surely a gesture towards God's bigger plan is needed? Sisters, Stella and Connie may be different, but share a profound love for their Mother. Can things really continue as they are? "If you're going to see one play about the end of life make it this one, as you will laugh far more than you will cry." Rosemary Branch Theatre 2016
Tickets £13, £11 (over 65s/students)
June Friday 16th - Saturday 17th at 7pm + Sat matinée at 2pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream by A Midsummer Night's Dream
Starz Performing Arts Academy
A wonderful adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. The story is framed by The Dreamer, a modern-day student who is visited by Puck, an impish fairy, who sweeps the sleeping girl into the play and into a world of mischief, magic and love.
Tickets: £10, £8 (over 65s, student, registered disabled)
June Wednesday 28th - Saturday 1st at 7:45pm + Sat matinée at 2:30pm
For Services Rendered by W. Somerset Maugham
Headgate Theatre Productions
Written in 1932, this new production, featuring a very strong cast, offers a rare opportunity to see this powerful and moving drama. Modern critics have hailed Maugham's insightful and, in its day, controversial play, where the lessons of World War One are written so clearly across the lives of the characters who, less than a decade later, would find themselves at war again. Not to be missed!
Tickets £12, £11 (over 65s), £10 (students)
August Friday 4th - Saturday 5th at 7:30pm
Blink by Phil Porter
This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same.
Tickets: £12, £10 (students/over 65s)
August Wednesday 30th - Saturday 2nd at 8pm + Sat matinée at 3pm
Bouncers by John Godber
The Reject Theatre Company
Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men-in-black as they tell the tale of one night in a provincial disco in the 80s. All the gang are out on the town; the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ, the late-night kebab man and the taxi home, all under the watchful eye of the Bouncers. "You'll be rolling in the aisles" (Daily Mail). Contains strong language and graphic content.
Tickets: £12.50, £10