Current Programme - Others


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September Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th at 7.30pm

A Sidecar Named Despair

Common Ground Theatre Co

Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike.

Dick's quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for "health" reasons. But his shady American "associates" have unfinished business with him, putting both their health at risk. Their dad's old bike and sidecar, which Dick has been "doing up', might come in handy as their getaway vehicle!

A black comedy with original music by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries and starring Julian and Dick Mainwaring - reprising the characters they created for Common Ground's 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic ("Pat Whymark's latest play is very funny indeed" East Anglian Daily Times, "Good music and plenty of well-judged comic touches" In Suffolk, "Moments of pure farce alternate with real conflict" What's on Stage). Expect "The Odd Couple" versus the Mob!

Common Ground have been bringing their distinctive brand of music theatre - with strong narrative, strong emotion and just a touch of the surreal - to venues across East Anglia, since 2008.



Tickets: £12, £7 young people and unwaged
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October Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th at 7.45pm, Matinée Saturday 2.30pm

The Vicar of Dibley

Headgate Theatre Productions

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions

Director David King has assembled a cast with fantastic comedy pedigree for this Headgate Theatre Production's version of this modern iconic tale.

Based quite faithfully on episodes from the first two series of The Vicar of Dibley we meet all the wonderful characters that made up the parish that Geraldine Grainger descended on.

Headgate favorites Kevin Topple (The Play What I Wrote, Waiting for Godot and many a Headgate panto) and Kim Anderson (Call Me Madam, The Pajama Game and the title role in Carmen) lead a company also containing faces old and newer to the Headgate, but who we can guarantee will raise a smile or two.

The introduction and development of the lovely characters such as Mrs Cropley, Frank Pickle and of course Alice build throughout the show and come to a hysterical conclusion, when our wardrobe department are let loose with creating the bizarre fantasy straight from Miss Tinker's mind!

We expect ticket demand to be high. With our new facilities at the theatre we have been able add an extra date to our run, so you have six performances to choose from.



Tickets: £14
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October Saturday 12th 9:30 - 4.00 pm

Mental Health in the Workplace Conference

Colchester TUC

Mental Health problems are the third most important cause of sick leave and suicide is the biggest cause of death in men over 45 years of age. In 2018, mental-health-related issues were found to lead to approximately 17.6 million days' sick leave, or 12.7% of the total sick days taken in the UK, costing the UK economy over £40 billion each year according to the CBI. This conference will bring together employees, employers, and trades unionists to share experiences, ideas, and plans to respond to this increasing challenge.

Tickets are free and must be booked via Headgate Theatre: tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk Phone: 01206 366000.






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October Monday 21st 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: £15
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October Tuesday 29th at 8pm

Dom Mackie's Poor Life Choices

Dom Mackie

Dom Mackie is only in his early twenties, but he has already made many stupid decisions. Suitable for aged 18 and over.



Tickets: £5
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October Tuesday 29th - Friday 1st from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Holiday Workshop - Matilda IN 20

An abridged version of Roald Dahls Matilda The Musical. Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

This holiday, tackle an abridged version of Tim Minchin's popular musical, featuring famous songs and dances from the show. For 8 to 16 year olds, this workshop will teach skills and build confidence.



Cost: £100, £90 (if booked on or before 30th Sept)
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November Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th

One Man, Two Guvnors

       by  Richard Bean with songs by Grant Olding

The Reject Theatre Company

This adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's classic 18th Century Italian comedy 'The Servant of Two Masters' is set in 1960s Brighton, where out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men.



Tickets: £15, £14 (65 & over, FTS, under 16) at 7.45pm
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December Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th at 7pm, Matinées Sat 7th 3pm & Sun 8th 2pm

Treasure Island

       by  Ben Crocker

Headgate Theatre Productions

"Shiver yer timbers, rattle yer bones and don yer pirate hat, me hearties!" - this is a panto not to be missed!



Tickets: £12, £10 (under 16 only) Every attender must have a seat.
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December Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th at 7.45pm

Tunswick!

       by  Wade Ablitt

Wide Eye Productions

Tunswick Women's Amateur Theatre Society enter a TV talent show to raise funds for their local village hall in this original comedy musical.



Tickets: £12, £10 (65 & over, FTS, under 16)
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December Monday 16th 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: £15
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