Current Programme - Other

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December Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th at 7pm + Sat 9th at 1pm and 5pm + Sun 10th Dec at 2pm

Puss in Boots  by  Gary Sullivan

Headgate Theatre Productions

When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. A fun, traditional pantomime for all the family. For group bookings please call the box office on 01206 366000.

Tickets: £12, £9 (under 16s)

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December Saturday 16th at 8.00pm

Lady's inconvenience

Lady's inconvenience

Essex based improv troupe LADY'S INCONVENIENCE are back after their acclaimed debut show at The Headgate earlier this year. They will be joined by other local comedy troupes to bring you an evening of festive improv fun! There will be music, mince pies and laughter. Christmas jumpers are encouraged.

This will be a BSL interpreted performance.

Tickets: £8(carers go free)

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January Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th at 7.30pm, Saturday at 1.00pm and 5.00pm

Jack and the Beanstalk  by  tlc Creative


A tale of love, adventure and some beans! A gruesome giant, a wicked witch, a fabulous fairy, a brave hero, the obligatory village idiot, a daft dame and, of course, a cute and cuddly cow! Packed with jokes and slapstick, this pantomime has enough audience participation to leave you hoarse at the end of the show

Tickets: £11.00, £9.50 (conc)
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January Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th at 7.45pm

A Bunch of Amateurs  by  Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

The Reject Theatre Company

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's hit comedy is coming to the Headgate. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village, and instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson's monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear!

Contains some strong language

Tickets: £12.50, £11.00 (conc)
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January Monday 29th - Tuesday 30th 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. He'll communicate with loved ones in the spirit world and pass on messages to members of the audience, information relevant only to the person concerned.

Tickets: £15
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February Sunday 25th at 7.30pm

Is this the right show for an Argument?

The Mayor's Players

A collection of extremely memorable, witty and hilarious sketches and songs familiar to all lovers of great comedy performed by the most talented artistes in the Colchester area. Laughter is guaranteed.

There will be bad language and adult themes

Tickets: £10
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February Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Performance: 28th February 7.30pm

Pandora's Box  by  Jonathan Young

NMT Automatics

A spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, illustration, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of community members. Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice. Suitable for 7 +

Contact for details on free workshops and the exciting opportunity to be part of the community chorus!

Tickets: £11, £10 (seniors), £9 (students/under 16)
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April Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Madagaskar Workshop

Polka Dots

Headgate Workshops run in association with Polka Dot Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Based on the stage show from the movie, the workshop will be packed with fun and new skills to learn. There will be a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office 01206 366000 for details, an application form and to book. Tickets not available on line.

Tickets: £90