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October Tuesday 24th - Friday 27th from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Beauty and the Beast

Headgate Workshops run by Polka Dot Pantomime

Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will use extracts from the popular musical 'Beauty and the Beast' and finish with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. To reserve a place please call the box office on 01206 366000.

Tickets: £85

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October Friday 27th at 7.45pm


John Worland Video and The Headgate Theatre

"WITCHFINDER" Tenth anniversary showing of the first historically accurate drama of the Essex witch hunt of 1645.

In 2006-7, the Headgate Theatre in partnership with John Worland Video, embarked on a monumental project to produce a video with over 150 local actors. Filmed where much of the horror took place, the video shows the awful truth of the persecution of innocent people by the infamous Matthew Hopkins - the self styled "Witchfinder General".
Made with the help of a lottery grant, the film shows what really happened and reveals several surprising facts about who really started the witch hunt. (It wasn't Matthew Hopkins!)
We don't recommend that you watch it on your own - bring a friend. Rated for 12s and over - so sorry - no admittance for children under that age.
A brilliant curtain raiser to Halloween.

Tickets: £8, £6 (conc)

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November Friday 3rd at 7:30pm & Sat 4th Nov at 3pm

The Writing's on the Wall

The Untapped Writers

For many years The Untapped Writers have staged sell out performances at The Headgate and, as always, the emphasis is on entertainment. A collection of poetry, stories and sketches accompanied by music from celebrated guitarist Tim Pells will cover an eclectic range of subjects from the topical to the whimsical.

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)

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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)