Current Programme - Others


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August Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd at 8pm

Hippocratic Oafs

Stapled to a Chicken

Stapled to a Chicken emerge from the lab, having brewed yet another comic formula; this time they're stimulating your funny bone by tackling Science and Health. Putting their finest material under the knife to organ-ise their sharpest show yet, this year's comedic yield is as pure as they've ever produced! Strong language, may offend.

Tickets: £12
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August Monday 12th - Friday 16th 9.30am-4.30pm

Alice in West-End-Land Performance Workshop for 8-16 year olds

Headgate Workshops

Alice falls asleep on the train to London and wakes up at a station where she sees a white rabbit disappearing into the distance. Then she finds herself in the West End, where a series of chance encounters lead her to realise what is most important in life. Using songs from popular West End musicals, this workshop will help develop performance skills and confidence for all ages.



£120 per child. (Early booking discount available - Full information and application form available from the Box Office)
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August Saturday 31st at 8pm

The Comedy of Magic

Martin Cox and Friends


Tickets: £12
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September Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th at 7.30pm

Lucas and Albert (film)

Lucas and Albert ("a double act with gonads") is the story of two ageing hitmen who have been put together on what could be their last job. The film is a black comedy thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing as you accompany Lucas and Albert on their journey.

Tickets: £10, £7.50 (OAP, FTS, under 16's and jobseekers)
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September Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th 9.30am-4.30pm

Directing Two-Day Workshop

Headgate Workshops

Matthew Morgan-Stevens (Director, Actor, Lecturer in Acting) invites those with a passion for directing (from novice through to experienced!) to this practical two-day workshop focusing on a number of techniques for approaching text both inside and outside the rehearsal room. The aim of the workshop will be to introduce participants to a variety of ways of dealing with text (and actors!) and explore how to get the most out of rehearsals. Participants are encouraged to bring material from past/future directing projects, although scenes will also be provided if you're not currently directing!

Matthew trained at East 15 Acting School and, after a few years of touring theatre and festivals, found himself teaching at Colchester Institute on both the Acting and Musical Theatre courses, where he has directed a whole range of productions from full-scale Musicals to devised pieces on-board the Colne Lightship! He is currently studying for an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent experience includes: Assistant Director 'Of Mice and Men' (UK Tour), Director of Tom Allen's 'Life/Style' (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Assistant Director 'Living History' (East 15 Acting School). Workshops with John Wright, Philippe Gaulier, Mel Churcher, Sarah Davey-Hull, John Gillett and Brigid Panet.



Cost: £60 for both days
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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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