Current Programme


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May Sunday 27th at 4pm

The Adventures of the Little Brown Mouse  by  Annie Vasconcelos

Jesters TA


Join the Little Brown Mouse as she takes on a journey of epic proportions on her way to her best friends wedding. I wonder who she will meet along the way? A fun filled play with familiar songs performed by a very energetic group of children.

Tickets:£8, £5 (conc)
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May Wednesday 30th - Saturday 2nd at 7.45

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  by  Jim Cartwright

The Reject Theatre Company


This Olivier award-winning comedy written by Jim Cartwright tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger-than-life mother Mari. In this heart-warming tale, Little Voice, desperately missing her dead father, spends her time locked in her bedroom listening to his old record collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas such as Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield. Her remarkable talent remains a secret until she is overheard by a local talent scout.

Suitable for age 12+

Tickets: £13.50, £11.50 (conc)
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June Sunday 3rd at 6pm (Doors open at 5.15pm)

The Dream  by  Annie Vasconcelos

Jesters TA


The Dream Written and Adapted by Annie Vasconcelos based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

An imaginative and fun filled musical from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream. Join familiar characters as they venture through the woods whilst the fairies get up to mischief! A very funny and entertaining show.

Suitable for ALL ages

Tickets:£9, £6 (conc)
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June Monday 4th - Monday 16th July 10.15am - 1.15pm

Act V at The Headgate


Act V is a fun group for older adults to explore the creative arts in a relaxed environment.

Each week the group takes part in workshops ranging from movement to singing, modern and traditional drama, improvisation and some surprises.

Activities are held in our fully accessible dance studio.

Sessions take place on Monday mornings during school term times.

If you wish to book a parking space or select individual dates call our box office 01206 366000

Cost: June 4th to July 16th total to be paid in advance £56
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June Thursday 7th at 7.30pm

UCC Film Music Concert

University Centre Colchester BA Students


A showing of degree student's work from BA (hons) Film Music and Soundtrack Production with BA (hons) Music Education programme and support from staff. The concert will include musicians and sampled music for media.

Suitable for 12+

Tickets: £5
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June Saturday 9th at 7pm

Make 'em laugh!

Starz Performing Arts Academy


An evening of laughter and fun as this talented young cast from Starz brings you their favourite comedy sketches, songs and stories by some of the UK's best comedy writers including Monty Python, Victoria Wood, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Hamilton and many more!

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)
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June Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th at 7.45pm Saturday Matinée 2.30pm

Jeeves and Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense'  by  The Goodale Brothers

Chameleon's Web Theatre Company


It was all Bingo's fault. I was telling him about a frightful weekend I spent risking my life in pursuit of a silver cow creamer and he said "You should be doing this on the stage!" So here I am, Jeeves in tow. I mean....how hard can it be? A classic Jeeves and Wooster tale, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2014.

Tickets: £10, £8 (conc)
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June Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd at 7.45pm, Saturday Matinée 2.30pm

The Seven Deadly Sins

Colchester Operatic Society


Join Colchester Operatic Society on a musical journey inspired by The Seven Deadly Sins. Their summer concert contains a feast of well-known songs from the musicals, together with a selection of classic pop numbers. Renowned for their fantastic chorus work and beautiful harmonies ...it's enough to make you green with ENVY! So don't be a SLOTH, book your tickets now! Or risk feeling their WRATH...!!

Tickets: £12.50
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June Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th at 7.45pm Saturday Matinée 2.30pm

Our House  by  Tim Firth with music by Madness

Mad Hatter Productions


Have you ever wondered how one decision will affect the course of the rest of your life? Joe Casey's life is split in two when he has to decide which path to choose; good or bad? Featuring a collection of Madness hits including Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and, of course, Our House!

Contains mild strong language and adult themes

Tickets: £12, £10 (conc)
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July Sunday 1st at 1.30pm and 3pm

Literature Luvvies!  by  Louisa-marie Hunt

DOT Productions


Annual Summer show featuring, Plays, Sketches written by the cast and Songs all based on famous Literature, from DOT Productions Youth Groups.

Tickets: £8
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July Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd

An Evening of Clairvoyance

Ronnie Buckingham


Ronnie's aim is to reconnect members of the audience with friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and to pass on what they want to say. Often the communication includes snippets of information that although seemingly trivial to most of the audience, are highly significant to the recipient. Sceptical? Come along and make up your own mind.

Tickets: £15
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July Friday 6th - Saturday 7th

Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits  by  Craig Hawes

KATS


Open Sesame! Discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist in this mystical musical comedy! So, slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure!

Tickets: £9, £7 (conc)
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July Wednesday 18th - Sunday 22nd at 7.45, Saturday and Sunday Matinées 2.30pm

My Fair Lady  by  Lerner and F. Loewe

Platform Musicals and Plays


Don't miss this chance of seeing 'My Fair Lady' at the Headgate Theatre produced by Platform Musicals and Plays a group renowned for producing good quality shows. This was a show hailed by the Daily Mail as "a show against which all others will be measured", and the Daily Telegraph as "probably the greatest musical of all time". With music you love and a show that leaves you smiling for days, book your tickets early to save any disappointment.

Tickets: £15
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July Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th at 8pm

Headless Chickens - It's a scream!

Stapled to a Chicken


They've risen from the grave and stitched together a horror comedy show to slash their way into your hearts. But don't be scared, it's frightfully funny and Stapled to a Chicken will leave you screaming...with laughter. Come and see dead people, after all we don't bite.

Warning: may offend.

Tickets: £11
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August Monday 13th - Friday 17th from 9.30am to 4.30pm

School of Rock - Performance Workshop

Headgate Workshops in conjunction with Polka Dot


Our summer workshop for 8-16 year olds is inspired by the show still running in the West End. There will be opportunity to develop and enhance performance skills and also limited places open for 14-16 year olds interested in the technical aspects of theatre. There will be a free presentation for an invited audience on the last day.

For more information please call the box office on 01206 366000 for details.

Full workshop cost £100. Technical skills charge to be advised


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August Friday 31st at 7.30pm

A Woman of No Importance  by  Oscar Wilde

DOT Productions


Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. Lady Hunstanton's house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald's mother makes an appearance, his future is suddenly uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years?

Tickets: £12
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September Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd at 7.30

SHOUT! The Mod Musical

Brightlingsea Musical Theatre Group


A musical celebration of the Swinging Sixties

Tickets: £13
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