Current Programme

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March Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th at 7.45pm

Blood Brothers  by  Willy Russell

Mad Hatter Productions

Mickey and Edward are twins who are separated at birth due to their mother's financial and personal struggles. How will their different upbringings affect their adult lives? Mad Hatter return to the Headgate with a new production of this British classic.

Contains strong language and sexual references

Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions (OAP, Students, Children)

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March Sunday 25th at 3.00pm and 7.30pm

"Ivor Novello - his life and music"

Platform Musicals and Plays

Platform Musicals perform the work of one the most celebrated musical theatre composers of the 20th Century. With selections from some of Ivor Novello's most popular shows, including "The Dancing Years", "Perchance to Dream" and "King's Rhapsody", the Platform singers will perform much loved songs such as "Waltz of My Heart", "We'll Gather Lilacs" and "Someday My Heart Will Awake". A nostalgic journey back to Novello's musical world of melody and romance that is not to be missed!

A special concert given to support the work of Crohn's and Colitis UK.

Tickets: £13

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March Friday 30th at 7.30pm

Saigon and Beyond


THE ULTIMATE MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S BEST MUSICALS AND MORE... Featuring the vocal group fourAmore - a group of West End and International performers who have all played leading roles in West End musicals from Les Miserables, The King & I, Starlight Express, Hey Mr. Producer, Pirates of Penzance, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Miss Saigon.

Video footage will be shot during this event

Tickets: £16

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April Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Madagascar Workshop

Polka Dot

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

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April Saturday 7th at 7.45pm

From Zimbabwe with Love  by  Michael Angus Clarke

Serendipity Theatre Company

One man's journey across continents and cultures in an uplifting story about family ties, love and honesty. Meet Robert Matalsie, professional footballer. Hear his funny, touching, and explosive journey from his Shona Tribe in Africa to Norwich after being spotted by premiership scouts in Zimbabwe. Witness the agonising decision he must make and its consequences. Suitable for people 10yrs and over

Tickets: £10, £9 (conc)

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April Wednesday 11th at 7.45pm

Ink on the Road

A surprise package of entertaining short plays by East Anglia's finest writers. Includes the world premiere of 'The Famous 5', an extraordinary collaboration by five celebrity fans of INK, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Steve Waters, and Libby Purves. They weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase into the same short play! Suitable for age 14+

Tickets: £12 (full) £10 (conc)

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April Thursday 12th at 7.30pm

Swing 'n' Sinatra

Five Star Swing

Celebrating 100 years of Sinatra and Swing Music! - Five Star Swing return with a journey through the decades of this unforgettable genre - with the greatest singer of the time! These four talented musicians and singers have appeared at London's Leicester Square Theatre, TV's "Military Wives", BBC "Children in Need" and ITV's "Strictly Dance Fever" will sell fast!

Tickets: £15, £14 (conc)

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April Saturday 14th at 7.30pm

Another Evening of Song

Quattro Amici

This popular and exciting vocal quartet returns to the Headgate to present an evening of music to suit all tastes - from opera and operetta, to modern musical theatre via Broadway musicals, and modern pop. With a wide variety of quartets, duets and solos (and a live piano accompaniment), there will be something for all to enjoy.

Tickets: £12, £10 (conc)

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April Monday 16th 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 will take part in workshops ranging from choral singing and Shakespeare to Bollywood dance and puppetry.

Activities are held in our fully accessible dance studio

Each week we have two Act V groups, which run simultaneously and take part in identical workshops.

If you wish to book a parking space or pay for each class separately call our box office 01206 366000

Cost: five weeks half term fee to be paid at beginning of half term £40

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April Saturday 21st at 8pm

40th Anniversary "Well Well said the Rocking Chair" Tour

Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation marks 40 years in the music business. He will be celebrating with the digitally remastered, re-release of his 1978 ground breaking album "Well, Well," said the Rocking Chair' - released April 13th on Real Life Records.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his four decade recording career, including his classic hits: 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia', 'McDonald's Girl', 'Ariel' and 'Woman of Mine', as well as selections from his last studio album, '12 Songs' - which was fan-funded.

Tickets £20 and £17.50

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April Sunday 22nd Workshop at 2pm followed by a concert at 5pm

Redefining the Classical Guitar

Gary Ryan

Gary Ryan is one of the world's leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.

In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument (and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour, other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream.

His composition Benga Beat, typical of his pioneering approach to using new sonorities and techniques in a thrillingly musical context, has more than 100,000 views on Youtube.


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May Sunday 13th Workshop at 2pm Concert at 5pm

Classical Guitar of Mexico

Morgan Symanski

Morgan Symanski - Classical Guitar

Described as 'a player destined for future glories' (Classical Guitar Magazine) Morgan Szymanski has been highlighted as 'One to Watch' by both Gramophone Magazine and the BBC Music Magazine. A featured artist on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine, Morgan Szymanski was recently selected as a finalist for the 'Outstanding Young Artist Award' by MIDEM Classique/IAMA.

Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski started playing the guitar at the age of six. Early studies at the National Music School (Mexico) and the Edinburgh Music School led to a scholarship to study under Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, graduating in 2004 with first class honours.

He has a substantial record of achievement in chamber music and vocal accompaniment, with a huge concert output all over the world.

Tickets: Workshop £25, Concert £10

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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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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)