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26
February
10:15 am - 1:00 pm

ACT V – Feb/March 2024 – Individual Dates

Weekly Monday Sessions: 8th January – 12th February 2024

Act V at The Headgate Theatre These workshops are designed to introduce different aspects of theatre and involves everyone working in small groups. One of the main projects in the first half term will be to develop multi-sensory work, and devise a piece for presentation. Other topics will vary on a week by week basis and there is an extended coffee break to provide social time (biscuits supplied!). No acting experience is required – just a love of theatre. ...

26
February
10:15 am - 1:00 pm

ACT V – Feb/March 2024 – 6 dates

Weekly Monday Sessions: 8th January – 12th February 2024

Act V at The Headgate Theatre These workshops are designed to introduce different aspects of theatre and involves everyone working in small groups. One of the main projects in the first half term will be to develop multi-sensory work, and devise a piece for presentation. Other topics will vary on a week by week basis and there is an extended coffee break to provide social time (biscuits supplied!). No acting experience is required – just a love of theatre. ...

29
February
7:00 pm

HYC WORKSHOPs Individual February/March 24

Weekly Thursday Sessions: 29th Feb - 28th March 2024

The February/March series of workshops will see participants collaborating together to develop 'self made' theatre, with a view to creating an entry (or two) for Colchester Fringe 2024. Throughout the sessions there will be an exploration of theatrical styles, opportunities for devising, and the capacity to adapt script. The HYC workshop on 7th March will be given over to mask work, and will be lead by internationally renowned Vamos Theatre. You do not need to have attended previous workshops to book for this series. Bookings are made on line via our What's On, and can be booked as a series of 5 sessions or for individual dates. ...

29
February
7:00 pm

HYC WORKSHOPs Season February/March 24

Weekly Thursday Sessions: 29th Feb - 28th March 2024

The February/March series of workshops will see participants collaborating together to develop 'self made' theatre, with a view to creating an entry (or two) for Colchester Fringe 2024. Throughout the sessions there will be an exploration of theatrical styles, opportunities for devising, and the capacity to adapt script. The HYC workshop on 7th March will be given over to mask work, and will be lead by internationally renowned Vamos Theatre. You do not need to have attended previous workshops to book for this series. Bookings are made on line via our What's On, and can be booked as a series of 5 sessions or for individual dates. ...

1
March
7:45 pm

GRIMM BUSTERS

We regret to inform you that the production of Grimm Busters has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. ...

2
March
7:45 pm

MENOPAUSE PARTY

Debbie Baisden Dolly Slatemen, the working wo-man’s pub landlady (alias of real-life Essex pub landlady Debbie Baisden), brings the menopause party to the masses. This taboo-smashing show features character comedy, sing-songs, spoken word and the unveiling of Dolly’s arty expressions. It’s an Edutainment performance so expect to learn something on the phenomenon of the menopause that affects half the planet, because funnily enough it’s half female! Dolly will take you on a menopause journey via her diary entries, together with judgemental and meena poors, characters she invented to express her own menopause. ...

4
March
7:45 pm

BERT’S HOUSE

SHOWING: Mon 4th & Tues 5th March 2024

ON THE SHORE PRODUCTIONS Step inside the ‘delightful’ abode of Dunedin Guest House, run by tightfisted but kind-hearted Bert. It would be his seaside paradise, if it weren’t for all the guests. However, with his handy assistant (and unrequited love) Emily by his side, Bert’s house could be a Bed & Breakfast on the brink of a great love story. But with the arrival of pesky guests and a new employee to juggle, Bert needs to keep his wits about him. What are the Robinsons up to? Is Jane really who she says she is? Come inside for this hilarious, sea-side-splitting comedy on its debut tour from On The Shore. Contains some strong language. 15+ ...

7
March
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Headgate Studio

REVEALING THE MASK

VAMOS THEATRE A creative, high energy and inspiring workshop from Vamos Theatre gives participants a thorough grounding in the basics of full mask theatre. Through exercises and shared exploration, the workshop introduces mask characterisation, mask physicality, and techniques such as clocking, stillness and isolation, helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. www.vamostheatre.co.uk Suitable for 16+ ...

9
March
7:30 pm

TROLLS AND TRIBULATIONS

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS VIA EVENTBRITE

MAN vs BABY “Hilariously Funny, sweary and beneath it all really quite lovely” – Metro Matt Coyne is the Bestselling author and creator of ‘Man vs Baby’. In ‘Trolls and Tribulations’ he talks about ‘Man vs Baby’, trolls, the story of a lady called Brenda.. and all about his run-in with Halle Berry. Suitable for 16+, some strong language. ...

10
March
7:00 pm

PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY BANGERS LIVE!

JAMES B PARTRIDGE Join James for an evening of pure nostalgia, stepping back in time for some joyous singalong tunes to take you back to your Primary School days. You won’t have to sit cross legged on the school hall floor, but you will be encouraged to sing along! There will be other musical surprises, throwback mashups and comic reflections on growing up in the 90s. ...

13
March
7:45 pm

FOUR HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK

EMMA NASH AND PHIL TOMS An evening of well-loved piano music played by Emma Nash and Phil Toms. They will be making full use of a lovely grand piano brought in especially for the week. Proceeds in support of the Headgate Theatre. ...

15
March
7:30 pm

Brentwood Mac

Brentwood Mac is a six-piece amalgamation of some of the finest local musicians who all love the Fleetwood Mac catalogue. Their performances include songs from all eras of the band, from the early Peter Green days (Albatross), to solo tracks by Lindsey Buckingham (Go Insane) & Stevie Nicks (Rooms on Fire). They play a wide selection of hits and a few lesser known tracks. They are not afraid to throw in the odd cover version either, and occasionally put their own interpretations on the songs – so don’t expect a pure Fleetwood Mac replica performance, but do expect a fabulous evening. ...

21
March
7:30 pm

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET

SHOWING: Thurs 21st – Sat 23rd March 2024

TTC PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE“ Return to the Forbidden Planet” is a high-octane intergalactic musical adventure that fuses Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” with ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll classics. Set on a spaceship, the crew encounters cosmic storms, alien creatures, and a tempestuous mad scientist. Haze will be used. May include some strobe lighting effects. ...

27
March
7:45 pm

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

SHOWING: Wed 27th – Sat 30th March 2024

Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on the film, “A Man of No Importance” HEADGATE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Alfie Byrne is a man of no importance. A theatre-loving bus conductor in 1960’s Dublin, his world is suddenly thrown upside down when the local church is angered by his amateur troupe’s production of Oscar Wilde’s racy play, “Salome”. Alfie must fight for his cause, whilst also facing some difficult truths about himself. Filled with heart, humour, and incredibly beautiful music, “A Man of No Importance” is a moving musical that is not to be missed. Contains mild to strong homophobic language. ...

3
April
7:45 pm

SADDLE SORE

SHOWING: Wed 3rd – Fri 5th April 2024

Saddle Sore is back! After a sell-out run at the Colchester Fringe 2022 it returns as a full length play with more laughs, more tears but for the same great cause. Kev and Joe embark on a sponsored bike ride to raise money in memory of their friend Dave who has died. “A truly brilliant production. A must see!” “...we were laughing one minute and crying the next”. “Saddle Sore was lovely, poignant and inspiring”. BritishTheatre.com ★★ ★ ★ ★ Profits go to Prostate Cancer UK. ...

9
April
9:30 am

READ ALL ABOUT IT! – Musical Theatre Workshop

RUNNING: 9th – 12th April 2024

The workshop is suitable for young people aged 8 to 16

Join us at our four day musical theatre workshop and enjoy creating a performance encompassing singing, dancing and acting.

The workshop will be lead by a new facilitator to the Headgate; Lissy Campbell. Lissy teaches at several dance schools locally and is an experienced teacher of all age groups in dance and musical theatre.

Material will be selected to reflect the abilities and aptitudes of participants. Our aim is that everyone builds confidence as well as making new friends!

Families will be invited to see the work created during the week at a presentation at the theatre on Friday afternoon.

Early Registration is recommended to qualify for Early Bird Discount.

Early Bird booking £100 by 8th March. £110 Standard Price.

Please contact the Headgate Theatre Box Office for more information. ...

14
April
7:45 pm

LIZ SIMCOCK

Liz Simcock is one of the country’s finest female singer songwriters. Her songs - often autobiographical and highly personal - are immediately accessible to audiences and injected with poetry, emotion and splashes of humour. Put simply, Liz Simcock is a class act. ...

20
April
7:45 pm

THE SILHOUETTES

The Silhouettes are unique amongst tribute bands in providing an authentic Shadows show which includes acoustic renditions of hits such as Guitar Tango and Nivram. The show includes all the group’s number one hits (Apache, Kon Tiki, Wonderful Land, Dance On and Foot Tapper) and 14 other top twenty hits. This show also includes some early hits by Cliff Richards! ...

24
April
7:45 pm

GHOSTS

SHOWING: Wed 24th – Sat 27th April 2024

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre HEADGATE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS In Richard Eyre’s new adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterpiece, long held secrets are revealed, uncomfortable truths are faced, and a troubled family meets a cruel and unavoidable fate. Set on Helene Alving’s rural estate in 19th century Norway, “Ghosts” is hardhitting, emotionally gripping and full of moral questions. Contains some mild homophobic language. ...

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