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Mercury Theatre’s Playwriting Prize

The Mercury Theatre’s Playwriting Prize brings the East’s wealth of writing talent to the fore, as it receives over 160 entries from local emerging writers.  In January, the Mercury Theatre announced its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights – The Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017, in association …

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MGCfutures & The Mercury

Artistic Director of MGC, Michael Grandage today announces that the second round of MGCfutures Bursary Programme is now open for applications. MGCfutures is a charity, formed in 2012 by Michael Grandage, the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning Director. The bursaries programme was launched last year for arts practitioners who show a …

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Summer at The Mercury

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester has just launched its 2017 Summer season. The Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd (Dick Whittington, The Butterfly Lion) joins forces with Matthew Cullum (The Wind in the Willows, James and the Giant Peach) to direct J. M Barrie’s much-loved masterpiece Peter Pan this summer. Peter …

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Spamalot Cast Announced

Mercury favourites Simon Shorten and Dale Superville are joined by a host of new faces in the first musical of the season, prior to a UK Tour. The Mercury Theatre Colchester today announced the casting line-up for their first musical of the season, Eric Idle’s hysterical Monty Python masterpiece, Spamalot. …

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Bang Bang

Bang Bang is a Made in Colchester production – their first of 2017 in fact, and is currently playing at the Mercury Theatre.  This is a new adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s Monsieur Chasse! – which has been adapted by acting icon John Cleese and directed by veteran of theatre, television and radio, Nicky Henson. This …

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Mercury Young Company

Mercury Young Company work in partnership with Tamasha, The Belgrade Theatre and Pilot Theatre to bring new writing to the stage. Two of Satinder Chohan’s plays, Made in India and Half of Me, come to the Mercury Theatre for a weekend of new writing inspired by issues of diversity and …

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Mercury Rising

On Monday 6th February the Mayor, Cllr. Julie Young, joined the Mercury Theatre’s Executive Director, Steve, to draw the first ever Mercury Rising Raffle. With prizes donated from local businesses including Fenwick, Greyfriars Hotel, Marks & Spencer, Beth Chatto Gardens, the Barn Brasserie and many more, the raffle raised a fantastic …

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Apply to DanceEast CAT

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is one of ten national centres that identify children and young people, aged between 10 and 18 years, with exceptional potential in dance. The nationwide scheme aims to develop, create and inspire the next generation of dance artists, choreographers and dance leaders. By cultivating …

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Bang Bang

One of Britain’s most revered comedy icons, John Cleese, will collaborate with the Mercury Theatre Colchester to bring his brand new adaption of Georges Feydeau’s hysterical farce, Bang Bang, to the stage this Spring. Leontine (Caroline Langrishe), a respectable lady of high society is in danger of being hoodwinked by …

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Room To Move

Let’s make ROOM TO MOVE! Let’s create space to celebrate intercultural musical fusion. A special 3-day workshop of participatory musical journeying within an enriching, creative environment, lead by internationally recognised musicians, Sefo Kanuteh (Gambia) and Ling Peng (China) and supported by British kora player Josh Doughty and music educator Hilary …

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