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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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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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Dick Whittington

Mercury Theatre, Colchester 3rd December 2016 Among all the seasonal shows, the character of Dick Whittington is based on a real person – albeit very loosely based.  But yes, Richard was Mayor of London and did marry Alice Fitzwarren.  History doesn’t record anything regarding cats, camels or rats! Ratty King …

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Mercury Announcement

The Mercury Theatre has announced its packed 2017 Spring/Summer season which sees the theatre collaborate with one of Britain’s most revered comedy icons. John Cleese collaborates with the Mercury Theatre in brand new adaption of Feydeau’s hysterical farce Bang Bang. Dale Superville is to star in award-winning musical Spamalot and …

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Then & Now

Then & Now includes fourteen pieces, which merge the past and present, by mixing the old and new Colchester together. Each piece in this exhibition has been digitally produced using a fusion of an old photograph of a well known location in Colchester, taken decades ago, and a second photograph taken by the artist, at the same spot and …

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A Demon Barber…

Sweeney Todd Mercury Theatre, Colchester This has to be one of my favourite stage musicals; a real winner by Stephen Sondheim.  ‘The demon barber of Fleet Street’ tells the tale of Sweeney Todd who is persuaded to go back to his love of being a barber, based over Mrs Lovett’s …

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Sweeney Todd

Mercury Theatre Colchester 27th Oct 2016 Few can be unaware of the legendary figure of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Such was the popularity of the murderous goings on of this fictitious character from the pages of the Victorian penny dreadfuls, that some believe his story has …

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Students Visit Mercury

Colchester Institute Technical Theatre degree students visited the Mercury Theatre Colchester this week as the partnership to improve student access to the theatre’s facilities commenced. In March, the Mercury Theatre and Colchester Institute announced that from September 2016, students on the College’s Technical Theatre degree programmes will have access to …

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BalletBoyz on Tour

Due to popular demand, BalletBoyz have announced a second leg of their UK tour of Life, for which the award-winning company will be joined by a brand new member. The production, which received its world premiere at London’s Sadler’s Wells in April of this year to widespread critical acclaim, initially …

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Mercury Rising

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester today holds the official launch of its Mercury Rising fundraising campaign at the House of Commons in London after a successful open day on Saturday which saw hundreds of people visit the theatre as plans were unveiled for the £8.7m redevelopment of the building. Over …

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