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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 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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