Mercury Theatre Gala

Prepare for black tie glitz, as the last few tickets remain for an exclusive Mercury Theatre gala dinner, hosted by One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson OBE.

On the evening of Friday 2nd March, the Mercury Theatre is taking over Colchester Town Hall to host a special black tie event in aid of the Mercury Rising capital appeal. The event will include a champagne reception held in the Mayor’s Parlour, followed by three-course meal and entertainment in the beautiful Moot Hall. The Mercury invites guests to be part of something special to help raise money to transform the Mercury and bring the joy of theatre to the wider community.

The event will be hosted by revered actor and theatre friend Richard Wilson OBE. Known for his iconic role as Victor Meldrew in TV’s One Foot in the Grave, Richard has years of experience in theatre, winning awards for both acting and directing.

Richard Wilson OBE said: “I am delighted to be joining the Mercury Theatre for their Gala Dinner, and look forward to seeing the support of the local community towards their Mercury Rising capital appeal. I fully support the development of regional theatre, and the plans for the Mercury Theatre will secure the creative future of Colchester for generations to come.”

The event is set to be a sparkling night of drinks, dinner and dancing with a great line up of musical talent, hosts and fundraising activities.

With tickets already being snapped up, there is still some availability through the Mercury Theatre’s website ( or via the Box Office on 01206 573948, priced at £75 per person.