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Headgate (Colchester)

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14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
01206 366 000 http://www.headgatetheatre.co.uk/

This well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002, and a variety of users into our studio rehearsal space. We have packed seasonal programmes offering genuine choice. From classic and modern drama to musical theatre, stand-up comedy nights to school hires, classical music to magicians – we do our best to make the experience of all of our hirers and patrons enjoyable. We also host a youth drama skills group who perform twice a year in the theatre, and an over 55’s group, Act V.

The Headgate has its own in-house production group, Headgate Theatre Productions, who mount 4 or 5 plays each year plus a pantomime following open audition.

The Headgate is a Grade 2 listed building (formerly a Congregational chapel), with a maximum auditorium capacity of 87 people, and a studio capacity of 40.

August 2019

The ‘In’ Crowd

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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£12.00 – £14.00

Jazz In The Swinging 60s

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Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet

August 28 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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The "IN' Crowd: Jazz in the 60's

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Comedy of Magic

August 31 @ 8:00 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Martin Cox and Friends

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September 2019

Sense & Sensibility

September 6 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 7th September 2019

Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. With its heroes, heartbreak, debonair villains and a dashing duel, this adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen's classic novel. A cast of five actors and DOT's renowned comedic style make this comedy of manners a production not to be missed.

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Spring Awakening

September 11 @ 7:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45 pm, repeating until 14th September 2019

Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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In 19th century Germany, young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence.... discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way.

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Paul Higgs

September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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For this year's Roman River Music Festival, we welcome back trumpeter Paul Higgs, whose original compositions for 'Pavane' blur the boundaries between classical and jazz. Each piece shows us a new soundscape, and the exquisite sound of Paul's trumpet transports us through each one in turn. From the sense of romantic longing in ' Simple Truth', through the rising elegiac quality and counterpoint of 'Crystalline', to the haunting mystery of 'Catalonia', 'Pavane' takes us on an inspiring musical journey. Paul…

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A Sidecar Named Despair

September 17 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 19th September 2019

Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike. Dick's quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for "health" reasons. But his shady American "associates" have unfinished business with him, putting both their health at risk. Their dad's old bike and sidecar, which Dick has been "doing up', might come in handy as their getaway vehicle! A black comedy with original music by Pat…

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Kinks UK

September 20 @ 8:00 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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For one night only, this first-rate band will bring to life the sounds of Britpop legends The Kinks. Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon ... They're all there, alongside many other Ray Davies classics in a night not be missed if you like your 60s swinging. Support will come from THE MOD SQUAD, who will be performing a set of mod floor-fillers to get the party started.

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Witching Hour

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror! Brave the horrors lying in wait within "An Episode of Cathedral History"! Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in "A Warning to the Curious"! One-man show and follow-up to our successful touring production of "Old Haunts". Jonathan Goodwin plays M R James in a show scripted by himself, and directed by Gary Archer.

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Uncle Vanya

September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Chekhov's tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multi-disciplinary new adaptation. A weary country household plunges head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives. As the estate sale is announced, the strains of repression bubble, until Uncle Vanya hits boiling point. Physical Theatre & Rural Art intertwine in this witty Russian masterpiece examining desperation, and the need for affection... at all costs.

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Valli

September 28
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Valli looks at the amazing music of the voice of the Four Seasons, in this solo show featuring one of the UK's leading solo Frankie Valli tributes you will be taken on a journey through some of the biggest hits ever written 'Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December 63, Can't Take My Eye's Off You' and many more!

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October 2019

Dom Mackie

October 29
Headgate (Colchester), 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Poor Life Choices

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