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The Smallest Show On Earth

25 Sep - 10 Oct
  • Approximate running time 2 hrs 30 mins incl interval
  • £25 – £10 & DISCOUNTS
"Polished to perfection"
— The Reviews Hub (formerly The Public Reviews)

BASED ON THE STUDIO CANAL CLASSIC PETER SELLERS COMEDY

The Smallest Show on Earth is a brand new musical comedy inspired by the hilarious 1950’s film starring Peter Sellers, featuring classic songs by Irving Berlin (Blue Skies, Shakin’ the Blues Away, Steppin’ Out With My Baby), starring Liza Goddard (Bergerac) and Brian Capron (Coronation Street).

Stunned to discover they have inherited the Bijou cinema, two innocent newly-weds have their hopes dashed when they discover it is a total flea-pit. To restore it to its former glory and stop the wrecking ball, they need to get the eccentric manageress, Mrs Fazackalee (Goddard) and Mr Quill (Capron), the unreliable projectionist, to help them with their ambitious plans.

Will they manage to make it a Blockbuster or will the whole adventure Fade to Black?

Book your tickets now for this wonderful, feel-good musical!

With hit songs including ‘Always’, ‘Blue Skies’, ‘A Simple Melody’ and ‘Let Yourself Go’.

This MADE IN COLCHESTER co-production will tour the UK, including Coventry, Glasgow, Plymouth and Malvern. Visit www.thesmallestshowonearth.co.uk to find out more!

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Past Performances

Date
Time
133
Fri, 25 Sep 15
7:30 pm
41
Sat, 26 Sep 15
7:30 pm
234
Mon, 28 Sep 15
7:30 pm
49
Tue, 29 Sep 15
7:30 pm
28
Wed, 30 Sep 15
7:30 pm
75
Thu, 1 Oct 15
2:30 pm
241
Thu, 1 Oct 15
7:30 pm
170
Fri, 2 Oct 15
7:30 pm
183
Sat, 3 Oct 15
2:30 pm
Audio Described
240
Sat, 3 Oct 15
7:30 pm
273
Mon, 5 Oct 15
7:30 pm
169
Tue, 6 Oct 15
7:30 pm
169
Wed, 7 Oct 15
7:30 pm
203
Thu, 8 Oct 15
2:30 pm
235
Thu, 8 Oct 15
7:30 pm
Captioned
109
Fri, 9 Oct 15
7:30 pm
120
Sat, 10 Oct 15
2:30 pm
138
Sat, 10 Oct 15
7:30 pm
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Brian Capron
Brian Capron
Percy Quill
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
Dorothy Fazackalee
Haydn Oakley
Haydn Oakley
Matthew Spenser
Laura Pitt-Pulford
Laura Pitt-Pulford
Jean Spenser
Sam O'Rourke
Sam O'Rourke
Tom Fazackalee
Ricky Butt
Ricky Butt
Ethel Hardcastle
Christina Bennington
Christina Bennington
Marlene Hardcastle
Philip Rham
Philip Rham
Albert Hardcastle
Matthew Crowe
Matthew Crowe
Robin Carter
Leo Andrew
Leo Andrew
Simon / Fred / Ensemble
Jacob Chapman
Jacob Chapman
Ensemble
Matthew Dale
Matthew Dale
Ensemble
Nova Skipp
Nova Skipp
Ensemble
Leah West
Leah West
Ensemble
Creatives
Thom Southerland
Thom Southerland
Director & Writer
Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander
Writer
David Woodhead
David Woodhead
Designer
Lee Proud
Lee Proud
Choreographer
Howard Hudson
Howard Hudson
Lighting Designer
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Sound Designer
Gareth Valentine
Gareth Valentine
Musical Supervisor
Mark Cumberland
Mark Cumberland
Orchestrator
Mark Aspinall
Mark Aspinall
Musical Director
Will Burton CDG
Will Burton CDG
Casting
"Polished to perfection"
— The Reviews Hub (formerly The Public Reviews)
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— BBC Radio Suffolk
"Works perfectly"
— The Stage
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