The Events

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Fri 2 June 2017
Sat 17 June 2017
Mercury Studio Theatre

A Made in Colchester production

It was a feeling as precise and as physical as any feeling I’ve ever had. And the moment I felt it, I knew what it was.

What was it?

It was my soul leaving my body.

When did your soul come back?

It hasn’t…

Claire is a priest. She has survived an atrocity – a mass shooting. Now she must understand it.

Inspired by the tragedy of the Norwegian summer camp massacre in Utøya by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011, The Events asks where goodness and hope can be found in the face of unbridled anger.

Rationality, reason, and faith are all thrown into doubt in one of the decade’s most incendiary and important new plays, from multi-award-winning playwright David Greig.

The Events is a brand-new Made in Colchester Production in our Studio Theatre, directed by Dan Sherer (Bully Boy) and featuring a live choir.



Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Mercury Comfort menu. Click here to take a look!

Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.

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Anna O’Grady


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Josh Collins

The Boy


Dan Sherer’s production in the Mercury Studio is intensely visceral

The Reviews Hub


its impact enhanced by the intimacy of the staging.


Despite the subject matter

Colchester Daily Gazette


this beautiful production emphasises tenderness and healing. Perfect Theatre.

The Stage


A tough subject


sensitively staged. Stunning theatre at its best.


An intense revival

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