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Cast and Creatives announced for Antigone

Steve Mannix, Executive Director and Tracey Childs, Executive Producer of the Mercury Theatre, today announce full cast for the upcoming UK premiere of Antigone, written by Merlynn Tong (after Sophocles). Dawn Walton OBE directs Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Ismene), Liz Crowther (Tiresias), Wendy Kweh…

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Cancellation – My Night with Reg

We’re sorry to let you know that the UK tour of My Night with Reg (due to visit the Mercury in September) has been cancelled. The producers of the tour have issued the following statement: It is with regret that…

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Work starts on exciting new public space – Mercury Piazza

Work has begunon an exciting new town centre public space, which is set to transform the piazza around the Mercury Theatre.

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Mercury Theatre relaunches with Premiere Partner, Church Street Tavern

Church Street Tavern, which sits around the corner from the Mercury Theatre is pleased to announce that it will continue its Partnership with the theatre as part of their Corporate Partnerships scheme.  Church Street Tavern is consistently rated one of the best places to eat in Colchester and is the only restaurant in town with a Michelin Plate and two AA Rosettes.

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POSTPONED – And Then There Were None

We’re sorry to let you know that the UK tour of And Then There Were None (due to visit the Mercury in October) has been postponed. This decision was taken by the producers behind the large-scale commercial tour of the show…

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New Studio season on sale now

We are thrilled to announce the final part of the first season back in the refurbished building – with the unveiling of a dedicated Studio season of 12 productions. Following our £11.3 million transformation to reimagine the theatre’s spaces, and reopening in June, the Studio season completes the programme line-up of the theatre’s first full season back in the building since early 2019.

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Mercury marks reopening following five-year campaign

Mercury Theatre, led by Executive Director, Steve Mannix and Executive Producer, Tracey Childs, today held a ceremony to mark the venue’s reopening following the Mercury Rising transformation, a 5-year campaign which raised over £11.3 million to reimagine the theatre’s spaces, both operationally and ecologically, and improve accessibility throughout. The building opens for the first time to the local community for a special weekend of events on 26 and 27 June.

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