Cast and Creative team for Bindweed announced

The Mercury Original production is Co-Produced With Hightide and New Wolsey Theatre in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre. Winner of the Judges Award at the Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2022. 

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Graeae Beyond recruitment announcement

Beyond has supported 60 Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in developing their careers, taking on new challenges and building successful connections. Beyond is back this year helping to develop greater access to regional opportunities across England ensuring Deaf, disabled and…

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Cast announced for Yasmina Reza’s multi-award winning play ART

Seann Walsh, Chris Harper and Aden Gillett will star in Yasmina Reza’s multi-award winning play ART Directed by Iqbal Khan, Presented by Joshua Beaumont and Original Theatre and on tour from Autumn 2024 With award-winning comedian Seann Walsh, Chris Harper…

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Photo of Ryan McBryde in rehearsals, his hand is under his chin and he looks thoughtful


After 5 years in the role of Creative Director at the Mercury, Ryan McBryde has made the decision to leave and pursue a freelance career in theatre at the end of May this year. During his tenure, Ryan has directed…

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£148,000 awarded to the Mercury Theatre in Colchester from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme

• The Mercury Theatre in Colchester to benefit from a share of £24.2 million through Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme • Funding will go towards purchasing LED stage lighting and the installation of digital equipment to allow live streaming…

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Mercury Theatre to participate in The Big Give’s Arts for Impact Campaign

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced that it will be taking part in the ‘Big Give’ campaign, Arts For Impact. The campaign will help the theatre in reaching its goal to get as many people involved in the creative arts and…

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Mercury Theatre and Barn Theatre announce full cast and creative team for Midsummer

Full cast and creative team announced for mercury theatre and barn theatre’s english premiere production of David Greig and Gordon Mcintyre’s play with songs Midsummer

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