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Celebrating our Panto Heroes

After four weeks of rehearsal, seven weeks of shows, culminating in 70 performances to over 31,000 audience members and more “it’s behind you’s” than we can count, our record-breaking panto Aladdin has come to an end. To make it through…

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Announcing our 50th Anniversary Season

Announcing our 50th anniversary season! The new season features two Mercury Productions: Mark Ravenhill’s new version of the classic thriller Blackmail by Charles Bennett premières in March, directed by Anthony Banks and produced in association with Simon Friend Entertainment; and William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by…

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Mercury Theatre to mark World AIDS Day

Mercury Theatre to mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday 1 December with an evening event including a human library. The Mercury Theatre Colchester in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust, Metro, The Outhouse, Colchester Pride and Tackle HIV present an evening of…

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Mercury Theatre receive £125,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Mercury Theatre is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund  This award will support us through the challenges of the next few months as audiences gradually return to theatre  More than…

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Colchester Operatic Society to Return with The Hunchback of Notre Dame

After a long period out of the spotlight, Colchester Operatic Society are thrilled to announce that we will be performing again for audiences at the revamped Colchester Mercury Theatre from 27th January – 6th February 2022. Their next show, The…

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Cast and Creatives announced for Aladdin!

ANNOUNCING OUR FULL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR ALADDIN – THE FIRST PANTOMIME IN OUR NEWLY REFURBISHED BUILDING We are pleased to announce our full cast and creative team for Aladdin, written by Andrew Pollard with direction from our Creative…

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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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