Archive: Year: 2017

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Mercury Theatre audience digs deep for Colchester Cancer Centre Campaign

Bucket collection following free annual carol concert raises £1500 Almost 500 people attended the Mercury Theatre’s annual free carol concert yesterday (19 December) and as well as joining in with some timeless favourites, they were treated to an assortment of…

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Mercury Theatre extension project takes big step forward

Project given major ‘green light’ by Arts Council England  Demolition and construction work could start on site in Spring 2018  When completed, the Mercury will be extended to include a community participation space, transformed Front of House facilities, and a…

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Spamablog – An interview with Assistant Director Franny Anne Rafferty

It had been a few days since my interview with Daniel Buckroyd (Artistic Director, Mercury Theatre) and Tracey Childs (Producer, Mercury Theatre), and I’d convinced myself it was going to be a ‘no’. I had arrived especially (and stupidly) early…

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Spring / Summer season on sale!

The Mercury premieres new British musical, Pieces of String • York Theatre Royal presents adaptation of Graham Greene’s thriller Brighton Rock • Auditions open for young people’s production of Treasure Island • winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize, Oliver Bennett’s…

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Good Friday Service

Fri 30 Mar 2018, 7.30PM Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will reflect on the events of Good Friday in an ecumenical service The ecumenical group seeks to bring Christians and Christian leaders together to support and encourage one another. The…

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Join the Mercury Voices team and Colchester Recalled to learn new oral history skills!

Mercury Voices is a two-year project to catalogue fascinating artefacts that tell the story of the history of the Mercury Theatre. We’re moving in to a new phase to gather the memories of audience members, performers and staff through the…

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Mercury Theatre Statement on Grant funding from Colchester Borough Council

Colchester Council have announced that they plan to reduce their grant to the Mercury by 25% – around £53,000 – over the next two years. Alongside our mainstream popular programmes, we work with vulnerable children and adults, we deliver training…

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