Archive: Year: 2018

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An interview with Executive Producer Tracey Childs

We spoke to Executive Producer Tracey Childs about the joys and challenges of programming at the Mercury Theatre Maybe the first thing to explain about programming is there is a difference between the work we produce ourselves, here in Colchester,…

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Misbehavin’ summer school success!

Misbehavin’ was a week-long summer school, inspired by the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, for young people aged 11-16. Part of the IGNITE project working with Tamasha Theatre, supported by the Sustained Theatre programme at Arts Council England and Essex Music Hub, the…

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Mercury Theatre’s £9m redevelopment confirmed following another major funding award

The Mercury Theatre can today confirms its £9m redevelopment plan, Mercury Rising, will go ahead following an exceptional award of £1.2m from the European Regional Development Fund. Mercury Rising will see the theatre’s buildings and site completely renovated, improving and…

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Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize winners announced!

The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Josef Weinberger Ltd today announce the winners of their inaugural Mercury / Weinberger Playwriting Prize. The winner, who picks up a cash prize of £5,000 and a publishing deal with Josef Weinberger Ltd, is Liverpool-based…

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Christmas Carol Concert 2018

WED 19 DEC 2018, 11AM A COLLECTION OF CAROLS AND READINGS COURTESY OF THE JACK AND THE BEANSTALK COMPANY AND THE MERCURY THEATRE Join us to celebrate the festive season with a morning of carol singing at the Mercury. Hear offerings from…

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Shortlist announced for Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize

SHORTLIST FOR THE INAUGURAL MERCURY / WEINBERGER PLAYWRITING PRIZE ANNOUNCED The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Josef Weinberger Ltd today announce the shortlist of their inaugural Mercury / Weinberger Playwriting Prize. The judging panel appraising the shortlist through is comprised of…

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Commemorating the Centenary

Commemorate 100 years since the Armistice with a variety of drama, music and poetry at the Mercury Theatre. Click to book for Not About Heroes, For The Fallen, Pack Up Your Troubles and Rock For Heroes.

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