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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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Pride celebrations – A God Walks Into A Gay Bar by Matt Gurr

To celebrate the month of Pride we’d like to share an original piece written by one of our very own #MercuryPlaywrights Matt Gurr read by William McGeough. Matt Gurr – Writer Matt Gurr is a playwright from Essex, now based…

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A Connected Community

As the country looks to extend lockdown we’re all still having to adjust to this new normal and around the globe many of us are utilising this unprecedented moment in history by spending precious time with our families, housemates and…

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Exploring creativity with families at Colchester’s Women’s Refuge

This August, Mercury Theatre’s Make It team worked with women and young people using the services of Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge. The work was funded by Essex Youth Trust and offered families a chance to come together and explore…

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Mercury Voices – Local History Adventure

Claire and Laura from Mercury Voices describe what happened when they asked how the Mercury Theatre archive could be used in a local history study for primary aged pupils. PS. Learn more about Mercury Voices at our FREE Heritage Open Day…

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Young People have fun learning backstage skills at Mercury Theatre

This February half term, the Mercury Theatre hosted the Aspire: Theatre Work Experience course. The 2-day workshop was funded by Action for Children and was designed for young people with disabilities and additional needs. The group took part in workshops…

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Sorting out the past with volunteers Martin and Jan

What is it like being a volunteer on the Mercury Voices project? Here are the thoughts of two of our volunteers, Jan and Martin. Jan and Martin have been volunteering at the theatre for over 10 years, helping with mail…

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