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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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More new writing comes to Colchester!

Following the success of Pieces of String earlier this year, the Mercury Theatre Colchester today announces the premiere of Moll Flanders Written by Nick Perry; Directed by Ryan McBryde; Musical Design by Paul Herbert; based on the novel by Daniel…

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LYN GARDNER ANNOUNCED AS JUDGE OF MAJOR PLAYWRITING PRIZE

With the 2017 winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize, Europe After The Rain, opening today, the Mercury Theatre Colchester announces Lyn Gardner as a judge of the inaugural Mercury/Weinberger Playwriting Prize. Lyn joins Mercury Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd and Josef…

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Daniel Buckroyd to leave Mercury Theatre in August

Photo: Daniel Buckroyd, Tracey Childs and Steve Mannix Daniel Buckroyd will leave the Mercury Theatre Colchester in August 2018, to lead the Exeter Northcott Theatre Tracey Childs is appointed Interim Executive Producer and Joint Chief Executive After six years as…

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Mercury Theatre turns to Spotify to promote new musical Pieces of String

Mercury believed to be first UK regional theatre to advertise an original theatrical production on the popular music streaming service, which reaches 9m people in the UK Adverts targeted at fans of musical theatre, achieving very strong click-through rates Ads…

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First ever Premiere Partner, Acrow Galvanizing, announced!

Acrow Galvanizing Ltd. become the first Premiere-level member of the Mercury’s Corporate Partnerships scheme The Mercury Theatre is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with local company, Acrow Galvanizing, as part of their Corporate Partnerships scheme. These partnerships…

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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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