Mercury Voices

Mercury Theatre launches project to celebrate its past and record memories from the town

Heritage Lottery awards £80,000 to ‘Mercury Voices’ archives and oral history project The Mercury Theatre will work with Essex Record Office, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service and Colchester Recalled. As the Mercury Theatre Colchester continues work on a major rebuilding…

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Why the Early Career Training Programme is the best thing I’ve done in years

I found out about the Early Career Training Programme from a friend who had already applied to enrol on the scheme. At the time I was working in an inflexible and intensely tiring job, which left me short of time for…

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ASC Work Experience Case Study: James Bacon

Whilst in his final year at the Colchester Institute on their Learning for Living & Work course, James Bacon spent 9 months doing work experience with our box office and hospitality teams. Over the duration of his placement, James learnt…

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Make-up Workshop and Exhibition Shows How Creativity Transcends Age

See the final portraits in our Digby Gallery exhibition, until Monday 3 October. Free entry from 10am Mon-Sat. “We all know the major characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but what of the supporting roles?” This was the question make-up artist Mel…

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Rising to the devising challenge

We want students to have the chance to tell a story that is important to them. To feel that theatre gives them the opportunity to say something they care about. In October we’ll be seeing how students have risen to…

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hACkT, the summer school with a difference!

hACkT 2.0 was a blast! Check back in 2018 for news of upcoming dates. Over the first five days of August the Creative Learning and Talent team ran hACkT, a summer school with a difference for 25 young people aged…

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Cast announced for demon co-production this autumn at the Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre Colchester and Derby Theatre are thrilled to announce the casting line-up for their big co-production for the autumn, Stephen Sondheim’s multi-award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd playing at the Mercury Theatre from Wednesday 26 October until Saturday 12 November…

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