Line Up Announced for the Mercury Online Festival!
In association with the University of Essex, Signals and the Lakeside Theatre we are thrilled announce the line up of our exciting new Mercury Online Festival. Taking place over the weekend of 21-23 August 2020 the festival celebrates the creativity…Read more
Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize Winners share their work in the Studio
The Mercury Theatre recently presented the two winning entries for the Mercury/Weinberger’s Playwriting Prize. The first was Target Man, winner of the Future Voices Category, written by Mark Starling. Target Man is an imagining of the myriad implications to identity…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Chatting through Silence – An interview with Nicola Werenowska and Nina Finbow
This October we are thrilled to present new writing in our Studio, with local writer, Nicola Werenowska‘s new play Silence. Silence explores the effects World War II has had on three generations of a family with Polish heritage. We spoke…Read more
New writing takes centre stage in major new industry partnership
With the 2017 winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize, Europe After The Rain, beginning rehearsals today, the Mercury Theatre Colchester announces its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights for 2018. Mercury Theatre Colchester & Josef…Read more
Mercury announces Summer New Talent Festival
Our summer New Work Festival will be running across 3 weeks from Monday 19 June – Sunday 9 July. Watch this space for a full schedule of events and how to book! Week One: To start off the festivities, the 2016-17…Read more