Julia Donaldson booksVisit our Box Office and choose from a range of Julia Donaldson books, including Zog and Room on the Broom.
Sleeping Beauty (Hardback Book)
Written by Tom Ratcliffe
There are a few things that we know about Evelyn: we know what she did, we know that we hate her, and we know that she’s still out there. Somewhere. She’s just not Evelyn anymore. She could be anyone. Even you.
Britain is on the hunt, it has been for years. Walton is on high alert…and Sandra’s just arrived.
Inspired by real-life events, Evelyn is a story of mob justice in modern day Britain that interrogates the question: when is justice really served?
Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan
Written by Waleed Akhtar
Afghanistan. It’s 2004. Farook and Samia broadcast live every day to the whole of Kabul, delivering ninety minutes of musical bliss: Britney, Backstreet Boys and Enrique Iglesias. But when their show starts to make waves, the two young friends must take on repressive forces to build a new Afghanistan.
Inspired by the true story of Afghanistan’s first youth music programme, Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan explores a world following the US invasion that is complex, contradictory and shocking – all to a soundtrack of early noughties’ pop.
Written by Kenny Emson
Rory and Gemma break into the Mersea Island RNLI station on Halloween. He wants to run away to London. She wants him to notice that she’s not drinking. Over the course of the next thirty-four years, the consequences of that night will tear their lives apart.
A haunting new play about family ties, grief, and forgiveness.
When The Long Trick’s Over
Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Two sisters. One dream. The hardest open-water swim in the world.
This triumphant play from Olivier Award-winning writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm moves forwards and backwards in time across the twenty-one miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the crossing.
Tackling what it means to grieve, both physically and mentally, When The Long Trick’s Over encapsulates the fact that love persists whatever the distance and however perilous the journey is to the other side. And that, sometimes, it means swimming against the tide and against the things that hold you back: the old memories and oil tankers, jellyfish and Jelly Babies.
Written by Chris Wormell and Lily Murray
Welcome to Dinosaurium.
This museum is open all hours. It will transport you millions of years back in time to discover the largest and most ferocious land animals that ever lived – the dinosaurs. So where did the T.rex live? What did Brachiosaurus eat? Could dinosaurs swim and fly? And why did they die out?
With specially written text for younger readers, step inside to explore the incredible world of the dinosaurs.
The Oak Papers
Written by James Canton
James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when Magna Carta was signed. Initially visiting the tree for escape and solitude, in time Canton learns to study it more closely. He examines how our long-standing dependency on oak trees has developed and morphed into myth and legend.
The Oak Papers is a stunning, meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.
Water is essential to life, yet a few generations ago obtaining a bucket or two of the precious liquid was a daily struggle for most people.
A near universal water supply to British towns and cities was made possible by the development of steam power, cast iron pipes and high level water storage in the form of reservoirs or water towers.
In Colchester, this involved the construction of the second largest water tower in England. Yet the project was mired in bitter controversy even before it began…
Colchester Collage Cards (Single)
Colchester Collage Cards (Pack)
Mercury Theatre recently launched our Contemporary Craft Callout, where we were seeking local artists to partner with to provide a collection of beautiful, bespoke, handmade items to be sold in our Shop, that not only reflects their artistic vision, but are also sustainable, ethically-made, and unique.
You can discover more information about our current collection on our blog, and come along to the theatre and explore the full range in our Box Office displays.
If you think you have something special that would fit in with our theatre, you can apply anytime.