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30 Nov - 5 Jan
  • Approx 2hrs 30mins, including interval
  • £32.50 - £13.50 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
  • Relaxed Performance
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Mercury at Abbey Field
Mercury at Abbey Field


Mercury at Abbey Field

This event will take place in our new location 'Mercury at Abbey Field'.

This is a state-of-the-art pop-up theatre that will house a limited season of shows from Autumn 2019 and is situated on Abbey Field in Colchester.

The site will be a fully enclosed and heated temporary theatre, with dedicated parking and coach drop off points and is accessible for those on foot from Circular Road East Lower.

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Cinderella - Blue background with big stars and a staircase going up into a clock and Cinderella title text

We are back with another charming pantomime for 2019!

After its second record-breaking year, the Mercury panto has been supersized to fill our new pop-up performance space. Which can only mean more glitter, glamour, songs and seats at our stunning new Abbey Field location!

You are cordially invited to the ball of the year with Cinderella, the ultimate rags-to-riches tale.

Poor Cinderella spends her days cleaning, cooking and tidying for her rotten step-sisters. That is until one day the Prince decides to host an extravagant ball to find his princess and insists that every eligible lady should attend. Little does Cinderella know, life is about to turn itself upside down and an exciting adventure awaits.

Will Cinderella escape her daily chores? Will the Prince find his happy ever after? Will the Sisters ever stop their incessant whining? Cinderella is the perfect festive fix for the whole family to enjoy and will leave you singing all the way home – just don’t leave your slippers behind!

Our talented panto cast have been announced! Find out more about this year’s sparkling stars of the show here

Sign the Birthday / Shout Out Book

Will someone in your party have their birthday on the day they’re attending the show? Would you like a chance of a shout out from the stage?

Click here to sign the birthday / shout out book!

Audition to join our junior chorus!

This year’s Mercury Theatre panto at Mercury at Abbey Field will quite literally be bigger and better than ever!

Once again the junior chorus will take centre stage, and this is the chance for budding young stars to audition. The junior chorus will be on stage for all of the big songs, there’s lots of singing and dancing, and the chorus play a variety of roles.

Junior chorus members are normally aged between 11 and 15 years* however this year we are able to open auditions to 15 – 17 year olds too,  and as a thank you, parents will be given two complimentary tickets to come and see the show!

General Auditions took place on Sunday 8th September. Auditions for ages 15 – 17 will take place on the evening of Monday 23 September at Colchester Sixth Form. In order to book your slot you will need to download and fill in this form, and email it to  You will be allocated an audition time in advance of the evening. The deadline for applications is 3pm on Monday 23 September, ahead of the first audition at 5:30pm.

If you have any questions please email

Check out our production photos from last year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk!

Mercury at Abbey Field
  • Abbey Field, Circular Road East Lower, Colchester, CO2 7SZ

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury at Abbey Field has an increased seating capacity of over 800 seats and will be completely undercover, fully heated, with full bar, kiosks and toilets. The Mercury are confident that this temporary venue will offer a stunning, fully-accessible and unique theatre-going experience for their valued customers, combining the high level of service and facilities they have come to expect from the theatre, with an unforgettable new style of venue.

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