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!
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 aged between 11 and 15 years* and as a thank you, parents will be given two complimentary tickets to come and see the show!
Auditions will take place on Sunday 8th September at the Abbey Field Centre. In order to book your slot you will need to download and fill in this form, and return it to Mercury Tickets (145 High Street, Colchester) where you will be allocated a time and given a confirmation slip. Only those with a confirmation slip will be seen on the day, audition times are allocated on a first come first served basis and cannot be changed once allocated. The deadline for applications is Friday 6th September at 2pm.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Junior Chorus members must be aged 11+ at the time of auditioning, and must not be 16 years old before Sunday 5 January 2020. Parent complimentary tickets are for an off-peak performance.
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. Find Out More