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Oliver!

27 Sep - 12 Oct
  • Approx 2hrs 20mins, including interval
  • £27.50 - £13.50 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
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Mercury at Abbey Field
Mercury at Abbey Field

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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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Oliver - London cityscape with two boys looking out into the distance and

Presented by Colchester Operatic Society in association with the Mercury Theatre.

‘Consider yourself one of us’ and join Colchester Operatic Society and Colchester Operatic Society Second Edition for a new and exciting venture in association with the Mercury Theatre. Celebrate as we join forces to bring you one of London’s most popular musicals Oliver! in the Mercury’s brand new off-site temporary location, Mercury at Abbey Field. The Mercury has worked with Colchester Operatic many times in the past, but this will be the first full collaboration, combining professional creatives with local community actors and children.

Poor Oliver is stuck begging for more supper in a workhouse until he pushes his luck one too many times and is sold to a cruel undertaker. Unsurprisingly, this life proves to be just as bad, so Oliver soon escapes to London. Here, he is taken in by Fagin and the Artful Dodger who show him just how to ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’; he then meets the charming Nancy, who may turn out to be his only true friend in this wild and exciting world. But, when Oliver’s intended ‘mark’, Mr Brownlow, takes pity on the boy and offers him a new life, Fagin’s henchman Bill Sikes gets word and plots to kidnap the boy, to disastrous effect…

Oliver! promises to be an event not to be missed, packed full of song, dance and Oom-pah-pah!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk


Check out the NEW rehearsal trailer below to see our wonderful cast in action: 


Oliver! cast in rehearsal

Photos by Mike Kwasniak

Coming in a large group?

Check out our Off-Peak group booking offer of £15 tickets for groups of 10+ (Offer available for performances on Wed 2nd, Thu 3rd, Wed 9th, Thu 10th Oct).

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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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