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Roman River – hEARd

16 Sep
  • Approx 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)
  • £19 - £7
hEARd - image of a man and a woman with upside cups on their heads connected by string

“We can try”

“We can try”

“I heard you”

“You heard me.”

A chamber opera in the making by librettist Lila Palmer, hEARd explores the gulf between what is said and what is meant and the consequences of disconnect in a very human relationship. In a story of humour, grief and tenderness – a couple on the edge. What do they, and we, understand? Is it their final conversation?

A violinist and an actor, a cellist and a soprano. How can four make two? Bringing together the brightest emerging talents from devised theatre and instrumental performance, Roman River Music invite you to explore a familiar shared experience told through the impassioned collision of words, bodies and melody.

With the generous support of the Ambache Charitable Trust, raising the profile of music by women.


Upcoming Performances

Sat, 16 Sep 17
3:00 pm
Sat, 16 Sep 17
6:00 pm



Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Bluebell menu. Click here to take a look!

Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.

Mercury Studio Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's 98-seater Studio theatre, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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