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The Events

2 Jun - 17 Jun
  • Approx 1 hr 30 mins
  • £16
Title Image (The Events By David Greig), background is a black and white photo of a woman looking at the ocean in San Sebastian
"A tough subject, sensitively staged. Stunning theatre at its best."
— Colchester Daily Gazette

A Made in Colchester production

It was a feeling as precise and as physical as any feeling I’ve ever had. And the moment I felt it, I knew what it was.

What was it?

It was my soul leaving my body.

When did your soul come back?

It hasn’t…

Claire is a priest. She has survived an atrocity – a mass shooting. Now she must understand it.

Inspired by the tragedy of the Norwegian summer camp massacre in Utøya by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011, The Events asks where goodness and hope can be found in the face of unbridled anger.

Rationality, reason, and faith are all thrown into doubt in one of the decade’s most incendiary and important new plays, from multi-award-winning playwright David Greig.

The Events is a brand-new Made in Colchester Production in our Studio Theatre, directed by Dan Sherer (Bully Boy) and featuring a live choir.

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DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

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 Mercury Comfort 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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Cast
Anna O’Grady
Anna O’Grady
Claire
Josh Collins
Josh Collins
The Boy
Creatives
Dan Sherer
Dan Sherer
Director
David Greig
David Greig
Writer
Scott Gray
Scott Gray
Choir Master/Répétiteur
Nancy Kettle
Nancy Kettle
Movement Director
James Cotterill
James Cotterill
Designer
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Sound Designer
Matt Leventhall
Matt Leventhall
Lighting Designer
John Browne
John Browne
Music
David Preston-Rider
David Preston-Rider
DSM (On The Book)
"Dan Sherer’s production in the Mercury Studio is intensely visceral, its impact enhanced by the intimacy of the staging."
— The Reviews Hub
"Despite the subject matter, this beautiful production emphasises tenderness and healing. Perfect Theatre. "
— BritishTheatre.com
"A tough subject, sensitively staged. Stunning theatre at its best."
— Colchester Daily Gazette
"An intense revival"
— The Stage
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