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A Mercury Production

Showing: Tue 07 Dec 2021 - Sun 16 Jan 2022

Over 80% of all Aladdin tickets have been sold or reserved – book now to avoid disappointment! Best availability: Tue 7 Dec at 2pm Thu 6 Dec Fri 7 Dec...

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Tots Stars
14 week autumn/winter term

Showing: Tue 07 Dec 2021

Tots is an interactive, multi-sensory class for early years children and their grown-up friends. At the Mercury we believe imagination and creativity are a...

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The Jolly Christmas Postman

Showing: Wed 08 Dec 2021 - Fri 24 Dec 2021

‘Once upon a Christmas Eve Just after it had snowed The Jolly Postman (him again!) Came down the jolly road; And in the bag upon his back An…interesting...

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Mercury Young Company Dancers – Weekly
13 week term - book weekly

Showing: Wed 08 Dec 2021 - Wed 15 Dec 2021

Budding young performers aged 10-15 can now join high quality, exciting and creative dance classes as part of MYC, delivered by Dance Network Association. MYC...

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Spring 2022 Season Launch

Showing: Wed 08 Dec 2021

Join us for our first members-only Season Launch event in our new building! An exclusive talk through our new season from the senior creatives at the theatre...

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Showing: Thu 09 Dec 2021

Calling all East Based Artists and Theatre Makers! Put on your Christmas jumpers and join us to reflect on the year past and share your ambitions and projects...

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The Scummy Mummies Show

Showing: Thu 09 Dec 2021

Grab your gin in a tin, put your control pants on, and pop in a pantyliner – the Scummy Mummies are back! And after the year they’ve had, Helen and...

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Reads – Shanty

Showing: Thu 09 Dec 2021

Cromer crab fishermen Brendan is losing business. His eldest Marina has lost her way. His youngest Shanty has lost her voice. But Shanty knows how they can...

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A Very Merry Christmas Concert
Our annual FREE Christmas Concert

Showing: Thu 16 Dec 2021

Join us for a jolly holly evening of seasonal songs, readings and magical performances from our Mercury team, panto cast and more. A free festive treat for all...

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Lates – The Christmas Carol Experience

Showing: Fri 17 Dec 2021

A magical musical retelling of the Charles Dickens’ classic tale. The company’s original adaptation of Dickens’ original text brings the...

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Terror in the Old Library

Showing: Tue 28 Dec 2021 - Thu 30 Dec 2021

Following their Autumn East Anglian tour, Colchester’s Packing Shed are back home with a new terrifying tale for the spooking season. An out of work...

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Showing: Thu 27 Jan 2022 - Sun 06 Feb 2022

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and including the...

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Mercury Productions:

These exceptional, high quality productions are created by our talented team of theatre-makers operating behind the scenes here in Colchester. They mark the Mercury out as one of the leading producing theatres in the country.