Manifest Theatre Group Manifest Theatre Group Manifest Theatre Group
2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309


by Alan Ayckbourn

Tue 12th to Sat 16th May 2015
Directed by Val Taylor

Justin and Julie-Ann, hopelessly mismatched in love, are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner - Justin's upper-crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops, literally, via the balcony upstairs and the river, Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her thick, gun-toting minder who is employed by her violent boyfriend ...

Box Office

Tickets will be available via the Box Office from Saturday 25th April 2015.

The Railway Children

by E Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny

Tue 27th to Sat 31st October 2015
Directed by Caroline Roberts The Railway Children


Monday 1st June between 7.30 and 10pm at the Manifest Theatre

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

More film fun when The ‘Sons of the Desert’ areback for another two visits.

Next Showing

  • Sat 28th March
  • Sat 13th June
Manifest members are always welcome to
attend but ticket price will include a fee to join the ‘Sons of the Desert’.
For more information telephone Paul on
01255 429 887 •7:30pm-10:00pm.

Day Timers

We meet every Tuesday (except the fourth in the month) from 2.15 - 3.30pm at the theatre to rehearse well-known standard songs. Once a month we usually go out to different venues to entertain (over 60 clubs, WI, retired Associations etc.) in Clacton, Colchester, Ipswich and villages all around. We have 10 lady singers, and 6 men, with 2 musicians to accompany.

For further information about joining or to book the Daytimers call: Patience Ling on 01206 393171 or come along to the theatre on a Tuesday afternoon.

For details of these and any other forthcoming events you can call the theatre on 01206 391309 or email us at

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)- 11th April 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2 When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Directed by Dean DeBlois, Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

Rating PG - Animation, Action, Adventure

Matinee 1 Doors open 12pm, seating commences 12:30pm, film starts 12:45pm
Matinee 2 Doors open 3pm, seating commences 3:30pm, film starts 3:45pm

Ticket prices - Children under 12 3 accompanied by an adult ticket at 4
Adults will be required to be members at a cost of 2 which will cover our 2015 subscription.
Maximum of 3 children per adult. Refreshments will be available.

Box Office Opening Times Saturday 21st & 28th March 10:30 till 12:00
Monday 30th March 7:30 till 9:00 Wednesday 25th March & 8th April 7:30 till 9:00


Hugo (2001)- 17th April 2015

Hugo Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chlo Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

Rating U - Adventure | Drama | Family


Some Like It Hot (1959) - 22nd May 2015

Some Like It Hot When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Directed by Billy Wilder Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Rating (not rated) - Comedy


Future Films

  • 19th June - Notebook


Movie Tickets

Tickets cost 5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional 2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm