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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Jack the Ripper - The Musical

By Denis de Marne, Ron Pember

Tue 28th Oct to Sat 1st Nov 2014
Directed by Kerry King

The play is a musical reconstruction of incidents relating to the East End murders which took place between Friday, August 31st and Friday, November 9th, 1888. A solution of Jack the Ripper's identity is hinted at, but the play is an atmospheric commentary rather than an historical re-enactment, shifting between reality and artificiality, with characters representing "real" people as well as members of the music hall audience and players.

WARNING: Due to the subject matter, this production will contain bawdy language and humour.

Box Office

Tickets are now available via the Box Office


Performances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.  

Our Next Full Production

Our first production of 2015 will be Quartet by Ronald Harwood. It tells the story of Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred who reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play.

The production will be directed by John Roberts.

There will be a full read through of the script on Monday 3rd November followed by Auditions on Wednesday 5th November.

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

Love Punch (2013) - Friday 21st November

Love Punch A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.

Writen & Directed by Joel Hopkins

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall

Rating 12A - Comedy



Lone Ranger (2013) - Friday 12th December

Lone Ranger Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner.

Rating 12a - Action | Adventure | Western




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

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

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

Next Showing

  • Sat 20th September
  • Sat 25th October
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.