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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Talking Heads

Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th November 2017
by Alan Bennett,

Directed by Kate Sheffield

This Autumn's production will be Talking Heads by Alan Bennett. It was written as a series of monologues performed originally by such as Maggie Smith and Patricia Routledge. We are to perform three from the first series.

Each one tells a story from the character's own point of view, of the people and situations which surrounds him or her. The story telling defines each personality and the opinions and attitudes each holds.
As observers, we can see both humour and tragedy and a distinct picture of both the speaker and those spoken of.

Box Office

Tickets will be available via the Box Office from Monday 4th September 2017.


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

A Bunch of Amateurs

Tuesday 20th - Sat 24th February 2018
by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman,

Directed by Nigel Rowe

Jefferson arrives in Stratford to take the lead in “King Lear" to revive his flagging career dominated by 2nd rate action movies.

He thinks he is coming to the RSC in Stratford upon Avon but finds himself in sleepy Suffolk with a bunch of amateurs.

What ensues is an unravelling of his reputation leading to a reconciliation with his neglected daughter and a growing admiration for the professionalism of this happy band of amateurs.


Auditions will be held on Tuesday 16th October 2017 at the theatre at 7.30pm when there will also be a read-through.

The Time of their Lives (2007) - Fri 17th November 7.45pm

The Time of their Lives A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable.

Director: Roger Goldby
Starring: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero

Rating 12A - Comedy



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

Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy

Next Showing

  • Sat 2nd December
  • Sat 24th March 2018
  • Sat 16th June 2018

Manifest members are welcome to attend
but ticket price will include a fee to join the
‘Sons of the Desert’.