2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309
Two One Act ComediesTue 11th March to Fri 14th March 2014
The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfishby David Tristram
Alice have been trapped in a boring marriage for years. Henry thinks Alice is boring. Alice thinks Henry is boring. But
unbeknownst to the other, each inhabits a parallel world of action, glamour, sex and celebrity.
The Real Inspector Houndby Tom Stoppard
Two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.
Box OfficeTickets will be available via the Box Office from Saturday 22nd February 2014.
PerformancePerformances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.
Variety ShowFriday 4th and Saturday 5th April
A wonderful collection of acts featuring comedy, song and dance plus a 'Blast from our Past' with songs from our past shows - solos, duets and
full chorus. A veritable cornucopia and something for everyone!
TicketsTickets may be purchased when booking for the Comedy Double Bill (see above) and then on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12pm and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. from the 15th March.
Ticket prices: Just £5.00 for members and £7.00 for non-members.
More film fun when The ‘Sons of the Desert’ areback for another two visits.
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.
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 email@example.com
Gone With The Wind (1939) - Fri 21st March
Epic drama set against the background of the American civil war starring Vivien
Leigh and Clark Gable.
Rating PG - Drama / Romance / War
Please note: Doors will open at 5.45, film will commence at 6.15 with a 15 minute interval – Running time approximately 4 Hours.
Philomena (2013) - Fri 25th April
FWhen former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged.
Rating 12A - Drama
TicketsTickets 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 Mayor of Manningtree, Kerry King places a small evergreen on the roof of the new extension as a symbol for the future growth in our Theatre group.
For a daily updates and photos of the building work, see our building blog here
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed… William Shakespeare
As you know work has been going on over the last few months at our theatre and some of our members led by our Vice Chairman - Andy Terry - have been working extremely hard to finish off the interior renovations. Because of their work we have managed to save a few thousand pounds but in order to complete the work we need to raise £6000 to buy materials and flooring.
SO… for the curtain to rise for future productions we need quite a few little candles (but larger candles will obviously spread a bigger beam!) to light the way! If you would like to be a star and feel you can support your theatre by sending a donation or perhaps by becoming a life member we would not only be delighted but give you a standing ovation!