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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Santa Goes on Holiday

Written and directed by Kerry King

Tue 10th Dec - Sat 14th (Mat only)

A light-hearted precucursor to Christmas for all the family.

Santa decides he needs a break after 500 years of working. Various popular and well known characters are affected by this decision as well as hundreds of children around the world who will not be having their usual Christmas.
However, with fairy magic, songs and fun and the audience making sure they boo the baddie, things could change ensuring Christmas will be the same as ever.

Box Office

Tickets are available via the Box Office.


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

The matinee performance starts at 2.30pm, with doors opening at 2pm.

A Themed Murder Mystery

Sherlock Holmes in
The Seven Wooden Figurines

Thur 27th - Sat 29th February 2020

Prior to Sir Cuthbert Worthington-Jones throwing an evening party to celebrate his new title and inheritance, of "The Manor", he has received seven small wooden figurines; one each week for seven weeks.

However on the eighth week, a few days before his celebratory party, the head of the seventh wooden figurine is severed from the body. Sir Cuthbert Worthington-Jones is worried that this could be a sign of evil intent and sends for Sherlock Holmes to help investigate the mystery.

Come along and solve the mystery. Refreshments provided during the interval

The Thrill of Love

By Amanda Whittington

Tue 19th - Sat 23rd May 2020

Directed by Ben Maytham

A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.

Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.


Stan and Ollie (2018) - Fri 22nd November 2019 7.30pm

Stan and Ollie

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Director: Jon S. Baird
Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson

Rating PG13 - Biography, Comedy, Drama

Mama Mia - Sat 21st March 2020 7.00pm


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 7.30pm

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy

Next Showing

  • Saturday 14th Dec

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