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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.


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

The Railway Children

by E Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny

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

Read Through

Monday 20th May between 7.30 and 10pm at the Manifest Theatre


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 25th April
  • Sat 13th June
  • Sat 26th September
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.


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



Notebook (2004)- 19th June 2015

The Notebook 2004 American romantic drama. A mill worker and a rich girl fall in love in 1940ís South Carolina.

Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

Rating PG-13 - Drama | Romance



The Theory of Everything (2014) - 17th July 2015

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Directed by James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior

Rating PG-13 - Biography, Drama, Romance



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

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