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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

the Lady in the Van

Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th March 2017 by Alan Bennett and Directed by Kerry King

Lady In The Van Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years. Maggie Smith starred in London's West End.

Box Office

Tickets will be available via the Box Office from the 1st February 2017.


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



The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world

Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th June 2017
by Peter Quilter and Directed by John Roberts

Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world in 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics - instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

Auditions and Read Through

A read through of this play will take place at the theatre on Monday March 20th 2017 at 7.30 pm, please come along if you are interested in a part.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday 22nd the same week, place and time.


Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) -
Fri 24th March 7.45pm

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

Director: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent

Rating R - Comedy, Romance



Saving Mr Banks (2013) - Fri 21st April 7.45pm

Mr Banks Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley

Rating PG - Biography, Comedy, Drama



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