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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Dear Members

Spring is here and we are working hard to bring you our next production - full details below. And it doesn’t stop there. In the Autumn, We will be presenting another fantastic musical. These productions are just two of the many opportunities for you to come along to the Manifest Theatre for a great evenings entertainment.

On every third Friday of the month our Manifest Movie film presentations continue with all seats at just £5.00 a ticket. And on every fourth Friday of the month you are welcome to come along to our play reading evenings. There is no charge to attend. All we ask is that you bring a little something along to contribute to a ‘pot luck’ buffet supper.

See you at the theatre!

Manifest Theatre Junior Group

The youth group, run by Chris Sadd with assistance from Kate Sheffield and Amanda Rowe, continued to progress well through the last term of 2017. So much so that they were able to perform a short play to parents, on the 14th December, their last session of the term. The production was greatly enjoyed by all. A trophy in the name of the late Jan Watkins who worked so hard to start the Youth Group, will be presented to each term’s Shining Star.

Wanted - No. 2 Lighting Board Operator

This entails operating the Fat Frog computer controlled Lighting Board for rehearsals and on production weeks when required. The Operator will need to have the ability to concentrate on the instructions in the script and follow the cue synopsis precisely.

All cues will be pre-programmed and activated by the 'Go' button or Sub Masters. This is a great opportunity for someone to join our jovial Technical Team. Full training will be given. Please contact our Lighting Designer, Bruce Emeny, on 01206 392034 for more details.



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Past News

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We are proud to announce that we have won a
Noda Award for Technical Achievement for the set
from the production of Dead Guilty, Glyn Hill’s first
full Manifest production. Well done to all those


North Essex Theatre Guild 2014/15

  • King Costume Award - Jack The Ripper
  • Jean Jones Award for Set Design/Construction/Dressing - Jack The Ripper
  • Technical Achievement - Lighting & Sound in Jack The Ripper
  • Best Young Actor - Malachy Lockie as Daniel Mendoza in Jack The Ripper
  • Best Actress - Nancy Dines as Marie Kelly in Jack The Ripper
  • Collyer-Smith Marine Trophy for Best Musical - Jack the Ripper directed by Kerry King
  • The Terry Sadler Memorial Trophy for Front Of House - Manifest Theatre Group
  • Costume Award - Roleplay
  • Set Design/Construction - Quartet & Roleplay
  • Lyndon Trophy for Technical Achievement - Roleplay
  • Best Supporting Actress - Helen Bridge as Arabella in Roleplay
  • The David Knight Shield for Best Actor - Paul George as Justin in Roleplay
  • Best Actress - Alison Baker as Julie-Ann in Roleplay
  • The Doris Griffith Memorial Cup for Best Production - Roleplay directed by Val Taylor

View the full list of our awards & nominations -->

Website updates

Sept 2017 - updated all pages and added several production and photos.