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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Dear Members

2018 was a milestone year for the Manifest Theatre Group as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary. To keep the impetus going we are staging a very popular and funny comedy by the most popular female playwright in the country as our first production of 2019. The cast have been rehearsing through the cold winter months and tickets are available now. See below for details. So, here’s to the start of another 40 fabulous years.

See you at the theatre!

Your Committee is here to Help You

As a committee we welcome feedback. Be it good or bad, we need to know not just what delights you but also anything you are unhappy about. Please contact us if you have enjoyed something you have seen and please get in touch if there is something you have found annoying. You may write to us or contact us by email. Any comments received will be acknowleged and given our close attention.

Theatre Transport Service

We have had feedback from some of our members and past members that they have difficulty in getting to the theatre in the evenings and are missing out on our productions. We would like to address this by offering return journeys to the theatre, with either the community bus or willing members facilitating. There would be a small charge.

If you have pals who no longer come because of transport difficulties, please let them know. If this service would be of use to you please contact Sarah McCarthy on 01206 395649 or



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Past News

Previous news items and non production reports have been archived here.


North Essex Theatre Guild 2018

Despite having only one production eligible for this years NETG Awards we are pleased to have received four nominations for ‘Talking Heads’. Kate Sheffield has been nominated for Best Director and Jenni Horn for Best Actress. Our crew members also received a nomination again for technical achievement (lighting, sound and effects) and another for set design, construction and dressing.

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

Website updates

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