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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Dear Members

It is now over a year since the first Covid-19 lockdown and our theatre has remained dark during all this time. Although not set in stone, HM Government have provided a new road map of fering at least a glimmer of hope for the future. With this in mind we are able to make tentative plans to recommence productions later this year if things do not change again.

A date for an Annual General Meeting has been set for the 22nd July, this year. We hope by then, it will be possible to put some firm dates in place for your diaries. In the meantime, we intend to recommence rehearsals for the first full production of 2021. All being well, we will be able to stage Amanda Whittington’ s The Thrill of Love in October.

Of course, our main priority continues to be the health and safety of all our members. Therefore, it may be necessary to reduce audience numbers to maintain social distancing for this production.

Stay safe and hope to see you at the theatre soon!

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.



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Past News

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Nominations from North Essex Theatre Guild 2019/20

Santa Goes on Holiday - Directed by Kerry King
  • King Costume Award.
  • Award for Technical Achievement.
  • Award for Best Dame - Nigel Rowe as Flossy and Rob Sadler as Droopy Drawers. (Joint award)
  • Best Actress - Amanda Rowe as Wicklepedia.
  • The Debbie Millar School of Dance Award for Choreography - The Bollywood routine.

Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Wooden Figurines - Directed by Lea Friend

  • The Terry Sadler Memorial Trophy for Front of House.
  • The Millenium Writers Award for Best Original Script - Tom Hitchcock.
  • Full-Length Play Festival Costume Award.
  • Set Design/Construction/Dressing Award.
  • Best Supporting Actor - Paul Man as Sir Cuthbert Worthington-Jones.
  • Best Supporting Actress - Bethany Jones as Lady Arabella Thorn.
  • The David Knight Shield for Best Actor - Rob Sadler as Sherlock Holmes.
  • Best Actress - Amanda Rowe as Lady Veronica Worthington-Jones.
  • The Cliff Hudson Award for Comedy. (Production)
Of Mice and Men - Directed by Alison Baker
  • Award for Set Design/Construction/Dressing.
  • Lyndon Trophy for Technical Achievement.
  • Best Supporting Actor - Nigel Morton as Candy.
  • The David Knight Shield for Best Actor - Paul Reed as George and Brandon Lee as Lennie. (Joint nomination)
  • The Doris Griffith Memorial Cup for Best Dramatic Full Length Play.

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

Website updates

July 2020 - updated all pages including Awards & Nominations