2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309
Of MIce and Menby Alan Ayckbourn
TBA October 2019
To be directed by Alison Baker
Steinbeck’s own version of this classic novel tells the story of George and Lenny, the farmhand and the simple giant who accompanies him on a life of casual labour in the California agricultural belt in the 1930s.They share a dream of a little place of their own where Lenny can tend the rabbits and they can “live of the fat of the land”. But when Lenny Unwittingly kills the young wife of a farm owners son, George must shatter their dreams to keep Lenny from falling in the hands of the law.
Cast9m & 1f
AuditionsAuditions will be held on Monday 1st April at the theatre at 7.30pm
Feb 2019 - Ladies Day
Oct 2018 - Match Girls
May 2018 - 40 Fabulous Year (Variety show)
Nov 2017 - Talking Heads
Oct 2013 - The Final Act (murder mystery)
Jul 2010 - A Blow to the Head (murder mystery)
Jul 08 - Death by Radio (murder mystery)
2006 - 1979Full details of these past performances can be viewed here.
Awards and NominationsWe were delighted to receive two very prestigious awards from the North Essex Theatre Guild at their 2015 awards evening in September.
The Doris Griffith Memorial Cup for Best Production, ‘RolePlay’, was collected by the director, Val Taylor and the Best Actress in a drama, award went to Alison Baker for her wonderful portrayal of Julie-Ann in that same production.
Previous AwardsThe Manifest Theatre has been nominated and collected several awards during the history of the group. See the full list here -->
Although an amateur group we pride ourselves on our professional approach and are dedicated to achieving high standards in all our productions.
Our enthusiastic and talented cast and crew have won many awards over the years; most recently the 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 involved.
We aim for three productions a year - usually a Comedy, a Straight Play and a Musical (although this can vary). We use different Directors/Producers for each production as well as a Stage Manager and a hard-working team of Lighting, Sound, Make-up and Wardrobe technicians.