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Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309
Murder by the BookTuesday 24th - Saturday 28th October 2017
by Duncan Greenwood & Robert King, Directed by Kate Sheffield
Crisp, witty exchanges pepper this light hearted and inventive thriller that unfolds with a series of macabre twists. A thriller writer indulges in vitriolic word duels with his estranged wife until she shoots him. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store and the tables are turned more than once for the victim and the killers.
Read ThroughMonday 19th June starting 7.30pm at the Manifest
AuditionsParts for 3 Male and 2 Female. Auditions to be held on Manday 26th June at 7.30pm at the Manifest Theatre.
Jun 2017 - Glorious (details updated soon)
Mar 2017 - Lady In The Van (details updated soon)
May 2016 - A Different Way to Die / Tagged (details updated soon)
Apr 2016 - Accolade (details updated soon)
Dec 2015 - The Christmas Fairy Tale
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.