The most active producing theatre in East Anglia, The Mercury was formed in 1937 and touches more than 130,000 people each year thanks to its programme and community outreach.
It's located in the town centre, only five minutes walk from the bustling shops and bars, and a number of local bus routes stop nearby. The theatre is also within walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town stations. Parking can be found close by at St Mary's and there are discounts for those attending a show at the Mercury.
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- Directed by: Douglas Rintoul
- Written by: Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.
Dot. Dot. Dot. & Just Broken
BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students from Colchester University stage two productions they are taking to Brighton Fringe Festival, An absurdist play called Dot. Dot. Dot. and one called Just Broken about a woman with mental health issues.
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.
Tue 26 Sep
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01206 573948
An Evening Of Musical Theatre
The cast and their accompanying musicians perform a selection of showtunes.
Dan Sherer directs David Grieg's drama about a priest who has recently been involved in a mass shooting, and confronts the aftermath with rationality, reason and faith.
Graeme Of Thrones
A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones, attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget in this parodic production.
A love story about invisible disability. Chris is a city lawyer, Jess is a Ph.D student. Two ordinary people in a relationship who want to get on with their lives. The birth of their son and the economic crash create a catalyst of events that leads them to discover who they really are. Can their relationship survive the…
Terry Johnson's comedy drama depicting the meeting between psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and surrealist painter Salvador Dali in 1939 Hampstead.
I'm Still Standing: The Elton John Songbook
Paul Bacon and his accompanying band performs the works of Elton John.
Lord Of The Flies
Mercury Youth Theatre performs William Golding's best-selling novel, which is a tale of isolation, power, identity and violence.
Monty Python's Spamalot
A Monty Python musical comedy from the award winning LAODS productions.
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
A Regular Little Houdini
- Directed by: Joshua Richards
- Written by: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams
Joshua Richards directs Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in a drama about the escapologist's two visits to Newport in South Wales. He tangled with the local police both times. Presented by Flying Bridge Theatre.
Rory Bremner: Party Political
Stand-up from the impressionist, satirist and presenter.
Step In Time - Scout Gang Show
Scouts and Guides in a variety show with dance routines and comedy.
Thu 25 May
Fri 26 May
The Stroop Effect & The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito
BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students from Colchester University stage two productions they are taking to Brighton Fringe Festival. One is a physical theatre piece about reality called The Stroop Effect. The other one, The Champ and The Bandito, is an improvised work.
Thu 25 May
£6 (£5) / 01206 573948