Headgate Theatre

Headgate Theatre
14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AT

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Aladdin - Polka Dot Workshop

This intensive workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book. Application forms must be completed and returned to the theatre and fee paid to…

Mon 10 Apr

Bailey Barham: Beyond Belief

Bailey Barham brings his debut stage show to you! Captivating you from the start with dangerous magic to impossible money magic! Bailey is 16: His youthful, bubbly energy is brought directly onto the stage! If you love magic, you will not want to miss this for the world! Recommended for 13+ only (contains needle…

Sat 25 Feb

Bernstein On Broadway

Following the success of previous "composer themed" concert performances, Platform Musicals & Plays are pleased to bring you a thrilling concert of Leonard Bernstein's music. Including music from his well-known productions such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candide, this concert will also explore the fabulous…

Wed 26 Apr

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

Beyond Belief

Bailey Barham brings his debut stage show to you! Captivating you from the start with dangerous magic to impossible money magic! Bailey is 16: His youthful, bubbly energy is brought directly onto the stage! If you love magic, you will not want to miss this for the world! Recommended for 13+ only (contains needle swallowing)

Sat 25 Feb

£10 ( £7.50) / 01206 366000

Charity Concert In Aid Of Mind

CHARITY CONCERT in aid of MIND Join us for an evening of music entertainment with local bands: INSIDE OUT TRIO & WHEN RIVERS MEET "When Rivers Meet" a husband and wife duo, formerly known as Holmes & Bond, perform masterful vocals and rich harmonies, having received acclaim after reaching number three in the UK…

Sat 10 Jun

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Daisy Pulls It Off

Join the 'gels' of Grangewood School for jolly-hockey-sticks adventure, spiffing suspense and lashings of fun. Will new scholarship pupil Daisy conquer the snooty prejudices of her posh classmates and win the hearts of school? Come and see her try! "Affectionate, sharp-eyed, keen-eared pastiche" (Sunday Telegraph).

Wed 1 Mar

£11 (£9) / 01206 366000

Thu 2 Mar

£11 (£9) / 01206 366000

Fri 3 Mar

£11 (£9) / 01206 366000

Sat 4 Mar

Daisy Pulls It Off By Denise Deegan

Colchester Theatre Group Join the ‘gels’ of Grangewood School for jolly-hockey-sticks adventure, spiffing suspense and lashings of fun. Will new scholarship pupil Daisy conquer the snooty prejudices of her posh classmates and win the hearts of school? Come and see her try! “Affectionate, sharp-eyed, keen-eared…

Wed 1 Mar

Thu 2 Mar

Fri 3 Mar

The English Guitar Quartet

The English Guitar Quartet Workshop at 1pm. Concert at 5pm Workshop with student Guitar Orchestra from 1pm to 4pm (student concert at 3:30pm). 5pm to 6pm concert by the English Guitar Quartet (no interval). All the current members of the EGQ met while studying at the Royal Academy of Music. This line-up…

Sun 30 Apr

An Evening Of French Music And Song

Acoustic East presents an evening of French music and song: BOF! Play traditional French and Breton songs and tunes using traditional instruments. Gwendal Moele (vocals) and Paul Riley (guitar) perform classic/modern French chansons from artistes such as Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

Sat 22 Apr

Guitar Workshop And Recital

Live Music, Acoustic.

Sun 30 Apr

£10–£15 / 01206 366000

Mon 1 May

£10–£15 / 01206 366000

£25 ( £15; £12; £10) / 01206 366000

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Guitar Workshop Performers

Graham Anthony Devine (guitar) Workshop: 2pm to 4pm Concert: 5pm to 6pm (no interval) Graham Anthony Devine’s huge repertoire covers music from the renaissance period to most major twentieth century works written for the guitar. He is currently Head of Guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance…

Sun 30 Apr

Mon 1 May

Headgate Play Readers Group

Headgate Play Readers Group will be reading The Lady's not for Burning by Christopher Fry. No acting experience is necessary, just a love of plays.

Sun 5 Mar

£2.50 / 01206 366000

Headgate Workshops With Polka Dot Arts - Aladdin

Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book.

The History Boys

Mad Hatter Productions are delighted to present Alan Bennett's much-loved British play "The History Boys". Taking place in a grammar school in the 1980s, this classic play is part serious drama, and part witty comedy. We urge you all to see this gem of British theatre. Contains strong language, sexual references and adult…

Tue 7 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01206 366000

Wed 8 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01206 366000

Thu 9 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01206 366000

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The History Boys By Alan Bennett

Mad Hatter Productions are delighted to present Alan Bennett's much-loved British play "The History Boys". Taking place in a grammar school in the 1980s, this classic play is part serious drama, and part witty comedy. We urge you all to see this gem of British theatre. Contains strong language, sexual…

Tue 7 Mar

Wed 8 Mar

Thu 9 Mar

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Hits From The Blitz

Five Star Swing perform the unique "feel-good" 1940s' show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn's Charity Gala Nights. Famous war-time tunes and sing-a-long songs brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band, ("Superb, they swing like crazy!" - Sheila Tracy, BBC). Featuring Simone (Ivy…

Thu 23 Feb

£1–£13 / 01206 366000

In On The Act

'IN ON THE ACT' a Drama showcase featuring students of Stagestruck Academy presenting three short ensemble performances. We see students battle a troll determined to turn their primary school into a gold mine, win over the school bully with the power of storytelling, and discover if there really is such a thing as…

Fri 5 May

£9–£11 / 01206 366000

Sat 6 May

£9–£11 / 01206 366000

A Kind Of Alaska And The Collection By Harold Pinter

Directed by Andrew Hodgson and Sheila Foster, two of Pinter's most acclaimed plays: "A Kind of Alaska&", winner of several Best Play awards, was inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' book "Awakenings" and is a personally emotional and dramatic work dealing with memory and loss. Written in the early 60s,"The Collection" is a…

Legally Blonde - Polka Dot Workshop

This intensive workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book. Application forms must be completed and returned to the theatre and fee paid to…

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Metamorphosis

Waking to find himself transformed into a dung beetle, Gregor must seriously consider his options. Adapted from Kafka by Berkoff, and presented by Theatrical Niche.

Thu 20 Apr

£12 ( £10; £8) / 01206 366000

Metropolitan Opera: amorphosis By Steven Berkoff

Theatrical Niche Limited Waking to find himself transformed into a dung beetle, Gregor must seriously consider his options. One of the strangest stories ever brought to the stage, this acclaimed adaptation by Steven Berkoff plunges into the extremity of Kafka's dark humour. Theatrical Niche tour this wonderful…

Pygmalion

Chameleon's Web end their spring tour at the Headgate with Shaw's brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of Pygmalion that later became the successful musical 'My Fair Lady'. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very common Eliza who he believes he can turn into a duchess at ease in polite society.

Sun 2 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01206 366000

Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw

Chameleon’s Web Theatre Company Chameleon’s Web end their spring tour at the Headgate with Shaw’s brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of Pygmalion that later became the successful musical 'My Fair Lady'. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very common Eliza who he believes he can turn into a…

Wed 7 Jun

£12.50 / 01206 366000

Thu 8 Jun

£12.50 / 01206 366000

Fri 9 Jun

£12.50 / 01206 366000

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Sat 30 Dec

Street Car Named Desire By Tenessee Williams

Paper Lantern Theatre Company From the company that brought you ‘The Graduate’ in January. It is 1947. Blanche DuBois, a schoolteacher from Laurel, Mississippi, arrives at the New Orleans apartment of her sister, Stella Kowalski. Following their sell-out performances at the Sir John Mills Theatre Ipswich, ‘A…

…and 2 more dates until 1 Apr

A Streetcar Named Desire

Associate Artist Maxine Peake takes on the iconic role of Blanche DuBois, a woman living on stories of a glamorous past but frightened of what the future might hold. Reunited with Exchange Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom, following their critically acclaimed productions of Hamlet and The Skriker, the pair take on…

Wed 29 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Thu 30 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Fri 31 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

The West African Blues Project

The Senegalese vocalist Modou Toure performs original compositions with Brit blues maestro Ramon Goose.

Fri 24 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 01206 366000

West African Blues Project

Ramon Goose (guitar and ngoni) and Modou Toure (vocals) A meeting of minds; a meeting of cultures and two styles of music that seem to blend so well together it just seems natural. Modou Toure and Ramon Goose create a beautiful tapestry of voice and guitar. This concert will be preceded by an open workshop and…

Fri 24 Feb

Yes, Prime Minister

The hugely successful political comedy returns in Jay & Lynn's stage revival. follow the exploits of Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley as they get to grips with financial disaster, Europe flexing its muscles and an offer from a foreign power they cannot refuse. Not to be missed. Some strong language…

Wed 10 May

£12 ( £11; £10) / 01206 366000

Thu 11 May

£12 ( £11; £10) / 01206 366000

Fri 12 May

£12 ( £11; £10) / 01206 366000

Sat 13 May

£12 ( £11; £10) / 01206 366000

Yes, Prime Minister By Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn

Headgate Theatre Productions The hugely successful political comedy returns in Jay & Lynn's stage revival. Follow the exploits of Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley as they get to grips with financial disaster, Europe flexing its muscles and an offer from a foreign power they cannot refuse.

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