Just an hour from London and highly accessible, the Mercury Theatre Colchester has stood proudly on its current site since 1972, with the main house and studio theatre offering a combined capacity of 586 seats.
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That aside, this production of The Weir will make you want to pour a Guinness, get close to the fire, and listen to these people tell their stories.
You should never forget your visit to Neverland, and I promise you an unforgettable trip with this talented company.
Crisply directed by Scott Hurran, on a highly effective set, Hidden is a sharp 75 minutes and is a play of gentle revelations.
This is a play that never feels the need to shout or become hysterical, yet brims with anger, passion and love, and tunes in with our own questioning of national identity.
The major problem the production has is the work itself. Each photograph of Maier’s that is projected onto the screens tells a thousand stories, and here is where the play resides. Nothing on stage matches the snapshots of real life that were captured, and the play contains none of the emotional context that the photographs […]
The Only Way is Shakespeare? Staged in contemporary Essex in a garrison town, (not very subtly hinting that it takes place in Colchester), this production manages to misfire on just about every level.