Sunday Politics East on Theatre Funding
This clip from the BBC's Sunday Politics East features clips from the Mercury Theatre's new production of Betty Blue Eyes, a musical comedy based on the film A Private Function.
Betty Blue Eyes Timelapse
Take a look at our time-lapse of the set-build for the show Betty Blue Eyes. Colchester, 8th March. Created as part of the Making of Betty Blue Eyes exhibition 03 March - 05 April at the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Find out more about the show itself online: http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/betty-blue-eyes/
Dial M for Murder Rehearsals Timelapse
We got bored one day, so decided to put together a timelapse of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliant Dial M for Murder team in rehearsals. It's only short, but the revolving stage looks like fun!
Starring Christopher Timothy, at the Mercury Theatre 06 - 15 February 2014.
Moon on a Rainbow Shawl
Talawa Theatre Company and the National Theatre bring Errol John's mesmerising and heart-warming masterpiece on its UK Tour.
Coming to the Mercury Theatre, Colchester 08 - 12 April.
Tickets available online: http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/moon-on-a-rainbow-shawl/
Beauty Queen Of Leenane
In true Martin McDonagh style, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a wild blend of outrageous comedy thriller, violence and grand melodrama.
14 - 24 NOV at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester
The Opinion Makers
Mel Giedroyc, Daniel Boys, Justin Edwards, Julie Atherton and David Mounfield star in The Opinion Makers, a new musical from the Mercury Theatre Colchester, written by Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon
The Good Person of Sichuan
The Good Person of Sichuan plays at the Mercury Theatre from October 3 to 19. Directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Tanya Franks of ITV1's Broadchurch.
The Good Person of Sichuan
Photography by Robert Day. Director Nikolai Foster talks about the Made in Colchester production of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sichuan
The Butterfly Lion
http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/the-butterfly-lion/ Following the incredible stage and screen success of War Horse, the novels of Michael Morpurgo have suddenly found a new wider audience, drawn to the heartbreakingly honest stories he tells of growing up and growing old, of the horrors of war, and of the deep bonds that exist between humans and animals.
Audience members at a senior matinee of A Pageant give us their thoughts on the production. This is a Made in Colchester Production starring Ruth Gibson and Gwynfor Jones, directed by Robin Herford.
The History Boys are coming to the Mercury Theatre Colchester
Book online at http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/the-history-boys/?tab=1
Alan Bennett's testosterone-fuelled exploration of youth, ambition and education is coming to Colchester. Multi-award winning play The History Boys runs in the Main House from May 23rd to June 8th. Tickets from £10.
The History Boys has been a National Theatre and West End smash hit. This new production is proudly made in Colchester.
If you're looking for a break from exam revision, or a great day out for all of the family in Essex, you will definitely be left smiling by The History Boys.
A One Man Protest
The audience of A One Man Protest at the Mercury Theatre gives their verdict. The show runs from April 18 to 27 and again on May 14, 16, 17 and 18.
A lost soul seeks Asylum on the shores of an unknown land......
.....One Day a Figure appeared on the beach, it was from a distant land, it did not want to leave.
"Once there was an Island, surrounded by one hundred miles of sea in every direction. Its occupants, isolated from the rest of the world for generations, became set in their own traditions and way of life, without a care for anything outside the island."
The Mercury Youth Theatre explores Asylum in their devised production of ISLAND.