Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Mercury Theatre 
2016 Spring/Summer season

Sixty different productions in five months, including of course Made in Colchester, produced on-site. 
End of the Rainbow, starting its tour at the Mercury in February , stars Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland , directed by Mercury Theatre Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd. 
Then the regional première, with Buckroyd at the helm again, of Bruce Norris’s comedy drama Clybourne Park, a razor-sharp satire lifting the lid on race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighbourhood.
Concluding the Made in Colchester Spring/Summer season, in a very different world, Noël Coward’s classic comedy Private Lives. 
Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director of the Mercury Theatre said:
“We’re excited to be producing three acclaimed and very different dramas at the heart of our new season – a ferocious, funny and fascinating look at the last few months of Judy Garland’s turbulent life; a delicious dark comedy about who we’re prepared to have as our neighbours, and a classic comedy of marital manners.”

The Mercury's intimate studio space is almost unrecognisable after its re-fit, and there's plenty to look forward to there -  including the National Theatre Connections Festival, and Flute Theatre's Hamlet, Who's There - a claustrophobic drama that compresses the traumatic events of the play into a single continuous night.
Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director of the Mercury Theatre said:
“We’re proud to be a host venue for the 21st anniversary season of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival, and to have a full programme of more intimate, adventurous and original work on offer in our newly refurbished Studio Theatre – some of the most exciting new work is now playing and being created here in Colchester.” 

And of course there are visiting productions to keep us entertained: the Flare Path tour [a WWII drama from the Birdsong stable], a Strictly spin-off with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, Simon Callow as Orson Welles, Tasmin Little, Mark Steel, flamenco and Anne Reid.

for more information, or to book:
01206 573948. 

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