Review: Macbeth at the Headgate Theatre

Paul T. Davies reviews Macbeth, presented by Colchester Theatre Group, at the Headgate Theatre. These [...]

Review: Educating Rita at the Headgate Theatre

Finding the Authentic Self: Educating Rita at the Headgate Theatre. Launching R Bland Productions comes [...]

Review: Ghosts at the Headgate Theatre

In Ibsen’s 1882 classic, the sins of the father inherited by the son are explored [...]

Wilde About Alfie: A Man of No Importance

This beautiful, small-scale musical is given a perfectly judged staging by Headgate Theatre Productions. A [...]

KEG return to Colchester

Good Friday, March 29th, promises to be a top night with the 7-piece band KEG [...]

Colchester’s Unforgettable Week in Music

This week has been a game-changer for Colchester’s music scene, marking a time of huge [...]

Review: Snake in The Grass at The Headgate Theatre

For their first production of the year, Headgate Theatre Productions present a late Ayckbourn, written [...]

Bridget.’s Damage Reversal

There’s an artist who’s been making noise on the Colchester scene for a while and [...]

MEFF FEST 2024 Announced

Since their debut in 2019, The Meffs, consisting of Lily (vocals/guitar) and Lewis (drums/backing vocals), [...]

My Colchester: Johnny from PET NEEDS

I’ve been home for a while now after spending the majority of last year touring [...]

Frank Turner’s Colchester Connection and the Arrival of Undefeated

Not everyone will realise how much Frank Turner has supported Colchester artists in recent years [...]

Review: My Fair Lady at The Mercury Theatre

Paul T. Davies reviews My Fair Lady at the Mercury Theatre, presented by Colchester Operatic [...]

Interview with Geoff Lawrence of Slugworth

Geoff, although this interview will focus primarily on Slugworth, there is a rich musical history [...]

Three Wise Monkeys to celebrate Independent Venue Week

Three Wise Monkeys Colchester proudly takes the spotlight as it once again participates in Independent [...]

Interview with Colchester’s PET NEEDS

Colchester is rich with great music once again, and one of the bands leading the [...]

Applauding a New Initiative: Treatment at Headgate Theatre

All credit to the Headgate Theatre for always seeking new ways to stage work and [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews Miss Mimple Meets the Ice Wolf at the Headgate

A firm favourite with audiences throughout East Anglia, Common Ground Theatre Company creates hilarious parodies [...]

Winnie Brady, age 4, gives ‘Me…’ at the Mercury a Big Two Thumbs Up review

A Little Angel Theatre production adapted from the book by Emma Dodd, “Me…” tells the [...]

Sleeping Beauty at The Mercury Theatre ★★★★★

As traditional as the presents you politely receive and will regift as soon as you [...]

The Paulies – The Winners 2023

So here they are; I’ve made my decisions! The standard of so-called amateur theatre in [...]