Colchester Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
By Catherine Love · 12 May 2014

The caravan showcase, currently taking place as part of Brighton Festival, is a reminder of the benefits of international exchange

Gary Lucy leads new Full Monty cast, tour starts September
By Editorial Staff · 9 May 2014

Lucy will star alongside Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield

Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin · 6 May 2014

As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet

Globe on Screen returns with Macbeth, The Tempest and more
By Rosie Bannister · 2 May 2014

Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast three of its 'Season of Plenty' productions to cinemas around the world later this year

National confirms full dates for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tour
By Editorial Staff · 1 May 2014

The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December

Betty Blue Eyes (Tour – Colchester)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 20 Mar 2014

Not many modern musicals nowadays let you leave the theatre with a smile on your face, but Betty Blue Eyes is one of these

'Tis Pity She's a Whore (tour – Colchester)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 20 Feb 2014

Concentrated. Intense. Gut-wrenching. Soul-searing. How else to describe Cheek by Jowl's revival of Declan Donnellan's 2012 production of "'Tis Pity She's a Whore"?

Dial M For Murder (tour – Colchester)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 12 Feb 2014

Stylish and stylised and two concepts which don't always balance each other. In Lucy Bailey's production of the Frederick Knott classic thriller "Dial M For Murder" they do so to near-perfection. Designer Mike Britton is a major contributor to this equilibrium.

The Sleeping Beauty (Colchester)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 Dec 2013

"The Sleeping Beauty" at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester is a pantomime with a twist - several of them as it turns out

Kindertransport (Brighton)
By Maxwell Cooter · 27 Nov 2013

Andrew Hall's UK tour of Diane Samuels' Kindertransport opened at the Theatre Royal Brighton last week