Colchester Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
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
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
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
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
The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December
Betty Blue Eyes (Tour – Colchester)
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)
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)
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)
"The Sleeping Beauty" at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester is a pantomime with a twist - several of them as it turns out
Kindertransport (Brighton)
Andrew Hall's UK tour of Diane Samuels' Kindertransport opened at the Theatre Royal Brighton last week