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Wednesday 4th February 2015
Write Angles Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 February The Write Angles Festival, formally known as the Southend Playwriting Festival, was established in 2010 to bring new 'voices' to the theatre. This year they present 10 new plays Outback by Tom Jensen Alice’s Adventure by Bel Greenwood Welcome to the Harmony Centre by John Hill Lions of England by David Weir The Mistakes Men Make
Tuesday 24th March 2015
Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg are a Jewish married couple living in New York in the last days of November 1938. Phillip works at a Wall Street bank, where he works on foreclosing. Sylvia suddenly becomes partially paralysed from the waist down after reading about the events of Kristallnacht, when the Nazis attacked the Jews in Germany. Dr. Harry Hyman is contacted by Phillip to try to help Sylvia re
Thursday 12th March 2015
Southend Poetry Group launch their new publication."Gold: poems from 30 years of Southend Poetry selected by Pascale Petit" at The Forum, Southend-on-Sea  
Wednesday 11th February 2015
One in a series of farces featuring the famous women in the Farndale Housing Estate Townswomen Guild made popular in the West End and performed by many amateur groups around the world. Performed by Plays for Laughs This is an amateur production. £11.00* Concessions £10.00* A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at four per order. Groups of 10+ please call 01702 351135 to buy fee
Tuesday 17th March 2015
Lindisfarne Players present the classic play A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney - one of the great defining and taboo plays of the1950's. Jo a feisty teenager and Helen her fun loving but irresponsible mother live in a flat in comfortless post-war Manchester, rasping at each other like two cats in the same cage. But when Helen leaves to pursue her latest love interest Jo is left to fend for
Tuesday 17th February 2015
“There is a secret society of Witches in every country.” said my Grandmother. “An English Witch will know all the other witches in England. They swap deadly recipes. Goodness knows what else they talk about. I hate to think.” Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Lu
Tuesday 9th June 2015
Lindisfarne Players present this unusual Alan Ayckbourn play about a woman who falls over in her garden, hitting her head and imagines a whole new family.  Very soon her perception of imagination and reality becomes distinctly blurred. Nightly Performances at the Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea. with a saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £12. £11 from the Box Office 017
Tuesday 10th March 2015
East Essex Players return with 3 Fawlty episodes they have never performed before The Anniversary, The Kipper and the Corpse and Gourmet Night. Come along and see how Basil copes with a car ” that needs a damn good thrashing”; a corpse that he may have poisoned, and a missing Sybil on their Wedding anniversary!!! Tickets £11.50* Tuesday eve & Thursday Mat. £12.50* Wed. Thursday eve,
Wednesday 15th April 2015
After the success of Blackadder goes forth and Female transport last year. Southend Drama Society are happy to present an all time great by Mike Leigh. The terrain is ‘the London side of Essex’, ‘theoretical Romford’ according to Mike Leigh. Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also invited her neighbour Susan (Sue), divorced for three years, whose
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Winner of 7 TONY Awards including BEST MUSICAL , this lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side features one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, including the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and the number one hit ‘The Perfect Year’. Performed by Little Theatre Company Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silen
Sunday 25th January 2015
There is a rich diversity of literary talent in Southend. Ann Duggans-Robson will introduce local authors to the public and signal the start of the childrens book and museum trail around Southend. The Forum will be the host venue for the day and authors will available for a chat and to sign books personally. Event is free of charge from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday 28th March.
Sunday 25th January 2015
We're delighted to share our programme for March 2015. A programme of events that welcomes 100+ writers, poets, dramatists, artists and filmmakers to Essex to inspire, challenge, and most importantly, to entertain our fabulous audiences across the County. The programme includes everyone from the ever popular crime writer/poet Sophie Hannah and the iconic comic poet Pam Ayres, through to ex-Home Secretary Labour MP Alan Johnson, Winner of The Orwell Prize 2014 for his memoir 'This Boy', and debut author Jessie Burton, Winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 for her best-selling novel 'The Miniaturist'. Our festival theme for 2015 is METAMORPHOSIS. This marks two new festival strands: a Human Rights strand, which will be launched by Shami Chakrabarti, Director of 'Liberty', and an Art strand, which will be launched by Maggi Hambling, one of the UK's most distinguished contemporary artists. It also recognises our exciting new partnership with Southend Libraries. Together, that is, with our inaugural international literary twinning with Poland, which fittingly will culminate in a Polish/UK writer's event 'Literary Piers' in The Cultural Centre at the end of the world's longest pleasure pier in Southend-on-Sea. Essex Book Festival Download the brochure
Sunday 25th January 2015
Lindisfane Players are auditioning men and women for their forthcoming production of Woman in Mind to be performed in June at the Dixon Studio. Readthrough/Audition Date: Thursday 26th February at
Sunday 25th January 2015
Starlight Productions are looking for some characters for two possible productions. Dates are week of 15th-20th June at the Dixon. We rehearse on a Tuesday and usually a Thursday in Southend.
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