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Wednesday 19th October 2016
Leigh Operatic and Dramatic Society present at the Palace Theatre. Funnier than the black death! Monty Pythons Spamalot gallops back out on tour to bring the West End production to theatres across the land (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Lovingly ri... view more
Wednesday 12th October 2016
Presented by Little Theatre Company at the Palace Theatre. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy... view more
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Palace Theatre16th-19th November 2016 It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad... view more
Tuesday 11th October 2016
Lindisfarne Players present the Noel Coward scintillating comedy.There's consternation at Marshwood House when Feliicity - the Countess of Marshwood learns that her step-son Nigel (Earl of Marshwood) has become engaged abroad to a Hollywood starlet Miss Miranda Frayle and is bringing her home t... view more
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas. He needs female yellowcoats to go work out there and the annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who is to go. Rivalry between the girls is fierce and Peggy is thrilled... view more
Thursday 15th December 2016
Players Theatre Company present the enchanted musical telling the story of one of the famous writer of fairytales ever.  Hans Christian Andersen based on the movie starring the inimitable Danny Kaye in the title role.Songs include The Ugly Duckling, Inch Worm, Wonderful Copenhagen, The Kings Ne... view more
Saturday 10th December 2016
The Southend Girls’ Choir is a regular performer at London’s major concert halls, including the world-famous BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as iconic venues around the world.  Christmas Cracker will feature these talented young singers, joined by The Southend Young ... view more
Tuesday 25th October 2016
Southend Shakespeare Company present HOME AND BEAUTY by F. W. Somerset Maugham It is 1919, the war is over, and the jazz age is just beginning. Believing her first husband Bill was killed in the war, Victoria has married his pompous army friend Frederick, but... view more
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Southend Shakespeare Company present MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare “Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure; Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure.” The scheming Duke in disguise h... view more
Wednesday 7th December 2016
Southend Drama Society present the stage version of the classic Frank Capra film starring James Stewart and June Allysson.  Adapted by Doug Rand.Its the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the greatest generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped b... view more
Thursday 6th October 2016
 If you had a finite number of heartbeats, how would you make each beat count?Gavin feels a flutter in his heart. Is it heartburn? Is it that girl across the room? Or is it a malformation of his heart – a sticky, red time bomb? Gavin is given a life-changing diagnosis. Hiding in his shed, he as... view more
Monday 24th October 2016
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
Concert at the End of the Pier   The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs can be heard in concert a mile and a third out to sea this Sunday afternoon, as they perform in the Royal Pavilion on the end of the Pier.  The young singers, conducted by Roger Humphrey, will be presenting a... view more
Posted on Wednesday 24th August 2016

The latest SOSAC newsletter containing information on forthcoming amateur events and planned shows around the Borough is now avaialble, as well as being circulated via post to each member society we can now offer this as a downloadable file.

If you wish to be added to the newsletter mailing list simply just email to: and we'll add you to our email list, each quarterly newsletter download link will be emailed to you as well as regular update... view more

Posted on Wednesday 24th August 2016
Our Annual General Meeting was held at Beecroft Art Gallery - Lecture Theatre (same as last year) at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th June, in the presence of the mayor of Southend Cllr Judith McMahon.

Judith served on on our committee last year as a council representative and now recently has been inaugurated as Mayor of Southend on Sea

At the AGM we had the election of officers as well as news about forthcoming events such as the Open Day and Visual Arts Exhibition as well as an update on... view more
Posted on Monday 9th May 2016
Have you a project that might require some financial assistance? SOSAC may be able to help with a small financial grant to your group or society... view more
Posted on Wednesday 4th May 2016
Lindisfarne are currently inviting submissions from potential directors for 2017.We are looking for commercial plays suitable for staging in the D... view more
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