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Thursday 22nd February 2018
 
Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. He arranges three seductions. The first, Elaine, proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses,the second, Bobbi, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half, an... view more
Wednesday 14th March 2018
 
East Essex Players present Par for the Course. Captain’s Day at the Seven Lakes Golf club gets off to a bad start when the Men’s Captain is indisposed. Club Secretary, Simon, relishes the chance to take over, but is thwarted by the arrival of the Vice Captain and his youn... view more
Tuesday 20th March 2018
 
Southend Shakespeare Company present Journey’s End by RC Sherriff. This classic, moving and poignant play is set in the trenches near Saint Quentin in March 1918 on the eve of Germany’s last great offensive. This production will be performed on the actual 100th an... view more
Tuesday 27th March 2018
 
Mild mannered accountant - Henry Perkins, has a birthday and has invited his friends Vic and Betty over to celebrate but on his way home he picks up the wrong briefcase and chaos ensues with police detectives calling at their house along with a taxi driver, intent on taking them to Heathrow ... view more
Tuesday 10th April 2018
 
It’s the half term holiday and George Kranky is looking forward to a break from school when a letter from Grandma arrives announcing that she is coming to visit – that very day! Soon she has taken over George’s bedroom and is making his life miserable. Grandma’s a grumpy, grizzly old... view more
Friday 13th April 2018
 
It’s the half term holiday and George Kranky is looking forward to a break from school when a letter from Grandma arrives announcing that she is coming to visit – that very day! Soon she has taken over George’s bedroom and is making his life miserable. Grandma’s a grumpy, grizzly old... view more
Wednesday 18th April 2018
 
Egotistical leading man, director and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, ... view more
Wednesday 9th May 2018
 
Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter, is in the midst of writing a tune telling the story of Lola: fresh off the plane from Tulsa, she arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with her and helps her become a Copa girl. Lola, of cours... view more
Wednesday 16th May 2018
 
Based on the hit cult film of the same name, The Full Monty  is a show that’s full of genuine emotion, engaging melodies, and one of the most highly-anticipated closing numbers of any show! After seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during t... view more
Friday 20th April 2018
 
We invite all amateur artists to take part in our 2018 Visual Arts Exhibition to be held in the Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue.   Pastel, watercolours, oil, collage, ceramics are all welcome.   Curators: Gina Warner and Sharon Stone.Open from Friday 20th April - Friday 18th May... view more
Saturday 21st April 2018
 
SOUTHEND BACH CHOIR  - Spring Concert    21st April  2018  7:30 pm at St. Michaels Church, Leigh on Sea Mozart – C Minor MassMozart – Clarinet Concerto               in A MajorSoloist: William KnightT... view more
Thursday 12th April 2018
 
All art is painted by our members in different mediums so come along and enjoy and perhaps buy some art. we will be at Leigh Road Baptist Church Cnr of Marguerite Drive, Leigh on Sea... view more
Friday 23rd February 2018
 
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Thursday 22nd February 2018
 
It’s dark, it’s dank, it has a sense of the forbidden, of late-night shebeen, of the secret and furtive, of a place where the impossible is possible and all fantasy is there for the taking. Place your bets, take your partners, kiss goodbye to the cold world outside and slip into THE PIRANHA ... view more
Thursday 8th March 2018
 
 8-10 March, 7:30pm/2:30pm (Sat mat) Tickets: £10 Full | £6 Concession Who are you? What do you want? How will you get it and what is standing in your way?A new play exploring the barriers of social mobility and the never ending search for success, performed in connection with G... view more
Thursday 15th March 2018
 
 15-17 March, 7:30pm/2:30pm (Sat mat)Tickets: £10 Full | £6 Concession At the edge of the known world, rebellion is brewing. The King of Iceni has died and his widow Boudica has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the Queen is flogged, her daughters rap... view more
Thursday 22nd March 2018
 
 22-24 March, 7:30pm/2:30pm (Sat mat) Tickets: £10 Full | £6 Concession   The Company that brought you the sublime ‘This Changes Everything’ return with the eclectic medley ‘18’, a collection of self-created solo, duet and ensemble performances that explore touching, beautifu... view more
Posted on Sunday 28th January 2018
The latest news on Visual Arts - we have now a date for our Visual Arts Exhibition in 2018

We are moving into the The Beecroft Gallery in Victoria Avenue and this will allow us to be more central based in a functional art display space. 

Once again we are indebted to Southend Borough Council to allow us to use this space.  

Threre are various ways to register.   We can post your application to you, or you can register via our Facebook page ... view more
 
Posted on Sunday 28th January 2018

SOUTHEND ~ CALL-OUT FOR ESSEX WRITERS! Week-long Culture LAB at Chalkwell Hall – in Partnership with Essex Book Festival

Culture LAB: Essex Writers
Mon 19 – Fri 23 March 2018

As part of an exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, we are transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018!

As part of the month, we are hosting a week long Culture LAB for up to ten Essex-based writers, working in any genre (fi... view more

 
Posted on Sunday 25th June 2017
If your group has members under the age of 17 - it is important to have a Safeguarding Policy.We attach a recent communication from Southend Theatres ... view more
 
Posted on Friday 1st January 2016
Subscription forms for 2018 will be soon be posted out to all our groups and individual members. There has been an increase in the 41+ tarriff - this ... view more
 
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