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Saturday 24th 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 Corner of Marguerite Drive, Leigh on Sea.Thursday 11:30am - 7 pmFriday 10:00am - 6 pmSaturday 10:00am - 5 pmFree Entry... view more
Saturday 24th 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
Wednesday 4th April 2018
Readthrough of plays IDENTITY FLAWED by Carol Hayes Lyla Lockhart and her brother Luke arrive at Craggs Bottom Hospital in Lancashire, where their mother has died unexpectedly. Whilst in a room with their mother’s body, they spend the time mocking the past and pondering the future. Wonder... view more
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Casting Call - actors invited to audition for The Chosen Few and Identity Flawed two original one act plays by Carol Hayes. We are performing these as a double bill on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend on Sea at 7.30 pm. Scripts are available by emai... view more
Saturday 24th March 2018
When Eric, Oscar and Tony, three talkative London cabbies, are faced with the match of their lives (a match which will determine whether they are relegated from the Premier division) their team resilience is tested to the limit. But while their focus is on the match at hand, their troubled p... view more
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Dangerous Corner is one of J B Priestley’s three time plays. Robert and Freda Caplan are entertaining guests at their country house. After dinner there is a chance remark by one of the guests about a musical cigarette box and a discussion about whether one should always be honest and tell... view more
Wednesday 20th June 2018
After a night not to forget, all is not as it appears in this tale of miss-understandings and mayhem, especially when a mysterious young woman appears in Carter’s flat with more than company to offer.  Add this to finding more than milk in the fridge, a mother and sisters imminent arriva... 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.

The exhibition will take place from 21st April– 18th May 2018  - the handing in day will be on Tuesday 17th April at Beecroft Art Gallery and... 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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