Concerts and Events

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1st Apr 2017, 19:30Venue: Mercury TheatreProgramme: All Shook Up

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes.

Performed by BA Honours Musical Theatre from University Centre Colchester.

2nd Apr 2017, 14:30Venue: Mercury TheatreProgramme: All Shook Up

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes.

Performed by BA Honours Musical Theatre from University Centre Colchester.

8th Apr 2017, 19:30Venue: Mercury TheatreProgramme: Tubular Bells Live!

After the international success of two sold-out Tubular Bells Live! concerts in November 2015, Phil Toms returns with members of his band to perform highlights from Mike Oldfield’s musical career.

In addition to excerpts from Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn and Incantations, the band will be performing hits including Moonlight Shadow, To France, Man in the Rain and Guilty. Musicians include guitarist Jay Stapley along with guest vocalists Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Casualty, Kill Kane and Eva Cassidy in Over the Rainbow) and Matyas Bacsó.

Proceeds from this concert will go towards to the Mercury Rising fundraising campaign. Tickets available online.

26th Apr 2017, 19:45Venue: Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7ATProgramme: Bernstein on Broadway

Hits from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town, Mass, Peter Pan, and more! Platform Musicals and Plays present a concert of outstanding music by Leonard Bernstein - conducted and accompanied by Phil Toms at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester.

27th Apr 2017, 19:45Venue: Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7ATProgramme: Bernstein on Broadway

Hits from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town, Mass, Peter Pan, and more! Platform Musicals and Plays present a concert of outstanding music by Leonard Bernstein - conducted and accompanied by Phil Toms at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester.

28th Apr 2017, 19:45Venue: Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7ATProgramme: Bernstein on Broadway

Hits from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town, Mass, Peter Pan, and more! Platform Musicals and Plays present a concert of outstanding music by Leonard Bernstein - conducted and accompanied by Phil Toms at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester.

29th Apr 2017, 14:30Venue: Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7ATProgramme: Bernstein on Broadway

Hits from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town, Mass, Peter Pan, and more! Platform Musicals and Plays present a concert of outstanding music by Leonard Bernstein - conducted and accompanied by Phil Toms at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester.

29th Apr 2017, 19:45Venue: Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7ATProgramme: Bernstein on Broadway

Hits from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town, Mass, Peter Pan, and more! Platform Musicals and Plays present a concert of outstanding music by Leonard Bernstein - conducted and accompanied by Phil Toms at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester.

1st Jul 2017, 11:00Venue: Castle Park ColchesterProgramme: Sounds of Essex: Fantasia

Phil Toms' new orchestral premiere celebrates 60 years of music in Essex with a Fantasia on Essex Pop Songs for the combined Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Young People's Orchestra. Watch out for timings in the orchestral tent!

10th Aug 2017 - 12th Aug 2017Venue: Cropredy FestivalProgramme: Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers

Performing music from the forthcoming 2017 album and her recent albums "Flow and Change" and "Talking with Strangers" and a couple of vintage treats, Judy is most know for singing with early Fairport Convention in 1967/68, Trader Horne in 1970 and Giles, Giles, Fripp which soon became King Crimson. More information from her official website.