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Flash, Bang, Wallop! The writing team behind the stage version of Mary Poppins reunite to update this classic British musical. 

In Edwardian Folkestone, Arthur Kipps; a draper’s assistant, dreams of a better world. After unexpectedly inheriting a fortune, he’s propelled into high society, confusing everything he thought he knew. Loved by Ann, his childhood companion, and glamorous Helen, always there to improve him. 

Kipps struggles with his new identity, learning that to live the right life, you need to make good choices. Expect new songs and classics we know and love, in this reimagined version of Half A Sixpence!

 Coming to Civic Theatre Chelmsford  22nd-26th March    Book your tickets today by going to this website






Mid Essex Boxing Club are holding a Amateur Boxing show on Sunday 30th January at Chelmsford Social Club. Doors open 1.00pm. First fight 1.30 Tickets on the door Adults £15. Under 16 £5. If you are interested in starting Amateur boxing come to our show and see how it done




Witham’s Award winning youth group WOW! are back on stage after the enforced covid break in productions across the UK.

The young cast, all under 21 years of age, are excited to bring the Frank Loesser classic musical ‘Guys & Dolls’ to the Witham Public Hall stage this February.  The musical based on the short stories of Damon Runyon premiered on Broadway in 1950 where it won the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1955 it was made into a film which starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye.

This is quite different from the society’s last production ‘Legally Blonde’ which goes to show the talent and ability this group has to offer. ‘Guys and Dolls’ features some great melodies and well known songs including ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘I’ve Never Been in Love Before’, ‘ Sit Down Your Rockin’ the Boat’ and the title number ‘Guys & Dolls’.

The 30 strong cast have been busy rehearsing since September last year, in and out of the various restrictions that were put in place over that period, and are now getting ready to take to the Witham Public Hall stage from 14th – 20th February.

Blow away those winter blues and come and enjoy some great live musical theatre in a covid safe environment. Tickets are available from: Prices from: £8.50


It's creeping up! 😱
Our family friendly performance of The Wind in the Willows is in its final weeks of rehearsals, getting ready to wow us all at the beginning of February.
Tickets can be booked using the link below or by calling...
📞 01245 606 505
Sunday 13th February   Cliffs Pavilion

An annual gala celebration of Music and the Arts in the City of Southend

Celebrating the legacy of Sir David Amess MP by supporting the work of: Dame Vera Lynn Memorial Statue, Dogs Trust, Endometriosis UK, the Music Man Project and Prost8.

Featuring: Music Man Project and many more local and national names to be announced soon!


Ready for Strictly Air Ambulance 2022?

We are busy getting ready for another amazing Strictly Air Ambulance event on Saturday 19th March 2022 at Charter Hall, Colchester.

Tickets are now on sale from £25.

And there’s an opportunity to join our After Show Party attended by the contestants and their professional dance partners where we will also have a DJ playing for just £10; tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  to book up

Hosted by ITV Anglia presenter David Whiteley

 Pasha Kovalev, Celebrity Judge

Chloe Hewitt, Celebrity Judge
Coming to Chelmsfords Civic Theatre on 27th January   

That’ll be the Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a “must see” attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year. 

Unashamedly nostalgic, That'll Be The Day takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop. 

The show has been described as ‘Relentlessly Entertaining,’ mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines.

Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best ‘feel good’ show on the road. 

You won’t be disappointed!


Keep up to date


Facebook: @thatllbethedayuk

Twitter: @tbtdshow

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: £27.50
  • Concession: £26.00
Book up today  


The annual cycle event Ride for Helen Essex is taking place on Sunday 15th May 2022 for its ninth year!     

Cyclists from across the county and beyond will be meeting at Crix in Hatfield Peverel, Essex to take part in this fantastic, family-friendly event which offers a choice of four cycling routes to suit all capabilities. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in as individuals or as a team and included in the registration price is a fundraising pack, route maps, route signage, first aid support, mobile mechanic support and recovery, refreshments and a medal for finishers.  

This year there are five scenic routes through the beautiful Essex countryside with distances of 6 miles, 15 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles and 65 miles all starting and finishing at Hatfield Peverel.  

6 miles – For the beginner or families with children, cycling on country lanes and roads around Hatfield Peverel.  

15 miles – For the occasional cyclist looking for a pleasant ride passing through Church End, Rank’s Green, and Fairstead.  

30 miles – For the regular cyclist looking for a challenge, cycling on roads passing through Rank’s Green, White Notley, Silver End, Kelvedon and Great Braxted.  

50 miles – For the keen adult cyclist on roads passing through Gt. Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead.

65 miles – For the experienced adult cyclist looking for a challenging ride passing through Great Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Finchingfield, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead.