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Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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2015 Alladin was excellent!

The 2015 panto was excellent this year. It was non stop jokes, puns, and daft humour. Our whole... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Susan S
Feering, United Kingdom
I have seen three performances at this theatre within the past three months.Excellent productions excellent venue.

I saw an old time music hall production Chris Barbers jazz band and Michael Portillo. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Geoffrey S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to make work in Colchester that reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

The 2015 panto was excellent this year. It was non stop jokes, puns, and daft humour. Our whole family loved it. I couldn't stop laughing. The panto dame sounded like and acted like Lily Savage - very funny!

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I saw an old time music hall production Chris Barbers jazz band and Michael Portillo. Excellent productions.The theatre booking service is excellent and there is a restaurant there.

1  Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say ????? We have been coming here for years as my daughters birthday is New Year's Day . This has been the best Panto ever !!!! Amazing cast ( great to see the regular cast) . I would advise anyone to...More

2  Thank Janie1969
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The Mercury 's Pantomime's just keep getting better and better, this was the best one yet! Hilarious from start to finish- Widow Twankey absolutely stole the show! Great songs and a great cast overall.

2  Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Great show, beautifully staged and crafted. Good, strong main characters, subtle humour made it as enjoyable for the oldes as well as the young. Totally lovely experience for our three generation family group. Thank you.

1  Thank Percroonz
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We go to the theatre about 8 times a year and we have never had a rubbish show yet. They do lots of different genres,a something for everybody. We also go to the pantomime every Christmas Eve, they are brilliant, our children are 5, 6...More

1  Thank dontge2utmuch
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The 2015 Pantomime at The Mercury was Aladdin. I attended with family members including my adult children, my granchildren (aged 7 and 12), my ex-wife and my son's parents-in-law. The show wss thoroughly enjoyable, broadly following the well-known story and the traditions of pantomime, including...More

3  Thank chrishw2015
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Excellent parking facilities close by. First class theatre. Bright and welcoming. Don't think there's a bad seat in the house! Tickets very reasonably priced. Pre visit the communication via email was excellent. So helpful. Gave assistance if we lost tickets. Made car park tickets pre...More

1  Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Really enjoyed the pants this year. Aladdin and Princess Jasmine were the weakest, still worth a visit. Excellent Value

Thank loldia2013
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had a great time at the pantomime this year as always. We have been going for several years and we always have a fantastic time. Great fun. Dale Superville was as good as ever but also loved Widow Twanky, very funny with a few...More

2  Thank Steven M
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Andrea C
12 April 2017|
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Response from Audiences | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, all of our seats have a good view of the stage :) On the rare occasion that a seat has a limited view, this will be indicated by a little 'i' on the seat when you're looking at the seating plan - you can hover... More
24 March 2017|
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Response from RichSid | Reviewed this property |
go a few seats further back if you can
Rebecca S
25 July 2015|
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Response from rfenwick | Property representative |
Hi, The view from Row O is unrestricted. Hope this helps!