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Review of Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre
Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Support your local theatre”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great selection of shows. Beautiful theatre with excellent seating. Parking close by at St Mary's car park.

Visited December 2013
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English first
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Chosen production”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Betty Blue Eyes - a great production by all and especially Betty, the pig who was so life-like and winsome.

Visited March 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“An evening of fun”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Three of us went to the March 31st evening performance, expecting no more than to be pleasantly diverted.
The show was a riot - fast paced, expertly performed and well presented. The minimalist set was versatile and up to the challenge of presenting both interiors and exteriors.
The plot is a paper-thin tale of skullduggery during the postwar rationing era. There were opportunities for some seriously rascally characters - excellently realised in the form of a meat inspector and a conniving butcher, along with a group of exploitative councillors.
The bulk of the cast were required to cover several roles, although I rarely detected it. The principals were completely convincing (decent, naive husband; scheming social-climbing wife) and there was a superb comedy ma-in-law. Most important, the players seemed to be loving every minute of the show - an enthusiasm they communicated to a sell-out Monday night audience. Go.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Betty Blue Eyes - fantastic!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

I have been visiting the Mercury since I was a child (over 35 years) and have never been disappointed but this was one of the best shows I have ever seen there, we could not fault it, every actor was brilliant, extremely well cast, they could all sing and dance and it truly was a great night out. Please go and see it, you won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2014
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127 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“Good evening out”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

I made reservations to have pre show dinner at the on site restaurant. You can chose from a set price menu which is a very reasonable £14.95 for 3 courses but a little limited, or they have more dishes on a a la carte menu. We chose from the set menu to give it a try. The decor is a bit spartan but comfortable enough & the staff are very pleasant & friendly. Between us we had pate, soup, spare ribs & chocolate orange sponge pudding. All very nice & well presented. The ribs weren't the most tender I've ever had but tender enough & tasty. The whole meal was very satisfying and good value for money & we'd do this again.
Booking for the theatre is easy, on line booking & picking the tickets up in the foyer went without a hitch. It's a nice comfortable theatre with good views from everywhere, no annoying posts to avoid. We were seeing Betty Blue Eyes, a rather silly but amusing & enjoyable musical. There was some fine acting & great singing, plus the antics with the pig were laugh out loud funny.
So all in all a good evening out & we're looking forward to our next outing to The Mercury.
It's worth noting that there are stairs to access your seats & I didn't notice any lifts but I understand they have one, so check with the theatre direct if you have any mobility issues.

Visited March 2014
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