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“Birdsong at the Mercury Theatre”
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Mercury Theatre
Ranked #3 of 78 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Yet another wonderful play offered to us by the Mercury Theatre. The performances were really strong and the content very thought provoking. The set was magnificent. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the show.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This was a brilliant production, very thought provoking, funny and sad, an insight most of us would never have into soldiers lives and the difficulties they have to overcome. We would highly recommend anyone to go and see this

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The theatre itself is close to a large car park where you can get discount tickets from the theatre. The theatre itself is large, roomy bar area (prices not too bad) and when you enter the theatre proper there is room for your feet- fantastic. The tiring is such that you can all see- another fantastic. The stage is great, a large size and able to take all sorts of shows- another fantastic.

The show itself is the story of one man who starts his second tour of Afghanistan only to be injured and it follows his road to recovery. What makes it different is that the main players are real veterans who are amputees. The language and humour - yes there is humour- are robust and soldier like. It will take you from tears to laughter in 3 minutes man many times.

Thank jon505
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This play by poet Owen Sheers - also the author of Pink Mist - is an incredible piece of theatre. Drawn from the experiences of wounded veterans from the Afghan war and performed by many of them, it brings you face to face with the reality of armed conflict and the real cost to the individuals involved. Powerful, moving, often funny and never sentimental. Everyone should see it.
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This show brings together ex service personnel & professional actors to very good effect. The audience is given an appreciation of war & it's consequences on both soldiers & their families. As ever the Mercury Theatre was a lovely place to visit.

Thank Bill D
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