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Sincerely Yours

1 April

Witham Public Hall Trust

Sincerely Yours - The Vera Lynn Story

2017 sees the 100th birthday of the ‘Forces Sweetheart’ Vera Lynn. This special show celebrating her life and work is the only official production to be endorsed by Dame Vera herself. Lorrie Brown and her orchestra will entertain you with their recreations of timeless classics, such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, The White Cliffs of Dover and, of course, We’ll Meet Again. The show also features a support act with a tribute to George Formby.

  • Performance Starts 7.30pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Hairspray

6 - 8 April

StageAbility

Hairspray

Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. The songs include 1960s style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful array of characters.

  • Performances 5.00pm. Doors open 4.30pm
  • Tickets £12. Children £10. Family of Four £36.
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Ticketsource
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

10 April

Witham Horticultural Society

Bressignham Gardens

A talk with William Butcher

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
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11 April

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Roy Orbison/Buddy Holly

15 April

AM Productions

The Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Show

Darren Paige as Roy Orbison and Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly, backed by The Counterfeit Crickets, play all the hits from two iconic performers. Songs such as Pretty Woman, Running Scared, Rave On, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy. If you love your Rock ‘n’ Roll you’ll love this concert!

  • Performance Starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £17
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall.
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20 April

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Rerturn To The Forbidden Planet

24 - 29 April

Witham Amateur Operatic Society

Return To The Forbidden Planet

by Bob Carlton

Often described as Shakespeare’s lost rock musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a jukebox musical based on the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet, which was in turn inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The score is littered with great songs from the 50s and 60s such as Great Balls of Fire, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, Who’s Sorry Now and Only The Lonely.

  • Performances Start 7.30pm. Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm/2.00pm.
  • Tickets £11.50 - £14. Concessions £9.50 (restrictions apply). Monday 24th, all tickets £7.50.
  • Tel. 01376 512902
  • Book online at waos.org
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

8 May

Witham Horticultural Society

Cornish Treasures (Eden & Heligan)

A talk by Robin Carsberg

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Tea Dance

10 May

Cofunds/Tesco/WPHT

The Witham Tea Dance

Cofunds and Tesco are getting together to promote an afternoon Tea Dance. Tickets are just £5 including an afternoon tea and entertainment provided by Jeff Short and his Musicians. The event is primarily aimed at Senior Citizens in the area but is open to anyone so whether you like to get up on the dance floor or prefer to sit back and just enjoy the music you are guaranteed an enjoyable afternoon.

  • Performance Starts 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.(Ends 4.30pm)
  • Tickets £5 including refreshments
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall.
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The Magic of Martin

16 May

Jeff Short Promotions

The Magic of Martin

A special matinee show featuring Jeff Short and his Musicians in a relaxing show with Dino’s greatest hits. Starting out as a double act with Jerry Lewis, through his recording career at Capitol and Reprise Records, to his NBC Television Variety Show, Dean Martin was one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers. Songs include Memories Are Made Of This, That's Amore and Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.

  • Performance Starts 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall.
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The Stones

20 May

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Stones

Since forming in 2007, The Stones show has grown into a full-scale Rolling Stones concert, leaving audiences thrilled with their portrayal of the biggest rock & roll band in the world. Performing the music of the Rolling Stones faithfully and accurately, with the excitement audiences expect, including Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Woman, Ruby Tuesday, Brown Sugar and lots of other great hit songs.

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Pete Hutton and the Beyonders

27 May

Jump Back Boogie

Pete Hutton and the Beyonders

This band has been touring the Rock'n'Roll scene for nearly 20 years now, playing clubs and music events. They come with an edgy rockin' sound which will delight rock'n'roll fans, playing many of the standards and some self-penned material. This evening will be a true rockin' night.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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Brain Tumour Charity Concert

28 May

Rosie Sims

The Brain Tumour Charity Concert

Organised by Rosie Sims in memory of her grandfather who died in August 2016, this special charity event promises to be an evening full of music and entertainment. All profits will be going to support The Brain Tumour Charity.

  • Performance Starts 6.30pm Doors open at 6.00pm.
  • Tickets £10, concessions £7 (under 3s go free)
  • Tel. 07818 531112
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30 May

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Dr Feelgood

2 June

Witham Public Hall Trust

Dr Feelgood

The Essex legend that is Dr Feelgood come to the Public Hall! Formed on Canvey Island in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The current line up features Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33 years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane, formerly of the Animals, the most recent addition – joining in 1999.

  • Performance starts at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £17.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The Legends Meet

9 June

Danny Owen

The Legends Meet - Engelbert and Sir Tom

Danny Owen and Scott Dee present a tribute to two British music legends in this spectacular show. They will be singing all the greatest hits from two long careers, including The Last Waltz, Release Me, Delilah and The Green Green Grass of Home. We are even promised some unique duets!

  • Performances Start 7.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £16.
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Simply Swing

10 June

Simply Swing

Simply Swing

An afternoon trip down memory lane with Simply Swing. This 10 piece band will not only take you back in time musically but visually too. You will be treated to performances by three vocalists performing songs of Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Junior, Michael Bublé and of course ole Blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. You will also be treated to some fantastic band numbers from the likes of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glen Miller to name just a few.

  • Performances Start 2.00pm. Doors Open 1.30pm.
  • Tickets £12. Senior Citizens and children under 16 £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Caledonian Society Dance

10 June

Witham Caledonian Society

Summer Dance

Fans of Scottish Country Dancing will be making a bee-line to the Public Hall for Witham Caledonian Society’s annual Summer Dance. Music will be provided by The Caledonian Reelers, a local band from Colchester, and the admission price is inclusive of supper.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 01621 855548 or 01206 240838
  • email alexsdaniel@aol.com or chappelmac@googlemail.com

12 June

Witham Horticultural Society

75th Birthday Party

With Ken Crowther

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
The Real Thing

22 - 24 June

Witham Dramatic Club

The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's mastery of the English language is to the fore in this clever and witty play that seeks to establish what actually is the 'Real Thing'. Based around the lives of a writer, his wife, his lover and her husband, the deliberatley ambiguous title simultaneously refers to love, relationships and even the blurred division between real life and fiction.

  • Performances Start 7.45pm. Doors Open 7.15pm.
  • Tickets £12. Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Book online at withamdramatic.co.uk
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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26 & 27 June

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Funky Voices

1 July

Funky Voices

Charity Concert

Funky Voices, Essex and Suffolk’s largest modern community choir, are celebrating their 10th year by holding a charity concert in aid of Southview Special Needs School. Come along to listen to their recognised “wall of sound” as their perform their variation of hits from artists such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and many more.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £10, Children under 16 £57
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Peter Pan

5 - 9 July

The Essex Group

Peter Pan

Piers Chater Robinson's adaptation of JM Barrie's classic story is a jewel in all that is family enjoyment. The story of the boy who never grows up flies into Witham and promises a joyful night out for the entire family.

  • Performances 7.30pm., Saturday 1.00pm and 5.00pm Doors open 30 minutes before.
  • Tickets £14 - £17. Concession and family tickets available
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

10 July

Witham Horticultural Society

Beautiful Gardens to Visit

A talk by Harry Brickwood

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Summer Music Festival

13 - 16 July

Witham Public Hall Trust

Summer Music Festival

Four days of beautiful music for the summer.
Check back regularly for the latest details of the programme and performers!

Thursday 13 - The Music of Friends
A classical programme of varying ensemble sizes from duet to chamber ensemble.
Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open 7.30pm

Friday 14 - Guilty Pleasures: An Evening of Arias and Song
A quartet of conservatoire trained singers present an evening of arias.
Performance starts at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm

Saturday 15 - Gala Concert
A scratch orchestra presents well known classics including Beethoven’s Symphony No.5.
Performance starts at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm

Sunday 16 - Je Suis Compositeur
A diverse mix of contemporary music from living composers.
Performance starts at 3.00pm. Doors open 2.30pm

  • All concerts:
  • Tickets £10, senior citizens and children under 16 £8
  • Special offer: Book for any three concerts and get the fourth FREE!
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Summer Holiday

22 July

VickyV's Theatre Productions

Summer Holiday

Based on the film 'Summer Holiday', screenplay by Ronald Cass & Peter Myers
Stage adaptation by Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan, Orchestrations by Keith Strachan.

The stage version of the classic film musical which featured Cliff Richard and The Shadows is brought to the Witham stage by the semi-professional performers of Vicky V’s theatre company. This fun family show will have you tapping your feet and singing along with the show’s well-known songs including, of course, the title track Summer Holiday itself.

  • Performance starts at 2.00pm. Doors Open 1.30pm
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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27 July

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
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31 July

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm