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Into The Woods

8 - 11 November

The Essex Group

Into The Woods

By Stephen Sondheim

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch , a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfil a wish.

  • Performances 7.30pm., Saturday 2.30pm Doors open 30 minutes before.
  • Tickets £14 - £16.
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

13 November

Witham Horticultural Society

Annual General Meeting
and Nuts

A talk by Jacqueline Aviolet

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Jake Calypso

17 November

Jump Back Boogie

Jake Calypso and His Red Hot

Here we have the undisputed rockin' wild man from France with his Red Hot backing band. Jake has been wowing the crowds for several years with his wild style of rock'n'roll and rockabilly. He has packed out shows all over Europe, the USA and the UK. To keep the dance floor full the evening will include guest DJ Steve Grinster (Boppin' the Blues club) and also Adrian JBB Waters playing all vinyl. A special night as this is one of Jake’s rare UK appearances.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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Sugar Daddies

22 - 25 November

Witham Dramatic Club

Sugar Daddies

By Alan Ayckbourn

Sasha, a young student, helps Father Christmas into her sister's flat. Santa, an elderly man named Val, has apparently been deliberately run over. So begins a tale of control, betrayed innocence and complex relationships in which people are not always what they seem. With moments of high comedy and dark undertones, this is one of Ayckbourn’s most rounded plays.

  • Performances starts at 7.45pm. Doors Open 7.15pm
  • Tickets £12. Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £10 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
  • Book online at WithamDramatic.co.uk
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
National Blood Service - Logo

27 November

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
Christmas fair

2 December

Holy Family and All Saints Catholic Church

Christmas Fair

The annual Holy Family & All Saints Catholic Church Christmas Fair always has a great selection of Festive items and gifts.

  • Open 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Admission 50p
Phil Haley

2 December

Jump Back Boogie

Phil Haley and His Comments

A great band playing a tribute act to Bill Haley and also featuring some of their own material played in the style of the great man. A fabulous dance band guaranteed to get your feet tapping at the very least! We have a real treat with guest DJ Gary Little and our resident DJ Adrian JBB Waters playing all vinyls at this Christmas Party Night.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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National Blood Service - Logo

7 December

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
60s Explosion

8 December

Witham Public Hall Trust

60s Explosion

Magical Musical Memories as The FOD Band play all the greatest hits from the biggest bands of pop’s golden decade, including The Beatles, The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies & Many, Many More!

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £12, comcessions £10
  • Special offer: 60s Weekend Combo ticket for The Dreamers and Rich Clifford Just £25
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Sing Christmas

9 December

Witham Choral Society

Sing Christmas

Following their very successful ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert in March, Witham Choral Society are coming back to ‘Sing Christmas!’ They will be accompanied by the Colchester Philharmonic Orchestra and promise a splendid Christmassy mixture of excerpts from Messiah, Charpentier’s Midnight Mass, Vaughan Williams’ Christmas Fantasia and carols for both choir and audience.

  • Performance Starts 7.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £12, thise in full-time education £5
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Sound Collective

10 December

The Sound Collective

The Great British Christmas Choir Concert

Festive favourites, carols and family hits wrapped up and delivered by the renowned modern choir, The Sound Collective. The concert also features the 30-piece Colchester Brass Band to help get you into the Christmas spirit.

  • Performances start at 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Doors Open 3.00pm/7.00pm
  • Tickets £10 & £15
  • Tel. 07889 248620

11 December

Witham Horticultural Society

Christmas Social

With entertainment by Peter King

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Christmas Cracker

13 & 14 December

Steve Galler

Steve's Christmas Cracker

Join International Cruising and Cabaret Star Steve Galler for a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment at its best. Featuring Steve's uniquie blend of comedy and a celebration of music from the last 50 years.

  • Performances Start 2.30pm. Doors Open 2.00pm.
  • Tickets £8
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The Blues Band

15 December

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Blues Band

After last year’s sell-out concert we are delighted to be hosting the fantastic Blues Band again, this time for a pre-Christmas bash. Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. Tickets are going to fly out of the door for this so get your order in early.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £20
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The BIG Sing

16 December

Witham BIG Sing

Christmas With The BIG Sing

The BIG Sing Community Choir are working hard to show community singing at its best! The BIG Sing have performed alongside some BIG names already including Ellie Goulding, Leah McFall, Blake and the London Community Gospel Choir. Come and hear their pop, motown, gospel, soul and inspirational songs that will leaving you feeling happy and uplifted – you can even sing along!

  • Performances starts at 7.00pm. Doors Open 6.30pm
  • Tickets £8 & £6
  • Tel. 01376 512292
Mother Goose

21 - 28 December (not 25 or 26)

The Essex Group

Mother Goose

The comic antics of local actor Gary Sullivan return to Witham when he bounces back on stage for another fun-packed Family Pantomime. The original, first panto produced by the Victorian clown Grimaldi was a popular favourite for almost a hundred years and is the source for many of our best-loved nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty and the Three Little Pigs. With over 200 ‘one liners’ , loads of slapstick, great songs and audience participation to keep the kids laughing this show will surely raise a titter or two from the adults as well!

  • Performance times vary
  • Tickets £12 - £15, concessions and family tickets available
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
New Years Eve

31 December

Jump Back Boogie

The Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve Party

Dance into 2018 at Jump Back Boogie’s annual New Year’s Eve Party featuring a live band and two great DJs till 1.00 a.m.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £17.50 in advance, £20 on the door
  • Please note, advance sales close 22nd December
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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National Blood Service - Logo

2 January

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
Geno Washington

6 January

Witham Public Hall Trust

Geno Washington

Still Hand Clappin’! Still Foot Stompin’! The Hipster, Flipster, Finger Poppin’ Daddy of Soul and King of R&B is guaranteed to put on a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time! A red hot soul, blues and R&B show featuring members of the Ram Jam Band.

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £16
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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8 January

Witham Horticultural Society

Faberge Eggs

An illustrated talk by Pat Gilbey

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
National Blood Service - Logo

12 January

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
Model Railway Exhibition

21 January

Mid Kent Model Railway Group

Model Railway Show

A massive Model Railway Show steams into the Public Hall giving the perfect opportunity for young and old alike to see more than 15 layouts from tiny Z gauge through to O gauge. This is the first model railway event in Witham for over 10 years and while for some will be the chance to experience nostalgia in minature, for others it will give an insight into a potential new past time, or simply allow them to appreciate the care taken to create a model railway layout.

  • Exhibition open 10.00am - 4.30pm
Ronnie Buckingham

25 January

Ronnie Buckingham

Psychic Evening

Are you still unconvinced by the notion of an Afterlife? Then come and listen to the case given by acclaimed medium Ronnie Buckingham – his aim is to reunite members of the audience with friends and loved ones in the spirit world – and then decide.

This event is for entertainment purposes only. Witham Public Hall Trust accepts no responsibility for any claims made.

  • Performance starts 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45pm.
  • Admission £10
  • On the door only - no advance bookings
The ELO Encounter

27 January

Witham Public Hall Trust & Simon Rownes

The ELO Encounter

Following on from their brilliant concert at the beginning of 2017, The ELO Encounter are back and are promising a bigger and better show than ever. These talented musicians recreate the distinctive ELO sound with an uncanny authenticity on hits such as Telephone Line, Roll Over Beethoven, Strange Magic and, of course, Mr Blue Sky. If you missed them last time around make sure you book early this time - you won’t believe your ears!

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £14
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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National Blood Service - Logo

2 February

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

5 February

Witham Horticultural Society

Faberge Eggs

A talk by Pat Gilbey

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

12 - 17 February

WOW

Cats (A Youth Group Production)

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

The story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” to decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. and won numerous awards, including both Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Musical. The London production ran for 21 years and the Broadway production for 18 years, both setting new records.

  • Performances Start 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm/2.00pm.
  • Tickets £11.50 - £14. Concessions £9.50 (restrictions apply). All tickets £8.50 Monday 12th.
  • Tel. 0300 201 0080
  • Book online at wow.org.uk
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

21 - 24 February

The Essex Group

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By Gary Sullivan and John Trent Wallace

Based on one of the most iconic novels of all time, Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo, this gripping musical adaptation comes to the Witham stage, directed by the show’s writers Gary Sullivan and John Trent Wallace. Deformed bell ringer Quasimodo loves Esmeralda from afar as he longs to be able to walk amongst the people without ridicule and humiliation. But Esmerelda’s affections are being sought by the lustful Priest, the evil King of Thieves Clopin and Pierre the Poet.

  • Performances Start 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm & 6.00pm.. Doors Open 30 minutes before
  • Tickets £12 - £16
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at tickets2c.co.uk
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall