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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 £16
  • 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
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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Return 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
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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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
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
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
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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