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Badger Boogie

7 April

Essex Wildlife Trust

Badger Boogie

Strut your stuff to DJs AV8 plus The Baker Boy at another of Essex Wildlife Trust’s popular Badger Boogies, with all proceeds going to protect threatened wildlife on nature reserves in Essex. Come at 7.00 for an hour’s free dance class for the ‘Badger Boogie Stroll’.
Free tea and coffee, but no bar so please bring your own drinks.

  • Event starts at 7.00pm
  • Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
  • Tel. 01621 862960
  • or email events@essexwt.org.uk
Bugsy Malone Workshop

9 - 14 April

The Essex Group

Bugsy Malone Workshop

This week long workshop is an ideal holiday project for youngsters aged from 10 to 18 who love to act, sing and dance. The week will be spent working on the script and rehearsing before culminating in a fully-costumed performance for friends, family and supporters on the 14th.

  • Workshop daily 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Cost £125 per child
  • Performance Friday 14th at 6.00pm
  • Tickets £10, concessions £8
  • Tel. (for workshop and tickets) 01375 567677

16 April

Witham Horticultural Society

Spring Show

and Giggly Pig, a talk by Tracy Mackness

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

19 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
Fiddler on the Roof

23 - 28 April

Witham Amateur Operatic Society

Fiddler on the Roof

Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein

The award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition. With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humour and heart.

  • Performances start at 7.30pm & 2.30pm for Saturday matinee. Doors Open 7.00pm/2.00pm
  • Tickets £11.50 - £14
  • Tel. 0300 201 0080
  • Book online at waos.org
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
The Blueprint Blues Brothers

4 May

Richard Owen

The Blueprint Blues Brothers

A high-octane, adrenaline-pumping show that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movie and is packed with songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway – plus many others. With over 40 hits performed live on stage, The Blueprint Blues Brothers is a joyous hoot, a musical riot, a juiced-up jamboree of the coolest, funkiest soul, blues and Motown hits ever!

  • Performance Starts 8.30pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £14.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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National Blood Service - Logo

7 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
Guesthouse

11 May

Witham Public Hall Trust and Eastern Angles

Guesthouse

A new play by Nicola Werenowska

Set in Clacton-on-Sea, Guesthouse explores, through the lives of three women – daughter, mother and grandmother – how the changing nature of a place impacts on communities and individuals. What's it like when the town you were proud to grow up in takes a nosedive? What does it take to keep going? And what does it take to face the truth?

  • Performance Starts 7.45pm, Doors Open 7.15pm
  • Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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14 May

Witham Horticultural Society

Albatross

A talk by Oliver Yates

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

15 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
Ronnie Buckingham

24 May

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
Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband

25 May

Richard Owen

Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband

Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband play a winning set of disco classics. Think The Greatest Hits Of Disco Vol. 1 and you have an idea! Every song in their set has been chosen with the dance floor in mind. Nothing obscure, nothing indulgent, just all the disco hits! Their musical perfection is matched with their outrageous costumes, slick dance moves and energetic showmanship that will put smiles on faces and keep feet firmly on the dance floor.

  • Performance Starts 9.00pm, Doors Open 8.00pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Miss and Mister Pole Essex

26 May

Up Yer Pole

Miss and Mister Pole Essex

Miss & Mister Pole Essex is a Pole Dance competition, opening the doors to all types of performers. Whether you are an aerial artist, freestyle, jazz or professional performer, at this event you will see every style possible onstage - it will keep you on the edge of your seat! There are categories for all ages and abilities, ranging from amateur to professional along with a mature category for over 40s only.

  • Competition starts at 3.30pm, doors open at 3.00pm
  • Admission £19.50
  • Tel. 07779 606440
  • Book online at upyerpole.co.uk
Spring Slam Wrestling

27 May

WrestleForce

Spring Slam

The Superstars of WrestleForce return for another evening of hard hitting, high flying action! Suitable for the whole family, WrestleForce presents a two hour extravaganza of action, comedy and all round interactive fun! With an opportunity to meet the world travelled wrestlers and have pictures taken with them after the show, this is not to be missed! Save 10% on the prices below when you book in advance!

  • Performance starts at 7.00pm, doors open at 6.30pm (Note new start time)
  • Admission £12, Children under 13 £10, Family ticket £35. Front row £16, Children under 13 £14, Family ticket £48
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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National Blood Service - Logo

28 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
FAITH - A Tribute to George Michael

1 June

Johnny Mack

FAITH - A Tribute to George Michael and Wham!

Having travelled the world performing to large audiences, celebrities and even royalty, this is a show not to be missed! One of the UKs top lookalike and soundalike tributes, it is like George is back with us! Also having appeared on BBC1’s All Together Now there is only one way this act is going and that’s up... Now get your dancing shoes ready as we take you through the all the greatest hits of George Michael and Wham!

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £15, Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £12
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Badger Boogie

2 June

Essex Wildlife Trust

Badger Boogie

Strut your stuff to DJ Texas Tommy plus Vintage Rob at another of Essex Wildlife Trust’s popular Badger Boogies, with all proceeds going to protect threatened wildlife on nature reserves in Essex. Come at 7.00 for an hour’s free dance class for the ‘Badger Boogie Stroll’.
Free tea and coffee, but no bar so please bring your own drinks.

  • Event starts at 7.00pm
  • Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
  • Tel. 01621 862960
  • or email events@essexwt.org.uk
Colne Philharmonic Orchestra

3 June

Colne Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Concert; Mozart, Strauss, Schumann

The Colne Philharmonic Orchestra was founded nearly 30 years ago but this will be its first-ever appearance at the Public Hall. The programme includes Mozart’s overture from The Magic Flute, Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3. The concert will feature the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist, Lavinia Redman as the soloist for the Strauss Oboe Concerto.

  • Performance Starts 7.30pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £12, Children under 16 £4
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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40s Tea Dance

6 June

Cofunds

A 40s Tea Dance

An afternoon Tea Dance on the anniversary of D-Day, sponsored by Cofunds and with an afternoon tea provided by Holts of Witham. The event will be perfect for those who like to dance and those who prefer to just sit and listen.
Guests are invited to dress in 40s style.

  • Performance Starts 2.00pm, Doors Open 1.30pm
  • Tickets £5
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Lil' Jimmy Reed

6 June

Witham Public Hall Trust

Lil' Jimmy Reed

From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river.  One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and in 2014 he was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame. He is accompanied on piano by Bob Hall, widely regarded as the UK’s finest blues and boogie exponent, and by the diminutive dynamo Hilary Blythe on rock steady bass.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Mimik Floyd

8 June

Mimik Floyd

An Evening of the Very Best of Pink Floyd

Enjoy a great evening of Pink Floyd's finest musical achievements authentically recreated by a seven piece band. Mimik Floyd aim to replicate some of Floyds most famous anthems, including the complete THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album. They also perform fan favourites such as Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall pt.2 and many others.

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, 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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11 June

Witham Horticultural Society

Gardens of Heligan

A talk by Robin Carsberg

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

21 - 23 June

Witham Dramatic Club

Playhouse Creatures

By April De Angelis

It is the 1660s, a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on four of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall and Mary Betterton) aided by Doll Common, an ‘everywoman’ character, to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.
Contains strong language.

  • Performances starts at 7.45pm. Doors Open 7.15pm
  • Tickets £12.50. Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £10.50 (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
Grease

5 - 7 July

The Essex Group

Grease

Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease”, one of the most successful movie musicals of all time brought to Witham Public Hall by the Multi Award Winning Essex Group, who will be remembered for last year’s Les Miserables. Sandy, new to Rydell High, meets a leather-clad Danny and they have a summer romance, but will it blossom or fall? With songs known the world over, including You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightning, Hopelessly Devoted To You and many, many more

  • Performances start 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm and 6.30pm
  • Tickets £16 and £15 + 85p per ticket booking fee
  • Tickets2c.co.uk
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

9 July

Witham Horticultural Society

Humphrey Repton

A talk by Georgina Green

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

11 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
Swinging Blue Jeans

28 July

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Swinging Blue Jeans

With a string of hits in the early and mid sixties, The Swinging Blue Jeans were at the forefront of the Merseybeat sound and among the leaders of 'The British Invasion' which saw UK groups dominate the pop music scene in the United States. Despite some personnel changes over the years the band remains true to its roots and promises to get you up and dancing with their hits, including You're No Good, Hippy Hippy Shake and Good Golly Miss Molly.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £16
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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