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GEM Connection - '21' celebrating 21 years in harmony

Saturday 14 December 2019

Tickets £15 (Concessions £12)

Tickets are available by phoning Janet. Please contact her on 07906 367 553 for details

GEM Connection is an award winning, four-part harmony, a cappella barbershop chorus and has performed all over the UK, also in Germany, Italy, Netherlands at the European Barbershop contest and as far afield as Buffalo, New York in the USA. Our most recent international trip took us across the water in April to Calpe in Spain where we competed in the Spanish International Convention and proudly returned back home boasting the Spanish International SILVER Medal.
Formed in 1998 by 23 ladies it has steadily grown in reputation and numbers and there are now 70 singing members.
GEM Connection has a wide repertoire with music to please even the most critical ear; ranging from seventeenth century baroque through to modern day pop songs. Thrilling choreography and musical storytelling makes barbershop performances stand out from other forms of musical entertainment.
Also joining GEM on stage will be Men’s multi award winning Quartet, “Finest Hour” and “Crown Derby” Multi award winning Mixed Quartet. Keeping the evening together with their unique talent, from Ireland, Jake Suleman and Anton.

In the Picture with Andrew Graham-Dixon

Thursday 9 January 2020

Tickets £18 (Concessions £16)


Join leading art historian and presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon for an entertaining illustrated talk.

In this wide-ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation. He will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings.

The evening will comprise a two-part talk, followed by a book signing where you can meet Andrew in person. (Books will be available to purchase on the night.)

“Andrew Graham-Dixon is the most gifted art critic of his generation” Robert Hughes

Made in Dagenham

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 February 2020
7.30pm (and 2pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets £15 (Concessions £9 / £13)


Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.


Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April 2020
7.30pm (and 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets £12 – £16


There’s a box social coming up, and Curly asks Laurey if she’ll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he’s waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud instead. Meanwhile, Laurey’s friend Ado Annie is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim. Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it’s too late.

Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday

Monday 13 April 2020

Tickets £12 (Concessions £10)


The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.

Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.

Back to the Eighties

Saturday 5 September 2020

Tickets £21  No concessions)


Back to the Eighties sets itself aside from other shows currently on the market. It’s a Jukebox Musical featuring some of the most iconic songs from the 1980’s, in an interactive show that will have you out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. The show is set in the fictional nightclub‘Electric Dreams’ and follows the owner (Jessie D’Lorean), the singer (Melody Maker), the DJ (Benny King) and the waitress (Kimberley Houston) over a couple of nights within the club.

The script features over 50 references to 80’s popular culture, movies, and music (to which you are encouraged to spot and interact with throughout). Subtly written around a simple, yet captivating story, you will easily generate your own emotional attachment to the character’s stories, rooting for the ever needed ‘Happily Ever After’; which is celebrated with a mega-mix finale.

It is an immersive experience for the entire audience from the moment you enter the theatre.

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