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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Ladies Day

by Amanda Whittington

18th to 23rd February 7.30pm

Directed by Alison Baker

Life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to Ladies Day at the races. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out.

Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerve holds, the ladies could could hit the jackpot and more.

Box Office

Tickets are available via our Box Office now.


Performances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.


A Night For Charity!

Performers wanted (unpaid) In aid of the Charity Mid and North Essex Mind.
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2019 with the Thursday 4th April being a dress rehearsal.
Manifest Theatre - 2 Oxford Road, Manningtree, CO11 1BP

After the success of last years 'Stand Up to Mental Health Comedy Night' at The Headgate Theatre, Ben Maytham has been inspired to raise even more money and support for this amazing charity!
The Manifest Theatre are putting on not one, but two charity nights. Creating two evenings of entertainment to raise as much money for Mind as possible, hopefully showcasing your talent!
We will have an Ambassador from Mind to give us some insight into the work of this charity.

The nights will be split into two parts. The first half will be a One Act Play, which Ben will be directing, this play delves into mental health and how it affects those around us as well as ourselves.
The second half will be a variety of acts. This is where we need you and your talent!
We are looking for probably around 6-7 acts...maybe more depending on the length of each act. We are on the lookout for any type of performance. It could be a stand-up, a sketch, a song, a dance. Anything and everything. Even if you want to do a short scene from a play of your choice.

The one act play Ben will be directing is called 'Pretty Pieces' and is about a brother and sister who are trapped on the fringes of society. An event happened to them when they were younger which causes their relationship to be in turmoil. Bringing an emotional and disturbing climax to their story. There are only 2 characters involved and could be ageless. So as long as both actors are similar ages there are no limits.

At the moment we would like to see who would be interested and wants to take part. If you are interested in being involved in either the variety acts or the play (on stage or backstage!) or want to find out more, please email Ben at: and let him know your long your piece will be, etc. We are looking for anything and everything that may help to raise awareness of such a wonderful charity.

On SUNDAY 13TH JANUARY from 3.30PM - 5PM at The Manifest Theatre, Ben will hold a Meet and Greet afternoon. Here you can discuss and collaborate your ideas about what you would like to do. He can then explain more about how the two evenings will go and he will be holding the auditions for the one act play 'Pretty Pieces' the same afternoon - No need to prepare anything!

Ben Said, "I am so excited about this.....and can't wait to raise money for such a worthy charity that helps so many people. If you are unable to attend, but are still interested please let me know!
I hope to see some of you there!"


The Post (2017) - Fri 18th January 2019 7.30pm

The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: DMeryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

Rating PG13 - Biography, Drama, History



Movie Tickets

Tickets cost 5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional 2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.30pm

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy

Next Showing

  • Saturday 9th February
  • Saturday 25th March
  • Saturday 1st June

Manifest members are welcome to attend
but ticket price will include a fee to join the
‘Sons of the Desert’.