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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

One Act Plays

Tuesday 24th Saturday 28th May 2016

A Different Way To Die

by Lynn Brittany and Directed by Jan Watkins

Anna Gruber is a Holocaust survivor who has applied to emigrate to the newly created State of Israel.
But first she must submit to the ordeal of an interview and psychological assessment by a psychiatrist. While waiting for the doctor she is left in the company of Magda, a young Israeli whose prejudice against Jews form Europe is patently clear.
However, when Dr. Feldmann arrives and the interview proceeds, Annes's experiences under the Nazis is not what was expected, and the news that Anna's husband survived the death camps and is in Israel too, brings about a crisis that alters everyone's perception of life and death. A powerful and thoughtful drama about inhumanity.


by Griff Scott and Directed by Alan Wheeler

An award winning play by local playwright Griff Scott; which explores the way in which social media has become an all seeing, ever present phenomenon in our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like are now an inevitable part of most of our lives and to some extent, has replaced our traditional concepts of community and communication. This play explores the impact of these changes on different generations.

Box Office

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

Bridge of Spies (2015) - Fri 29th April 7.45pm

Bridge of Spies During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Rating PG-13 - Drama, History, Thriller


The Martian (2015) - Fri 24th June 7.45pm

The Martian During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Rating PG-13 - Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi


Everest (2015) - Fri 22nd July 7.45pm

Everest On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Rating PG-13 - Adventure, Biography, Drama


Future Films

  • 30th September – Dad's Army
  • 25th November - The World's fastest Indian
  • 27th January 2017 - Saving Mr Banks


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 7.45pm