2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309
The Thrill of Love
By Amanda WhittingtonTue 12th - Sat 16th October 2021
Directed by Ben Maytham
It's been a very tough time for us all over the last 18 months but we are now delighted that after almost a two year wait, our production of The Thrill of Love will finally be staged at the Manifest Theatre. Having suffered postponements and cast changes along the way, the director, Ben Maytham and his talented cast have worked tirelessly to ensure that the show will go on. To maintain momentum, they have been rehearsing online and creating trailers for you. Without the determination of all involved we would not have a show. So book your tickets and support our comeback show....two years in the making. You won't be disappointed.
Feb 2020 - Murder Mystery - Sherlock Holmes
Dec 2019 - Santa Goes on Holiday
Oct 2019 - Of Mice and Men
Feb 2019 - Ladies Day
Oct 2018 - Match Girls
May 2018 - 40 Fabulous Year (Variety show)
Nov 2017 - Talking Heads
Oct 2013 - The Final Act (murder mystery)
Jul 2010 - A Blow to the Head (murder mystery)
Jul 08 - Death by Radio (murder mystery)
2006 - 1979Full details of these past performances can be viewed here.
Awards and NominationsWe were delighted to receive two very prestigious awards from the North Essex Theatre Guild at their 2015 awards evening in September.
The Doris Griffith Memorial Cup for Best Production, ‘RolePlay’, was collected by the director, Val Taylor and the Best Actress in a drama, award went to Alison Baker for her wonderful portrayal of Julie-Ann in that same production.
Previous AwardsThe Manifest Theatre has been nominated and collected several awards during the history of the group. See the full list here -->
Although an amateur group we pride ourselves on our professional approach and are dedicated to achieving high standards in all our productions.
Our enthusiastic and talented cast and crew have won many awards over the years; most recently the Noda Award for Technical Achievement for the set from the production of Dead Guilty, Glyn Hill’s first full Manifest production. Well done to all those involved.
We aim for three productions a year - usually a Comedy, a Straight Play and a Musical (although this can vary). We use different Directors/Producers for each production as well as a Stage Manager and a hard-working team of Lighting, Sound, Make-up and Wardrobe technicians.