Prepare to be entertained at your local theatre

Prepare to be entertained at your local theatre

Prepare to be entertained at your local theatre

First published in News

Braintree and Witham look set to be thoroughly entertained through the first couple of months of 2014, with a variety of shows on offer in both towns.

The Braintree Arts theatre, in Notley Road, kicks off its season with an adaptation of Aladdin by the Pantoloons, running from Saturday until January 25 with shows at various times.

Othello will be performed on February 1, a production of Aladdin by Rayne ActUp on February 2, one-woman show Home Truth on February 7 and a comedy performance by Lee Hurst on February 8.

Family adventure Kidnapped will be performed on February 18, followed by a Fun House Comedy night with Alfie Moore on February 20, followed by a performance of Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on February 28.

For more information and to book tickets, visit braintreeartstheatre.com/what-s-on or call 01376 556 354.

The Bocking Arts Theatre has closed for winter but will be back with a packed line-up of shows for their Spring and Summer Season soon.

Witham’s Public Hall in Collingwood Road will be providing a busy schedule of performances, with Stageability performing Two Shaws to See on Sunday and an evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham on January 23.

The Doggone Honkabillies will perform on February 8 and WOW will grace the stage with their musical Grease from February 17 until 22.

The Colchester Military Wives Choir will appear at the hall on February 28.

For more information about show times and booking tickets visit withampublichall.co.uk or call 0845 017 8717.

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9:03pm Mon 13 Jan 14

pierre-pierre says...

what is that picture,

not Notley

Not Bocking Arts

Dont think it is witham
what is that picture, not Notley Not Bocking Arts Dont think it is witham pierre-pierre
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9:14am Tue 14 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

They probably just googled ‘Theatre Stock Photos’ which brings up the website I have shown below. It throws up an incredible 41,000 images of theatre scenes. I presume they decided to go through that lot until they found a suitable one.

I note however that they chose number 2. I expect that they had probably become bored by that stage (no pun intended) and just said “sod it - this one will do”. Ha ha!

http://www.shutterst
ock.com/cat.mhtml?se
archterm=theatre+sta
ge&search_group=&lan
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(The actual image in question appears to have originated from the very impressive portfolio of a Portugese photographer named Joao Seabra).
They probably just googled ‘Theatre Stock Photos’ which brings up the website I have shown below. It throws up an incredible 41,000 images of theatre scenes. I presume they decided to go through that lot until they found a suitable one. I note however that they chose number 2. I expect that they had probably become bored by that stage (no pun intended) and just said “sod it - this one will do”. Ha ha! http://www.shutterst ock.com/cat.mhtml?se archterm=theatre+sta ge&search_group=&lan g=en&search_source=s earch_form (The actual image in question appears to have originated from the very impressive portfolio of a Portugese photographer named Joao Seabra). OMPITA [Intl]
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12:07pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pierre-pierre says...

Yup an old theater with red curtain from Shutterstock.com
Yup an old theater with red curtain from Shutterstock.com pierre-pierre
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9:29am Fri 17 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Yes, pierre-pierre you are correct.

OMPITA agents worldwide have been ‘on the case’ attempting to identify the actual theatre featured.

Agent X in Hong Kong contacted João Seabra who set up a company there called jumpwilly which specializes in digital imaging, only to find that he is not the same João Seabra credited with originating the subject photograph. What a blow!

We then tasked Agent Z in New York who dutifully trudged up the full 30 floors of 60 Broad Street to the Shutterstock Offices only to find that they have no record of the original photographer.

That’s it. We’ve drawn a blank. Maybe we’ll have to try a different approach. A process of elimination perhaps?

You’ve already given us a starter. You said it aint Bocking Institute and it ain’t Braintree Notley Arts Theatre - or indeed Witham (where’s that?).

That’s already three down and only a few thousand to go.

Care to carry it on?

Break a leg old chap!
Yes, pierre-pierre you are correct. OMPITA [Intl] agents worldwide have been ‘on the case’ attempting to identify the actual theatre featured. Agent X in Hong Kong contacted João Seabra who set up a company there called jumpwilly which specializes in digital imaging, only to find that he is not the same João Seabra credited with originating the subject photograph. What a blow! We then tasked Agent Z in New York who dutifully trudged up the full 30 floors of 60 Broad Street to the Shutterstock Offices only to find that they have no record of the original photographer. That’s it. We’ve drawn a blank. Maybe we’ll have to try a different approach. A process of elimination perhaps? You’ve already given us a starter. You said it aint Bocking Institute and it ain’t Braintree Notley Arts Theatre - or indeed Witham (where’s that?). That’s already three down and only a few thousand to go. Care to carry it on? Break a leg old chap! OMPITA [Intl]
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