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Mercury Theatre

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Address: Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 573948
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Description: Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of...
Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to make work in Colchester that reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally.
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James and the Giant Peach

My 5 year old daughter and I thought this show was absolutely 'awesome'. The actors were amazing and stayed in character for the whole show, even if it wasn't there part and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My 5 year old daughter and I thought this show was absolutely 'awesome'. The actors were amazing and stayed in character for the whole show, even if it wasn't there part and were listening to another character. Great songs songs. Quite magical. We loved Sponge and Spiker! We can't wait to read the rest of the story at home. We'd... More 

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essex, u k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Saw this with my family a few weeks ago and the show and theatre itself were fantastic. We will definitely check out future productions.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Saw James and the giant peach yesterday after finishing the book with my son last week and I don't normally write reviews but have got to say how much we loved it! The adaption and actors brought a much loved classic to life in such a charming and heartwarming way that I don't think it could've been done any better,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic show, I am so glad we booked this for our 7 year old. She was captivated from the start and actually so was I! Sometimes shows aimed at children can be a bit tedious for the adults but not this one. I would totally recommend this show.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Outstanding performance. My 3 children aged 9 7 & 3 absolutely loved it. Lots of interaction with the audience and lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very enjoayble. A telented cast and a clever set made this one of the best shows are have seen at the Mercury. Co

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This production of James and the Giant Peach is a triumph. The stage version has several edits from the book which do not distract from the story, essential to keep it to a 2hr running time that can be handled by its youthful audience. The cast gave life to the characters in a way I have rarely seen in comic... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have just come back from seeing James and the giant peach. I didn't know the story and it was a really good show. All the cast were brilliant, very talented, naturally. I went with one of my daughters and her 2 children, ages 12 and 7. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The theatre is comfortable and easy for us... More 

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

James and the Giant Peach saw yesterday 22-8-15 fantastic everyone must see it !!! The actors ,the puppets the talent of the actors with music is inspiring !! Well done

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

James and the giant peach was an amazing performance and my friend and i enjoyed it very much.We loved the music and the cast, I think Dale Superville was very funny. Paris aged 10. My granddaughter wrote the above !! I took her and her pal to see this yesterday and we enjoyed it very much , they knew the... More 

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