As the leaves change and the cosy knits come out of hiding…check out what’s coming up at the Civic Theatre & Cramphorn Studio!
Friday 30 November 2018 – Sunday 6 Jan 2019
The Civic Theatre
In association with the Chelmsford Civic Theatre, One From The Heart brings another action-packed family show to Chelmsford, featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sparkling storybook sets, energetic song and dance routines, beautiful costumes, plenty of audience participation and the most important ingredient of all – a generous helping of pantomime magic!
Meet the wicked and elaborately dressed Ugly Sisters, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother, the dashing and handsome Prince Charming and of course, beautiful Cinderella herself. There will also be a special appearance from two Shetland ponies who will be taking Cinderella to the ball in her sparkling coach!
Chris Bonington – Life & Times
Tuesday 4 December 7.45pm
The Civic Theatre
Presented by Speakers from the Edge
Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world.
Sir Chris was the first mountaineer on the lecture circuit and, this autumn, he will present his “Life & Times” in an audio visual account, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century.
…And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel
Thursday 6 December 7.30pm
The Cramphorn Studio
A biographical one-man play about the life of film comedian Stan Laurel, starring Jeffrey Holland (Spike from the BBC’s Hi-De-Hi).
Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy; the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.
It’s A Wonderful Life (U)
Tuesday 11 December 7.30pm
The Chelmsford Picture House
Frank Capra’s evergreen fable is essential seasonal viewing , as Jimmy Stewart’s disconsolate George Bailey is led to redemption by befuddled angel Clarence Oddbody. Heartwarming, tearjerking… and complete with complementary mince pie and mulled wine!
Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers