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October 30, 1938: Just Me and My Radio

It’s easy from the comfort of our 21st century recliners to dismiss the mass hysteria of an earlier generation as so many Chicken Littles or Turkey Lurkeys, afraid of their own shadows. 542 more words

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REVIEW : AN EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE – MERCURY THEATRE COLCHESTER

The University Centre Colchester Year 2 BA Honours Musical Theatre students performed an intimate array of West End and Broadway showstoppers to an appreciative audience this evening in the Mercury Theatre Studio. 448 more words

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★ Press Talk to Orson Welles About 'The War of the Worlds' (1938)

★ American actor, director, writer and producer, Orson Welles, was born on this day in 1915. Remembered for his highly innovative work in theatre, radio and film, one of his most notable productions was the legendary Mercury Theatre radio broadcast of… 116 more words

20th Century

Theatre Review: Bang Bang

Bang Bang is a Made in Colchester production – their first of 2017 in fact, and is currently playing at the Mercury Theatre. 

This is a new adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s… 143 more words

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War of the Worlds

The British writer H. G. Wells — a Virgo — is best known for his science fiction stories, and in fact Wells and his contemporary the French writer Jules Verne basically set the prototype for most science fiction written in the succeeding centuries.   1,430 more words

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