New, exclusive shows are heading to Essex in March, from magic tricks to psychological theatre
Who Run The World?
3 March-2 April
Electric Gallery, South Woodford
Electric Gallery’s new exhibition, Who Run The World?, features exclusive new works, editions and originals from over 30 amazing women artists based in the UK, including Cassandra Yap, Shuby, Bonnie & Clyde, Lauren Baker and more. To mark the occasion one of the UK’s leading women artists Sara Pope has created a special one-off limited edition print entitled Emotional Gangster (pictured). Only 15 copies will be available, signed and numbered by the artist herself.
When The Long Trick’s Over
3-5 March, Mercury Theatre
HighTide and New Wolsey Theatre are have announced that Stacey Ghent and Shenagh Govan have been cast playing mother and daughter in the two hander When The Long Trick’s Over – a triumphant play from Olivier Award winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. It’s a piece of work that moves forwards and backwards in time across the 21 miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the Channel crossing.
RDF Spring Exhibition
Until 9 March
Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe
Lorraine George and her husband run the Sentinel Gallery and also a charity, therobgeorgefoundation.co.uk, in memory of their youngest son Rob, who died aged 21 eight years ago from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. All proceeds from the gallery are donated to The RGF, and their latest Spring Exhibition, featuring some of the best artists in the county, will also see 40% of sales donated to the wonderful charity too.
4 March, Charter Hall Colchester
After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people, multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times. Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Djalili’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass.
Arts Centre, Colchester
Breakdancing magician and finalist of Britain’s Got Talent 2020, Magical Bones (pictured top of the page), is taking his new magic show Black Magic back on the road from February 2022, following an impressive sold-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bones is a unique performer, so expect to be taken on an awe-inspiring journey that includes the coolest breakdance moves, back-flipping card tricks and of course jaw-dropping street magic.
Colchester Record Fair
Colchester’s Record Fair returns to Firstsite, a treat for both enthusiasts and casual collectors alike. Go and browse through stall holders’ collections of vinyl and CDs from a vast range of genres. Grab yourself a bargain – or perhaps something a little rarer.
Millfield Theatre, Edmonton
Young talent from Chingford will be taking to the stage later this spring to perform shows at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton. More than 250 students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts schools in Chingford and Walthamstow will perform a tailored set of West End favourites as part of Gala performances for family and friends. The students have been practising for the last two months for their very own taste of theatre stardom.