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Events Guide Whitsun Bank Holiday

26th May 2016
Posted by Liam Corrigan

Looking for something to do in or around Basildon during the half-term break?

Murder in Play Thursday 26th May-Saturday 28th May – Doors open 7:30pm

Ingatestone & Fryerning Dramatic Club is proud to present Simon Brett’s hilarious comedy thriller MURDER IN PLAY. Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The actors are more interested in their egos than the play, the props seem to have a life of their own, and the director has personal problems! But fiction becomes reality when someone is murdered on stage. Who was the murderer? Was it one of the cast? Was it someone connected with the director? Was it a rival actor? Or could it have been the director himself?

Tickets £9 on the door

for more information phone 07875 589471


Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre,

7 High Street

Anglian Potters at Hyde Hall Friday 27th May-Monday 30th May 10:00am-5pm

20+ potters and ceramic artists will be showing their latest work at RHS Hyde Hall in this exciting new selling exhibition. Come along and see the beautiful gardens of Hyde Hall and take the opportunity to visit our exhibition in the brand new purpose-built marquee.

Prices Adults £10 Children 5-16 £5

For more information phone 0845 265 8071


RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane

The Great British Pet and Country Show Sunday 29th May 2016 and Monday 30th May 2016 10am-5pm

Entertaining, action packed, and full of animals! The perfect show for the whole family! Celebrating pets of all shapes and sizes! There will be pet experts, specialist exhibitors and much much more! There will also be a section dedicated to All About Dogs! A MUST for any animal lover!

Tickets cost Adults £9.00 Children £7 .00

For more information phone 01702 549623


Hylands House & Estate




Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival at Essex Outdoors Mersea Island Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th May 11am-5pm

Savour the Flavour of Island Life!

The Festival is a celebration of local food and drink; a showcase for talented artists and local performers. It’s fun for all the family with aerial walkway, climbing wall, zipwire, bouncy castle, ‘hamster balls’, camp cooking and free craft activities and workshops.

• sample local produce
unique gifts for yourself, your home or garden
talented entertainers
children’s activities all weekend

Ample parking and marquees for cover
Grand Draw for your chance to win £250!

Free Admission

For more information phone Bev Perkins on 01206 382572


Rewsalls Lane
East Mersea

WHITNEY – Queen of the Night Saturday 28th May 2016 7:30pm Towngate Theatre 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as Whitney.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits including, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

Tickets £22

For more information and to book tickets phone the box office on 01268 465 465


The Towngate Theatre

St. Martin’s Square



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