Witham Gig Guide

We're collecting details on any local band or anything remotely related to the performance of live music...

If you're part of a local band, choir or just even let people listen to you singing in the bath then we'd like to here from you, for a start, you could add your Gigs; If you run a venue, or have a long tour planned, you might like to contact us to arange featuring your venue or group.

Events over the next 3 Months

London Calling - A tribute to the Clash, 20th January 2018, 20:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
London Calling - A tribute to the Clash
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The Legendary Frontmen Of Rock, 26th January 2018, 19:30 at , St Helens Street, Ipswich (24.8 miles)
The Legendary Frontmen Of Rock
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Jah Wobble, 27th January 2018, 19:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Jah Wobble
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller , 6th February 2018 to 10th February 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Paper Lantern Theatre Company, who achieved sell out success with their production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams and 'The Graduate' by Terry Johnson, present Arthur Miller's classic 1952 play, 'The Crucible'. This iconic literary masterpiece is a tragic and timeless depiction of how bigotry, personal vengeance and hysteria can tear a community apart. It is regarded as a central work in the canon of American drama. As pioneers of what has been termed 'Filmic Theatre', Paper Lantern promises a theatrical feast. Book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £15,£ 12


Dreadzone, 10th February 2018, 18:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Dreadzone
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Jamie Lenman (ex Reuben), 23rd February 2018, 19:30 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Jamie Lenman (ex Reuben)
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Glass Onion Band, 24th February 2018, 19:45 to 23:59 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
The Glass Onion four-piece band proudly presents a fab evening of music celebrating many memorable classics (and some rarities....!) of the Beatles. This local band has achieved sell-out shows and standing ovations. With great harmonies, let Glass Onion 'Come Together' and provide you an opportunity to 'Get Back' to the sensational sixties. The appeal of the Beatles spans every generation and Glass Onion will 'Help!' you through all of the different eras of the Fab Four's music including an intimate and fun acoustic set not to be forgotten! Tickets £ 12


The Mayor's Players , 25th February 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
A collection of extremely memorable, witty and hilarious sketches and songs familiar to all lovers of great comedy performed by the most talented artistes in the Colchester area. Laughter is guaranteed.
There will be bad language and adult themes
Tickets: £10


Pandora's Box by Jonathan Young, 26th February 2018 to 28th February 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
A spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, illustration, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of community members. Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice. Suitable for 7 +
Contact nmtautomatics@outlook.com for details on free workshops and the exciting opportunity to be part of the community chorus!
Tickets: £11, £10 (seniors), £9 (students/under 16)
Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Performance: 28th February 7.30pm


The Sam Plackett Trio , 2nd March 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
The Sam Plackett Trio will be returning to the Headgate for an evening of hard-bop, Latin and modern jazz. Colchester-born guitarist Sam Plackett will be accompanied by the remarkable drumming of Tom Jiggins and the legendary Pete Whittaker on Jazz Organ. The members of the ensemble are currently performing their soon-to-be released album and this show at the Headgate is a chance to hear their new material before anyone else. Strictly age 12+. The show will contain loud music.
Tickets: £10, £8 (students, people with disabilities, ISM/MU members)


Icons of the 80s, 2nd March 2018, 19:30 at , St Helens Street, Ipswich (24.8 miles)
Icons of the 80s
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Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown , 9th March 2018 to 10th March 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... having to take a stand... or turning round and going back. These are the stories and characters of today. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Saturday matinee performance at 1.30pm
Recommended age 12+ due to some strong language
Tickets: £12


XWA Pro Wrestling Live In Colchester feat: Former WWE Superstar Simon Gotch & More, 11th March 2018, 15:00 at , Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (11.5 miles)
XWA Professional Wrestling
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Paul Carrack, 11th March 2018, 19:00 at , Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (15.9 miles)
Paul Carrack
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Bazaar and Rummage , 14th March 2018 to 17th March 2018, 19:45 to 23:59 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Set in 1981, the play sees a group of agoraphobic women and their well- meaning social workers stage a jumble sale to raise awareness of their condition. Confessions and secrets are shared in this bittersweet comedy looking at the strength and frailty of women battling this awful condition.
Contains sexual themes and VERY adult language. Not suitable for children.
Tickets: £13, £11 (seniors), £10 (students)
Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm


Lindisfarne, 18th March 2018, 18:45 at , Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich (21.4 miles)
Lindisfarne
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Blood Brothers, 20th March 2018 to 24th March 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Mickey and Edward are twins who are separated at birth due to their mother's financial and personal struggles. How will their different upbringings affect their adult lives? Mad Hatter return to the Headgate with a new production of this British classic.
Contains strong language and sexual references
Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions (OAP, Students, Children)


The Style Councillors, 23rd March 2018, 19:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
The Style Councillors
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Icons of the 80s, 23rd March 2018, 19:00 at , Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (15.9 miles)
Icons of the 80s
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Ivor Novello - his life and music , 25th March 2018 at , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Platform Musicals perform the work of one the most celebrated musical theatre composers of the 20th Century. With selections from some of Ivor Novello's most popular shows, including "The Dancing Years", "Perchance to Dream" and "King's Rhapsody", the Platform singers will perform much loved songs such as "Waltz of My Heart", "We'll Gather Lilacs" and "Someday My Heart Will Awake". A nostalgic journey back to Novello's musical world of melody and romance that is not to be missed!
A special concert given to support the work of Crohn's and Colitis UK.
Tickets: £13
Performances at 3pm and 7.30 pm.


Beth Hart, 12th April 2018, 18:00 at , St Helens Street, Ipswich (24.8 miles)
Beth Hart
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Keni Burke, 12th April 2018, 18:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Keni Burke
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Lower Than Atlantis, 14th April 2018, 18:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Lower Than Atlantis
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Plan B, 1st May 2018, 18:00 at , Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (15.9 miles)
Plan B
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Chantel McGregor, 18th May 2018, 18:30 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Chantel McGregor
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Shuggie Otis, 8th June 2018, 18:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Shuggie Otis
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