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In view of national guidance and advice, a number of events scheduled to take place across Colchester Borough Council venues have been deferred, rescheduled or cancelled. Further information can be found below including specific ticketing information for individual events.

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19th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 28th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Old Library
W Stockwell St
Colchester CO1

*** Following the recent government announcement regarding COVID-19, the Mercury Theatre are sorry to announce their upcoming production of Borders has now been cancelled. They will be contacting all ticket holders directly over the next couple of days to discuss current bookings. For their full statement head here:


Presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester.

“We built walls. We built borders. Around our hearts. Around our minds.”

Homs, Syria – a desperate artist expresses her rage at the Assad regime by spraying the walls  of her devastated city with subversive graffiti.

London, UK – an idealistic, young photographer gradually betrays all of his principals as he climbs the greasy pole of fame and celebrity.

Their paths are destined to cross from across the Mediterranean.

Told through two alternating monologues, BORDERS is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time.

Written by award-winning writer Henry Naylor, BORDERS was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival 2017 selling out its entire run and accumulating an astonishing 19 five and four-star reviews. Naylor, who is perhaps best known as Lead Writer on ITV’s Headcases and Spitting Image, as well as BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers, has now been described as ‘one of our best new playwrights’ by The Times and the Evening Standard, and ‘one of the finest British writers on contemporary events’ in Theatre Extra.

BORDERS will be directed by Ryan McBryde (Mercury Theatre Creative Director), and will take place at The Old Library, Colchester (formerly Memoirs Restaurant).


Thu 19 Mar         7.30pm

Fri 20 Mar           7.30pm

Sat 21 Mar          7.30pm

Wed 25 Mar       7.30pm

Thu 26 Mar         2.30pm

Thu 26 Mar         7.30pm

Fri 27 Mar           7.30pm

Sat 28 Mar          2.30pm

Sat 28 Mar          7.30pm


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