Southend Shakespeare Company

The Vortex 2021
Flare Path 2021
Henry IV Part One 2018
Macbeth 2017
The Learned Ladies 2018
The Playboy of The Western World 2020
 

Current Productions

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Dixon Studio,
Palace Theatre,
Tue 2nd - Sat 6th Nov 2021

THE VORTEX

by Noel Coward 

Set in 1930's London high society, The Vortex follows the complicated lives of the Lancaster family and the people caught up with them.  What should be a pleasant weekend in the family's country home, rapidly degenerates into a much more sinister event when the family are forced to face up to their shortcomings and readjust their views of the world.  This is a play which explores the frailty of human nature, and the devastating power of secrets.

Dixon Studio,
Palace Theatre,
Tue 30th Nov -Sat 4th Dec 2021

FLARE PATH
by Terence Rattigan

Set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase during the Second World War, this story of love and loyalty follows a group of RAF airmen and their wives over the course of a day, including Patricia Graham, who finds herself at the centre of a love triangle, torn between her husband Teddy Graham and her old flame, famous film star Peter Kyle.

 

Rehearsal Photos - The Vortex

 
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About the Company

Originally formed in 1951, the Southend Shakespeare Company is one of the few theatre groups in the south-east, professional or amateur, that dedicates itself to performing plays from a classical repertoire.  In recent years our programme has included works both ancient and modern, by authors as diverse as Coward, Moliere, Wilde, Miller, Priestley and of course, Shakespeare.

We are also one of the most prolific drama groups around, producing an average of five productions each year. Our indoor shows are staged in the Dixon Studio at the famous Palace Theatre in Southend on Sea. Every July we also stage an open air summer production at various open air venues in Essex.

We are always on the look out for new faces who may be interested in acting, or working backstage or any other aspect of the Company. As a Full or Associate Member of the SSC you can obtain discount tickets for certain shows. If you would like to contact us please use the Get In Touch button in the corner of our homepage.

We hope to see you soon!   

 
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2022 Productions

TICKETS GO ON SALE IN THE NEW YEAR

THE CHILDREN

by Lucy Kirkwood

Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre,
Tue 15th - Sat 19th March 2022

THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY 

by Thomas Middleton

Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, 
Tue 26th - Sat 30th April 2022

BARTHOLOMEW FAIR 

by Ben Jonson

Open Air Summer Production
July 2022 Dates TBA

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

by Ivan Turgenev

Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre,
Tue 1st - Sat 5th Nov 2022

ROMEO & JULIET 

by William Shakespeare

Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre,
Tue 29th Nov -Sat 3rd Dec 2022

 

The Last Ten Years
Dixon Studio Palace Theatre

2020
The Playboy of The Western World

2019
The Killing of Sister George
Henry IV Part Two
Private Lives
Richard III

2018
Journey's End
Dangerous Corner
The Learned Ladies
Henry IV Part One

2017
L'Occupation
Home
Macbeth

2016
Copenhagen
The Winter's Tale
Home and Beauty
Measure For Measure

2015
Broken Glass
The Merchant Of Venice
When We Are Married



 

2014
An Ideal Husband
King Lear
Hay Fever
Cowardy Custard

2013
Dancing at Lughnasa
Othello
Julius Caesar
Antony & Cleopatra

2012
Entertaining Mr. Sloane
No Man's Land
The Relapse
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Alchemist

2011
The Master Builder
Twelfth Night
Rashomon
Hamlet

2010
A Flea In Her Ear
The Hostage
The Lower Depths
Romeo & Juliet

Antony & V

 

 

Open Air Summer Productions

Coming Soon

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be"

William Shakespeare