Bumper Easter Events from your Social & Youth Performers' Committee!

Saturday 4th April - Trip for the YPs members to 'The Wizard of Oz' at the Princes Theatre. If you are wanting to go, please contact Kerri McCarthy by 2pm tomorrow afternoon. Tickets £9.00 each per Child and £10.00 per Adult.

Sunday 5th April - Easter Egg Hunt at the Holland Haven Country Park. Meet at 2pm in the crater by the Sailing Club.. Entrance Fee £2.00 per Child. Prize for all plus for Child that collects the most. Please contact me, Sam McCarthy by Saturday morning 9am, to ensure we have enough prizes. Thanks.

Monday 6th April - CMTS Film Club showing 'Hop'. Entrance Fee £1.00 per person. Green Room open. Please let me know if you are attending. Thanks

Plea from KYDS Youth Drama Society

KYDS Youth Drama Society based in Tiptree, are looking for someone to play the non-singing role of 'Father O'Stake' in their Production of 'Dracula Spectacula Show'.

Please contact Alex Berriman by email:


'Best of British' 2015 Concert Auditions

Well done and thank you to everyone who auditioned on Wednesday 25th March.

The Casting Committee were very impressed with the high standard of Auditions.

Below shows what you will be doing above being in the Chorus/Dancer/Children/Non-Mover.

But the actual song you will be doing has not been confirmed yet.

The Production Team, with the Management Committees agreement, would like to hold a second round of Auditions on Wednesday 8th April 2015, starting at 7.30pm at the CMTS HQ.

Anyone who has already auditioned for a Solo and did not get one may audition again if they wish.

- Steve Church
- Katie Finn
- Poppy Kent
- Nicola Heap
- Ashlea Moore
- Graeme Wilson

- Katie Finn & Luke Corneloues
- Lauren Carter & Abigail Guthrie
- Nicola Heap & Steve Church

Included in a Group number:
-Alex Bass

Solo line in a Chorus number:
- Alex Bass
- Helen Bridgman
- Richard Taylor

'LSoHs' Rehearsal - Tuesday 24th March 2015

Reminder for this evenings Rehearsal.

 7.30pm - Revise dialogue Act 2 pgs 62 & 63.
                 Revise 'Call Back in Morning'.

8pm - Set dialogue pgs 67 & 68 and 'Suddenly Seymour'.

9pm - Set 'Suppertime'. All called as required. Thanks.

Who Will Care? Awards 2015

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) want to hear about the stars of Essex – register now! 

Tell them about a volunteer, business or charity that has made an impact on your community and improved the lives of others.

This is your opportunity to show just how much you appreciate them.

A time to say thank you. 

The ‘Who Will Care?’ Awards is the first county-wide volunteer awards for Essex and will take place on Wednesday 13th May at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.

CAVS have been commissioned by Essex County Council to co-ordinate this new and exciting event which is sponsored by Castle Point CCG, Runwood Homes and Colchester FC and will be compered by Dave Monk of BBC Essex. 

People across the county are being asked to nominate individuals, voluntary organisations and charities that they feel deserve recognition for their volunteering efforts and commitment, for going that extra mile and making a difference. 

Fun Day on Sunday 3rd May 2015

Venue: Parkeston Welfare Park, from 12 to 4pm.
Including a bouncy castle, stalls, beer tent etc.

For more information or to book a stall call 07506 212377

Fundraiser Disco on Saturday 25th April 2015

Parkeston Residents and Welfare Park Association present a Fundraiser Disco, tickets £3 each, raffle 25p per ticket. 
All proceeds to the Parkeston Residents and Welfare Park Association to make the village a better place.
Venue: Parkeston Railway Club


Gentle Yoga Course on Monday 13 April 2015

Easy-to-follow yoga based exercises, which can be adapted to suit all abilities.
Instructional handouts to take home so you can practice the poses regularly. 
You may be eligible to attend this course FREE OF CHARGE.
Please contact us to find out.
If you are not eligible for free training this course will only cost £25.
Venue: CVS Tendring. Rosemary Road. Clacton. From 09.30 to 12.30.


Finance For Small Business Training - Monday 13th April 2015

A short introductory course for small business or the newly self-employed to provide essential information on appropriate  financial record keeping. 

You may be eligible to attend this course FREE OF CHARGE.

Please contact us to find out.

If you are not eligible for free training this course will only cost £25.

Venue: CVS Tendring. Rosemary Road. Clacton. From 09.30 to 13.30.

The Sound of Silk and Bamboo Concert - Tuesday 7th April 2015

Experience an evening of Chinese music showcasing string and bamboo instruments, singing and music from different regions, styles and ages.
The ensemble features talented Chinese musicians who have performed in venues ranging from London’s Southbank Purcell Room to WOMAD and the WOMEX festival in Europe.
Venue: Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Starting at 7.30pm.


Tendring Older Peoples Forum - Friday 27th March 2015

Worried about being ripped off?
Concerned about being conned?
Then come along to the next meeting of the Tendring Older Peoples forum where Jean Allen from Home Instead will be giving a talk about how to avoid senior fraud.
Venue: Weeley Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley. Starting at 10am

Mad About Theatre Company present 'Bedlam and Breakfast' Saturday 25th April, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Venue: Clacton County High School

Your long awaited Spring break with the Mad About Theatre Company has arrived.
So why not check in for a farcical tale of birth death and marriage at an aging hotel in Slough.
With shades of the Marigold Hotel, a colourful mélange of characters check in to the Bella Vista, for a week of what any hotel should offer but clearly this one doesn’t!
Instead, brace yourself for off the wall comedy, a celebrity wedding in the offing, intrigue, toe-tapping music and a blend of what Mad Theatre does best. 
Ticket Booking Line: 07709 315510. 
Tickets: £5 Adults, £3 Children - Matinee Madness 10 tickets for £30. 
Tickets available on the door. 
Raffle and refreshments.
Proceeds in aid of St Helena Hospice.

CMTS Social Event: 'Little Shop of Horrors' After Show Party Friday 3rd July 2015

CMTS Social Event: 'Avenue Q' Mercury Theatre Wednesday 22nd April 2015

CMTS Social Event 'Queen's Birthday Bake Off' Competition Tuesday 21st April 2015

Clacton Choral Society Unmissable Easter Favourites - Saturday 28 March, 7.30 pm

Venue: St James’ Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea   CO15 1DA

If you have never attended a choral evening, this Easter offers you the perfect opportunity to dip your toes in, and find out what you have been missing!  The well established choir of Clacton Choral will be performing a confirmed favourite, the Stainer Crucifixion. This is an extended meditation for Passiontide: the expression of emotion described with rising and falling melodies, including the well known chorus ‘God so Loved the World’- choral singing at its very best.  The programme continues with the classic Faure’s Requiem in an arrangement by David Hill for harp, organ, violin and cello. Our local choir and guest musicians will together evoke Faure’s atmospheric melodies and harmonies, in the imposing setting of Clacton’s St James’ Church, along with professional soloists Paul Bloomfield (tenor) and Peter Grevatt (bass). This performance of the Requiem will be in memory of Gilli’s late father, John Francis Price (25.1.1932 - 2.3.2014). Do come along and share what promises to be a lovely evening.  Tickets are just £10 which includes a comprehensive programme, and refreshments, and can be booked by ‘phoning 01255 424568 or email

'The Wizard of Oz' Rehearsal Friday 20th March 2015

Tomorrow's Rehearsal is as follows:

6 to 8pm revising Act 1, everyone called.

8 to 9pm Dancers and Dorothy TMan Scrow Lion EMCGuards for dialogue. Thanks.

'LSoHs' Rehearsal: Tuesday 10th March 2015

This evenings Rehearsal is for Principles only as we are revising from page 33 to the end of Act 1. Thanks.

'Best of British' Variety Concert Sunday 30th August 2015

A reminder of all the dates and info you will need.

The Management Committee have decided to do it a bit different for this years fundraising Concert.

The first (and only) Rehearsal for anyone who wishes to do a Solo/Duet/Trio/Group number is on Wednesday 11th March 2015.

This is an introduction to what the Concert is all about and what you need to know and do. Audition Packs will be available.

The Auditions for Solos/Duets/Trios/Groups is on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

Then there is no more planned Rehearsals until after 'Little Shop of Horrors' finishes.

The Concert Production Team may call you to a Tuesday or Thursday Rehearsal, to check up on how you are getting on with your Solo/Duet/Trio/Group number.

As with our previous Concerts, Solo/Duet/Trio etc are expected to go away and put together their number, with the Producer helping and supporting them if stuck or unsure what to do.

The first Chorus/Dancers/Childrens/Non-Movers Rehearsal then is on Tuesday 7th July 2015.

This is for everyone to learn the Chorus/Dancers/Children/Non-Movers Audition pieces.

As with all our Productions, its a team effort, so everyone who has a Solo/Duet etc is expected to be part of the Chorus etc as well.

The Concert Production Team is Ashleigh Masters as Producer, Will Smith-Daye as Musical Director and Gabrielle Tyler as Choreographer.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Sam McCarthy, as the Production Chair. Thanks.

'LSoHs' Rehearsal Tuesday 3rd March 2015

This evenings Rehearsal is as follows:

Revise 'Skid Row', 'Dentist', 'Prologue', 'Da Doo', Mushnik and Son' and 'Feed Me (Git It)'.

Everyone involved in theses numbers are called. Thanks.