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Thameside Theatre panto star announced!

14 August 2019
Thameside Theatre has announced its star for this year's fantastic pantomime will be... Wes Nelson!
The TV heart-throb appeared in the ITV2 reality series Love Island in 2018, and also Dancing on Ice 2019, where he finished as runner-up.
This ITV hunk is set to mark his debut pantomime performance by playing the role of Dick Whittington at the Thameside Theatre.

Sinatra and Me

8 August 2019
A celebrated performer regarded as one of the world's finest Sinatra interpreters will be hitting the stage at Thameside Theatre.
Richard Shelton is an award winning actor and singer who has received many critically acclaimed international reviews for his performances as Sinatra in the show, which comes directly from London's West End and Los Angeles.
The fabulous Denmark Street Big Band will accompany Shelton on stage at theatre in Grays on Saturday 31 August, providing the audience with a wonderful music experience.

Backstage stars take a bow

5 July 2019
A group of talented young people who work hard behind the scenes took centre stage at a special show after receiving a letter from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber congratulating them on their achievements.
Thameside Young Producers was formed in 2013 by Franki McEwen and is based at Thameside Theatre in Grays. It gives young people aged 14 to 19 years-old an opportunity to learn the skills they need to work backstage in a theatre, including lighting design, sound and stage management, as well as event management and front of house operations.

Tribute trio coming to the Thameside Theatre

7 May 2019
Music lovers are in for a treat this summer with the Thameside Theatre playing host to a trio of fantastic tribute acts.
The series of shows begins with the UK’s number 1 David Bowie tribute act, Ultimate Bowie, coming to the theatre in Grays on Saturday 1 June. Starring Ed Blaney, the show captures the essence and authenticity of David Bowie, and will be sure to have you singing along to classics from Space Oddity to Let's Dance and the latest massive hit, Blackstar.

Here comes the Magic!

16 April 2019
Reawaken your sense of wonder with a unique magic and illusion show which is coming to the Thameside Theatre in Grays.
MAGIC! The Tour, starring accomplished magicians JezO and Doctor Bondini, is set to hit the stage on Saturday 4 May.
The magical duo have travelled the UK and beyond with their dazzling individual shows, and now collaborate on a show very much for today.
Bondini is known for his grand illusions, spellbinding storytelling and retro style of beautiful magic, while JezO is the master of mayhem and side-splitting comedy magic.

Beautiful Minds cinema club

18 March 2019
A series of dementia-friendly film screenings are coming to the Thameside Theatre in Grays.
The theatre's Beautiful Minds cinema club provides dementia-friendly film screenings so that people living with dementia can spend quality time with their loved ones and carers in a supportive environment without the anxiety that visiting the cinema might cause.
A variety of films are lined up for everyone to enjoy and tickets are just £5, which includes refreshments and entertainment prior to each screening.
The latest screenings are:

Join the magical adventures of Alice in Wonderland this Easter

11 March 2019
Another family favourite is coming to the Thameside Theatre this Easter with a musical version of Alice in Wonderland.
KD Theatre Productions wowed audiences at the theatre in Grays with their sell out performances of The Wizard of Oz last year and they are back again next month with another classic.
Why not join Alice this Easter in her magical adventure down the rabbit hole in this brand new staging of Lewis Carroll's family favourite?

Wicked Wednesdays are back this half-term

31 January 2019
Wicked Wednesdays are returning to Thameside Theatre, offering a fantastic family film deal this February half-term.
This exciting scheme offers two free adult tickets for every child ticket purchased at the Thameside Theatre in Grays, with child tickets priced at just £5. To make the offer even more tantalising, each child also receives popcorn and a drink.
The offer is available for the following films during the half-term:

Princesses and scientists to take over Thameside Theatre this February half term

21 January 2019
Whether it is being wowed by exhilarating experiments or dancing away at a pop princess party, there is plenty for the kids to enjoy at the Thameside Theatre this February half-term.
The 'Exciting Science Show' takes to the stage at the theatre in Grays at 2pm on Tuesday 19 February, with tickets priced at £10.

New cast member unveiled for highly-anticipated panto

20 November 2018
An exciting last minute addition has been made to the cast of this year's eagerly-awaited pantomime in Grays.
Thameside Theatre has announced reality TV star Ben Jardine – who rose to fame on the television show Married at First Sight and appeared in this year's Celebrity Big Brother – will play Wishee Washee in the theatre's upcoming panto, Aladdin.
Curtains will be raised for the first performance on Friday 30 November, with 61 fun-filled showings between then and Sunday 6 January.