The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, has been chosen for the 2019 UK Theatre Award for Excellence in Inclusivity

The Theatre, which is part of the Haven Gateway Partnership, triumphed in the national awards; fellow nominees were the Bush Theatre, London and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

The impressive activities of the theatre included both staged works - with 2 shows aimed at communities who don't regularly attend - and a management initiative to ensure more diversity in decision making roles.

Full details on the story, including quotes can be read online:

Gazette News

Mercury productions, including current show Cinderella, are being staged at the Abbeyfield (pictured) during the extension and refurbishment of the theatre:

Mercury Rising