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The Mercury Backs The U's!

4 April 2014

Town theatre joins #takeoverthetown PLUS: Your chance to win tickets!

Jump to 1945 as Alf and Ted march through Europe for home, fighting fascism while dreaming of a new England. 

2001, the night before England thrash Germany 5-1. Four England fans are thrown together on a campsite in Munich. Drink is drunk, songs are sung and secrets are exposed.

Two tickets will be part of the prize pot for the 50/50 draw v Tranmere Rovers, whilst you can also win simply by following the details below!

As part of their backing the campaign, U's fans have the chance to win two pairs of tickets for their upcoming play 'England Away'.

The Mercury Theatre is one of the town's iconic buildings, having been in the heart of the town since 1972, and their staff will be joining in the Take Over The Town activities and dressing their windows for the week leading up to the Brentford match.

Colchester's Mercury Theatre has become the latest organisation in the town to join in our #takeoverthetown campaign ahead of the final few weeks of the season.

England Away is an upfront, comic play about passion, patriotism and ‘Englishness’ which plays at the Mercury Theatre from the 24th to 26th April before embarking on a national tour.

Writer and director Paul Hodson brings a winning combination of upfront, powerful drama and stand up comedy in this new comic play about passion, patriotism and what it means to be English. It’s the perfect play for anyone who doesn’t watch plays. In a good way.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the see England Away on Thursday 24th April, please email with the answer to the following question:-

Which England player scored a hat-trick in the emphatic 5-1 win over Germany?

To find out more about England Away and other productions that the Mercury has got lined up at the theatre be sure to visit their website,, follow them on twitter @mercurytheatre and on Facebook by searching Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Please note: England Away is suitable for 16+ years. 

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