Founded in 1990, The Essex Group are a not for profit organisation run by Gary & Ann Sullivan and a creative team of passionate people who like putting on good shows.
We are based in Braintree, Essex with our own rehearsal studio and perform at various theatres throughout the County.
We work with all ages but have a long involvement with youth development, staging shows using local young actors with a love for the theatre.
All of our shows are cast by open audition enabling anyone to come along and get involved. Most shows have a comparatively short rehearsal period of about 10 to 12 weeks and mostly culminate in a week long production run; professionally staged using full orchestras, sets and costumes. We have our own design and construction team so most of what we produce is done so, in house.
WHAT OUR AUDIENCE ARE SAYING….
“I’VE BEEN ATTENDING LOCAL AMATEUR THEATRE FOR MANY YEARS AND I AM DELIGHTED TO HAVE FOUND YOU SO CLOSE TO HOME. YOUR PRODUCTION OF ANNIE WAS OUTSTANDING AND AS GOOD AS ANYTHING I’VE SEEN IN LONDON. MONEY WELL SPENT, WELL DONE”!
Joyce Musterly -
“...your actors and in particular the children, were amazing! I couldn’t stop thanking about the show all over the weekend and will be back to see your next show without a doubt”
Litham Banyard -
“I think the heat can be easily attributed to the energy of the actors on stage. How marvellous to see so much talent -
THE KING AND I
“Fabulous night out -