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Viva Las Vegas is a musical concert filled with songs from some of the biggest Vegas residents and performers. Audiences are seated at tables for a cabaret style performance and are welcome to bring along their own drinks and refreshments. We do have a cash bar on site that is open before the show and during the interval for anyone that would like to purchase both alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments.
In the late 1940s a few police officers and their wives started a group called “The New Court Players” and performed small plays in an old wooden hut near Police Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex.
Several of the original members were moved from Headquarters and this, together with retirements, meant the members sadly depleted. However, a small number remained and the decision was taken to perform a musical and The New Court Players became The Police Headquarters Musical Society. Our first musical, Calamity Jane was performed in 1966 in the newly constructed Assembly Hall at Headquarters. Back in the 1980s the society was renamed The Essex Police Musical Society, since then the Society has produced two shows each year at the Assembly Hall and after over fifty years we are still going strong.
EPMS has been going now for over five decades and we have enjoyed a very gratifying rise in membership over the last few years. Although it is hard work and time consuming, it’s always enjoyable and a hugely compelling hobby.
Please be aware that our show is held at Police HQ on the second floor and our main lift is currently not working. This will mean you having to use the stairs to get to the hall. There is a secondary lift that we could utilise if we need to but this will still require you to get up two flights of stairs.
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