BOX OFFICE : The Flames of Injustice

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Bonfire night, November 1828, and the people of Witham revel in celebrations until fires break out at barns either side of Newland St, Witham. Unbeknown to sweethearts James Cooke & Betty Goodwin, the flames are about to change their lives forever.

This moving story has been written by Sarah Osborne in collaboration with WAOS members with a full folk style score by Franky Garland and orchestration by Phil Toms.

When James is wrongly accused of starting the fires, Betty and the community rally round to provide support. Will justice prevail? Will the interrogators listen to reason? And when will the flames burn out?

Please note, the show will include some strobe-lighting and explosion sound effects

Monday 24th to Saturday 29th October 2022

Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY. Performances nightly at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee 2:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up (No admission before 2pm or 7pm).

We are happy to note that Chelmer Radio will be running ads, interviews with cast members and the production team, playing some of the songs from The Flames of Injustice and more in the build up to our show. Click to listen in. We will try and alert you to the dates and times of key content.

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Ticket Prices

Raised Stalls £16, Front Stalls £14, Balcony £13.
Note, there is a 50p per ticket booking fee.

Our special preview night on Monday for which all tickets are £10... but hurry, these will sell fast!

Concessions tickets at £10 are offered for the Tuesday evening and Saturday Matinee performances on Front Stalls and Balcony seats for Senior Citizens (65 and over), Registered Disabled and Under 21s (16-21s must be in full time education).

We welcome group bookings and offer a 10% discount on 10 or more full priced front stalls and balcony seats for all performances except Monday. Please book by telephone or e-mail or post to obtain group rates.

Book on-line

Please note, due to issues with our previous Ticket Booking service, we have changed to a new Provider - "Ticket Tailor" who provide a much friendlier online ticketing system with no misleading adverts.

All seats, except wheelchair accessible and party bookings, can be requested on-line and paid for using a debit/credit card, BACS bank transfer, cheque or Paypal. All tickets booked on-line will be issued as e-tickets. Once we have received your order, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail containing your e-tickets. Simply print these off and bring them along to the show. Note that tickets to be paid by bank transfer or cheque will not be valid until we have received payment. The link below will show an interactive seating plan, allows you to choose your seat/s, performance date and pay by debit/credit card or PayPal,cheque or bank transfer.

Book Online

Email the Box Office

Send your enquiry to Please include the following information:

Full name
Telephone number(s)
Chosen performance
Number and type of seats required

You will receive an email confirming your booking and details of how to pay.

Telephone the Box Office:

Call us on 0300 201 0080 and leave a message – remember to give the following information:

Full name
Telephone number(s)
Chosen performance
Number and type of seats required

You will receive a telephone call confirming your booking and details of how to pay.

Book in Person

In-Person bookings will be available from 14 July 2022 at Witham Tourist Information Office, 61 Newland Street, Witham.
Open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00om.
Payments may be made in cash or by Debit/Credit Card.

Book By Post

Send your completed Booking Form to WAOS Box Office Manager, 2 Yew Tree Close, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2SG. Please send a cheque made payable to WAOS with your order form. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if tickets are to be posted. Please note that orders received after 10th October will not be posted and will be held at the Box Office for collection.

Download the booking form

Refunds and cancellation

In the event of WAOS having to cancel the show (for example, due to Government guidance on Covid), ticket holders will be contacted and provided a full refund.
If a ticket holder is unable to attend due to Covid symptoms or isolation, please contact the Box Office before the show for a full refund.

Wheelchair Places
There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available, please check with the Box Office Manager for availability

Conditions of Sale
For health and safety reasons children under 6 are not permitted on the Raised Stalls and children under 11 must be accompanied by and adult.

Allocation of Tickets
Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate alternative performances should your first choice not be avaialble. WAOS reserves the right to re-seat patrons, refund tickets or refuse admission. Ticket refunds are at the discretion of the WAOS management.

Our Venue
WAOS performs with other local theatre groups at the Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road.
Click Here for an interactive map of the area, courtesy of Google Maps.

Covid protocols
We will comply with Government guidance at all times. Currently (July 2022) there are no restrictions for audiences, however, WPH asks our audience to wear a mask if they choose and recommend using the hand sanitisers provided around the building and at the Hall entrance.