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In 2015 His Right Worshipfulness A Mayor of Colchester was faced with a trio of Borough problems...


There has been a political culling and the town has a new Member of Parliament; one who fastidious Town Clerk Mister Tymperleys has the ghastly feeling might actually try and do something. The new MP must therefore be given a graphic lesson in the order of civic precedence by the Mayoral staff...


Meanwhile, during a renovation project, the Director of the Mercury Theatre discovers something odd and unexpected lurking in the bowels of the building; necessitating the hasty dispatch of the ever faithful Miss Abbeygate and Grand Jape Master Respondent; Councillor Timothy St.John Mycroft Young...


Finally, the eternally passed-over Deputy Mayor is sensing blood in the water and makes a desperate bid to end the decade long reign of His Worshipfulness...


Written and directed by Darren Gooding  this brand new Colchester Comedy Festival commission; “The Importance of being Absent ”, comprised three interlinking short films which were screened in alternation in the main auditorium of  Colchester’s Firstsite Gallery  prior to all of the specially selected Festival Films.



III : The Importance of Being Absent Civic Ceremonial II - The Telling of the Town Joke Civic Ceremonial IV - The Beating of the Bounds CC II - Telling of the Town Joke CC IV - The Beating of the Bounds