Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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2 26 – 28 August by William Shakespeare in a version by Chris Bush, with music by James Fortune How far must we travel to come home? The first of these productions is Pericles featuring a small cast of professional actors Prince Pericles has everything but together with a large community ensemble. understands little. When a reckless act They breathe new life into this classic tale in threatens his safety, he must flee his home a musical version on the National Theatre’s and take to sea. Reliant on the whims of the Olivier stage. fates and the kindness of strangers, Pericles is driven from shore to shore. Only by reaching the ends of the earth may Pericles will be performed in the he finally understand what it means to National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre, come home. Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX. The National Theatre is on the We’re working with the National South Bank, just minutes from Covent Theatre on an exciting new initiative, Garden, the West End and Waterloo. Public Acts - a nationwide programme The main entrance is on the riverside. to celebrate community and create extraordinary theatre. Public Acts is inspired by Public Works, the Public The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is the Theater’s ground-breaking programme in New York. first theatre partner for Public Acts which Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Hertz, will see a two year partnership between The Sackler Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation. Queen’s Theatre, the National Theatre and a number of community organisations across Greater London.
l o 3 Hel Welcome to our new season O N SEAtSickets £45 Our Hornchurch made programme kicks off with the hilarious situation comedy Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh; followed by the UK regional premiere of the Tony- award-winning musical Once by Enda See three shows Walsh and finally Haunting Julia, a chilling for £15 per show ghost story written by Alan Ayckbourn, one from Tuesday of the world’s most prolific playwrights. to Thursday, or We’re also incredibly excited to be previews and welcoming a variety of visiting productions. Saturday matinees – These include Dishoom! by Gurpreet Kaur a saving of £34 on Bhatti, LOVE, by Alexander Zeldin, which top-price tickets. premiered at the National Theatre, and SKIN, an explosive urban dance production. This Christmas, we’ve got three festive treats for you to enjoy with your family. As well as our panto extravaganza Jack and the £52 Beanstalk, we’re bringing our immersive ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas home after last Upgrade to year’s successful run at Rainham Hall and also Premium to include producing a brand new show Sparky the Elf Friday and Saturday and the Secret Toyshop in a secret location evenings – a saving in Romford. of up to £36 on We hope that you enjoy this jam-packed top-price tickets. season of limitless entertainment, there’s something for everyone at prices for all! Pre-order all three programmes for a saving of £4.50 Douglas Rintoul (Artistic Director) & Mathew Russell (Executive Director) Book by Saturday 22 September 2018 T&C’s apply. For more information and to book, call the Box Office where one of our lovely team are on hand to help.
5 Made with A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production Queen’s Theatre Comedy Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh A hilarious masterpiece of Director Douglas Rintoul situation comedy. Set and Costume Designer Lee Newby Beverly and husband Laurence are Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr entertaining their newlywed neighbours. Sound Designer Ivan Stott Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, TICKETS: £12.50 — £29 banished from the party of her teenage Under 26s £8 (Tue – Thu & previews) daughter. Over a stack of cheesy- pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes 30 Aug – 22 Sep Various times, please see page 44 of of alcohol, the appalling host’s soiree this brochure soon descends into chaos. As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy Previews cracks open social climbing suburbia to Thu 30 & Fri 31 Aug | 8pm savagely funny effect. Audio Description via a headset is Set in seventies Romford, with Donna available at every performance from 4 Sep. Summer top of the hit parade and Sign Language Interpreted performance adults behaving disgracefully, join us Wed 19 Sep | 7.30pm for a great night out at the drinks party from hell! Dementia Friendly performance Thu 20 Sep | 1.30pm Made famous by the BBC Play for Today starring Alison Steadman, this fresh Talk Back | Free but faithful look at an iconic classic is Wed 12 Sep directed by Douglas Rintoul (Made in A chance to meet and question the company after the show. Dagenham, The Crucible, Rope, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Age guidance 11+ Get the best seats at the best prices with a season ticket. See page 3 for details.
6 4 – 22 September Made with Queen’s Theatre A Queen’s Theatre and Derby Theatre production Abi A contemporary response to Abigail’s Party by Atiha Sen Gupta From an original idea by Sarah Brigham Director Sarah Brigham Set and Costume Designer Lee Newby After one of her regular visits to see Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr grandmother Abigail in hospital, 15 year Sound Designer Ivan Stott old Abisheera (‘Abi’ for short) decides to TICKETS: £8 – £12 throw her one last party, convinced it will Under 26s £8 (any performance) get her beloved Nan back on her feet. Previews Struggling to face the imminent reality £10 | £8 when purchased with Abigail’s Party of life without the only family member or a Jump the Q Season ticket she is close to, Abi throws her all into planning Abigail’s final party. But as Wed – Sat Abi tries to clear her head and her £12 | £10 when purchased with Abigail’s Party or a Jump the Q Season ticket grandmother’s flat, family secrets begin to surface. Will Abigail’s past threaten 4 – 22 Sep Abi’s already fragile present? Tue – Sat | 9.30pm (no performance on Fri 7, Tue 11, Wed 12, Tue 18 & Fri 21 Sep) This fresh new piece of writing, commissioned by Derby Theatre and Previews Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch as part of Tue 4 & Wed 5 Sep | 9.30pm the RETOLD series, is by one of Britain’s Matinees most exciting new writers, Atiha Sen Thu 6 & Sat 15 Sep | 4.30pm Gupta (Skins, Holby City). Wed 19 Sep | 5.30pm RETOLD is a series of new one-woman Talk Back | Free plays commissioned by Derby Theatre Thu 13 Sep A chance to meet and question the company and written by some of the most after the show. provocative female playwrights in contemporary British theatre. Duration: 1 hour (there will be no interval in this performance) Age guidance 14+
23 September 7 201 Dance Company presents SKIN UrDbaannce Following the success of Avant Garde’s Fagin’s Twist last Autumn, ground breaking and electrifying dance is back on stage at ★★★★★ ‘A masterpiece of human Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. sensitivity’ EdFringe Review After a sell-out international tour of ★★★★★ ‘Creative, dynamic and Smother, award-winning 201 Dance tender’ Fringe Review Company has created must see hit SKIN. ★★★★★ ‘Beautiful...Uplifting’ Described by The Times as ‘steering Voice Mag UK Hip-Hop into fresh territory’, SKIN was ‘Stand-Out Dance of Summer 2017’ for Age guidance 12+ The Guardian. Fusing urban and contemporary styles TICKETS: £15 | £10 conc. with an original score, choreographer Sun 23 Sep | 8pm Andrea Walker directs a cast of 7 dancers in a fast-paced, emotionally driven story Duration: 55 minutes (there will be no of family, identity and belonging. interval in this performance)
8 25 – 29 September Rifco Theatre Company, Watford Palace Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre present Dishoom! by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti Summer 1978, Simon and his friends should be looking forward to leaving school, but the National Front are on the streets, Simon’s Bibi is ashamed of him and his Dad spends his life hiding in the pub. When Simon’s cousin Baljit comes to stay, she introduces him to the Director Pravesh Kumar Bollywood classic, Sholay. Inspired by Set Designer Neil Irish the film’s dynamic duo, Jai and Veeru, Costume Designer & Choreographer Andy Kumar Composer Arun Ghosh Simon and Baljit find their inner Sound Designer Chris Murray superheroes and set out to change their world forever. TICKETS: £12 — £22 From the producers of Miss Meena & the Tue 25 – Sat 29 Sep | 7.30pm Masala Queens, The Deranged Marriage Matinee & Audio Described performance and Britain’s Got Bhangra, Rifco Theatre Sat 29 Sep | 2.30pm Company and Watford Palace Theatre Dementia Friendly performance with Oldham Coliseum Theatre present a Thu 27 Sep | 1.30pm new play about friendship and courage.
25 – 27 October 9 National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of by Alexander Zeldin ‘The National Theatre’s play of the ★★★★★ ‘Heart-breaking’ Independent year’ (Evening Standard, 2017) comes to ★★★★★ ‘Gentle, funny, devastating’ Hornchurch this Autumn. Financial Times In the run-up to Christmas, three families ★★★★★ ‘Gripping, amusing, are placed into cramped temporary uncomfortable, desperately moving’ accommodation. A middle-aged man The Times and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a newly arrived woman ★★★★ ‘Engrossing drama leaves us from Sudan. Strangers. Forced together. enraged’ Guardian No space is personal. ★★★★ ‘An essential watch’ Time Out In an intimate story of family love for our ★★★★ ‘Potent and emotive’ The Stage times, writer and director Alexander Zeldin (Beyond Caring) continues his unique Director Alexander Zeldin approach to theatre with this engaging new Designer Natasha Jenkins play. This heart-breaking production shines Lighting Designer Marc Williams the spotlight on ‘the dehumanising reality Sound Designer Josh Anio Grigg of being homeless’ (Financial Times). Movement Marcin Rudy Due to the immersive nature of this production, TICKETS: £19 — £24 seats in rows D, E, F and G may not be directly Thu 25 – Sat 27 Oct | 7.30pm next to each other as shown on the seating plan on our website. Matinee Sat 27 Oct | 2.30pm Age Guidance 15+
11 Made with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich present the UK regional premiere of Queen’s Theatre Musical Once Book by Enda Walsh Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Based on the Motion Picture written and directed by John Carney A guy, a girl and the song that brought Director Peter Rowe them together. Designer Libby Watson Winner of eight Tony Awards® in 2012, Musical Director Ben Goddard Sound Designer James Cook including Best Musical, Once tells the Lighting Designer Mark Dymock unforgettable story of a Dublin street musician and a funny Czech woman, TICKETS: £13.50 — £30 drawn together by their shared love of Under 26s £8 (except Fri & Sat eve) music. As they assemble a band from 3 – 20 October her wild family and his quirky mates, the Mon – Wed | 7.30pm music flows and they fall slowly in love. Thu, Fri & Sat | 8pm (except Thu 4 Oct | 7.30pm) From the producers of Made in Previews Dagenham, an ensemble of actor- Wed 3 Oct | 7.30pm musicians play their instruments live Thu 4 Oct | 2.30pm on stage, in a smash hit romantic show Matinees that steals your heart, based on the Thu 4 Oct, Sat 6 Oct, Thu 11 Oct, Academy Award-winning film. Sat 13 Oct, Sat 20 Oct | 2.30pm Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd. Audio Description via a headset is available at every performance. Sign Language Interpreted performance Wed 17 Oct | 7.30pm Dementia Friendly performance Thu 18 Oct | 1.30pm Get the best seats at Talk Back | Free the best prices with Wed 10 Oct A chance to meet and question the company a season ticket. after the show. See page 3 for details.
12 1 – 17 November
13 Made at Queen’s Theatre ho st GS tory A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Haunting Julia by Alan Ayckbourn A chilling and deeply felt ghost story. Director Lucy Pitman-Wallace Julia was a musical prodigy – nicknamed Designer Jess Curtis ‘Little Miss Mozart’ in the tabloids. She Lighting Designer Mark Dymock was composing symphonies aged Sound Designer Paul Dodgson eight. By nineteen the world was at her TICKETS: £12.50 — £29 feet… until her dead body was found Under 26s £8 (Tue — Thu & previews) mysteriously in a dingy attic. 1 – 17 November Twelve years on and her father Joe has Mon, Tue & Wed | 7.30pm never come to terms with this. Was it Thu, Fri & Sat | 8pm (except Sat 3 Nov | 7.30pm) really suicide? Or was someone else with Julia the night she died? Joe wants Previews answers and tonight he will get them… Thu 1 & Fri 2 Nov | 8pm This hauntingly tense study of grief and the Matinees supernatural is punctuated with trademark Thu 8 Nov, Sat 10 Nov, Thu 15 Nov & Sat 17 wit from Alan Ayckbourn, one of the world’s Nov | 2.30pm most popular and prolific playwrights. Audio Description via a headset is available at every performance from 5 Nov. Sign Language Interpreted performance Wed 14 Nov | 7.30pm Haunting Julia is generously Talk Back | Free Wed 7 Nov Queen’s A chance to meet and question the company after the show. Theatre Club Get the best seats at the best prices with a season ticket. See page 3 for details.
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15 Panto Made at Queen’s Theatre A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Jack and the Beanstalk by Andrew Pollard Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s panto fun Gold performances Green performances for everyone! £21.50 | £25 | £29 £18.50 | £22 | £24.50 | Family & Friends £4 off (parties of 5+) Discounts £4 off* When Jack sells Pat, his beloved family Red performances £20.50 | £24.50 | £27.50 Blue performances cow, for magic beans, he soon discovers Discounts £4 off* £12.50 | £16.50 | £18.50 they open up an unexpected world Wed 28 Nov 6.30pm of thrilling adventure. Join Jack and Thu 29 Nov 10am dotty mum Dame Trott as they scale Fri 30 Nov 10am 7pm the Beanstalk, outwit the Giant and are Sat 1 Dec 2pm 6.30pm reunited with Jill, the girl Jack loves. Tue 4 Dec 1pm 6.30pm Wed 5 Dec 10am 2pm Bought to you by the same team as last Thu 6 Dec 10am 6.30pm year’s record-breaking Beauty and the Fri 7 Dec 7pm Beast and 2016’s Cinderella, this actor Sat 8 Dec 2pm 6.30pm musician version of the popular panto tale Sun 9 Dec 1pm 5pm is peppered with pop hits from across the Tue 11 Dec 10am 2pm decades, bundles of audience participation Wed 12 Dec 10am 6.30pm and hilarious slapstick. So grab your tickets Thu 13 Dec 10am 6.30pm today for some joyously festive family fun. Fri 14 Dec 10am 7pm Sat 15 Dec 2pm 6.30pm Director Martin Berry Sun 16 Dec 1pm 5pm Designer Richard Foxton Tue 18 Dec 10am 6.30pm Musical Director Gemma Hawkins Wed 19 Dec 6.30pm Lighting Designer Prema Mehta Thu 20 Dec 2pm 6.30pm Sound Designer Leigh Davies Fri 21 Dec 2pm 7pm Choreographer Sundeep Kent Sat 22 Dec 2pm 6.30pm Sun 23 Dec 1pm 5pm TICKETS: £12.50 – £29 Wed 26 Dec 1pm 5.00pm Young Persons Groups of 15+ Thu 27 Dec 1pm 6.30pm (only valid for Blue and Green performances) Fri 28 Dec 1pm 7pm Sat 29 Dec 2pm 6.30pm Havering Schools Groups of 15+ Sun 30 Dec 1pm 5pm £10 per child ticket plus 1 free teacher/leader Tue 1 Jan 2pm 6.30pm with every 15 child tickets Wed 2 Jan 5.30pm Young Persons Groups (schools/registered Thu 3 Jan 1.30pm 6.30pm organisations) 15+ Fri 4 Jan 1pm 7pm £11 per child ticket plus 1 free teacher/leader Sat 5 Jan 2pm 6.30pm with every 15 child tickets. Sun 6 Jan 1pm 5pm Children aged 2 and under can sit on adult’s lap For symbol key, see p42 at all performances * Under 26s, Registered Deaf and Disabled people
16 1 – 23 December A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Made at Famil y Queen’s Theatre Based on the poem by Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas When all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Writer and Director Douglas Rintoul A magical festive treat ‘The performance was like opening a It’s Christmas time. Leave your shoes and bottle of everything that excites a child slippers by the fireplace and settle down about Christmas’ Cuteness and Chaos to hear one child’s story about the night they met a certain twinkly eyed, round- Suitable for 3 – 7 year olds. bellied chap. TICKETS: £7.50 weekdays | £10 weekends Originally written for his two daughters in To be performed in the Theatre’s new onsite 1823, Clement Clarke Moore’s much-loved Rehearsal Space ’Twas the Night Before Christmas is still read to millions of children around the world Accessibility today. This beautifully delicate adaptation, Wheelchair accessible devised and directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul will get everyone, young Duration: 45 minutes Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled and old, peering a little further into the sky performance start time. this Christmas Eve. After last year’s sell out run at the National Trust’s Rainham Hall, the Queen’s Theatre is delighted to be bringing this joyful Christmas cracker of a production home to Hornchurch.
15 – 30 December 17 A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Made at Famil y Queen’s Theatre A new festive adventure for 7 – 11 year olds from the team behind last year’s sell out ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Writer and Director Douglas Rintoul TICKETS: £7.50 weekdays | £10 weekends Suitable for accompanied 7 – 11 year olds Outposted in a secret location in the heart of Romford, there’s a little bit In a secret location in Romford: email of the North Pole hiding... Sparky email@example.com to join an Tinselbottom, a dedicated but chatty emailing list to be the first to receive details Elf, is frantically working away in the when tickets go on sale. build up to Christmas repairing Duration: 45 minutes abandoned toys. Join in as one of Sparky’s friends and discover fantastical adventures of unloved playthings from around the world. But don’t distract Sparky for too long, as Father Christmas needs everything to be ready for loading to his sleigh and the clock is ticking…
18 o rmances Pe rf for children and their families Sat 19 Jan | 12 noon | 3.30pm | £15.50 adult | £13.50 under 16s Main House Ministry of Science Suitable for 6+ years ‘Keep your head firmly on your shoulders, arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times’ Ministry of Science Live is about to explode onto the stage. It’s not your ordinary science show, it comes with a bang and a whoosh. Fingers in ears advised. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (plus 20 minute interval) ★★★★★ The List Wed 8 Aug | 1.30pm | 4.30pm Thu 9 Aug | 11am relaxed performance | 2pm Fri 10 Aug | 11am | 2pm The Gruffalo’s Child © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2004 – Macmillan Children’s Books Sat 11 Aug | 11am | 2pm £12.50 | £10 groups 10+ | Main House The Gruffalo’s Child Suitable for ages 3+ The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson set foot in the deep dark wood... and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child Duration: 55 minutes (no interval) ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?
o rmances 19 Pe rf for young people Sun 22 Jul | 6pm | £16 | Main House The Little Mix Experience Suitable for all ages With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end. It’s packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits. Don’t miss one of X Factor’s finest exports! Meet the stars of the show after the performance. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (plus 20 minute interval) Fri 15 Feb | 7.30pm | £16 | Main House From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a- Long-a Sound of Music SING-A-LONG-A Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies - this fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is The One That You Want! The host will lead a vocal warm up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free interactive prop bag. Grease is a PG certificate film. Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
20 m i Fa funl y Sat 8 Sep | Sun 9 Feb | 10am | 11.45am Sat 6 Oct | 11.30am | £5 adult | £5 child | ages 3+ £5 adult | £5 child | ages 2 – 6 years Randolph Matthews Tales from the Shed — On Tour Everyone will be up on their feet dancing and Kids are encouraged to make a lot of noise singing along to Randolph’s musical creations. and help make a story happen. There’s fun This fun, interactive performance includes stories with sound effects and beatboxing. and silliness as well as colourful puppets – from a beautiful bird to a laid-back lion and Duration: 60 minutes The Thing That Goes Blurgh! Duration: 50 minutes Sat 20 Oct | 10.30am | 12 noon | £10 adult £5 child| ages 2+ Sat 22 Sep | 11.30am | £5 adult | £5 child The Dugdale Theatre in collaboration with ages 4+ String-along-a-Puppet proudly present Animal Encounters The Elves and the Shoemaker Get up close and personal with exotic and A brand-new Puppet Musical. A retelling of the domestic animals – everything from meerkats to classical fairytale, featuring an original score of mice, ferrets to frogs and snakes to spiders! songs. Written and directed by Marc Day with original music by Chris Burgess. Duration: 60 minutes Duration: 45 minutes
21 Sat 3 Nov | 11am | 1pm | 3pm | £10 child ages 7+ years Supersonic Science Workshops There’s hands on experimenting in these interactive demonstrations, where you’ll have tons of fun investigating and testing rockets, making lava lamps, eating bubbles, making slime, riding an indoor hovercraft and plenty more! Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes. There are 20 spaces for child participants only. Please note that this is a workshop and not a performance. Babies & toddlers Tue mornings | 9.30am | 10.30am Sat 17 Nov | 11.30am | £5 adult | £5 child 11.30am | 12.30pm | 1.30pm 2 – 8 years ages 0 — 13mths Papalarny the Magic Man Baby Sensory Our award-winning development classes Bim Bam Boo, it’s Papalarny the incredibly popular children’s entertainer, as seen on designed for babies and their parents. Channel 4. Creating mind-blowing balloon To book email models and performing his hilarious family firstname.lastname@example.org magic show. You’ll go home with a creation of your own. or call Shelley on 07930 877009. Duration: 60 minutes Thu mornings | 10am | 11am ages 0 — 4 years Music Bugs Sensory and interactive music classes for your baby, toddler and pre-schooler. To book email email@example.com or call Sarah on 07517 199869.
22 7 – 14 February A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production Director Douglas Rintoul In the darkness of the night, we all have our secrets… A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, panic and cover things up. But when they find their misfiring practical joke uniting them, what’s the point of putting things right? TICKETS: £14 adults | £8 under 26s DNA is a modern day black comedy with £9 schools (1 free teacher per 10 students) a dark heart. It was first performed at the 9 – 14 Feb National Theatre in 2007. Sat 9 Feb, Tue 12 Feb & Thu 14 Feb | 7.30pm Written by Dennis Kelly (Utopia, Pulling Previews and Matilda the Musical), this explosive Thu 7 Feb | 2.30pm tale of a group of misfits at the edge of Fri 8 Feb | 10.30am society is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul (Priscilla Queen of the Matinees Fri 8 Feb | Mon 11 Feb, Tue 12 Feb, Wed 13 Desert, Rope, The Crucible) and Feb & Thu 14 Feb | 2.30pm performed by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama undergraduates Schools Workshop Days from the BA (Hons) Acting CDT course. Performance workshops in your school and backstage workshops at the theatre are ‘Short, sharp shocker of a play’ available for this show. Contact learning@ The Guardian queens-theatre.co.uk for further information. Thanks to Jelizaveta Sezgejeva for creating the Age guidance 13+ artwork, all the other competition entrants and Nana Brew, Programme Manager Art at Havering College. A display of all the entrants work will be exhibited during the run of DNA.
Fresh New Comedy 23 Hosted by Hyde Eshaan Panaser Akbar Sun 4 Nov | 7.30pm | £17.50 Book by 30 Sep for the Early Bird price of £15 Desi Central Comedy Show After previous sell out shows around the UK, Desi Central comes to Hornchurch. Join Eshaan Akbar, Sindhu Vee, Hyde Panaser and Nabil Abdul Rashid for a night of jokes and laughter. Sindhu Nabil Vee Abdul Rashid Fri 11 Jan | 7.30pm | £17.50 | Book by 11 Nov for the Early Bird price of £15 LOL (Ladies Of Laughter) with Noreen Khan LOL (Ladies Of Laughter) with Noreen Khan comes to Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch! Join Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network) as she hosts a night of comedy with some of the UK’s favourite female acts.
24 28 Oct – 19 Nov edy , Colive msusipcerformances m and g ue t in the main house Sun 1 Jul | 7.30pm | £16 Jump, Jive & Wail with The Jive Aces With over 250 shows a year across 30 countries, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves as the UK’s No.1 jive and swing band! Back by popular demand and featuring guest performers Amy Baker and the Jive Swing Lindy Hoppers. Sun 8 Jul | 7.30pm | £18 Jibbering Jester Comedy Club A night of hilarious entertainment with seven comedians under one roof! Hosted by Naomi Cooper and starring Gary Delaney, Hal Cruttenden and Tony Law (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats) and more. Mon 9 Jul | 7.30pm | £19 | £20 | £23 Buddy Holly — A Legend Reborn Starring the UK’s No.1 Connie Francis Revue Relive the rockin’ fifties music scene with hits such as Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, It’s So Easy, Rave On, Who’s Sorry Now, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick On Your Collar and many more. Tue 10 Jul | 7.30pm | £19 | £22 | £25 | £2 off for groups of 8+ Rocket Man — A Tribute to Elton John Be treated to all of Elton’s hits including Are You Ready For Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues and many more – breathtaking vocals and piano performances, flamboyant costumes and a dazzling light show.
25 Wed 11 Jul | 2.30pm | £14 Book 3 or more Magical Wed 19 Dec | 1.30pm | £14 Matinees for just £10 each Queen’s Theatre Magnificent Music Hall Ladies and gentlemen, don’t miss a splendid afternoon in the company of Britain’s finest variety acts. Step back in time to the heyday of Music Hall, with a show packed full of song, dance, magic and laughter – all under the watchful eye of your chairman! Mon 23 Jul | 7.30pm | £18 | £20 | £23 Legend – The Music of Bob Marley An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic rasta spectacular. Relive the timeless hits including One Love, No Woman No Cry, Jammin’, I Shot the Sheriff, Buffalo Soldier, Get Up Stand Up and many more reggae classics. Tue 24 & Wed 25 Jul | 7.30pm | £19 | £22 | £24 Thank ABBA For The Music The ultimate ABBA party featuring stunning costumes, a seven- piece live band, interactive video projection and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies. Includes hit songs Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Super Trouper and many more! Thu 26 & Fri 27 Jul | 7.30pm | £21.50 | £25 | £28 The Elvis Years A compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ – Elvis Presley. Including hits such as Hound Dog, It’s Now or Never, The Wonder Of You, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy and many more. Sat 28 Jul | 7.30pm | £22 | £20 conc. Swinging at the Cotton Club Take a step back into 1920s and 30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, The Cotton Club! Featuring spectacular dance from the Lindy Hop Dance Company alongside classic music from the likes of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
26 Sun 29 Jul | 7.30pm | £19 | £22 | £25 Message in a Bottle A Tribute to Sting and The Police With six Grammys and two Brits, rock bands don’t come much bigger than this! Featuring all the hits you know and love, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, So Lonely, Fields of Gold and more. Mon 6 Aug | 7.30pm | £25.50 That’ll Be The Day A fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage! An unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and rock ‘n’ roll in this brand new show for 2018. Sun 2 Sep | 7.30pm | £16 | £18 | £20 Genesis Connected Celebrating the music of Genesis and biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. Hits include, Slegdehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, and many more. Sun 9 Sep | 7.30pm | £18 | £20 | £23 | groups of 8+ £2 off full price tickets Money for Nothing — the music of Dire Straits Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Featuring Money for Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics. Mon 10 Sep | 7.30pm | £19 | £21 | £24 The Gambler – A tribute to Kenny Rogers Embark on a trip to Nashville with this long-awaited tribute to the Grammy award-winning country superstar and music legend, Kenny Rogers. Join us on a train bound for nowhere and experience an unforgettable country hoedown filled with amazing songs.
27 Sun 16 Sep | 8pm | £16.50 Iain Stirling — U OK Hun? X Due to phenomenal demand the BAFTA-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is coming to Hornchurch, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third time. This is your chance to catch Iain Stirling’s brilliant observations of modern millennial life. Sun 7 Oct | 7.30pm | £20 | £23 | £26 Soul Legends You’ll love this show whether you’re a Soul Man, a Natural Woman or just a plain old Sex Machine. Featuring hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie and more. Sun 14 Oct | 7.30pm | £18.50 | £22.50 | £25 One Night of Rock Pick up your air guitars as One Night of Rock come to town with 48 of the greatest rock hits ever written! You’ll be singing and head-banging the whole night through. This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. Sun 11 Nov | 7.30pm | £19.50 | £22 | £25 The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour Direct from its success at the Lyric Theatre in the West End, a sold- out world tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Hits include Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound and many more. Book 3 or more Magical Sun 2 Dec | 1.30pm | £14 Matinees for just £10 each Christmas Memories Neil Sands and his brilliant West End cast are back with their 2018 Christmas production described as ‘like a sparkly Christmas card come to life’. A truly spectacular mix of over 60 Christmas songs, stunning costumes and lots of good old fashioned festive fun!
28 Sun 2 Dec | 8pm | £20 | £23 | £26 Fastlove — A Tribute to George Michael Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your best-loved songs. Make new memories whilst reliving old classics, this is one show-stopping extravaganza not to be missed! Mon 3 Dec | 7.30pm | £20 | £23 | £26 Sweet Caroline The ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond The good times never seemed so good… introducing Sweet Caroline, the ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond featuring Gary Ryan, as seen on Stars in Their Eyes. Taking it back to where it began, this musical journey celebrates 50 years of a legend. Wed 5 Dec | 8pm | £18 | £20 | £23 The Magic of the Beatles One of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! Includes the hits Love Me Do, She Loves You, Help, I Feel Fine, Hey Jude, Let It Be and many more. Mon 10 Dec | Mon 17 Dec | 7.30pm | £27 | groups of 8+ £2 off full price tickets Magic of Motown Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre. Tue 11 Dec | 7.30pm | £20 | £18 conc. The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing The Swing Big Band show as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Jazzing up those Jingle Bells with Christmas songs from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Nat King Cole. ‘Swing and Song of the highest order’ Telegraph
29 Mon 7 Jan | 7.30pm | £22.50 Complete Madness An extravaganza featuring all your Madness favourites such as Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, It Must Be Love and Driving In My Car. This highly visual and energetic show is a riot from beginning to end. Don’t miss out on this House of Fun. Tue 8 Jan | 7.30pm | £21 | £19 conc. Rock and Roll Revolution with The Bluejays This fantastically talented group formed after years of performing together in West End rock ‘n’ roll theatre shows, including Return to the Forbidden Planet, Million Dollar Quartet and Dreamboats & Petticoats. Enjoy vintage hits by Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and more. Wed 9 Jan | 7.30pm | £24.50 Jackson Live in Concert CJ is one of the most experienced and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% live vocals, band and dancers! His renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are sensational. Thu 10 Jan | 7.30pm | £19.50 | £23 | £25 Whitney – Queen of the Night A magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, creating a powerhouse breathtaking performance in the spirit of Whitney. It’s the show that exceeds expectation on every level. Sat 12 Jan | 2.30pm & 7.30pm | £20 | £23 | £26 Groups of 8+ £2 off full price tickets (matinee only) Rat Pack Live Experience the definition of cool! They were the definition of cool during their 50s and 60s Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Rat Pack Live invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows.
30 Sun 13 Jan | 7.30pm | £18.50 | £20 | £23 Supersonic 70s show From the towering majesty of Queen and ELO, ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy and Donny Osmond, foot stompin’ sounds of Sweet and T.Rex, and classics by The Carpenters and 10cc. No wonder it’s being called, ‘the greatest 70s show in theatre land’. Mon 14 Jan | 7.30pm | £18.50 | £20 | £22 Someone Like You — The Adele Songbook The outstanding Katie Markham (as featured on Graham Norton’s BBC Adele Special) recreates the magic of Adele’s three record- breaking albums with hits such as Chasing Pavements, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling in the Deep and many more. Tue 15 & Wed 16 Jan | 7.30pm | £20 | £23 | £26 Big Girls Don’t Cry – the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the band to stardom. Thu 17 & Fri 18 Jan | 7.30pm | £29.50 Talon – The Best of Eagles The ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ will feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more. Sun 10 Feb | 7.30pm | £22 | £25 | £28 The Counterfeit Stones The Great British Take Off Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when you can experience the faking brilliance of The Counterfeit Stones. Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of Spinal Tap humour, it’s Satis-fiction guaranteed.
31 Essex and East London artists strut their stuff on our stages. Sat 11 Aug | 5pm – 8.30pm | Free | Foyer D&D Satellite – What are we going to do about the performing arts in Havering & South Essex? We invite everyone to come together to create a plan for a thriving arts scene in Havering and South Essex. Mon 24 Sep | 8pm | £5 | Foyer Stage Telltale – New short plays simmering with fresh ideas and entertainment Experience six original new short plays in one evening written by emerging local playwrights and presented by ELE Group. Tue 2 Oct | 8pm | £10.50 | Foyer Stage 10 Minute Musicals Join Leeway Productions for a fun evening as they present five brand new musical theatre ideas. WORKSHOP: Are you an aspiring writer, musician, composer? For a free taster workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org Mon 22 Oct | 8pm | £8 adult | £6 child | Foyer Stage Musical Mash Up Love singing along to all different musical and pop songs? Join us for an evening of stunning vocals and songs performed by Echo Studios HX. Tue 23 Oct | 8pm | £5 | Foyer Stage Scratch Night Perform new ideas in front of an audience. If you’d like to try out five minutes of new material email email@example.com for more details. Tue 20 Nov | 8pm | £9 | Foyer Stage Standing on their Shoulders Local Girl Productions and a community company trace the struggle for equality from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792 to the present day. Thu 22 Nov | 8pm | £5 | Foyer Stage Singing in the Corner The wonderful Andrew Linham will play the piano – all you have to do is sing the song. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part. Mon 26 Nov | 8pm | £7.50 | Foyer Stage The Smog The SMOG descended on Teesside two weeks ago and since it arrived strange things have been happening – where did it come from? And who will survive to tell the tale…
32 GuSheoswts on our foyer stage Sun 26 Aug | 6pm | £8 | £6 conc. Ticket price includes a £1 donation to St Francis Hospice. Dawn Chorus Led by Musical Director Paul Rhodes they sing everything from musical favourites and dance tunes, to swing and popular hits. Mon 27 Aug | 8pm | £10.50 Songlines by Tallulah Brown A witty and moving rural love story in all its awkward teenage glory. Featuring live music by TRILLS. Tue 28 Aug | 8pm | £10.50 Mississippi Swamp Dogs A Night in The Deep South A celebration of the rich musical heritage of the Southern States with Blues, Soul, Cajun and Gospel served up in a joyous musical gumbo! Wed 5 Sep, Wed 3 Oct & Wed 14 Nov | 2.30pm | £8 includes tea/coffee and biscuits | carer place free Down Memory Lane A show for people with dementia and their carers. Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with wonderful well-loved melodies. This 90-minute performance includes a 20-minute break for a free tea and biscuit. We understand flexibility is very important for this show. Please let us know if you have any requirements we can assist you with. Sun 30 Sep | 7.30pm | £10.50 Anglo-Indian Fusion Stuart Masters and Harkiret Singh Bahra A unique musical evening featuring the vibrant rhythms of the tabla, played by Harkiret Singh Bahra, and the acoustic guitar, oud and 12-string harp guitar of Stuart Masters. Sun 21 Oct | 7pm | £20 | £18 each for groups of 8+ | age guidance 16+ Murder Mystery Evening! Watch events unfold before your eyes and debate with your fellow detectives before asking your questions and revealing the true identity of the killer! Includes a fish and chip supper (vegetarian option available).
33 Wed 24 Oct | 8pm | £10.50 Famous Potatoes A high-energy evening of bluegrass, country, folk and Cajun on accordions and fiddles with punchy guitars and a washboard. Fri 26 Oct | 2.30pm | £6 The Golden Days of Hollywood — Take 3 A smash-hit show from Jeff and Sue Short with their musicians featuring the very best songs and anecdotes from Hollywood film musicals. Fri 16 Nov | 2.30pm | £6 Ticket price includes a £1 donation to St Francis Hospice. Fairlytes Singers Swing-a-Dilly Party Put the Pep in your Step; Fairlytes Singers Swing-a-dilly pre-Christmas Foyer Party will get you in the mood! Sun 25 Nov | 7.30pm | £10.50 Frank Sinatra – His Way! Journey through decades of Sinatra’s hits with Robert Habermann including All Or Nothing At All, Come Fly With Me, My Way and New York, New York. Thu 29 Nov | 8pm | £10.50 Andrew Linham Jazz Quartet An evening of swinging jazz standards and compositions from the quartets’ celebrated debut album Abandoned Silence with special guest trumpeter Sam Warner. Sun 27 Jan | 5.30pm | free to D’Ukes Evening Concert ticket holders | Bar Ukulele Beginners Workshop Learn the basics of ukulele playing – tuning, strumming and chords. Sun 27 Jan | 7.30pm I £10.50 D’Ukes Evening Concert Performing styles of music to suit all tastes with great vocals and plenty of humour, D’Ukes is the band to get you singing, dancing and smiling. Ticket holders are invited to the free Ukulele Beginners Workshop.
unday 34 S jazz Sunday Jazz with Pete Corrigan and the Band of Hope. From Sun 2 Sep until Sun 25 Nov and then Enjoy the very best Dixieland jazz, from Sun 13 Jan until Sun 10 Feb with celebrity guest sessions on the following Sundays: 12.45pm — 2.45pm | Doors open at 12 noon 2 Sep | Val Wiseman: Vocals Regular sessions £6 | Under 18s free 30 Sep | Roy Williams: Trombone Celebrity jazz sessions £8 28 Oct | Keith Nichols: Piano/Saxophone e d y 25 Nov | Eileen Ford: Vocals m 13 Jan | Enrico Tomasso: Trumpet & Ana Coclub Lucia Tomasso: Vocals 3 Feb | 44th Anniversary Special with Nick Dawson: Piano/Saxophone/Vocals SAVE The biggest stars of stand up came here on their way with a Comedy Club to stratospheric fame. See the stars of tomorrow, Membership. All three right now on your doorstep! nights for just £27. 8.30pm | bar opens from 6pm | £11.50 | £10 conc. WED 21 NOV WED 31 OCT WED 29 AUG Andrew Stanley Paul McCaffrey Kevin McCarthy ‘Bursting with ‘Born to be ‘The Ad Lib playful energy’ a comic’ Expert’ The Chortle Scotsman Stage Suzi Ruffell Fin Taylor Andrew Bird ‘A Stand Up ‘The mark of ‘Funny as hell’ Gem’ The a true comic’ Rhod Gilbert Guardian BroadwayBaby Ian Smith Gareth Richards Angela Barnes ‘Fantastically ‘Clever ‘Brilliantly funny’ The craftsman with funny’ Sarah Times a big future’ Millican The Evening rry b Standard PRE-COMEDY u C clu Meat and veggie curries, naan bread and rice available for £7. Pre-order with the Box Office when booking. Served until 45 minutes before the show. Acts contain strong language. Queen’s Theatre reserves the right to alter line-ups.
u r 35 o Y t urn Throughout the season we hand over our theatre to brilliant community groups. Mon 2 & Tue 3 Jul | 6pm Thu 19 – Fri 20 Jul | 7.30pm Sat 21 Jul | 2.30pm | 7.30pm Eastcourt School Havering Music Makers Fri 6 Jul | 7.30pm Sat 7 Jul | 2.30pm | 7.30pm Anything Goes Thu 2 — Sat 4 Aug | 3pm | 7.30pm Fusion Performers Colin’s Performing Arts School Fri 13 Jul | 7.30pm Sat 14 Jul | 2.30pm | 7.30pm Sun 20 Jan | 6pm Finch Stage School Rhodes Theatre School Sun 15 Jul | 7.30pm Tue 22 Jan | 7.30pm The Studio Romford Dance Beverly Marks Stage School School Wed 30 Jan – Fri 1 Feb | 7.30pm Sat 2 Feb | 2.30pm | 7.30pm Shenfield Operatic Society Enjoy breakfast, lunch or an evening meal with views over the Queen’s Theatre Green, or chill out with a coffee and cake whilst you use our free WiFi. There are Children’s Lunchboxes for our young guests and from 12 noon - 4pm Monday to Friday, you can pre-book a Vintage Cream Tea. Why not add a glass of Prosecco for a special treat! Open from 10am Monday to Saturday and from noon on Sundays. To book, call 01708 462379 or visit We also tailor make buffets for parties of up to 250 people for Vintage Cream Teas, queens-theatre.co.uk pre-wedding drinks, children’s parties, christening teas and funeral teas.
36 ea rni ng& L articipation Our learning and participation programme engages over P 25,000 people each year. Come and get involved! QYouth Theatre & Dance Schools & colleges Programme Our education engagement program has bags of opportunities for both students and Our weekly youth theatre, young company teachers. We offer student tickets, backstage and dance company use performance skills to tours, a wide range of workshops, CPD days, develop creativity, unlock potential, celebrate Learning Lounges, production specific events, identity and have fun. Groups are divided by Arts Award support, and every year we tour a age and are open to everyone – all groups are production into schools across East London led by experienced theatre makers. and Essex. Groups run throughout the week and at Email email@example.com to find weekends. Projects include our annual One Act out how we can support you. Festival, biennial Youth Musical, participation in the National Theatre Connection’s programme, The Queen’s Theatre is an technical theatre training as well as workshops, We offer activities for masterclasses and skills development. young people who are working towards their New groups are starting in September Arts Award. 2018 – get in touch to sign up. Youth Theatre |a ges 6 — 8, 9 — 10 and Backstage tours & talks 11 — 13 years A rare glimpse of what goes on behind the Young Company | a ges 14 — 17 years curtain at one of the region’s last producing theatres. Open to groups and schools. Dance Company | ages 11 — 18 years We believe that finances should never be a barrier to participating in the arts and so we offer bursary places to young people from low-income families. To find out more, please get in touch with the Learning & Participation team.
37 Mon 22 Oct | ages 6 — 9 years | 10am — 12 noon | £8 Mon 22 Oct | ages 10 — 14 years | 1pm — 3pm | £8 Musical Theatre Masterclass Sing and dance your way through one of your favourite musical numbers as you learn a full musical theatre routine from a west end show! Tue 23 Oct | ages 6 — 9 years | 10am — 12 noon | £8 Tue 23 Oct | ages 10 — 14 years | 1pm — 3pm | £8 Street Dance Masterclass Children’s Holiday Get active with our Street Dance Masterclass and learn skills from leading industry Workshops professionals. Like hip-hop or don’t know what a krump is? Get involved! 10am – 12 noon | £10 | ages 4 – 6 years Create and Play Mornings Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed Adult workshops hours of creative fun involving drama games, Wed mornings | 10am | 11am | £5 a session storytelling and craft activities. Each session is themed around a popular children’s story, and Over 50’s Musical Theatre includes a ‘make to take home’. Book ahead and get 3 sessions for the price of 2! Dance Workout Join in and participate in our over 50s, weekly Mon 20 Aug | Purrr-fect Pets Musical Theatre Workout on a Wednesday Tue 21 Aug | Beside the Seaside morning at 10am and 11am. Sing and dance Wed 22 Aug | Jungle Drums along to your musical favourites – a fantastic Thu 23 Aug | Under the Sea way to keep fit, have fun and meet new friends. Fri 24 Aug | Alien Adventures Fri mornings | 10am | £5 per session Wed 24 Oct | Mischievous Magic £12 for three sessions | £20 for five sessions Thu 25 Oct | Ghostly Ghouls 13 — 17 Aug | ages 9 — 16 years | 10am — 4pm | £100 Barre Workout LyndseyNicole Fit presents a strength and toning Musical in a Week class with integrated elements of Pilates, dance, Work with a director and a musical director to cardio and ballet barre style movement and produce a condensed version of a well-known stretches. Suitable for all ages and abilities. musical and perform it at the Queen’s Theatre To book email firstname.lastname@example.org to family and friends. or call Lyndsey on 07581 284353. ontact C s U For more information please contact us on 01708 462373, email email@example.com or visit queens-theatre.co.uk
u p o rt 38 p S us Fri 21 Sep Centre Stage — £100 per person In the Wings — £80 per person 65th Anniversary 6 per table | Discount available for tables. Celebrations 70’s Soiree 7.30pm | £40 per person In autumn 2018, the Queen’s Theatre turns 65 and we’ll be celebrating with a 70’s themed party. The Enjoy a pre-party 70’s buffet in our new funds raised will go towards supporting our work rehearsal space. Find out more about our work with young people and the community, investing and future productions from Queen’s Theatre in and nurturing artistic talent, making theatre staff. Then join our foyer party for live music accessible and developing new audiences. and Disco Inferno till late. Dinner with Beverly and Guests Disco Inferno 6.30pm arrival for 7pm 9pm | £25 per person Celebrate in style by joining actors from Just want to party? Come and dance the Abigail’s Party, for reception drinks before an evening away to our live foyer band and a exclusive 70’s themed three course meal on disco playing your favourite hits of the decade. stage. Then join our foyer party for live music and Disco Inferno till late. Tue 30 Oct | 7.30pm | £8 Sat 15 Dec | 9.30am – 7.30pm Fundraising Quiz Christmas Fayre Challenge your friends with a fun and friendly Join in this fantastic day of games, theatre and night out. fun that the whole family can enjoy. Become a Queen’s Angel Support our work through regular donations helping us to invest in our community, nurture artistic talent and make theatre accessible. For more information ask our box office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org A special thank you to our current supporters Gina Burton; Paul Chilton; Moira Chilton; Christine Cole; Valda Elsom; Nick Ford; Claire Gevaux; Keith Gibbs; Asma Hussain; Vernon Keeble-Watson; Gerald & Margaret McCarthy; Julie Parker; In memory of Dave Powis; Patricia Rumble; Mathew Russell; Sara Thompson; Jeff Simia; Tim Walford-Fitzgerald.
39 Make your mark at the Queen’s Theatre Name a seat! Have your name sitting alongside our famous seat sponsors! For £400, a name engraved on a long-lasting plaque on one of our seats can be: • A way of remembering someone special. • A distinctive birthday or anniversary gift. • A way to express your support for theatre. To take your seat with us, or for more information, please call 01708 462349 or email email@example.com Club benefits: • Club nights at Queen’s Theatre Queen’s Hornchurch productions. • Day trips and holidays. • Special events – quizzes, Christmas Miscellany, Theatre Club annual lunches and afternoon tea. •C offee morning talks, rehearsal viewings and monthly meetings with local guest speakers. Join the Theatre Club and meet • Help raise funds for Queen’s Theatre like-minded people on days out, Hornchurch. • A monthly newsletter. theatre visits and monthly meetings. For more information and to become a member, visit queens-theatre.co.uk, pick up a leaflet in the foyer or contact membership secretary Peter O’Neill, 127 Haynes Road, Hornchurch, RM11 2HX Tel: 01708 455626. Supporting the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch for over 60 years!
40 eating S&pricesp lan Donate now? Please consider adding a donation when booking your tickets How to book Online By phone In person queens-theatre.co.uk 01708 443333 Monday-Saturday 10am You can book online at all times. Monday-Saturday 10am until until the evening show starts* A handling charge of £1 is the evening show starts.* and from one hour before payable for all transactions. A handling charge of £1 is Sunday and Bank Holiday payable for all transactions. performances. *6pm when there is no evening show
41 Pricing for everyone for Queen’s Theatre productions (Abigail’s Party, Once and Haunting Julia) Premium pricing (Friday and Saturday evenings) Abigail’s Party, Haunting Julia £21.50 £26 £29 Once £22.50 £27 £30 Jump the Q – see all three shows this season for £52 (saving £36 on top price tickets) Saver pricing (Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees) Abigail’s Party, Haunting Julia £19 £23.50 £27 Once £19.50 £24.50 £28 Jump the Q – see all three shows this season for £45 (£15 per show, a saving of £34 on top price tickets) Under 26s £8 Schools & Colleges £7 (plus 1 in 10 seats free) Over 60s £3.50 off full-price tickets Groups 8+ £4 off full-price tickets Registered Deaf and Disabled people £14.50 Abigail’s Party & Haunting Julia | £15.50 Once Previews (first two performances of Abigail’s Party, Haunting Julia) £12.50 £17 £19.50 (First two performances of Once) £13.50 £17.50 £20.50 Under 26s £8 Schools & Colleges £7 (plus 1 in 10 seats free) Registered Deaf and Disabled people £12.50 Abigail’s Party & Haunting Julia | £13.50 Once First Timers If you live in Havering and have never been to the Queen’s Theatre before, you can access £1 tickets to any of the preview shows of Abigail’s Party (page 4) or Once (page 10) or Haunting Julia (page 12). To purchase a ticket, call 01708 443333 and quote ‘First Timer Offer’. There are no refunds on tickets. We reserve the right, if necessary, to cancel or alter details of listed events. Tickets for our own productions can be exchanged for a different performance of the same show. Terms and conditions and a small administration fee apply. Tickets may be reserved at the discretion of the Box Office and must be paid for within four days.
42 Access Large print and audio Infrared hearing system brochures available. A headset or necklace is required from the Box Office, please mention P Parking when booking. Three parking bays for Blue Badge Holders and a lowered kerb at the entrance. Relaxed Performances and Dementia Friendly Wheelchair users Performances Auditorium entrance on ground level has These performances are for anyone four wheelchair spaces along with an who may benefit from a more relaxed illuminated slope and automated doors. environment, particularly those with Accessible lift to the bar. Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory and communication disorders or Accessible toilets WC learning disabilities. & baby changing facilities. Please For both Relaxed Performances and note that our accessible toilet has Dementia Friendly Performances, we a ceiling hoist. Sling not provided. work closely with people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and dementia, British Sign Language consulting them on the changes to aid deaf customers at needed for the show and front of house certain productions. environment. We consider everything Audio Described performance from sound and lighting cues, stage to aid blind and partially sighted action and seating plans, signage and customers at certain productions. refreshment service. Headsets are available from Box Office, If the show is in the main house, we offer please mention when booking. extra flexibility when booking seats, so if you know you need a little extra personal Touch Tours space you can request that the seat next to t o aid blind and partially sighted customers you remains unsold. A quiet space outside at certain productions. Please book by the auditorium is also available if you need calling the Box Office on 01708 443333. some time away from the crowd. Season at a glance Jun-18 Show Time Location Page number Sat 09 Crafty Kids 10am Bar See online Madscience 11.30am Foyer Stage See online The Habbit Factory 1pm | 6pm Main House See online Sun 10 Sunday Jazz 12.45pm Foyer Stage See online The Habbit Factory 1pm | 6pm Main House See online Tue 12 Karen Carpenter – Voice of the Heart 7.30pm Main House See online Wed 13 Jeff Short Swing Band & Singers 2.30pm Main House See online Thu 14 Lipstick on Your Collar Sold Out 7.30pm Main House See online Fri 15 The Total Who Show 7.30pm Main House See online Sun 17 Pete Corrigan’s Jazz Through the Ages 7pm Main House See online Mon 18 Havering Junior Festival 2018 7pm Main House See online Tue 19 Havering Junior Festival 2018 7pm Main House See online Wed 20 Havering Junior Festival 2018 7pm Main House See online Thu 21 Havering Junior Festival 2018 7pm Main House See online Fri 22 Havering Junior Festival 2018 7pm Main House See online Sat 23 Story Play 10am Bar See online Barney Bonkers 11.30am Foyer Stage See online HMS Summer Concert 2018 3.30pm | 7pm Main House See online Sun 24 Sunday Jazz 12.45pm Foyer Stage See online
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