Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Autumn 2018
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Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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.
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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.
Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
4   30 August – 22 September
Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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                                                  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.
Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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+
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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)
Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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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.
Autumn 2018 - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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+
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10   3 – 20 October
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                                                  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
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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.
14                  28 November – 6 January



                                      ‘Top class
                                    entertainment’
    ‘Marvellous                    Romford Recorder
actor-musicianship’
 London Theatre 1
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                                                                                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        sparky@queens-theatre.co.uk 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…
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                                                                                                           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?
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  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)
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          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
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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
                                                  brentwood@babysensory.co.uk
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
                                                  romford@musicbugs.co.uk
                                                  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.
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 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.
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           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.
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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.
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     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.
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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!
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     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
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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.
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     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.
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  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 artistcallout@queens-theatre.co.uk

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 artistcallout@queens-theatre.co.uk 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 artistcallout@queens-theatre.co.uk 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…
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     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).
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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.
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     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




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                                                                                  25 Nov   | Eileen Ford: Vocals




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                                                                                  13 Jan   | Enrico Tomasso: Trumpet & Ana




Coclub
                                                                                              Lucia Tomasso: Vocals
                                                                                  3 Feb    | 44th Anniversary Special with Nick
                                                                                              Dawson: Piano/Saxophone/Vocals



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           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.
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                                                 ‘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
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                                     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.
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                                                     programme engages over



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                                                     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 learning@queens-theatre.co.uk 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.
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                                                       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 lyndseysmithx@hotmail.co.uk
to family and friends.                                 or call Lyndsey on 07581 284353.


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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 development@queens-theatre.co.uk
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.
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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
                            development@queens-theatre.co.uk




                                              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!
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                                                                      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
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 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.
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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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