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Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Billet Lane, HORNCHURCH, Essex, RM11 1QT
01708 443333

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Kinky Boots - The Musical
From:28-09-2022
To:22-10-2022
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A huge-hearted hit of a musical

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited a struggling shoe business from his ‎dad, which he’s desperate to save. He unexpectedly bumps into a larger than life drag queen Lola, who’s looking for some sturdy stilettos. They think they’ve nothing in common, but as the unlikely pair ruffle a few feathers, designing some fabulous footwear for the factory floor, perhaps they do…

Based on the joyously gritty British film inspired by true events, and featuring original songs from pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this hilariously high heeled winner of every best musical award is the ultimate feel-good experience.

A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre production
Kinky Boots – The Musical
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots
Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

Jekyll & Hyde
From:26-10-2022
To:12-11-2022
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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre production
Jekyll & Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Sarah Brigham

‘If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also’

Dr Jekyll is well respected but when he makes a momentous scientific discovery, it spins him into a double life in which inner demons threaten to take control.

In the streets of Victorian London, respectability is mixed with murder. As two identities begin to blur, we are invited to delve into what makes Jekyll tick. Why do the bystanders choose to let him get out of control, as he battles to defeat the monstrous alter-ego inside?

‘A dark and chillingly atmospheric adaptation from Neil Bartlett, Sarah Brigham and a fine ensemble cast’ The Stage on Great Expectations at Derby Theatre

????‘An assured and sufficiently gripping production’
London Theatre 1 on Macbeth at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre

Sleeping Beauty
From:24-11-2022
To:31-12-2022
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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch pantomime
Sleeping Beauty
by Andrew Pollard

An enchanting dream of a pantomime

In a magical fairy kingdom, happy plans are underway for Princess Raury’s christening. But a bad fairy has been missed off the invite list, and descends on the party casting a wicked curse.

So when 18 year old Raury pricks her finger on a spinning wheel, and falls asleep for many years, it takes bravery and courage to wake up and face a very different world. But the bad fairy is up to more mischief, and Raury is soon setting off to the rescue, aided by her zany Nanny and family, to ensure true love can find its way…

This timeless tale will be lovingly told in classic Hornchurch style with an outrageous dame, side splitting slapstick comedy and fantastic original music played by the finest of actor musicians.

???? ‘A funny, charming, and well-produced show that captures the spirit of the season’ Everything Theatre on last year’s panto Aladdin

Transport

Hornchurch (District Line) 15 minutes’ walk

Parking

Council car park opposite

Cafe

Monday – Saturday, 10am – end of interval

Bar
Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.queens-theatre.co.uk/your-theatre/access/

Located in Hornchurch, East London, the Queen’s Theatre is an in-house producing theatre with a 500-seat auditorium. Having opened in 1953, the same year as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, the venue is named in her honour.

The building in which the theatre resides was bought by Hornchurch District Council. Having been used for storage during the Second War, the venue was then a derelict old cinema. However, the building didn’t hold up to standards and so the local authorities constructed a new purpose-built theatre on Billet Lane, designed by Hallam and Brooks. It was opened by famous theatre director, Sir Peter Hall, in April 1975, presenting a production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Queen’s Theatre has been the recipient of the UK Theatre Award for most welcoming theatre in three consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018). The venue also plays a large part in the local community, by hosting amateur productions and providing a learning and participatory programme which involves over 11,000 participants each year, encouraging them to express themselves and their stories through theatre and the arts.

The Queen’s Theatre (Hornchurch) produces over eight shows annually and has been home to notable productions including the award-winning Blood Brothers, Return To The Forbidden Planet, and a major revival of Made In Dagenham The Musical.

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