The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is delighted to be celebrating 25 years of nurturing and showcasing young talent in the form of our dynamic youth theatre, QYouth this July.

To mark this brilliant achievement, we’re inviting you to join us on 8 – 9 July as we host a celebratory fundraising weekend suitable for the whole family! It will be a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together and celebrate the success and development of our youth theatre, QYouth; as well as fundraise so we can continue to grow and enrich the lives of young people for the next 25 years.

We’re encouraging families throughout Essex and East London to join in the celebrations. You can expect a range of fun games, stalls and workshops in the theatre’s foyer from 10am – 7.30pm on both days. A free exhibition celebrating QYouth’s history will also be in held in the café.

A cast of over 120 young people from our QYouth will be providing the entertainment, treating you to a world premiere of the family favourite, The Wind in the Willows. This production has been specially adapted by James Watson and Andrew Linham to mark this fantastic milestone. Performances are at 7pm on 8 & 9 July, with an additional 2pm show on 9 July. This production is sponsored by East Thames and supported by the Queen’s Theatre’s very own Theatre Club.

Over the last 25 years, our youth theatre has provided over 95,000 engagement opportunities for young people aged 7-18 in Havering. The QYouth programme offers young people opportunities in drama, dance and technical theatre, enabling them to develop their creativity in the arts, unlock potential, gain confidence and have fun through the power of theatre. Graduates of QYouth include Lloyd Warbey (Disney’s Art Attack), Gemma Salter (TV and West End performer) and Billy Irving who will be appearing in the upcoming UK tour of War Horse.

So join in this fantastic weekend of games, theatre and fun in support of the Queen’s Theatre’s vibrant youth theatre. It’s been at the heart of the community for thousands of young people and the funds raised will go towards continuing to support young people passionate about the arts for years to come.

To book tickets for The Wind in the Willows please call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit: http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/the-wind-in-the-willows/

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