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About

About

The Queen’s Theatre opened in 1953.

It opened in a converted cinema in Station Lane (the site of the present Ripon House development) that had been used for storage during the Second World War. The opening production was See How They Run.

The building deteriorated, as buildings will, and the London Borough of Havering built our splendid home in 1974. The current building was opened by Sir Peter Hall in April 1975, with a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

We were honoured with a visit from HM The Queen in 2003, our fiftieth anniversary, and in 2013 we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee.

 

Timeline

1953

1953

Kind Hearts and Coronets

1953-Kind-Hearts-and-Coronets

 

1953

See How They Run

1953-See-How-They-Run

1955

Bernard Cribbins, Diana Fairfax, Reed-De-Rouen, Patricia Marmont, John Vernon, Haydn Jones in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ 1955

1955-Bernard-Cribbins,-Diana-Fairfax,-Reed-De-Rouen,-Patricia-Marmont,-John-Vernon,-Haydn-Jones-in-'A-Streetcar-Named-Desire'-1955

1957

An English Summer

1957-An-English-Summer

1965

The Country Wife

1965-The-Country-Wife

1971

She’s Done It Again

1971-She's-Done-It-Again

1975

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat programme cover

1975-Joseph-&-The-Amazing-Technicolor-Dreamcoat-programme-cover

1975

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

1975-Joseph-and-the-Amazing-Technicolour-Dreamcoat

1975

Queen’s Theatre Billet Lane opening ceremony

1975-Queen's-Theatre-Billet-lane-opening-ceremony-1975---John-Hole-(Artistic-Director)-and-Sir-Peter-Hall

1976

Theatre exterior view

1976-theatre-exterior-view-1976

1978

Tommy

1978-Tommy

1985

Youth Theatre

1985-Youth-Theatre

1987

Con O’Neil and Robert Locke, Blood-Brothers

1987-Con-O'Neil-and-Robert-Locke---Blood-Brothers-(1987)

1996

A Tale of Two Cities

1996-a-Tale-of-Two-Cities

1997

Bob Carlton Arrives

1997-Bob-Carlton-Arrives-(2)

1997

The Good Intent

1997-The-Good-Intent

1998

Hard Times

1998-Hard-Times

2001

Bob Carlton’s Return to the Forbidden Planet Ariel

2001-Bob-Carlton's-Return-to-the-Forbidden-Planet-Ariel-colour

2003

50th Anniversary Visit Of Mayor of London

2003-50th-Anniversary-Visit-Of-Mayor-of-London

2003

Visit by HMQ Queen’s Theatre Royal Visit

2003-visit-by-HMQ-Queen's-Theatre-Royal-Visit---The-Queen-and-Bob-Carlton---mono

2006

It’s a Fine Life! Diana Croft and Matt Devitt

2006--It's-a-Fine-Life!-Diana-Croft-and-Matt-Devitt-(Queen's-Theatre,-Hornchurch)

2010

Travels with my Aunt

2010-Travels-with-my-Aunt

2011

The Rocky Horror Show

2011-The-Rocky-Horror-Show

2013

60th Anniversary Celebrations

2013-60th-Anniversary-Celebrations

2013

Love Lies and Lust

2013-Love-Lies-and-Lust

2015

Douglas Rintoul appointed

2015-Douglas-Rintoul-appointed--Credit-Zbigniew-Kotkiewicz

2016

Much Ado About Nothing

2016-Much-Ado-About-Nothing

2016

Made in Dagenham, co-production with New Wolsey Theatre

2016-Made-in-Dagenham---co-porduction-with-New-Wolsey-Theatre,-Ipswich-1

Where next? Come along for the ride

 

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