Sleeping Beauty receives rave reviews and earns a nomination for ‘Best Panto’
Sleeping Beauty, this year’s annual pantomime at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. This week The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) have announced that Sleeping Beauty has been nominated for a ‘Best Panto’ award.
The National Theatre to tour new production Shut Up, I’m Dreaming to 4 schools in Outer East London and South Essex through partnership with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
In January 2023, the National Theatre is touring a new production, Shut Up, I’m Dreaming, to 4 schools in Outer East London and South Essex in partnership with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. In collaboration with young people across the country, the production has been created by the acclaimed physical theatre company, The PappyShow, in response to workshops with over 100 secondary school students.
The European premiere of The Book of Will for 2023
The date tickets go on sale for performances at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch will be announced shortly.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Shakespeare North Playhouse announce the European premiere of The Book of Will for 2023
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Octagon Theatre Bolton and the recently opened Shakespeare North Playhouse are delighted to co-produce the European premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will in 2023. This fast-paced, funny and hilarious play opens at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 27 April to 13 May before transferring to the Octagon Theatre Bolton from 17 May to 3 June.
Cast and creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s annual pantomime is always a firm family favourite, and it is a pleasure to now be able to reveal the cast and creatives for the upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, playing from 24 November - 31 December 2022. Firstly, the Theatre are delighted to announce that this year’s dame, Super Nanny, will be played by returning audience-favourite, Dominic Gee-Burch.
Call out for participants – Workshop on Queer Immigrant Narratives
We are looking for people to participate in a workshop on queer immigrant narratives based on performance art and the intersection of different artistic mediums. Do you consider yourself part of a queer immigrant community?
Sarah Brigham introduces Jekyll & Hyde
Ahead of next week's transfer from Derby Theatre of our co-production of Jekyll and Hyde, we spoke to the director of the play, Sarah Brigham. "Neil Bartlett is a writer I have worked with previously when I directed his adaptation of Great Expectations in 2017.
Women’s Football – call out for YOUR stories!
Do you, or someone you know, have a story or photo to share about playing football in an industrial women's worker's league? Or any connection to women's football?
Rice & Peas – an immersive West Indian dining experience from Blouse & Skirt Theatre Company announces tour in South Essex
Following a sell-out run during their recent Blueprint Festival, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are delighted to announce that Mia Jerome’s Rice & Peas is going on tour, supported by Creative Estuary. The show will be touring to two community venues in South Essex from 11 – 15 October.
Star of Maggie May, Eithne Browne, has been nominated for a UK Theatre Award.
The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled that Eithne Browne has been nominated for her lead role in Maggie May. Maggie May was an extraordinary play about an ordinary Leeds family, balancing the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia. A heartfelt story of hope by award-winning playwright Frances Poet. Eithne is nominated for Best Performance in a Play in the UK Theatre Awards.
Touring throughout Havering as part of Havering Changing. Rice & Peas – an immersive West Indian dining experience from Blouse & Skirt theatre company!
Following its incredible run at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, this show will be touring FOUR community venues throughout Havering. Tickets are available at the unbelievable price of just £10.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch announces three new productions for Spring 2023
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has today announced three productions for its Spring 2023 season, which will include the world premiere of Rebus: A Game Called Malice by Ian Rankin and Simon Reade, produced by Dan Schumann, Lee Dean and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Playing 2 – 25 February, the new Rebus story will be told exclusively on stage.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch extends collaboration with National Theatre-led Theatre Nation Partnerships network to build audiences for theatre across Outer East London and South Essex
Theatre Nation Partnerships is an innovative network of theatres and community organisations founded by the National Theatre in 2017 to grow nationwide engagement with theatre The new programme will reach over 500,000 audiences, artists and participants across England over three years including in Outer East London and South Essex Theatre Nation Partnerships is supported by the National Theatre and a £1.25 million award by Arts Council England, made possible thanks to National Lottery players Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch will extend its involvement with the Theatre Nation Partnerships (TNP) network today. Since 2017, the programme has engaged with over 222,000 participants, audiences and artists, including across England.
New Blueprint Festival earns three prestigious London Theatre award nominations for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) today announced three nominations for two Blueprint Festival productions at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, The Empty Chair and In This Smoking Chaos. Assessors have nominated Robert Pickavance for Best Performance in an IDEA Production, for his role in the The Empty Chair, produced and commissioned by the Theatre for its first ever Blueprint Festival of new ideas.
The route for Final Farewell has been confirmed!
The route is today announced for Final Farewell, a self-guided audio production that arrives at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in a blaze of glowing reviews. The dramatic audio experience, created by pioneering theatre company Tara, is presented on 23 - 24 September, as part of the Theatre’s Blueprint Festival.