Cast and creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
It is a pleasure to now be able to reveal the cast and creatives for the upcoming production
Full cast & creative team announced for first UK revival & regional premiere of Kinky Boots the Musical
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich have today announced the full cast and creative team for the first UK revival and regional premiere of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. The production will also mark 10 years since the musical’s debut at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in 2012.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch announces full programme for Blueprint: a festival of new ideas
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch today announces the full programme for its extraordinary fortnight of new and unusual theatre. Blueprint: a festival of new ideas runs at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 12 to 24 September 2022.
Future Laboratory, a performing arts network connecting artists and audiences to find the European narratives of tomorrow
Twelve European performing arts institutions with a strong international component are working collaboratively in an exciting new partnership to discover the European narratives of tomorrow. Determined to better integrate marginalised, isolated and disengaged communities in their activities both on and off stage and acutely aware of the impact the pandemic has had on the next generation, the partners have set up an international research project to support the career and international development of emerging artists.
The Rising Sun – Experience Romford in a new light
This July, award-winning artist David Shearing, known for his immersive multimedia environments and spaces takes over the historic marketplace in Romford which celebrates its 775th Anniversary this year, with a unique interactive piece of public art. The The Rising Sun will be a striking light-responsive installation, a structure designed in the shape of a pub which will stand proudly right in the centre of the square, in sight of the marketplaces’ three pubs.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch announces partnership with National Theatre’s Speak Up programme across Havering
Young people across Havering to take part in National Theatre’s Speak Up Programme in partnership with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. New creative programme delivered for free across Havering with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Young people, teachers and artists to collaborate in five secondary schools in Havering with Creative Associates LUNG Following a successful pilot phase that began in Autumn 2021, the National Theatre’s Speak Up programme will work with young people in five secondary schools in Havering across the next three years.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch announces Blueprint: a festival of new ideas
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch are delighted to announce that it will be running a festival of new ideas this September. Blueprint will be an extraordinary fortnight, taking place from 12 – 24 September, of new and unusual theatre in different spaces inside and outside the amazing Grade II listed building.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch designated a Grade II listed building to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to announce that it has been listed Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Historic England’s advice, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Theatre is one of six sites across the country to be listed and is the only site to be listed in London.
Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 the Musical opens to rave reviews and an Offies nomination!
The brand new fresh and joyful musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ the Musical, book and lyrics by Jake Brunger with music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, has opened to rave reviews at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and has received an Offies Nomination for Performance Ensemble. Make sure you catch it before it closes on 21 May. What people are saying about the show; ★★★★ ‘Immensely uplifting…it is like being embraced with a warm hug after a long, hard day’ The Stage ★★★★ ‘In a world where we need an escape more than anything, this show is a blinding light’ West End Best Friend ★★★★ ‘It really is one of the funniest musicals I have seen for a long time’ Musical Theatre Review ★★★★ ‘The show is wonderfully charming and filled with nostalgia’ Box Office Radio ★★★★ ’Well received by young and old alike… left the audience smiling’ London Born and Breed Based on Sue Townsend’s best-selling book, this outrageously funny tale of teenage angst and unrequited love features one of the most endearing comedy characters of all time. Life’s pretty hard when you’re a misunderstood and spotty teenager living in a cul-de-sac in 80s Leicester.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch launches exciting partnership with New City College
An exciting new community partnership to promote the arts and develop creative talent has been launched between New City College and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. The partnership will encourage collaboration and learning and will give students the chance to improve their creative practice through workshops and performances at the professional venue.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch join international network to find the European narratives of tomorrow
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are proud to announce they are one of twelve European performing arts institutions, who are working collaboratively in an exciting new partnership to discover the European narratives of tomorrow. Determined to better integrate marginalised, isolated and disengaged communities in their activities both on and off stage.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s Executive Director awarded for services to the local community
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are proud to announce that Mathew Russell, the Executive Director of the Theatre, has been awarded a Mayor’s Civic Award in recognition of his services to the community. For many years the Mayors of the London Borough of Havering have, at their discretion, recognised certain citizens in the Borough whom it was felt had distinguished themselves by service to the community.
Bridgerton’s Claudia Jessie to star in Lucy Kirkwood’s MARYLAND, hosted by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming script-in-hand performance of Maryland, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Polina Kalinina. Maryland will be performed on Sunday 1 May 2022 at 7.30pm.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch celebrates 30 years of nurturing young talent with an awfully big musical adventure
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to be celebrating 30 years of nurturing and showcasing young talent through its dynamic youth theatre, QYouth this July. To mark this brilliant achievement, the Theatre has specially commissioned James Watson and Andrew Linham to write a brand-new musical, Never Never, which will be performed on the Theatre’s main stage between 28 - 30 July 2022.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch name Graeae Associate Artists joining their 2022/23 creative leadership team
After the recent announcement regarding Queen's Theatre Hornchurch’s (QTH) creative leadership team for the 2022/23 year, today the Queen’s are delighted to name three more Associate Artists joining the team. From Graeae, the acclaimed and award-winning theatre company championing the best in Deaf and disabled talent, the team will be joined by Kate Lovell, Sonny Nwachukwu and Britny Virginia.