Essex on Stage is an ambitious new two-year programme led by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, championing positive notions of Essex, celebrating theatre made by working-class people and raising aspirations for emerging artists from Essex and Outer East London. It includes commissioning new plays, establishing a network of venues, touring drama about Essex across Essex for new audiences, organising local events to develop talent and making life-changing projects with communities.
Essex on Stage has been made possible by the generous support of The Clothworkers’ Foundation. Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is the recipient of the 2018 Clothworkers’ Theatre Award, a competitive annual prize given to a regional producing theatre, that has only ever been awarded five times.
Essex on Stage Play Readings
23 Mar 2019
Tammy – playreading by Kelly Jones
Legacy – playreading by Dan Murphy
Stiletto Beach – playreading by Sadie Hasler
by David Eldridge
14 – 30 Mar 2019
A juicy slice of Essex family life
by Sadie Hasler
4- 28 Sep 2019
A funny, heart-warming look at what it really means to be an Essex girl…
by Luke Norris
7-28 Sep 2019
A fast-moving witty play about Essex boys and their hopes, dreams & frustrations…
Old Trunk in association with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
12 & 13 Oct 2019
A Weekend Festival of Words in the heart of Southend-on-Sea celebrating the Essex Creative Scene.