At Queen’s Theatre we present the highest quality in live performance by established performers from all round the UK but we also actively nurture the work of emerging and independent theatre makers on our doorstep.
If you’re a performance-maker living, working or from Essex or Outer East London, we’re here to offer you a range of support. By joining our mailing list, you’ll be the first to find out about performance and networking opportunities and by being a member, you can access free rehearsal space and advice – ranging from help with funding applications to dramaturgical assistance.
If you’d like to join us, let us know what your connection to the area is and what type of maker you are (writer, actor, director, musician, poet, etc) and we’ll be in touch. Email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re from outside of London/Essex and are interested in a career in the theatre, please email email@example.com
We’ve been a having a glorious time connecting with our members over Zoom every week and it’s clear that Outer Limiters are staying creative during lockdown. Following a callout for digital work created during this strange time, we were overjoyed with the responses and are delighted to be able able tho share them with you.
In Between Pods is a podcast that focuses on what it means to be a ‘creative’ working (or not) in their chosen industry today. Whilst looking at these people’s incredible achievements and how they got there, I am here to investigate the more profound questions that strive for a deeper understanding of topics such as mental health, relationships, ambitions, process, self worth and what life means when working. Or, quite simply, how to keep life fun when in between jobs.
2020 has been a tough year with Covid-19. Whilst we have been apart, we must remember that we are not alone. Here is the Habbit Factory’s (a charity in Havering) members, staff and volunteers doing a sing a long to “You will be found” from Dear Evan Hansen.
A comedic peek behind the curtain into the lives of ordinary people living through the extraordinary experience of the UK Lockdown.
Young married couple David and Emma seek relationship counselling for their unusual marital issue, expecting us to provide all the answers. Produced in lockdown by Encompass Online
Heroes currently come in all shapes and sizes. Brentwood songwriter Jon Hare has put his old band back together during lockdown to record This One’s For You – for everyone playing their part right now.
SPYHOLE is a new monologue by Ben SantaMaria about lockdown isolation, surviving social media and the pros and cons of Tom Hardy. The short film is performed and directed by Jenet Le Lacheur for #TheOnlineMonologueSeries from new writing company Sharp Scratches.
Ed Keates is a professional actor and writer. He has appeared on stage and screen, likes chocolate and chips, but not on the same plate. He is a member of the ELE (East London & Essex Writing Group) which meets monthly at Queen’s Theatre. His short film It’s Over? was nominated for the Havering Award at last year’s Romford Film Festival and he’s currently working on his 2nd screenplay.
When a theatre opens its doors to create a safe, welcoming space for queer theatre makers to start to think about how they can make work the queer way, IT IS A DELIGHT. Thank you for having us. Bring on the revolution! #QueerUtopia
I was wracked with nerves and haven't had much sleep in 2 weeks - but I can truly say it was all worth it… I'm literally gob smacked. Thanks to the Queen's for their continued support- it means everything to me.
It was nerve racking but exciting to get that piece shown, but lovely to have such a supportive place to do so
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to QTH for having us over the last couple of weeks.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for how using the space has enabled us to create the show we have.
Also thank you for including us within the building, all members of staff have been so lovely and we have been made to feel so welcome. I know the cast really felt that, which is so often not the case when working in buildings