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. The production gained glowing reviews during its run and was co-produced with Leeds Playhouse and Curve Theatre. Eithne Browne is one of Liverpool’s most well-loved and popular actors – she’s even the voice of the Mersey Ferries. With starring roles in the original Blood Brothers in the West End, Shirley Valentine, and numerous Liverpool Royal Court Theatre productions and TV appearances on Waterloo Road, Cold Feet and as Brookside regular Chrissy Rogers, she has enjoyed a dazzling career spanning more than three decades. “A truly beautiful, moving and uplifting piece of theatre” The Stage. “Sensitive, hilarious and emotional” Yorkshire Post. “A powerful and poignant production, an intimate examination of the impact of dementia on a family told with honesty and humour” The Yorkshire Times. The winners are announced at the UK Theatre Awards 2022 ceremony, which will take place at London's historic Guildhall on Sunday 23 October 2022. UK Theatre Awards is the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by UK Theatre members. Maggie May was part of our effort to increase our offering to those who are living with Dementia. Our upcoming Dementia friendly events are: Memory Café The café is a free event that runs every other Thursday in our Learning Space. It is supported by the Havering Dementia Action Alliance. The café is a relaxed and informal drop-in which provides support for people with dementia and their carers. There is also the Upminster Dementia Choir which runs on alternative Thursdays. Down Memory Lane An afternoon full of your favourite melodies, performed by Kay Carman and friends. It is a happy and nostalgic social gathering filled with fun and laughter. Sleeping Beauty This Pantomime season, our Dementia Friendly performance of Sleeping Beauty will fill you with joy. This timeless tale will be lovingly told in classic Hornchurch style with an outrageous dame, side-splitting slapstick comedy and fantastic original music played by the finest of actor-musicians. The show is altered for our Dementia Friendly performance to make it more accessible for those who would benefit relaxed, quieter, and supportive environment. If you are interested in any of the above events, click the links above to see more information.