Bedroom Farce – A Comedy

Set over the course of one evening, through a series of misunderstandings and dysfunction we witness four married couples play out their day-to-day relationships across three very busy bedrooms.
In a world where we view relationships through reality TV, dating apps and magazine shows, Alan Ayckbourn’s 1977, Olivier Award-winning Comedy, asks the question, what happens when the honeymoon period is over? What really happens behind closed bedroom doors?
Alex Thorpe (The Comedy of Errors, RSC) directs his inaugural production as QTH’s Co-Creative Director.

Director’s Talk
Attend our FREE Director’s Talk on Mon 2 Sep to get an insight into the making of Bedroom Farce – A Comedy. Book your seat at our Director’s Talk

A Place For Me?

It’s 1950. Did you know that there is an Essex in Jamaica? (Yes, really!) and…did you know that 10 year old, Jamaican native Phyllis loves nothing more than Essex? It’s her favourite thing in the entire world!
So imagine how Phyllis feels when she discovers that her Uncle Edmund (her second most favourite thing in the world) boarded a ship called HMT Empire Windrush in 1948 and now lives in a place called Essex in England! (What are the chances?!) And so Phyllis, along with her best friend Mony (he’s a mongoose – FYI) jump aboard a ship to discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of glorious Tilbury.
A Place for Me? is a family musical that tells the story of the Windrush community through the eyes of a child. It’s a tribute to all that the community brought and continues to bring to Essex.
Touring to community venues in Harold Hill, Orchard Village, Rainham, and Romford with Havering Changing.

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Attend our FREE Director’s Talk on Thu 31 Oct to get an insight into the making of A Place For Me? Book your seat at our Director’s Talk

The Turn of the Screw

Bly, Essex. Angelic 9 year-old Flora and precocious 12 year-old Miles are the picture of innocence, rescuing injured birds and playing make-believe by the shady lake. But, as a new governess arrives at the manor to take care of them, disturbing secrets emerge from beneath the undulating waters. Questioning the truth behind the children’s stories, the governess finds it increasingly hard to tell reality from her nightmares – until she is forced to take action. Did you really see her? Or was it just a trick of the light?
Henry James’ classic ghost story, chillingly reimagined by playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Her Naked Skin), is an enthralling mix of Halloween thriller and psychological mystery, drawing in both believers and sceptics alike. The play has been used as inspiration for West End classic The Woman in Black and adapted for Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Director’s Talk
Attend our FREE Director’s Talk on Mon 7 Oct to get an insight into the making of The Turn of the Screw. Book your seat at our Director’s Talk

Handbagged

11 years of weekly, behind-closed-doors meetings, where the destiny of a nation is shaped.
Moira Buffini’s clever, funny and charming political comedy unlocks the palace door, imagining the untold conversations of two of history’s most powerful women, Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II.
Ronald Reagan, Denis Thatcher and an ensemble of familiar faces add to the biting satire and sharp humour as the gloves come off and personalities clash.
25 years later, with both women now gone, their shadows still loom large, as this Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Nation Partnerships production explores the legacy of this divisive premiership, leaving audiences to question what they truly know about those who decide our nation’s destiny.

Director’s Talk
Attend our FREE Director’s Talk on Mon 10 Feb to get an insight into the making of Handbagged. Book your seat at our Director’s Talk

 

Cinderella

Bursting with glitz and glamour, it’ll be the most magical event of the year!

Cinderella dreams of a glamorous life far removed from the everyday grind of primping and preening her vain stepsisters, and an invitation to the Prince’s royal ball is just the ticket! But the Wicked Stepmother has other plans for Cinders, confiscating her ticket to the party of the decade… Fear not, for her Fairy Godmother arrives in the nick of time, ready to weave her magic and transform Cinderella’s fortunes! But can she sashay away from the sensational soirée before the clock strikes midnight and her riches turn back to rags once more…?

This much-loved traditional pantomime reunites the team behind last year’s smash-hit production Dick Whittington. Written by Andrew Pollard, with original music and lyrics by Tom Self, and directed by Kate Lovell (Co-Creative Director at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch).

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Pie and Mash Fundraising Quiz Night

Celebrating 70 years of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Filled with music, tricky questions and laughs you’ll be entertained throughout.

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