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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production
A hilarious masterpiece of situation comedy.
Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newlywed neighbours. Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, banished from the party of her teenage daughter. Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling host’s soiree soon descends into chaos. As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy cracks open social climbing suburbia to savagely funny effect.
Set in seventies Romford, with Donna Summer top of the hit parade and adults behaving disgracefully, join us for a great night out at the drinks party from hell!
Made famous by the BBC Play for Today starring Alison Steadman, this fresh but faithful look at an iconic classic is directed by Douglas Rintoul (Made in Dagenham, The Crucible, Rope, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).
Age guidance 11+
This performance contains strong language and smoking.
Various times, see below
£12.50 | £17 | £19.50
Tue - Thu
£19 | £23.50 | £27
Fri & Sat
£21.50 | £26 | £29
140 minutes approx.
Wed 12 Sep
A chance to meet and question the company after the show
is available at all performances
Sign Language Interpreted performance
Wed 19 Sep | 7.30pm
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch: Much Ado About Nothing
Other theatre: Stud (Vault Festival); The Marriage Of Figaro (Watermill Theatre); Romeo And Juliet (Exeter Northcott / Ludlow); Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs); Blood Wedding/Bacchae (Royal & Derngate Northampton); Invisible (UK and European tour).
Television: EastEnders (Danny Mitchell since 2010), Doctors, Minder, Trinity
Theatre: Common (National Theatre); The Mousetrap (On Tour); Generation Y (The Hen and Chicken); Twelfth Night (Attic Theatre Company); Out of Love (White Bear Theatre); Daisy Pulls it Off (Watermill Theatre Company).
Television: Doctors, EastEnders, Hollyoaks, PenTalar
Radio: ATA Girl, Doctor Who, Star Cops (all Big Finish Productions)
Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Theatre: Inherit the Wind, Anna of the Five Towns and I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (New Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent); A Little Night Music and A Match Made in Heaven (Frinton Summer Theatre); Absent Friends (London Classic Theatre tour); The Road to Nowhere (Croydon Fairfield Halls); A Government Inspector (Northern Broadsides); Who's Under Where? and A Piece of Cake (The Mill at Sonning); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and tour); Broken Time (Harrogate Theatre and Tour); Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (UK and international tours); Lark Rise to Candleford (Finborough Theatre); King Arthur (Arcola Theatre); An Absolute Turkey (Electric Theatre); Claw (Greenwich Playhouse).
Television: EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Waking the Dead (BBC).
Film: The Man Who Married Himself, opposite Richard E Grant.
Voice work includes plays for BBC Radio 4, Doctor Who audio dramas and many characters in the video games world.
Theatre: Spider’s Web, Enchanted April (The Mill at Sonning); Roaring Trade (Park Theatre); God of Carnage (Northampton Theatre Royal); Drowning on Dry Land, A Chorus of Disapproval, Private Fears in Public Places (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Private Fears in Public Places (Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 Theatre NYC);
Television: The Bill (PC Emma Keane 2005 - 2008), Shakespeare and Hathaway, Holby City, Not Going Out, People Just Do Nothing, Doctors, Rockface and 15 Stories High.
Film: The Guvnors, Watcher in the Woods, Greenwich Mean Time and Long Time Dead.
Theatre: Clockwork Canaries (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Storyhouse, Chester); Our Town (Almeida, London); The Great Gatsby (Arts Theatre, London); The Philanderer, Factors Unforeseen, The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles, Flora the Red Menace (Orange Tree, Richmond); Dr Faustus (Rose, Bankside); When Blair Had Bush and Bunga (Pleasance, Edinburgh); Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible); King Lear, The Tempest (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); The Hired Man, Arsenic and Old Lace, Grapes of Wrath (Colchester Mercury); The Tempest (RSC and Little Angel); She Stoops to Conquer, A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint, National and on tour); Hamlet (National and US tour); Amy’s View (National/Aldywch); The Zoo Story (National); Blue/Orange (Abbey, Dublin); The Importance of Being Earnest, Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors (Bristol Old Vic); Richard III (Regent’s Park Open Air); Silence (Birmingham Rep); Three Sisters (Chichester); The Little Prince (Hampstead); Leonce and Lena (The Gate); Gross Indecency – The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Gielgud); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse).
Television: Wolf Hall, Handel’s Messiah at the Foundling Hospital, Garrow's Law, On Expenses, Survivors 2, Judge John Deed, Casualty, Rosemary and Thyme, Foyle’s War, The Student Prince, Highlander, This Life, The Queen’s Nose, Good Friday 1663, Pride and Prejudice.
Film: Impossible Planet, Mrs Dalloway
Radio: Babel’s Tower, Eye of the Day, Dossier Ronald Akkerman, The Rose and the Ring, The Decameron, Antigone.
|Set and Costume Designer||Lee Newby|
|Sound Designer||Ivan Stott|
|Lighting Designer||Zoe Spurr|
|Casting Director||Matthew Dewsbury|
|Casting Assistant||Tom Hurley|