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Legacy – Essex on Stage

Legacy by Dan Murphy

Part of Essex on Stage

Legacy follows a group of builders working on the 20th floor of a luxury apartment block in Stratford, overlooking the Olympic Stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ 2012. As the world is glued to Britain’s greatest sporting day, the builders watch on as the place they call home becomes unrecognisable.

 

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.

The programme kicks off with the regional premiere of David Eldridge’s In Basildon. Alongside the performance on Sat 23 March, there will be rehearsed readings of new plays in development from three exciting Essex playwrights.

Tammy by Kelly Jones

Legacy by Dan Murphy

Stiletto Beach by Sadie Hasler.

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.

Dates

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Times

2.45pm

Prices

£5 per play reading
£10 if you buy all three Essex on Stage play readings as a package
£25 (Under 26s £18) to see all three Essex on Stage play readings and the evening performance of David Eldridge’s In Basildon.

Running Time

60 minutes

Interval

No interval in this performance

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