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Love Letters

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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production

Love Letters

by Douglas Rintoul

A brand new musical celebrating the very best of Essex

What happens when an unposted love letter meant to be sent between a passionate young couple dating, only gets delivered sixteen years later? Perhaps it’s time both put aside some regrets and rediscover what might have been – if it’s not too late…

With hits from Essex’s very best, and songs ranging from the 60s to today, artists featured will include Alison Moyet, Billy Bragg, Billy Ocean, Blur, David Woodcock, Depeche Mode, Jessie J, Olly Murs, Sandie Shaw and The Tremeloes.

This world premiere production of a funny and popular working class love story, promises to be an uplifting night out for everyone proudly calling Essex their home.

Brought to you by Douglas Rintoul, the Theatre’s Artistic Director, and team members from hits such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Made in Dagenham and In Basildon.

★★★★ ‘Warm and gentle humour keeps things lively and engaging. The production pulls at the heartstrings but is never overly sentimental. An enjoyable and entertaining experience’ LondonTheatre1

★★★★ ‘The band’s playing is so brilliant, it’s likely many of the audience will be heading to iTunes after the show, keen to keep listening to Essex musicWith a huge smile on his face, Esuruoso particularly impresses with his amazing dancing skills’ Musical Theatre Review

‘Love Letters is the all-singing, all-dancing and all-Essex musical which the world didn’t even know it was missing’ Romford Recorder

‘If you’re a fan of films like ‘When Harry Met Sally’ or ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’, ‘Love Letters’ may be the show you’ve been waiting for. With authentic characters and a fantastic soundtrack, this is not a show to be missed’ Polka Dot Pages

‘It’s a ‘good ole knees up’ night out to reminisce about the area many grew up in and share many memories with a selection of songs from some of Essex’s most successful singers’ London Theatre Reviews

‘The night was lots of fun and I really felt part of the show as we clap along and even found myself singing along to all of the well-known songs that originated in Essex’ Hornchurch Life

‘A jukebox musical full of fast paced fun. This is a show for everybody and will have you clapping in your seats’ The Havering Daily

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.



30 Jul - 21 Aug 2021


Various times, see below


£13.50 | £17.50 | £20.50 (+ 65p QRenew Fee)

Mon - Thu
£19.50 | £24.50 | £28 (+ 65p QRenew Fee)
£8 | Under 26s (Collection only - Please show proof of age)

Fri & Sat
£22.50 | £27 | £30 (+ 65p QRenew Fee)

Running Time

150 minutes


20 minutes

Access Details

Audio Described performance
Sat 14 Aug | 2.30pm


Main House

Cast + Creatives

Director Douglas Rintoul
Designer Jess Curtis
Lighting Designer Mark Dymock
Sound Designer Chris Murray
Musical Director and Arranger Adam Gerber
Choreographer Tara Young
Fight Director Haruka Kuroda
Accent Coach Joel Trill
Casting Director Matthew Dewsbury
Executive Producer Mathew Russell

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