Part of Essex on Stage
Stiletto Beach by Sadie Hasler
When a beach is left burning, fingers are pointed at a gang of Essex Girls.
But what is an Essex girl anyway, & why shouldn’t they burn sh*t down?
Press for Sadie Hasler:
‘Twisted genius’ – GQ
‘A real gem’ – Guardian
‘Funny, verbally brutal…Blistering’ – Washington Post
‘Compelling‘ – Scotsman
With kind support from Arts Council England
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.
Sat 23 Mar 2019
£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
No interval in this performance