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The Hired Man Stream

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To help us raise vital funds to support our creative and community work for when the Theatre reopens, we’re bringing you an exciting gift: The Hired Man, streaming on our YouTube channel from Monday 15 June at 7.30pm until Sunday 21 June at midnight.

Cumbria, 1898. Whippet racing, hiring fairs, hunting and drunken antics collide, in this passionate story of John and Emily, a young married couple, and their moving struggle to carve a living from the land. An epic and heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty, set against a backdrop of English country traditions being swept away as a new century faces the gathering storm of war…


★★★★ ‘They play Goodall’s glorious folk-based score as if it’s pouring from their very souls.’ Sunday Express

‘A gorgeous, resonant new production…Wrenching and wonderful’ Mark Shenton

★★★★★ ‘This is theatre to relish and cherish’ – North West End

★★★★ ‘One of the most well-crafted British Musicals of all time’ – Upstaged Manchester

Download the digital The Hired Man programme

This much loved actor-musician revival played to national critical acclaim across the country, securing three Offie Award nominations and with Lauryn Redding a finalist for Best Female Performance in a Musical.

Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg first published in 1969, The Hired Man was turned into a musical in 1984. The production features a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by the award-winning composer Howard Goodall (Bend It Like Beckham, Love Story).

With the support of The Really Useful Group Ltd, the streaming is available until midnight Sunday 21 June 2020.

To donate to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, click here, or make a donation by text:

QTH 10 to 70085 to donate £10

QTH 15 to 70085 to donate £15

QTH 20 to 70085 to donate £20

UK networks only.

Texts cost donation amount plus one standard rate message.



Streaming until midnight Sunday 21 June


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