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The Kitchen Sink

★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ Southend Theatre Scene

★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ Theatre Weekly


A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production

The Kitchen Sink

by Tom Wells

An irresistibly funny and tender play

Things aren’t going to plan for one Yorkshire family.

Martin’s milk float is falling apart and something’s up with Kath’s sink. Billy’s trying to get into art school with a portrait of Dolly Parton. Sophie’s dreaming of her black belt whilst Pete, a local plumber, is quietly falling in love.

Amidst the dramas and the dirty dishes, something has to give…

This 10th-anniversary new production of Tom Wells’ award-winning gem of a play is ‎an affectionate and sweet portrait of working-class family life.


‘This production impeccably blends playful comedy performances with grounded, tender moments of heartfelt connection… you will leave the theatre with a touched heart and a lot to laugh about’ The Reviews Hub

‘Directed by Caroline Leslie with great attention to all the nuances in the  script. Not a moment is missed. Many funny lines register with great laughs from the audience. She and her cast have created a very real sense of warmth and togetherness on Zoe Hurwitz’s wide, yet cluttered (in the best way) set’ Southend Theatre Scene

‘It’s a hearty and worthwhile production’ London Theatre 1

‘This accomplished cast do justice to a play that’s overflowing with laughs and bursting with heart’ Theatre Weekly

‘The play was thoroughly enjoyable and happily for all ended on a note of very much needed hope. Not to mention love’ London Born and Bred


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17 Mar - 2 Apr 2022


Various times, see below


12.50* - £29*
*+65p QRenew fee

Running Time

140 minutes



Access Details

Audio Described performance
Sat 2 Apr | 2.30pm

Audio description via a headset is available at every performance from 21 March.

For the best experience when booking one of our access performances, or to book our Dementia Friendly and Relaxed performances, speak to our Box Office team.
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Cast + Creatives

Director Caroline Leslie
Designer Zoë Hurwitz
Lighting Designer Stephen Pemble
Sound Designer & Composer Jack Baxter
Accent Coach Mary Howland
Costume Supervisor Nicola Thomas
Assistant Director Molly Wilsher
Executive Producer Mathew Russell
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