The Flood

An epic story of friendship across 100 years

A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production

The Flood by Vickie Donoghue

‘There was before the flood and after the flood…‎’

January 1953. A party. Swing dancing to the big band. Opening night of the War Memorial Hall, Canvey Island.‎ The storm approaches. A group of friends will need to put aside secrets in order to survive…

January 2013. A ropey-looking buffet. 50s records. A tea and dance to remember. Friends who need each other more than ever. But will they realise before it’s too late…

January 2053. A chance to return to the Hall for one last time, despite danger, to make sense of what ‎happened. Is the truth finally coming out, or is the past best left buried…

Based on real-life events, this world premiere production of an extraordinarily tender and timely play is about calling a place home – and what that really means.



We invite you to an exclusive artist-in-conversation talk with Khadija Raza, the brilliant designer behind the stunning production of The Flood. Joining them will be David Shearing from the Society of British Theatre Designers.

This one-hour conversation will delve into the intricacies of the design process and explore the creative decisions that brought this powerful production to life. It’s a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and collaboration that shaped the design of this epic show. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain an exclusive insight into the world of theatre design.

3 - 18 Mar 2023
£12.50 - £29
+65p QNext fee

Under 26s | £8
Running Time
180 minutes (approximately)
20 minutes

Age Guidance: 14+

This performance contains flash photography and adult language.


Liam Bull
Young Arthur/Frank
Micky Dartford
Young Ted/Sid
Joan Hodges
Midge (2013)
Sheree Kane
Ethel (2013)
Paul Lavers
Arthur (2013)
Sabrina Puri
Young Ethel/Blossom
Matilda Rae
Young Midge/Pixie
Modupe Salu
Young Bea/Mia
Adrian Stokes
Ted (2013)
George Whitehead
Young Barry/Barry
Vanessa White-Smith
Bea (2013)

Creative team

Stef Driscoll
Khadija Raza
Rajiv Pattani
Lighting Designer
Dominic Kennedy
Sound Designer
Rishi Trikha
Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Movement Director
Hayley Chilvers
Associate Movement Director
Flick Ferdinando
Physical Comedy Director
Elspeth Morrison
Accent Coach
Sydney Aldridge
Casting Director
Mathew Russell
Executive Producer
Manley Gavich
Assistant Director

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