The theatre has confirmed details of its Spring programme which is set to include the thriller Rope, Kindertransport and the regional professional premiere of the iconic musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Rope - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has confirmed its Spring 2018 season, marking the theatre’s 65th year which is set to include two revivals of classic plays and the regional professional  premiere of  the classic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

This newly announced season will open with the gripping thriller Rope by Patrick Hamilton. Playing at the theatre from the 15th February to the 3rd March, Rope is based on a true life case and went on to be filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948.

Two well-bred young men murder a fellow Oxford student just for the fun of it. Placing the corpse in a wooden box, they invite a group of friends over to their Mayfair apartment – including the loving mother of the boy they’ve just killed. Supper is served on the chest holding the gruesome contents. But one of their guests is starting to become suspicious…

Will this daring pair get away with their cat and mouse games?

The theatre will then follow this with a production of Diana Samuels’ heart-warming classic Kindertransport for which the Queen’s Theatre is once again collaborating with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions. It will play at the venue from the 8th to the 24th March.

Hamburg 1938: nine-year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

Meanwhile, the theatre has also confirmed that it will be producing the first regioanl professional premiere production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical from the 27th April until the 19th May. This classic musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director at the Queen’s Theatre.

A trio of unlikely performers set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for dreams and friendship, but discovering much more…

This uplifting and heart-warming tale has it all – outrageous costumes, flamboyant choreography and plenty of sass. It’s jam-packed with 70s, 80s and 90s dance floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Say A Little Prayerand Finally.

The spring season will also include a number of visiting productions such as The Game of Love & Chai by Tara Arts (19th – 21st April) – Marivaux’s classic French farce which has been brilliantly updated by Nigel Planer – and the phenomenal mod musical, All or Nothing featuring hits by the Small Faces from 21st – 26th May.

For more information about the upcoming season visit: http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/

 

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