Spring season at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Musicals - Seasons - Thriller
Hollyoaks actor James Sutton to star in Rope; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert extends its run; and Diane Samuels's Kindertransport plays in the spring season at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.
Image by Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
News just in about three important, upcoming shows in the spring season at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch ...
Casting announced for Rope
Photo: James Sutton plays Charles Granillo in Rope
First presented by The Repertory Players at the Strand Theatre, London on 3 March 1929 and based on a 1920's real-life case, Rope is a dark classic that was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains one of the most tightly-coiled thrillers.
It will be directed by the Queen's Theatre's Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul, and will play from 15 February to 3 March 2018.
James Sutton, who is best-known for playing John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks and Ryan Lamb in Emmerdale, has been cast as Charles Granillo.
The cast also includes Janet Amsden, Cara Chase, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, George Kemp, Fred Lancaster, Nico Pimparé and Phoebe Sparrow.
Rope will also play from 7 to 17 March at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
Run extended for Priscilla
Scheduled to run from 27 April at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has now been extended due to 'phenomenal demand'.
That's hardly surprising in a way because this is a much-loved show with audiences around the country, and the world.
So the show will now be playing through to 26 May - but it still might be wise to book soon.
Also part of the Queen's Theatre's spring season is Diane Samuels's poignant play 'Kindertransport'.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport operation that saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety in the UK, the production also marks 25 years since the play was written.
The play is a moving modern classic about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her past.
Kindertransport will run at Hornchurch from 8 - 24 March, before moving to Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg from 27 - 31 March, and then touring across the UK to New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (17 - 21 April), Richmond Theatre (24 - 28 April) and Manchester Opera House (1 - 5 May).
For detailed listings of each of the shows above at Queen's Theatre, see the links below.
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
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