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The Hired Man

4 star rating

Closed 18 May 2019

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

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.
The Hired Man at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Image courtesy Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Show details

Synopsis


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 …


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: No age guidance specified.


Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg, with a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by Howard Goodall, the award-winning composer of West End hits Bend It Like Beckham and Love Story.

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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Billet Lane
Hornchurch RM11 1QT

Box office tel: 01708 443333

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 27 April 2019

Press night:Tuesday 30 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 18 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (29 Apr)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm (from 4 May)


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins

Tickets


Previews:
£13.50, £17.50, £20.50 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)

Standard:

Mon - Thu

£19.50, £24.50, £28

Fri & Sat

£22.50, £27, £30

(+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)


Access information


Sign Language Interpreted performance:

Wed 15 May ‑ 7.30pm

Audio Described performance:

Sat 18 May ‑ 2.30pm


Cast


Jon Bonner - Pennington / Blacklock/ The Recruiting Officer/ The Vicar

Lloyd Gorman - Jackson

Oliver Hembrough - John

TJ Holmes - Seth / Ensemble

Lucy Keirl - Sally / Ensemble

Lara Lewis - May / Ensemble

Sufia Manya - Ensemble

Samuel Martin - Isaac / Ensemble

Lauryn Redding - Emily

Tom Self - Show MD / The Union Chairman

James William-Pattison - Harry / Joe Sharp


Creatives


Author: Melvyn Bragg (book)
Composer: Howard Goodall
Lyricist: Howard Goodall
Director: Douglas Rintoul
Designer: Jean Chan
Musical direction: Ben Goddard
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Chris Murray
Fight director: Bethan Clark
Movement: Jane Gibson
Production: Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre

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