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Queen's Theatre announces its spring season

PUBLISHED: 12:34 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:14 11 August 2010

THE MAIN producing theatre in the area has launched its spring season set of four plays and offering ticket prices of just £12.50 for each show. The Queen s Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, has four plays by top class playwrights from Alan Ayckbourn to

THE MAIN producing theatre in the area has launched its spring season set of four plays and offering ticket prices of just £12.50 for each show.

The Queen's Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, has four plays by top class playwrights from Alan Ayckbourn to Chris Bond and Michael Frayn.

Starting the season on January 30 to February 21, is an Ayckbourn classic, 'How The Other Half Loves'.

Full of typical Ayckbourn observations, the story is of Bob who is sleeping with his boss's wife, Fiona.

Their deception appears to finish in farcical proportions as the web of deception spreads into catastrophic proportions.

Second on the list taking up most of March, is a Chris Bond adaption of Sweeny Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The old story latterly turned into a West end musical and the Johnny Depp film, is getting the 'Bond' treatment using the musical abilities of the Cut To The Chase company of actor/musicians telling of the demon barber's revenge at wrongful imprisonment.

That revenge is to turn his victims from the barber's chair into pies made by his partner Mrs Lovett. This runs from March 6 to 28.

Next is a Michael Frayn special called Noises Off, telling of the misfortunes beset by a touring theatrical company.

Behind the curtain comedy is often funnier than in front as shown by Chorus of Disapproval by Ayckbourn, the twist is this is supposed to be a professional company that has seen better days.

Most of the action is involved in the players trying to rescue their production amid failing memories and falling scenery. This runs from April 17 to May 9.

And to round off the quartet, Hot Mikado, adapted by Rob Bowman and David Bell and based on Gilbert and Sullivan's classic running from May 22 to June 12.

With Yum-Yum engaged to Ko-Ko, the story has been turned into a 1940s style musical with a mix of high energy blues, swing, gospel and jive. Everything the Cut to The Chase players do so well.

A ticket for all four shows is a mere £50 working out at £12.50 each, but hurry, the offer finishes 0n Saturday, February 14. Tickets are available from the box office on 01708 443333.


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