Statement from Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on November Lockdown Measures
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch yesterday released the following statement in regards to the latest Lockdown measures:
‘Whilst Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch will sadly need to close as a building from this Thursday, throughout the rest of November, in line with the latest Coronavirus National Restrictions, we’re relieved that the Government late last night confirmed that theatres can continue to rehearse and live stream productions.
With that, we’re pleased to announce that next week’s world premiere of Misfits, the latest Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production, will continue, with all twelve performances live streamed, as this new production gets performed from the empty auditorium! This entertaining fresh work, capturing the true spirit of Essex and its people, was always designed to be watched at home OR in the theatre, and tickets have been sold on this basis to date.
Existing bookers will be able to view the production in real time via a private link to the live stream that will be sent out on the day of the performance (as previously planned).
New bookers can continue to book a ‘virtual seat’ for all performances, with immediate effect, and will also be sent the private link on the day.
Booking for Misfits, and spreading the word that it’s continuing (and going to be brilliant!), is one of the best ways of supporting your local theatre, and the writers, actors and creatives making the show, through this difficult time for the entertainment industry. It also guarantees you a fantastic and unique Lockdown highlight!
All other presentations throughout November are being postponed to later dates. We’ll be back in touch with those new dates, and to transfer your tickets, in the coming couple of weeks.
We’re also switching more of our incredibly popular and vital learning and participation programme online for the next month, and will be in touch with participants directly in the coming days too (and hopefully with news of some exciting new projects before too long).
Like many charities, now, more than ever, we urgently need your support, to help us continue and rebuild some of the charitable activity lost to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on us and our community. You can donate by visiting www.queens-theatre.co.uk/join-support/donate/or by texting:
QTH to 70085 to donate £5
QTH 10 to 70085 to donate £10
QTH 15 to 70085 to donate £15
or QTH 20 to 70085 to donate £20
Thanks again for all the extraordinary generosity, encouragement and patience our supporters have shown. The last three months at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, since we re-opened, have seen some of the most wonderful responses from audiences of all ages enjoying the work of the Theatre again, in real life. We look forward to a uniquely theatrical November with you, through ever so special digital experiences, and fingers crossed, re-opening our doors at the beginning of December.
Stay safe in the meantime.’