Casting announced for Queen’s seasonal special.


Full casting was announced yesterday for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s traditional seasonal special Christmas Allsorts.

The Theatre is excited to be welcoming back actors who are no strangers to its stage. They include Lauryn Redding, who was in The Hired Man and last seen in the West End show The Worst Witch, and Alex Tomkins, who was in Made in Dagenham and Cinderella. Alex finished his run at the beginning of the year as the first cover for the lead in the hit West-End musical School of Rock.

The pair are joined by talented actor-musicians SionedSaunders and Tom Self. They have had successful careers with roles in hit Queen’s Theatre musicals and pantomimes The Hired Man, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Made in Dagenham, Robin Hood andCinderella.

Audiences will be treated to a delightfully traditional family variety show, wrapped up in tinsel, with a bit of everything loved about the very best time of the year. This glamorous and brightly coloured selection box of music, dance and comedy includes yuletide tunes from films and musicals, as well as much-loved Christmas pop, alongside classic and new comedy sketches.

Christmas Allsorts will be rehearsed and performed in a socially distanced environment. It will be directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul (As You Like It, The Hired Man, Priscilla -Queen of the Desert, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch).With musical direction by Tom Self, lighting design by Stephen Pemble and choreography by Sundeep Saini. 

Director Douglas Rintoul says ‘It’s fantastic to have a cast of familiar faces return to Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. The cast are amazingly talented actor-musicians coming from smash-hit shows and they’re going to make Christmas Allsorts an absolutely unmissable family treat.’

Christmas Allsorts will enjoy a strictly limited run from 11 December – 3 January, with only 200 tickets available per performance in a socially distanced auditorium. Aimed at audiences of all ages, aged 8+. Tickets are £6.50 – £26.50 (plus 65p QRenew Fee). For more information call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit   

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