Christmas at the Theatre may be different this year, but it wouldn’t be the same if Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and their audiences couldn’t get together to celebrate the festivities – with a little bit of physically distance theatrical magic.
For the first time since March, the Theatre is performing one of their homegrown productions to a live audience! Christmas Allsorts opens on Friday 11 December and will be entertaining theatergoers until Sunday 3 January.
Audiences will be treated to a delightfully festive 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.
The cast includes Lauryn Redding (The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre); Sioned Saunders (Amélie, Watermill Theatre); Tom Self (The Hired Man, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); and Alex Tomkins (School of Rock, West End Tour).
Christmas Allsorts is being rehearsed and performed in a socially distanced environment. It is directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul(‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Sparky the Elf and the Magic Toyshop, Robin Hood, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch). With musical direction by Tom Self, lighting design by Stephen Pemble and choreography by Sundeep Saini.
Director Douglas Rintoul says ‘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 queens-theatre.co.uk