Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has announced three productions for its Spring 2023 season, which will include the world premiere of Rebus: A Game Called Malice by Ian Rankin and Simon Reade, produced by Dan Schumann, Lee Dean and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
Playing 2 – 25 February, the new Rebus story will be told exclusively on stage. Rebus: A Game Called Malice will be directed by the award-winning Robin Lefevre.
Then, from 2 – 18 March, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch premieres its commission of The Flood by Thurrock based nationally acclaimed playwright, Vickie Donoghue.
This major new drama, inspired by the Canvey Island floods of 1953, is an extraordinarily tender and timely play about calling a place home – and what that really means. The Flood will be directed by Stef O’Driscoll (part of QTH’s Creative Leadership Team), set and costume designed by Khadija Raza, with lighting design by Rajiv Pattani, and sound design by Dominic Kennedy.
Finally, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, will be producing a new Theatre Nation Partnerships production of Roy Williams’ award-winning play Sucker Punch from 30 March – 15 April. After opening in Hornchurch, Sucker Punch will be touring the UK. Directed by Nathan Powell, Sucker Punch is a bruising and funny play, winner of the Alfred Fagon Award, which explores being young and black in the 80s.
Mathew Russell, Chief Executive of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch said: “Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to be announcing a Spring 2023 season of exciting event theatre, with three new productions. A world premiere of the next exciting Rebus story told exclusively on stage; a world premiere of an extraordinary cross generational commission made in and about a moment in Essex but resonating beyond; a landmark revival of an acclaimed play about being young and black in the 80s, opening in Hornchurch before touring nationally. Unmissable live theatre experiences we can’t wait to share with audiences.”