Enjoy huge savings and three fantastic shows at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, as its Jump the Q season tickets go on sale

By Liz Wade in Events

THE Queen’s Theatre has announced its autumn season of superb comedy and thrilling drama including A Fox On The Fairway, The Ladykillers and The Invisible Man.

To help you save up to nearly 45 per cent on the best seats, the Hornchurch theatre’s Jump the Q season tickets go on sale today, Saturday, May 13, meaning you can see all three fantastic productions from just £14 each.

The season opens with a British premiere of the farcical comedy, A Fox On The Fairway, from August 25 to September 16.

Written by Ken Ludwig, one of America’s most performed playwrights, this hilarious romp about love, life and a man’s eternal love affair with golf is filled with headlong humour, exuberant personalities and romantic entanglements.

Join two rival country clubs as they tee off for their annual golf tournament – but expect a lot of bunkers along the way.

Club presidents Henry Bingham and Dickie Bell place a hefty bet on the outcome of the game, including Muriel Bingham’s beloved antique shop. Henry regrets this wager when he discovers his star player has switched sides – but his luck returns when his new assistant, Justin, turns out to be a phenomenally good golfer. After that narrow escape, nothing can possibly go wrong… can it?

The madcap comedy continues with The Ladykillers from October 3 to 21. Celebrated television writer Graham Linehan, who penned the likes of Father Ted and The IT Crowd, has adapted the Ealing classic which tells the story of how an old lady discovers the string quintet she has let out a room to are in fact a hardened gang of criminals planning the great Kings Cross train robbery.

Queen’s Theatre is delighted to once again be co-producing with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Salisbury Playhouse on this new production of the award-winning stage adaptation.

Mrs Wilberforce is delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims her room to let is perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet.

She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen.

As his master plan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce – and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot – may have finally met his match.

Graham Linehan has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect.

Finally, audiences will not want to miss the thrilling new adaptation of H G Wells’ iconic science-fiction novella, The Invisible Man, at the Hornchurch theatre from October 27 to November 18.

Filled with live music, illusion and adventure, this bold premier arrives on the stage in this suspenseful escapade by award-winning theatre maker Clem Garritty.

The 19th century draws to a smoggy close and in a small room on Great Portland Street, scientist Jack Griffin discovers something that has quite literally, never been seen before.

Later, the arrival of a sinister figure wrapped in bandages in a small village in West Sussex sends the locals’ tongues wagging and suspicions racing. After a series of mysterious incidents, fears of the faceless man turn to terror and the villagers attempt to hunt him down – can Jack, plagued by his own obsession for power, find safety and return to normality?

Tickets went on sale on Saturday, May 13, for the theatre’s cost-effective jump the Q season ticket. By purchasing this season ticket, theatregoers can enjoy all three in-house productions from just £14 per show. Just choose between a flexible premium tickets for £52 or an affordable saver ticket for £42, and make sure you book by September 16. Individual tickets for these three productions go on sale on Saturday, May 27.

For further information and tickets visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01708 443333.

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