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THE BAND PLAYS ON by Chris Bush

16th -28th March 

Sheffield Theatres


"Rubbish", that was mum's verdict. "Drop a nuke round here 

and no-one would even notice the difference."

An Olympic hopeful. A political car crash. The fallout from a 

fictional nuclear winter. Join us for stories of solidarity and

survival from the Steel City, punctuated by songs from some

 of Sheffield’s best-loved bands and artists; I Bet That You 

Look Good on the Dancefloor Pour Some Sugar on Me

(Arctic Monkeys), (Def Leppard), The Crying Game Sing it

Back (Geoff Stephens), (Moloko), Don't Let Him Waste Your 

Time Beginners (Jarvis Cocker) and (Slow Club).

From writer Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge), The

Band Plays On is a rousing night of extraordinary tales and

live music. Funny, moving and often unexpected, these 

episodes from our past might start to show us a way forward.

Our cast is Jocasta Almgill (Rent, & Juliet), Anna-Jane Casey 

(Annie Get Your Gun, Flowers for Mrs Harris), Sandra Marvin 

(Showboat, Waitress), Maimuna Memon (Standing at the 

Sky’s Edge, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Jodie Prenger (

Taste of Honey, Oliver!).


This is an online performance from Sheffiled Theatres

For more details and to purchse a ticket, go to 

https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/the-band-plays-on


Love Letters by Douglas Rintoul

2:30pm. Saturday the 14th of August

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch


A brand new musical celebrating the very best of Essex

What happens when an unposted love letter meant to be sent 

between a passionate young couple dating, only gets 

delivered ten years later? Perhaps it’s time both put aside 

some regrets and rediscover what might have been – if it’s 

not too late…

With a raft of brilliant songs from Essex’s very best, with hits 

ranging from the 60’s to today, this funny and popular working 

class love story promises to be an uplifting night out for 

everyone proudly calling Essex their home. A world premiere 

from Douglas Rintoul and team members from hits such as 

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Made in Dagenham and In 

Basildon. 

Essex on Stage has been made possible by the generous 

support of The Clothworkers’ Foundation. Queen’s Theatre 

Hornchurch is the recipient of the 2018 Clothworkers’ Theatre 

Award, a competitive annual prize given to a regional 

producing theatre, that has only ever been awarded five 

times.


To book tickets, contact the box office on 01708 443333, or go online to 

https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/love-letters-2/


Beginning by David Eldridge

2:30pm. Saturday the 11th of September

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch


Every story starts somewhere…

It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny from Upminster 

is the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And 

so are they. One more drink?

Romford-born David Eldridge (In Basildon) returns home with 

‘gorgeous new play’ (Independent) that takes a touching 

look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and 

taking a chance.

This tender‎ and funny critically acclaimed smash hit received 

its world premiere at the National Theatre before transferring 

to the West End. It’s being revived and relaunched by 

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch this Autumn, before embarking 

on a major national tour.


To book tickets, contact the box office on 01708 443333, or go online to 

https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/beginning-2/



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