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Shaw Shorts, Double Bill by George

Bernard Shaw.

7:30pm Friday 4th June.

Orange Tree Theatre.


In How He Lied to Her Husband, Aurora is concerned

about what has happened to the poems written for her

by her admirer, the impetuous Henry, and fears they 

may get into the hands of husband Teddy. Henry

suggests they confess the truth and go to the theatre 

as planned… to see Bernard Shaw’s Candida. Then 

Henry arrives home.


Overruled sees two strangers fall in love at sea. Both 

married they decide they must part, but then are 

surprised to find their spouses at a hotel together. 

They’ve fallen for each other too. Do they stay together 

or swap?


Two short, sharp, funny plays by Bernard Shaw, 

directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller following his 

hugely successful OT productions of Shaw’s Candida, 

Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses.


BOOK BELOW FOR THE DOUBLE BILL OF SHAW SHORTS - both plays in one evening with no interval 


How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled can also 

be watched separately with a break in between 

performances. Click on the titles to book separately.


OT On  Screen

Thu 3 & Fri 4 June at 7.30pm 

The plays will also be live-streamed as a double bill so 

you can watch them at home. Book a Season Ticket 

and save. BOOK HERE



Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me

By Amy Trigg

7:30pm Thursday 10th of June.

Kiln Theatre.


For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work.

Or what I’d be able to feel.

People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign

shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting 

to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t 

know, Janet!” 

Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily 

navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, 

loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished 

project.

Winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, 

Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play Reasons You 

Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilarious, heart-warming tale 

about how shit our wonderful lives can be.


This is a Vocaleyes audio description.


To book tickets go to the website, https://kilntheatre.com/whats-on/reasons-you-shouldnt-love-me/


Neville’s Island by Tim Firth

2:30pm Saturday 3rd of July.

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.


A farcical and hilarious evening out.

Four out-of-condition clueless middle managers are 

forced on the outdoor awayday from hell.

Shipwrecked, wrapped in thick fog and cut off from 

civilisation with one cold sausage between them, 

Gordon, Angus, Roy and the hapless Neville‎ are about 

to experience the misadventure of their lives…

From the critically acclaimed Tim Firth, writer of 

Calendar Girls, The Band and Our House. This fresh 

new production of an award nominated West End 

comedy, is the perfect entertainment to welcome you 

safely back to live theatre, on your doorstep this 

summer.

‘Wonderfully funny… snappy comic dialogue’ Daily 

Telegraph

‘Plenty of laughs’ Daily Express

Socially distanced seating will be in place 

throughout the run of this production. Click here for 

details of our reopening measures.


Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas, 

with additional material by Sian Owen.

2:30pm Thursday the 8th and Saturday

17th of July

National Theatre, Olivier.


A community is sleeping. If you listen closely, you can 

hear their dreams.

The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love.


The landlady living in terror of her guests.


A father who can no longer access his memories.


A son in search of redemption.

As they awake to boiled eggs and the postman, the 

residents of a small Welsh village juggle old secrets 

and new realities.

Michael Sheen, Carl Johnson and Shaun Phillips 

featured in the acting company breathing new life 

into Dylan Thomas's poetic masterpiece. 

Lindsay Turner directs.

Please note that telephone booking is not available at present.

To book tickets, go online to:

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/under-milk-wood


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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