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Monday, December 26, 2016
Sinbad the Sailor at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Alim Jayda (Captain Greenbeard) and Josephine Melville (Clanker) Credit Sharron Wallace

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Queen's Theatre Partners in Crime production shots

Intrigue, romance and plenty of 1920s glamour are just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Theatre’s latest offering.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The girls on a saturday night out. Picture Mark Sepple.

Had enough of the Brexit debate, gorillas and 2016 in general?

Sunday, October 9, 2016
The Garden - dementia friendly play Spare Tyre theatre company

An immersive performance into the secret world of a garden will take dementia suffers on a journey through the seasons.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Spirit medium Derek Acorah

The people of Romford might just get a chance to talk to the departed when Derek Acorah comes to town tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Robin Hooper plays Aylott and William Hoyland plays Cooper.	Picture: Mark Sepple

With an ageing population, getting older is a topic often discussed in terms of the economy and practicality.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Marti Webb. Credit: David Fisk Photography

Renowned West End star Marti Webb said she is looking forward “immensely” to her first performance at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

Monday, September 5, 2016
Beverley Marks Stage School Glee Club finalists at the grand final 2014.

EastEnders and West End star John Partridge is urging the borough’s youngsters to take part in the UK’s biggest glee club competition.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Angela Bain, Elizabeth Rowe, Sioned Saunders, Anthony Hunt, Martina Isibor, Sarah Scowen, Daniella Bowen in Made in Dagenham at the Queen's Theatre

An industrial dispute doesn’t sound like a great premise for a musical, but the story of the 1968 Ford machinists strike is bursting with drama, excitement, romance and plenty of laughs.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Romford playwright Dan Murphy will open a festival in Havering with a performance of his play Skinny Legs. Picture:Arnaud Stephenson

The thought-provoking work of a young playwright will open a festival of fresh and innovative plays in Havering.

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Sarah Dorsett as Mari, Becky O’Brien as Little Voice and Jai Sepple as Ray Say

A savage black comedy-drama with endearing characters battling life challenges is coming to the stage of Brookside Theatre.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Queen's Theatre promoting its new musical Made in Dagenham. (Left to right) Wendy Morgan, Angela Bain, Sophie-May Feek, Sioned Saunders, original strikers Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, Sarah Scowen, Daniella Bowen, Elizabeth Rowe and Martina Isibor. Picture: Mark Sepple

A musical paying homage to an inspirational group of women whose actions paved the way to equal pay and working conditions for both sexes is returning to its east London roots.

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Shaye Temple, 9, is playing young Nala in Disney's Lion King show

A promising nine-year-old actress has joined the cast of the Lion King production as the young lion Nala.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Left to right: Actors Charlie Borg and Jai Sepple

“I wish I were big” were the words that changed everything in hit 80s movie Big and theatre-goers will be able to follow what happens next as the musical adaptation makes its way to the Brookside Theatre.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Laila the Musical

It’s a familiar tale - two star-crossed lovers are thwarted in their pursuit of happiness by their feuding families.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Singer-songwriter Carol Decker of pop band T'Pau, relaxing on a rare day off from touring the country. Photo: Carol Decker

With a smash hit song that stayed at the number one spot for five weeks, it’s easy to remember when flame-haired beauty Carol Decker burst onto the scene in 1987.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Drew-Levi Hunstman

A young actor and singer had landed himself one of the lead roles of the All or Nothing musical, featuring the delights of mod music.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
(LtoR) Jai Sepple as 'Rene' and Nina Jarram as 'Edith'

Listen very carefully, we shall say ‘zis only once...residents should be on high alert for eccentric policemen, scandalous portraits of curvy ladies and over-the-top accents appearing in Havering in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing, a story of laughs, lies and love. Credit: Mark Sepple

The Queen’s Theatre’s new Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul begins his tenure with a slick reimagining of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Monday, February 22, 2016
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing, a story of laughs, lies and love. Credit: Mark Sepple

A new chapter in the life of Queen’s Theatre kicks off next month when the curtain rises on new artistic director Douglas Rintoul’s first production.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Queen's theatre artistic director Douglas Rintoul

Queen’s Theatre audiences will be taken on a “wonderful journey” this season as managers brush off cuts to funding to plan for a bright future with inventive, diverse shows.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Recorder is running a competition where readers can win five family tickets to the London Aquarium

Up for grabs this week are five family tickets for one of the capital’s most popular attractions – the London Aquarium.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The cast of hit musical Avenue Q, which is coming to Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, next month. Picture: Avenue Q

Growing up, sexuality and the true purpose of the internet are just some of the issues the puppet cast of Avenue Q will be taking on when they bring the show to the Queen’s Theatre this week.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sanders School celebrated the success and achievements of its pupils at Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. Photo Stacey Kyraciou

A school honoured the many achievements of its pupils both past and present at a glittering ceremony at a Hornchurch theatre last Thursday.

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