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Queen’s Theatre launches appeal for empty warehouse or industrial lockdown to be used in new production next year

PUBLISHED: 15:30 25 October 2017

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Mark Sepple

Do you know of an empty warehouse or industrial space sitting empty at the moment just waiting to be put to good use?

The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is searching for a unique performance space to stage a piece of brand new writing which will be brought to life by its young company next year.

The borough’s actors and actresses are looking for a venue that could host an exciting opportunity for the theatre to revitalise the concept of live performance and enable young people the rare chance of performing in an unconventional space.

In order to make this ambitious production a reality, The Queen’s Theatre is reaching out to anyone who knows of any abandoned warehouses, old buildings, industrial lockdowns, unoccupied shop units or other empty spaces within a 25 minute car journey from the theatre in Billets Lane, Hornchurch.

The theatre’s management is willing to discuss potential spaces further afield if they meet all other requirements.

It is vital that all venue proposals meet health and safety regulations.

The space should ideally be available for a few dates between 12 and 18 February 2018, but the theatre is flexible throughout February into early March.

The theatre, which was named the friendliest in the east of England for the second consecutive year last month, has long been a supporter of the borough’s young actors and actresses.

Back in February, a group made up of 14-18-year-olds took part in the National Theatre’s NT Connections festival, which saw the 16-strong company bring haunting drama The Monstrum to life at both the Queen’s Theatre itself and the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

As well as acting, 10 other youngsters get stuck into technical aspects of the performance such as lighting, costume design, sound and stage management.

Members of the young company also frequently take to the stage in professional productions at the prestigious theatre.

If you would like to propose a space please get in contact with Joe as soon as possible by emailing him at joer@queens-theatre.co.uk

For more information about the Queen’s Theatre visit queens-theatre.co.uk.

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