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Georgina Field, Sam Kordbacheh and Ellie Rose Boswell. Picture: Mark Sepple.

Review: Production puts innovative spin on a classic as The Great Gatsby comes to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

People who think they know what to expect from The Great Gatsby may be surprised as an inventive play incorporating film footage and musical instruments continues its run at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

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Simon Jessop makes his directorial debut. Picture: Nobby Clark

Simon Jessop makes his directorial debut at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Great Gatsby will be coming to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, next week and it marks the directorial debut of the theatre’s associate artist Simon Jessop.

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Ellie Rose Boswell, who plays Jane and Callum Hughes, who plays Nick.

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Review: Innuendos and laughs galore as Two and Two Make Sex comes to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

Innuendos and laughs are plentiful at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch this month as Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon’s witty bedroom farce continues its run.

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Ukulele band plan to wow Romford

The ukulele is unquestionably becoming more popular as an instrument.

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Kenny Ball junior and his Jazzmen in action

Kenny Ball’s son revives jazz band

A note from the legendary Kenny Ball was all it took for his son to carry on his legacy.

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SweetCheeks performing at the TeenStar UK finals last summer.

Romford pop quintet SweetCheeks lend vocals to Lee Rigby charity single

Teenage pop group, SweetCheeks, took to the streets of London last week to play their part in releasing a charity single in honour of murdered soldier, Lee Rigby.

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Giles, Ralph, Neal and Graham Broadbent, otherwise known as Stringfever, take to the stage on Sunday.

Stringfever prove talent runs in the family at Hornchurch theatre

Virtuoso violinists Stringfever will combine nimble fingers and beat-boxing in Hornchurch on Sunday.

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Russell Kane performs at the Queen's Theatre next week.

Comedian Russell Kane explains reasons behind his Hornchurch stop-off on UK tour

It’s been a busy few years for Essex comedian Russell Kane, juggling gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo with writing his debut novel and presenting various shows for the BBC.

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Cut to the chase are directed by Bob Carlton in this Cold War comedy.

Hornchurch transformed into 1950s Cuba in Queen’s Theatre’s latest show

Travel back to the era of the nuclear arms race, Churchill’s second coming and the rise of Elvis Presley later this month in Hornchurch.

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Members of the Blues Brothers Experience in South Street with the replica bluesmobile and Henry Styles, aged seven, from Romford.

Blues Brothers roll into Romford

Dust off your pork pie hats and black suits as the Blues Brothers Experience are in town.

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Matt Devitt as Sydney Bruhl  and Elliot Harper as Clifford Anderson, who travels to Sydney's country cabin for help with his first play.

REVIEW: Thrills and twists galore as Deathtrap run continues at Queen’s Theatre, in Hornchurch

Thrilling twists and devious plots are plentiful at the Queen’s Theatre, in Hornchurch, this month as Ira Levin’s Deathtrap continues its run.

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Russell Brand returned

REVIEW: Russell Brand returns home to Essex on Messiah Complex tour

Russell Brand once announced that his personality would not work without being a celebrity, and seeing him saunter on to a Southend stage you can understand why.

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Josh Gleaves says he is excited to have the chance to be signed to a record company

12-year-old Collier Row rock singer on the cusp of music career as he wows competition judges

A 12-year-old rock star has made it through to the regional finals of a hugely competitive singing contest.

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Kayleigh Harrington, Garry Way, Romford. Picture: Amanda Jenner

Romford pictures: Collier Row woman paints baby bumps making expecting mothers feel good

After two redundancies, Amanda Jenner picked up a brush and started a new career which has helped various women feel good about their appearance along the way.

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Adults with learning disabilities enjoy a dance session at the Tree Top centre

Club News: Tree Tops day project

Project manager Tracey Lurton talks about her work with people who have learning disabilities.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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