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Queen’s in the running for two gongs

PUBLISHED: 14:34 12 November 2010

Queens Theatre Hornchurch  Dress Rehearsal Sept 2010; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Book by Burt Shevelove And Larry Gelbart; Music And Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Directed by Bob Carlton  Designer Mark Walters; Costumes by Rodney Ford   Musical Director Julian Littman; ©NOBBY CLARK; +44(0)7941-515770; +44(0)20-7924-0302; nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Queens Theatre Hornchurch Dress Rehearsal Sept 2010; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Book by Burt Shevelove And Larry Gelbart; Music And Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Directed by Bob Carlton Designer Mark Walters; Costumes by Rodney Ford Musical Director Julian Littman; ©NOBBY CLARK; +44(0)7941-515770; +44(0)20-7924-0302; nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

©Nobby Clark; nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

THE Queen’s Theatre is in the running for two prestigious theatre awards for its musicals.

The theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch has been nominated for the Off West End Theatre Awards (The Offies) for their teen camp scream musical, Camp Horror for Best Production and September’s Roman romp A Funny THing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Queen’s Artistic Director Bob Carlton beamed: “We are absolutely delighted that two of our productions have been nominated. In this difficult time for the arts industry, it is so heartening that our hard work has been recognised. Thank you to our extremely loyal audiences for all their support.”

Both Camp Horror and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum received acclaim from press and audiences, they also boasted stunning sets and large casts.

The judges were also impressed with the theatre’s resident group of actors/musicians Cut To The Chase who besides acting, singing and dancing also performed the music live on stage.

The winners of the awards are chosen by the public and a panel of top critics and the theatre is appealing for people to vote.

Bob said: “The Queen’s has an excellent chance of winning both categories so we hope everyone will vote for us!”

The OffWestEnd.com website, which has been championing London’s independent theatres for years, launched The Offies in 2010 to celebrate excellence and innovation in productions outside the West End.

Winners will be presented their accolades at a ceremony hosted by the renowned stage and screen actor Simon Callow in February.

The public can also vote for the Queen’s in categories including Most Welcoming Theatre and Best Theatre Bar.

The Queen’s is part of over 80 theatres and 400 productions across the capital taking part in the awards.

To vote, simply visit the Off West End website on www.offwestend.com, click on The Offies link on the right of the page and follow the voting instructions. The closing date is 31 December.


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