Trio of theatrical treats await Queen’s audiences this autumn
PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 May 2017
Two riotous comedies and a bold production of a classic sci-fi novella have been announced as the headline shows for a theatre’s autumn season.
A Fox on the Fairway, The Ladykillers and The Invisible Man are set to thrill audiences at Queen’s Theatre, with savings on offer from this weekend.
Theatregoers booking the Jump the Q season tickets will pay a minimum of just £14 per show.
The first to grace the Billet Lane, Hornchurch, venue will be a ‘charmingly wacky’ caper of love and life, centred around a golf tournament.
A Fox on the Fairway, penned by American playwright Ken Ludwig, charts the escapades of two rival clubs as they vie for success at an annual contest.
Club presidents Henry Bingham and Dickie Bell are confident of success when placing a big wager on the outcome, including Muriel Bingham’s treasured antique store, but with unexpected events taking hold, including Henry’s star player switching sides, it’s clear the contest isn’t going to be a smooth ride.
Following A Fox on the Fairway – running from August 25 to September 16 – will be another comedy to get audiences chuckling, IT Crowd and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan’s award-winning The Ladykillers.
The play – an adaptation of the 1955 film – centres on unassuming elderly widow Mrs Wilberforce, who advertises a room to let.
Her hopes for some amiable tenants seem fulfilled when a Professor Marcus snaps it up as a space to rehearse with his eccentric string quintet.
But the widow discovers her misapprehension when it’s revealed the men are a criminal gang planning a train robbery.
Will they make their plan come good? Or will Mrs Wilberforce, and her parrot General Gordon, scupper it all?
Audiences will be able to find out between October 3 and 21.
The final play of the trio is a new production of HG Wells’ iconic The Invisible Man, the novella first serialised 120 years ago.
The Victorian tale’s protagonist is scientist Jack Griffin, who makes an incredible discovery. Soon after, a mysterious figure wanders a village, wrapped in bandages.
The villagers’ suspicions escalate, and the hunt for the elusive man begins.
Award-winning artistic director Clem Garritty’s production, featuring live music and illusions, will run from October 27 to November 18.
To book Jump the Q tickets, call 01708 443333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk.