The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, is over the moon with the news that its explosive musical Hot Stuff has been nominated for a prestigious London theatre award.
Hot Stuff was recently reviewed by HornchurchLife on the premier night
Super-talented young actor-musician Cameron Jones, who recently joined the Queen’s cut to the chase… company and plays the narrator in this highly-acclaimed production – his professional theatre debut – has been nominated for Best Male in a Supporting Role in the Off West End Theatre Awards.
Dedicated to championing London’s independent theatres, OffWestEnd.com recently launched
The Off West End Awards – better known as The Offies – to celebrate excellence in productions outside the West End.
In Hot Stuff, which plays until 13 June, Cameron’s quirky dry wit as the narrator is going down a storm. He also plays the electric and acoustic guitar, percussion and keyboard and sings a variety of 70s hits – audiences especially love his spell-binding acoustic version of Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Cameron graduated from university just last year, but has packed in a huge amount of performance experience despite his youth – besides acting and playing music, he is an active songwriter and producer and has also been a commercially successful musician.
He beams: “I’m so incredibly happy and appreciative of Off West End for nominating me for this award but without the Queen’s Theatre and the truly amazing team and cast behind Hot Stuff, I would have never even been considered, so I’d also like to thank everyone who has made my first experience of professional performance an extremely enjoyable and smooth one.”
The final shortlist will be decided early next year. In 2011, the Queen’s won three accolades in the Off West End Awards and last spring’s The Great Gatsby received a nomination for Best Design.
Devised by Maggie Norris and Paul Kerryson and directed by Queen’s Associate Director Matt Devitt, Hot Stuff stars cut to the chase… members Fred Broom, Hollie Cassar, Gregory Clarke, Valentina Dolci, Gabriela García, Cameron Jones, Adam Langstaff, Wade Lewin, Sarah Mahony, Matthew Quinn, Jacob Richmond-Caines and Al Twist.
Musical direction is by Julian Littman, lighting design by Chris Howcroft, sound design by Dan Crews and choreography by Valentina Dolci. Lydia Hardiman is Assistant Costume Designer and Karl Stevens is Co-Choreographer. Tickets cost £12.50 – £26.50. Call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or book online at queens-theatre.co.uk