Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has announced two strands of free digital classes aimed at connecting audiences from their own homes while in lock-down. The classes will be streamed live from the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Facebook page each week starting from Tuesday 21 April at 11am.
One strand will feature seated dance lessons led by Choreographer and Movement Director Sundeep Saini from her living room every Tuesday, with a brand new dance routine to try out each week. These sessions will be delivered seated to support access and mobility needs, subtitled, and audio described in delivery. Sundeep’s work has been seen at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in Robin Hood and As You Like It. She will also be returning to the Theatre this autumn to work on the world premiere of the jukebox musical Love Letters. Each session goes live on the Theatre’s Facebook page at 11am on a Tuesday, and will be available to catch up through the Theatre’s Facebook and YouTube channels for the rest of that week.
The other strand is a musical theatre sing-a-long session with local musician and Musical Director Andrew Linham every Thursday at 11am. Andrew will lead a warm up session followed by the chance to learn a classic musical theatre number each week.
At the start of the week the Theatre will put a poll on their Facebook page where audiences can vote for one of three musical theatre songs to learn. (Audiences can also leave suggestions in the comments of songs for inclusion in future weeks.)
The one with the highest votes by mid-day on Wednesday will be taught by Andrew in a Facebook Live session at 11am that Thursday, and available later to catch up on the Theatre’s Facebook and Youtube channels.