The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled that its gritty and heart-warming revival of The Hired Man has received three nominations in the Off West End Theatre Awards. The production, which has opened to glowing reviews, is co-produced with Hull Truck Theatre in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
Assessors from The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) have nominated Lauryn Redding for Best Female Performance in a Musical, Samuel Martin for Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and jointly nominated Ben Goddard and Tom Self for Best Musical Director.
The OffWestEnd.com website, which champions London’s independent theatres, launched the annual awards – also known as The Offies – in 2010 to celebrate excellence in productions outside the West End. The Queen’s Theatre is one of over 80 participating venues across the capital.
The production is based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg, with a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by Howard Goodall, the award-winning composer of West End hits Bend It Like Beckham and Love Story. This epic and heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty is directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Made in Dagenham).
★★★★ ‘A beautiful and poignant show’ London Theatre 1
★★★★ ‘A strikingly talented cast of actor musicians’ ActDrop
‘A gorgeous, resonant new production…Wrenching and wonderful’ Mark Shenton
‘An amazing tug-at-the-heart musical production… It’s like having a West End show on our doorstep’ Hornchurch Life
The Hired Man runs at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until Saturday 18 May and then tours to Hull Truck Theatre (23 May – 15 June) and Oldham Coliseum Theatre (20 June – 6 July). For more information and tickets call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk