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Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch to stream epic musical The Hired Man

The Hired Man. Photo Credit: Mark Sepple

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Hull Truck Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre have today (10 June) announced that they will be streaming their epic and landmark 2019 revival of The Hired Man to raise vital funds for current and future creative projects, which together reach over 380,000 people a year, while their theatres are closed to the public.

This much loved actor-musician revival played to national critical acclaim across the country, securing three Offie Award nominations and with Lauryn Redding a finalist for Best Female Performance in a Musical. Glowing reviews included:

★★★★ ‘They play Goodall’s glorious folk-based score as if it’s pouring from their very souls.’ Sunday Express

 ‘A gorgeous, resonant new production…Wrenching and wonderful’ Mark Shenton

★★★★★ ‘This is theatre to relish and cherish’ – North West End

★★★★ ‘One of the most well-crafted British Musicals of all time’ – Upstaged Manchester

Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg first published in 1969, The Hired Man was turned into a musical in 1984. The production features a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by the award-winning composer Howard Goodall (Bend It Like Beckham, Love Story).

With the support of The Really Useful Group Ltd, the premiere of the streaming will take place on Monday 15 June 2020 at 7.30pm, and will then be available for one week on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch YouTube channel and via each of three theatres websites.

To donate to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk, or make a donation by text:

QTH 10 to 70085 to donate £10

QTH 15 to 70085 to donate £15

QTH 20 to 70085 to donate £20

UK networks only. Texts cost donation amount plus one standard rate message.

To donate to the Hull Truck Theatre Future Fund, visit www.hulltruck.co.uk/donate

To donate to Oldham Coliseum Theatre, visit www.coliseum.org.uk/your-coliseum-needs-you.

For more information about the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch visit queens-theatre.co.uk, about Hull Truck Theatre visit hulltruck.co.uk and about Oldham Coliseum Theatre visit coliseum.org.uk.

 

Listing Information

 A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre production in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Streaming on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch YouTube channel, and accessible via the theatre’s websites on Monday 15 June at 7.30pm. Available until midnight on Sunday 21 June.

The Hired Man

Book by Melvyn Bragg, with music and lyrics by Howard Goodall

By arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited

Director Douglas Rintoul

Designer Jean Chan

Musical Director Ben Goddard

Movement Director Jane Gibson

Lighting Designer Prema Mehta

Sound Designer Chris Murray

Casting Director Matthew Dewsbury

Executive Producer Mathew Russell

Costumer Supervisor Lydia Hardiman

Dialect Coach Louise Jones

Assistant Director Kara M Tyler

 To donate to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk, or make a donation by text:

QTH 10 to 70085 to donate £10

QTH 15 to 70085 to donate £15

QTH 20 to 70085 to donate £20

UK networks only. Texts cost donation amount plus one standard rate message.

To donate to the Hull Truck Theatre Future Fund, visit www.hulltruck.co.uk/donate

To donate to Oldham Coliseum Theatre, visit www.coliseum.org.uk/your-coliseum-needs-you.

For more information about the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch visit queens-theatre.co.uk, about Hull Truck Theatre visit hulltruck.co.uk and about Oldham Coliseum visit coliseum.org.uk.

 

Casting announced for landmark revival of British musical The Hired Man

Lauryn Redding & Oliver Hembrough - The Hired Man

Lauryn Redding & Oliver Hembrough – The Hired Man

Full casting has today been announced for the landmark revival of the award-winning British musical The Hired Man, co-produced by the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre. This epic heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty opens in Hornchurch (27 April – 18 May), transfers to Hull (23 May – 15 June) and concludes in Oldham (20 June – 6 July).

 The cast includes Jon Bonner (The Commitments, UK tour); Lloyd Gorman (Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre); Oliver Hembrough(Insignificance, Arcola Theatre); TJ Holmes (Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s Globe & Liverpool Everyman); Lucy Keirl (The Crucible, UK tour); Lara Lewis (Daisy Pulls It Off, Charing Cross Theatre); Sufia Manya (Miss Littlewood, Royal Shakespeare Company); Samuel Martin (The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe); Lauryn Redding (Oliver Twist, Hull Truck); Tom Self (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch) and James William-Pattison (Once, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch / New Wolsey Theatre).​

 The Hired Man is directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul (In BasildonMade in DagenhamThe Crucible), with design by Jean Chan, musical director Ben Goddard, movement by Jane Gibson, lighting design by Prema Mehta and sound design by Chris Murray.

 Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg first published in 1969, The Hired Man was turned into a musical in 1984. The production features a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by the award-winning composer Howard Goodall (Bend It Like BeckhamLove Story).

 Howard Goodall says, ‘I am absolutely thrilled about this revival: three brilliant regional theatres, a wonderful creative team and a chance for a new generation of theatre-goers to see this piece that Melvyn Bragg and I first put in front of an audience 35 years ago.’

 For more information about the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch visit queens-theatre.co.uk