Award-winning musical The Hired Man to be streamed online from next week
The show is raising money for Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's creative community
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Oldham Coliseum and Hull Truck Theatre's co-production of The Hired Man will be streamed online from next week.
The piece, which originally ran last spring, will be free though is raising funds for Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's creative community while the lockdown continues, to help the venue for when it reopens. It will be available from Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June.
BREAKING NEWS KLAXON— Queen's Theatre (@QueensTheatreH) June 10, 2020
To help us raise vital funds to support our creative and community work for when the Theatre reopens, we're bringing you an exciting gift: The Hired Man - Streaming on our YouTube channel from Monday 15 June at 7.30pm until Sunday 21 June at midnight! pic.twitter.com/GI1A7o9j2d
The cast includes Jon Bonner (The Commitments), Lloyd Gorman (Sunny Afternoon), Oliver Hembrough (Insignificance), TJ Holmes (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Lucy Keirl (The Crucible), Lara Lewis (Daisy Pulls It Off), Sufia Manya (Miss Littlewood), Samuel Martin (The Taming of the Shrew), Lauryn Redding (Oliver Twist), Tom Self (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and James William-Pattison (Once).
The 1984 piece, based on Melvyn Bragg's novel, has music by Howard Goodall. It is set in Thurston between the 1890s and 1920s and is a story of betrayal, love and loss.
Directed by Douglas Rintoul, the show has design by Jean Chan, musical direction by Ben Goddard, movement by Jane Gibson, lighting design by Prema Mehta and sound design by Chris Murray.