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Oldham Coliseum, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre fundraise together

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Oldham Coliseum, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre fundraise together through streaming epic musical The Hired Man

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre and 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

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 all three theatres 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

Cast

Pennington / Ensemble Jon Bonner

Jackson Lloyd Gorman

John Oliver Hembrough

Seth / Ensemble TJ Holmes

Sally / Ensemble Lucy Keirl

May / Ensemble Lara Lewis

Ensemble Sufia Manya

Isaac / Ensemble Samuel Martin

Emily Lauryn Redding

Ensemble / Show MD Tom Self

Harry / Ensemble James William-Pattison

Originally filmed for Queen’s Theatre Archive on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch stage.

Video Production by All Media Works.

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

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

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