Lend Me a Tenor at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Cut to the Chase theatre company will present Ken Ludwig's comedy Lend Me a Tenor at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering, from 3 to 25 October 2014, with an official opening on 6 October 2014.
Described as a "furiously-paced frivolous frenzy", this farce was Ludwig’s first commercially-produced play and went on to enjoy success in the West End and on Broadway and has since been translated into 16 languages and produced in 25 countries.
The cast for the production includes Fred Broom, Georgina Field, Christine Holman, Greg Last, Sarah Mahony, Sean Needham, Sarah Scowen and Steve Simmonds.
Lend Me a Tenor is set in a hotel in Ohio in 1934 on the biggest night in the history of the Grand Opera Company as they anxiously await the arrival of the world’s greatest tenor, Il Stupendo, and his performance of Othello that will save the struggling company. As doors start slamming and the womanising Tito is incapacitated, chaos ensues and it's a race against time before curtain up.
The production is directed by the Queen’s Associate Director Matt Devitt, with set and costume design by Mark Walters and lighting by Daniel Crews.