Hornchurch to Host Rope Starring Hollyoaks Actor James Sutton
Casting of the hugely anticipated Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich production of Patrick Hamilton's gripping
thriller, Rope has been announced. Popular actor James Sutton, renowned to
portray John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks and Ryan Lamb in Emmerdale, is all set
to star as Charles Granillo in this thrilling and chilling play. Other talented
names to join him are Janet Amsden, Cara Chase, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, George Kemp,
Fred Lancaster, Nico Pimparé and Phoebe Sparrow.
From 15 February - 3 March and from 7 - 17 March, Rope will
be hosted at Hornchurch and at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich respectively. On 3rd
March 1929, the show was hosted for the first time by The Repertory Players at
the Strand Theatre. The show is adapted on 1920's real-life case. In the year
1948, this dark classic was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock and regarded as one of
the most tightly coiled of thrillers. Queen's Theatre's Artistic Director
Douglas Rintoul is all set to direct the
show. He also directed James Sutton in As You Like It at the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama.
The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has also made some major
announcement. For instance, the run of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert are
extended by a week. Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de
Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions have co-produced the heart
touching saga. The production also marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport,
where thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety
in the UK.
The show is all set to run in Hornchurch from 8 - 24 March,
at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg from 27 - 31 March and then tours
across the UK to New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (17 - 21 April), Richmond Theatre
(24 - 28 April) and Manchester Opera House (1 - 5 May).
For more information about the forthcoming season at the
Queen's Theatre visit queens-theatre.co.uk