Queens Theatre Hornchurch to Host Rope Starring Hollyoaks Actor James Sutton

Queen's Theatre 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).


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15 Jan 201