The Hired Man

The Hired Man

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch · 27 APR - 18 MAY

The best British musical in 40 years


Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre present

Cumbria, 1898. Whippet racing, hiring fairs, hunting and drunken antics collide, in this passionate story of John and Emily, a young married couple, and their moving struggle to carve a living from the land.

An epic and heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty, set against a backdrop of English country traditions being swept away as a new century faces the gathering storm of war…

Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg, with a superb score of rousing foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses by Howard Goodall, the award-winning composer of West End hits Bend It Like Beckham and Love Story.

Date & time

Opening 27 Apr
Sat 27 Apr - Sat 18 May, 2.30pm, 7.30pm & 8pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 20 mins


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT London, UK · Get Directions
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