Hit comedy Worst Wedding Ever sold out its premiere run in Salisbury in 2014. Now it’s back, in a new production opening at The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch later this month.
Worst Wedding Ever, a comedy drama set in West Dorset, charts the plight of a mother who, after her daughter’s original wedding plans begin to crumble, enlists the whole family to help make her special day as special as it should be.
With a marquee in the back garden, the pub band, the help of the local vicar and two almost fully functioning portable toilets, surely the nuptials will pass without a hitch? Or will they?
This raucous comedy, a co-production between Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, is written by Chris Chibnall, acclaimed for creating the hit TV series Broadchurch, and directed by Salisbury Playhouse’s artistic director, Gareth Machin.
The cast is led by Julia Hills (Calendar Girls, Chichester Festival Theatre, West End and national tour; 2point4 Children) as Liz, the bride’s mother.
She will be joined by Elizabeth Cadwallader, Ben Callon, Derek Frood, Lloyd Gorman, Kieran Hill, Elisabeth Hopper, Nav Sidhu and Chris Talman.
Douglas Rintoul, artistic director of the Queen’s Theatre said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to bring this hit comedy to the Queen’s Theatre.
“It marks a new era of collaboration between ourselves and some of the UK’s top regional theatres, enabling us to bring the best in live performance to our audiences in East London and Essex.’
Worst Wedding Ever runs at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, from March 15 – 1 April.
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