The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is delighted to be presenting the British premiere of two-time Olivier Award-winning Ken Ludwig’s critically acclaimed farce, A Fox on the Fairway. The season’s opening show runs at the theatre from 25th August – 16th September 2017.
Ken Ludwig is America’s second most performed playwright who has written twenty-four plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. After a successful production of Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor in 2014, the Queen’s Theatre is excited to be bringing this gloriously preposterous comedy to British audiences for the first time. Ludwig’s other productions include Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical).
This hilarious romp takes audiences on a charmingly whacky adventure about love, life and a man’s eternal affair with… golf. It’s filled with headlong humour, exuberant personalities and romantic entanglements.
It stars Damien Matthews (The Woman in Black, Tour & Fortune Theatre), Natalie Walter (Noises Off, National Theatre), Romayne Andrews (Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company), Simon Lloyd (The 39 Steps, Criterion Theatre), Sarah Quist (Travesties, Apollo Theatre) and Ottilie Mackintosh who recently appeared as Young Jo in Joanna Lumley’s Little Cracker (Sky 1). Philip Wilson is directing (previous Artistic Director at Salisbury Playhouse); his credits include the recent immersive staging of Grimm Tales and acclaimed The Three Lions.
A Fox on the Fairway premiered at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia in 2010 and was praised ‘a tribute to the great English farces’. Its success inspired a series of productions across America with it being presented at the George Street Playhouse, New Jersey, the Gulfshore Playhouse, Florida and The Aurora Theatre in Georgia.
The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has a long history of producing farces and received high praise for its productions of Run For Your Wife, Noises Off, Two and Two Make Sex and Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay.
A Fox on the Fairway runs from 25 August – 16 September at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Tickets are from £12.50 – £29. For more details and to book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or go online at queens-theatre.co.uk.