Former EastEnders star joins cast of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has announced the cast for its summer musical Love Letters, a brand new world premiere production written and directed by Douglas Rintoul, which will run from July 30 – August 21.

Lucy Benjamin, who is best known for playing Lisa Fowler in EastEnders and Maggie in the BAFTA award-winning BBC Four series Detectorists, returns to her local Theatre for the first time in six years.

She will be joined by Holly Ashton, Kit Esuruoso, Dannie Harris, Mike Lloyd, Hannah Price, Steve Simmonds and Luke Anthony Thornton.

Love Letters tells the story of an unposted love letter meant to be sent between a passionate young couple dating, only to be delivered 16 years later.

With a raft of brilliant songs from Essex’s very best inclluding Alison Moyet, Billy Bragg, Billy Ocean, Blur, David Woodcock, Depeche Mode, Jessie J, Olly Murs, Sandie Shaw and The Tremeloes, this funny working class love story promises to be an uplifting night out for everyone proudly calling Essex their home.

The production is a highlight of the Theatre’s Essex On Stage programme, made possible by the generous support of The Clothworkers’ Foundation.

Tickets cost £13.50 – £30 plus 65p QRenew Fee, tickets for under 26s are just £8 Mon -Thu. To book, visit or call the box office on 01708 443333.


Mick Ferris

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