The Questors Theatre Announces Autumn Season

Productions include Tennessee Williams play and the story of The Ealing Club

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof being performed
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof being performed. Picture: Robert Vass


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The Questors Theatre has officially launched its Autumn 2022 season which begins on 23 September with Olivier Award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman on the main stage.

In the Studio theatre, a new play exploring the birthplace of British blues, The Ealing Club by Julian Smith is being performed. Heading into November, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof whilst, in the Studio, Alan Ayckbourn's Haunting Julia takes centre stage.

Christmas would not be Christmas without Ealing's annual pantomime, this year, its King Arthur & the Twelfth Knight by playwright James Rushbrooke.

Meanwhile, the Studio will host the world premiere of The Remarkable Theatrical Adventures of Peregrine Proteus, a new play set in 19th century England by Jane Dewey.

Death and the Maiden
By Ariel Dorfman
23 September - 1 October 2022 | in the Studio

Set in post-dictatorship Chile, this thriller explores the struggle for National renewal through the eyes of a political activist who was once a victim of Pinochet’s regime. This production reveals the lengths one woman will go, to find her version of justice. An Olivier Award-winning play, widely regarded as Ariel Dorfman’s seminal work.

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The Ealing Club
By Julian Smith
21 - 29 October | in the Studio

From Ealing Broadway to Chicago Blues... Out of the grey winter of 1962 comes the wild amplification of electric guitars and Chicago heat. A tale of bending notes, falling in love and almost being there for the birth of The Rolling Stones. Inspired by true events, this new play makes its world premiere at The Questors. There will be a post-show band each night, courtesy of The Ealing Club.

False Accounts
By Lance Steen & Anthony Nielsen
1 November - 5 November 22 in the Studio

The worst travesty of justice in the history of Britain humorously exposed. In 1999 Horizon, a new computer system was installed in Post Offices nationwide. There was only one problem, it was prone to bugs and the designers were aware of this. Soon Postmasters across the UK were experiencing mysterious shortfalls of thousands of pounds that they were liable for.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
4 - 12 November | in the Playhouse

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows a Mississippi family in America's deep south as they try to untangle the web of deceit they've created for themselves. Sexual tensions, lies, and betrayals boil to the surface in this iconic classic drama from America’s celebrated playwright. Tickets on sale soon.

Haunting Julie
By Alan Ayckbourn
18 - 26 November in the Studio

Twelve years after Julia’s death, her father struggles to understand why the musical prodigy took her own life. Was it suicide? Or was someone else with Julia the night she died? Determined to discover the truth, Joe meets with a psychic in the room where she died. But are some questions better left unanswered?

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
By Robert Louis Stevenson. Adapted by Mark Stratford
1 December - 3 December in the Studio

A solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic thriller. First published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil.

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King Arthur & the Twelfth Knight
By James Rushbrooke
8 - 31 December in the Playhouse

King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and their retinue are coming to Ealing on their quest to find the mystical Twelfth Knight of the Round Table. Convinced it could be her, Lord Drayton’s daughter Esme cleverly swaps identities with a happy-go-lucky kitchen boy. But is she ready to fight against forces of darkness and save Christmas? Oh yes, she is!

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The Remarkable Theatrical Adventures of Peregrine Proteus
By Jane Dewey
16 - 31 December in the Studio

Set in 19th-century England, this rip-roaring new play tracks the life of an actor, from birth to stardom - and all the obstacles in between. Along the way, we meet a series of eccentric thespians, from inept performers to dotting romantics. This comic production boasts songs, fast-paced multi-rolling, and a Christmas finale to make history.

Questors hope to have a new roof over the playhouse in time for its centenary celebrations.

To make your donation to the appeal click here.

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September 1, 2022

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