Open from 10am Monday - Saturday

Streaming on Monday 15 June at 7.30pm
Available until midnight on Sunday 21 June

 

Alongside our co-producers, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre, we’re streaming our epic summer 2019 musical The Hired Man online. The stream premieres on Monday 15 June at 7.30pm, it will then be available on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch YouTube channel and right here on our website until midnight on Sunday 21 June.

Throughout this stream of The Hired Man we're asking our audiences to please make a donation, if you can, to support the Coliseum and raise vital funds for current and future creative projects.

Together, the Coliseum, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Hull Truck Theatre reach 380,000 people per year through our work on stage and in our respective communities.

Donate

Donate

 

Based on the stirring novel by Melvyn Bragg first published in 1969, The Hired Man was adapted into a musical in 1984 by award-winning composer Howard Goodall (Bend It Like Beckham, Love Story). It features a superb score of rousing, foot stomping rhythms and soaring choruses.

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…

Download the digital The Hired Man programme

Download an introduction to The Hired Man by Mind's Eye audio describers

 

★★★★
They play Goodall’s glorious folk-based score as if it’s pouring from their very souls.”
–  Sunday Express

“A gorgeous, resonant new production…Wrenching and wonderful” 
– Mark Shenton

★★★★★
This is theatre to relish and cherish”
– North West End

★★★★
One of the most well-crafted British Musicals of all time
– Upstaged Manchester

Our production of The Hired Man played to national critical acclaim across the country, earning three Offie nominations and with Lauryn Redding a finalist for Best Female Performance in a Musical.

 

This online stream of The Hired Man takes place with support of The Really Useful Group.

 

 

Production Information:

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

Streaming on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch YouTube channel, and accessible via all three theatres websites on Monday 15 June at 7.30pm. Available until midnight on Sunday 21 June.

The Hired Man
Book by Melvyn Bragg, with music and lyrics by Howard Goodall
By arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited
Director Douglas Rintoul
Designer Jean Chan
Musical Director Ben Goddard
Movement Director Jane Gibson
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Sound Designer Chris Murray
Casting Director Matthew Dewsbury
Executive Producer Mathew Russell
Costumer Supervisor Lydia Hardiman
Dialect Coach Louise Jones
Assistant Director Kara M Tyler

Originally filmed for Queen’s Theatre Archive on the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch stage.
Video Production by All Media Works

Production Information:


Cast

Jon-Bonner
Jon Bonner
Pennington/ Ensemble
Lloyd-Gorman
Lloyd Gorman
Jackson
Oliver-Hembrough
Oliver Hembrough
John
TJ-Holmes
TJ Holmes
Seth/Ensemble
Lucy-Keirl
Lucy Keirl
Sally/Ensemble
Lara-Lewis
Lara Lewis
May/Ensemble
Sufia-Manya
Sufia Manya
Ensemble
Samuel_Martin
Samuel Martin
Isaac/Ensemble
James-William-Pattison
James William-Pattison
Harry/ Ensemble
Lauryn-Redding
Lauryn Redding
Emily
Tom-Self
Tom Self
MD/Ensemble