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Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch – A Fox on the Fairway

1st August 2017
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

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 25 August16 September.  

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. The shenanigans in the clubhouse are packed full of slapstick, quick-fire wit and tongue-in-cheek humour. Expect breakups and make-ups, love affairs, revealed family secrets and lots of madcap comedy.

It’s the day of the annual golf tournament between rival country clubs. Bingham, president of Quail Valley, discovers that his star player has switched sides. Wagering his wife’s antique shop on the outcome now seems like less of a sure bet. Fortunately, he discovers that his new young assistant is a phenomenally good golfer.

Bad weather, the lead lost, the shop is under threat, and Bingham’s wife catches him too close to his stunning sex-starved vice-president!

What else could possibly go wrong…? Golfing has never been so outrageous!

It stars Damien Matthews (The Woman in Black, Tour & West End), Natalie Walter (Noises Off, National Theatre), Romayne Andrews (Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company), Simon Lloyd (The 39 Steps, West End), Sarah Quist (Travesties, West End) 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.

Ken Ludwig has a wicked sense of comedic anarchy, giving his characters such zany idiosyncrasies that they soar to dizzying heights!

The Washington Examiner

A Fox on the Fairway runs from 25 August – 16 September at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Tickets are from £12.50 – £29 with £10 tickets available for Under 26s at certain performances. Audiences can see this show and two more Queen’s Theatre productions (The Ladykillers and The Invisible Man) from just £14 each with a Jump the Q season ticket. For more details and to book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or go online at



Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT                                                                           Tube: Hornchurch                                                                                                                                            Tickets: £12.50 – £29 | Under 26s £10 at certain performances                                                                                                                                      Box Office: 01708 443333                                                                                                                                 Website:



Damien Matthews as Bingham

Romayne Andrews as Justin

Simon Lloyd as Dickie

Natalie Walter as Pamela Peabody

Ottilie Mackintosh as Louise

Sarah Quist as Muriel