Welcome to The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London

Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions - and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies.

Anyone can get involved - become a Questors member and take part in everything from acting and directing to lighting, front of house and stage design.

We also deliver theatre training for all ages - find out about our Academy and Youth Theatre.

There's lots of reasons to discover The Questors:

  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and 90-seat Studio theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our plays. Every year we stage a season of 15-20 plays, from modern dramas and comedies to classics of British and world theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our high quality. We're a member of the Society of Independent Theatres and one of the biggest drama groups in London.
  • You'll enjoy our friendliness. Our front of house team are all Questors members, and our Grapevine bar features in the Good Beer Guide and was recognised by CAMRA.

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Questors Student Group

Strange Orchestra

27 Mar - 04 Apr 20 | The Studio

Strange Orchestra
Peter Collins


Questors Student Group

Strange Orchestra

By Rodney Ackland

A symphony of eccentrics

A 1932 play set in an unkempt Chelsea flat belonging to slovenly bohemian Vera Lyndon. This ramshackle household is filled to the brim with a plethora of lodgers all of whom are struggling artists. Although highly cultured, many are far from gracious as they gallivant around, engaging in whimsical romances, squabbling wildly and dancing away their uncertainties.

Living in a politically volatile era, the coming conflict in Europe casts a shadow over the times. Especially affected by this is Esther, Vera’s impassioned left-wing daughter, while her other daughter Jenny longs to write a book, despite her inexperience of life and romance. Then, amid the hysteria of this colourful household, in strolls Peter, a homeless artist who uses his caddish charm to further his suspicious intentions.

Written by highly acclaimed dramatist Rodney Ackland (author of Absolute Hell and After October, seen at The Questors in 2001 and 2012 respectively), this charming production of one of his earliest successes proves him to be an exemplary voice of his generation. A period drama delivering an ‘orchestra’ of quirky characters, rich in comedy and pathos.

Suitable for all ages.

Estimated running time: 1 hour 40 minutes plus two intervals.

£12 (£6 members, £10 member guests and conc, £6 under-16/student). First night only, £6

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