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Questors Theatre building to be renamed the Judi Dench Playhouse

The exterior of the Judi Dench Playhouse. Photo: Robert Vass
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The Questors Theatre in Ealing, one of the UK’s largest non-professional companies, has renamed its theatre building the Judi Dench Playhouse in honour of the actor.

Dench, who has been president of the Questors for almost 30 years, will have the company’s building named after her as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Dench said: “The Questors’ theatre building is a landmark of theatre architecture, built by this remarkable company…I am absolutely thrilled and very flattered to add my name in celebration of this achievement.”

The company was founded in 1929 but has been based at the theatre since it was built in 1964. It will host a gala celebration on October 18, which will feature scenes from Questors productions over the last 50 years.

Richard Mead, chairman of the Questors, said: “We’re deeply honoured that Dame Judi has agreed to allow us to rename the playhouse on its 50th anniversary.”