Do you have a pair of unloved or forgotten stilettos tucked away at the back of your wardrobe?

Queens Theatre Hornchurch is making a towering collection of stilettos for its world premiere production Stiletto Beach and is in need of over 100 pairs of unwanted heels. So whether you wore them once for a special occasion or have simply fallen out of love with them, bring your shoes along to the Queen’s Theatre and drop them off in the box in the foyer by Thursday, August 1. Don’t forget to write your name on the sole and be part of the show.

Donators will also have the chance to share their memories of wearing the shoes, their views on what it means to be an Essex girl and their favourite thing about being from Essex when dropping off their shoes. These statements will contribute towards Stiletto Beach’s campaign on combating the ‘Essex Girl’ stereotype and celebrating strong Essex women.

Written by local playwright Sadie Hasler, Stiletto Beach is a funny, heart-warming and authentic new play about what it means to be an Essex girl. The show runs at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from Wednesday, September 4, to Saturday, September 28, as part of the theatre’s Essex Girls and Boys season. For more information visit