Events :: play

Apr-May
3-9
   

Orange Tree Theatre
LAST EASTER - CANCELLED

A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.

Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don't stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France, glugging red wine, and hoping to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a nonbeliever who thinks the only good thing ...

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May
2-9
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
SUMMERLAND

The year is 1869. The place is New York City. The dust is settling after the carnage and destruction of the American Civil War and, on Broadway, William H Mumler has set up his photography studio with his wife Katherine. Although he charges high prices he has many clients, especially among the rich and famous of the city. For William H Mumler is no ordinary photographer... RSS is proud to present the first European production of Arlitia Jones' thrilling and suspenseful play.

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May
9-15
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Loot

By Joe Orton

Riotous slapstick meets dubious morals in Orton's outrageous comic masterpiece

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Two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a serial-killer nurse and a grieving widower. In the ensuing comic carnage, Orton creates a ...

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May-Jun
15-27
   

Orange Tree Theatre
THE FALSE SERVANT - CANCELLED

When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman's money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he'd best not tell the fiancée by mistake.

Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.

This version by Martin Crimp was acclaimed at its 2004 ...

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June
6-13
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
DINNER WITH THE FAMILY

This is a play which appears basically superficial, with lots of humorous dialogue, strange situations, bizarre parents, but there are deeper and more serious matters at stake. It is also a love story between Georges and Isabelle which may seem predictable, but is not. Those who reside with him and his wife Christine, and who are reliant upon him are faced with having to change their lives ...

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June
14-20
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Teechers

By John Godber

An A* classroom comedy from one of Britain's most popular playwrights

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This frantic play within a play sees students Gail, Hobby and Salty pay homage to their idealistic drama teacher Mr Nixon in an end-of-term play.

depicts life in a modern school with all its social politics for both teachers and students alike. Far too many characters ...

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June
Saturday
20
 

Orange Tree Theatre
HENRY V

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...

A young king, with all to play for. Will it be game, set and match?

Prince Hal must take on new responsibilities. His country is deeply divided, and he must grow up and learn what it takes to be a good leader.

His enemies only want to play games and throw insults. Can he get everyone working together, and win through?

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June
Sunday
21
 

Orange Tree Theatre
I, AMDRAM

89 years. 172 different productions. I am the first female member of my family to not appear in a Thalians show for a reason other than pregnancy.

Amateur dramatics. The hidden history of many a performance artist.

From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner, sharing a story of return and reconciliation - with her hometown, cultural inheritance and secret ...

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Jun-Jul
27-3
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Gypsy

Book by Arthur LaurentsMusic by Jule StyneLyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Breaking out and breaking free. The musical story of Miss Gypsy Rose Lee

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Gypsy - the multi-award winning musical based on the true story of Rose Thompson Hovick and her daughters June and Louise as they struggle to succeed in show business. Follow the flourishing of Louise, as she ...

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Jul-Aug
3-1
   

Orange Tree Theatre
WHILE THE SUN SHINES

The most popular production in Orange Tree history returns for 4 weeks only!

★★★★★ "Rollickingly good fun" The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "Paul Miller's delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre." Evening Standard

★★★★★ "...

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July
13-18
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of the most popular, and perfect, comedies in the English language. Brimming with Wilde's rapier wit and epigrams and vividly drawn characters. Telling a tale of love, lost babies and three volume novels we see the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff in their pursuit in town and country of the women they love, the attempts of the redoubtable Lady Bracknell to thwart them, and the confusion of the Governess Miss Prism, and her pursuit of Canon Chasuble.

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October
Thursday
22
7:30pm  

Optik Theatre
The Script Room

The Script Room, Optik Theatre's acclaimed showcase for new theatre writing returns to Richmond on March 19. The series, now in its third year, is a big hit with audiences with its exciting programme of original scripts performed by a terrific cast.

Showcasing original work by Russell Nichols, Tom Pauk, Tony Pipes, and Stephanie Weston.

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February
21-24
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
DREAM

The Young Actors' Company enter a world of higher nature, supernature and illusion, as they invite you to join them in Shakespeare's eternal tale of truth and beauty. The premise of this ever-popular work is taken forward in a new creation, perfectly suited to our time, and engineered for your magical mystery and delight.

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