Richmond Theatre Winter/Spring 2012 season.


The Richmond Theatre in south London has announced its Winter/Spring 2012 Season, which includes...

Murder On The Nile, by Agatha Christie, from 30 Jan to 04 Feb 2012. Cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon and Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame... Then tragedy strikes. A body is discovered. And all fingers point to Simon’s ex-fiancee. But everything is not what it seems!

Neighbourhood Watch, by Alan Ayckbourn, from 06 to 11 Feb 2012. Theft, petty crime, vandalism - all the ills of modern suburban existence are on the increase on The Bluebell Hill Development. Newcomers Martin and his sister Hilda are the crime wave's latest victims and resolve to take action. But what starts out as a well intentioned neighbourhood watch scheme soon develops into something more sinister.

The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas, from 13 to 18 Feb 2012. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin... they are legends of the 20th century and with their inexhaustible energy and sheer talent icons of American history.

Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill, from 22 Feb to 03 Mar 2012, starring David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf. Following the Tyrone family through a mesmerising day and night, as they battle their demons, their pasts, and one another the play depicts the struggle for survival of each family member as they threaten to drift further into oblivion.

The King's Speech, by David Seidler, from 05 to 10 Mar 2012. When Edward VIII abdicates, his brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI of England. Maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue proceeds to break all royal protocol to correct the King's debilitating stammer and help him deliver the radio address that will inspire his country on the brink of World War II.

Star Quality, by Noel Coward, from 12 to 17 Mar 2012. Star Quality is an observant satire of the backstage world of talent and treachery behind the scenes of a new West End production.

The Taming Of The Shrew, by William Shakespeare, from 20 to 24 Mar 2012. Directed by Lucy Bailey, starring David Caves (Petruchio), Lisa Dillon (Katharina). The Royal Shakespeare Company's The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's razor sharp romantic comedy exploring love, sexual politics and the art of illusion.

Oklahoma!, by Rodgers & Hammerstein, from 27 to 31 Mar 2012. Join Twickenham Operatic Society on a journey of romance,humour, music and dance as they present this beloved tale of cowboys, farmers and ranch hands at the dawn of statehood. Rodgers and Hammerstein's first musical Oklahoma! features the songs People Will Say We're in Love, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin', and Kansas City.

Spamalot, book by Eric Idle, from the screenplay of the Pythons' film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Featuring a new score with music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, from 02 to 07 Apr 2012. Starring Todd Carty. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas (and serfs), flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a legless knight.

Bette And Joan, by Anton Burge, from 10 to 14 Apr 2012. Starring Anita Dobson, Greta Scacchi. Comedy exposing the highs, the lows and the tantrums behind the scenes of the now classic film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane.

Birds Of A Feather, from 16 to 21 Apr 2012. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph. Birds Of A Feather ran on BBC for nearly ten years throughout the 1990s, now the three stars are reunited on stage in a brand new show.

Funny Peculiar, by Mike Stott, from 23 to 28 Apr 2012. Starring Craig Gazey, Gemma Bissix, Vicky Entwistle, Steven Blakeley . Comedy that launched the careers of Julie Walters and Richard Beckinsale.

Barefoot In The Park, by Neil Simon, from 30 Apr to 05 May 2012. Starring Maureen Lipman . Barefoot in the Park follows newly-weds Corrie and Paul’s encounters with their bohemian neighbours.

Steel Magnolias, from 14 to 19 May 2012. Starring Kacey Ainsworth, Isla Blair, Cheryl Campbell, Cherie Lunghi, Sadie Pickering, Denise Welch.. Join six remarkable ladies from deep south Louisiana as they ride life’s rollercoaster and enjoy friendship that has no boundaries.

Doctor In The house, from 21 to 26 May 2012. Directed by Ian Talbot, starring Joe Pasquale, Robert Powell. An inexperienced young medical student Simon Sparrow is beginning his five year internship at St. Swithin's Teaching Hospital. Continually running afoul of the irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, Sparrow's social life is spiced up when he is taken under the wings of two student repeaters.

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