The Richmond Theatre announces its Spring Season.

The Richmond Theatre announces its Spring Season.

The Richmond Theatre, in Surrey, south London, has announced its Spring 2009 Season

The season of over 14 shows includes....

19 Jan to 24 Jan 2009
TONS OF MONEY , by Will Evans and Valentine, adapted by Alan Ayckbourn , starring Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Timothy, Liz Frase, Mark Curry, Lysette Anthony, Eric Richard , Finty Williams, Keith Clifford. The story follows the hilarious escapades of Aubrey and Louise Allington as they attempt to hide their new fortune and avoid paying their enormous debts!

27 Jan to 31 Jan 2009
LLOYD GEORGE KNEW MY FATHER , by William Douglas Home, starring Edward Fox, Claire Bloom . Monday morning is fast approaching. That’s when work is due to start on the bypass that will cut through the historic grounds of Boothroyd Hall – and when the redoubtable Lady Boothroyd has vowed to do away with herself! But can any of the family, or even the vicar, manage to dissuade her?

9 Feb to 14 Feb 2009
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS , Book by David Landay, music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, starring Steven Houghton, Susan McFadden. Songs include Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin’ and Wonderful Wonderful Day. Set in Oregon in 1850. The story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife. That same day he convinces Milly to marry him! Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin and anxious to get wives of their own. Whilst she sets out to change their uncouth ways, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness – kidnapping the women they want to marry!

17 Feb to 21 Feb 2009
WHY THE WHALES CAME , by Michael Morpurgo. Gracie and her friend Daniel live on the Isles of Scilly. They love playing on the beach but they have been warned to keep away from the mysterious person the villagers call the Birdman. When the children get stranded on the abandoned island of Samson, only the Birdman can explain the real reason for the curse that has troubled the islanders – and now Grace and Daniel are caught up in an adventure that will prove the most testing and exciting time of their lives!

2 Mar to 7 Mar 2009
PACK OF LIES , by Hugh Whitemore, starring Jenny Seagrove, Stefanie Powers, Roy Marsden . How well do you know your neighbours? Bob and Barbara Jackson have known theirs, the Krogers, for some time. They all get on well. But when a man from the government arrives, asking if he can use their house for a surveillance operation, what follows is a nightmare of deception in which the Jacksons are torn between loyalty to their friends and to their country.

9 Mar to 14 Mar 2009
GOD OF CARNAGE , by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton , starring Richard E Grant, Lia Williams, Paul Ritter. When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up, the combatants’ parents meet to talk things over. But once the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoilt brats.

19 Mar to 28 Mar 2009
THE TEMPEST , by William Shakespeare, produced by Royal Shakespeare Company / Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Centre , starring Antony Sher, John Kani. An island. A man and his daughter stranded. He enslaves the sole inhabitant of the island and masters its magic force. Then his enemies are shipwrecked on the island...

30 Mar to 4 Apr 2009
DUET FOR ONE , by Tom Kempinski , starring Juliet Stevenson, Henry Goodman. Tells of celebrated concert violinist Stephanie Abrahams, who is forced to rethink her career and her life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. On the advice of her husband, a successful composer, she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann, whose probing questions delve deep into her complex personality. For the first time, Stephanie is forced to consider a future without music.

7 Apr to 11 Apr 2009
BRIEF ENCOUNTER , by Noel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice. Switching seamlessly between theatre and film using a combination of Coward’s original stage play Still Life and the screenplay of Brief Encounter, Emma Rice, Kneehigh’s Artistic Director, takes you back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen from the moment the commissionaire opens the doors. The lives and loves of three couples are played out in the famous station tearoom using the words and songs of Noel Coward.

13 Apr to 18 Apr 2009
THE WIZARD OF OZ , by Songtime Theatre Arts. Songs including We’re Off To See The Wizard, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Join Dorothy and her dog, Toto, on a twister of an adventure and meet all her special friends, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, as they journey to the magical Emerald City chasing their dreams.

20 Apr to 25 Apr 2009
A SONG AT TWILIGHT , by Noel Coward , starring Belinda Lang, Peter Egan. The play follows the haughty and self-righteous, Sir Hugo Latymer and his wife who invite actress Carlotta Gray to dine, with unexpected consequences. The stage is set for a classic Coward glittering battle of egos as Carlotta is not quite the silly actress Sir Hugo cruelly portrayed her to be in his memoirs and has information in her possession that would completely ruin him!

27 Apr to 1 May 2009
SIGN OF THE TIMES , By Tim Firth , starring Stephen Tompkinson . Frank Tollit a man of letters. Giant letters that is; from Forty-foot yellow IKEAs to five-foot red COMETs, it’s his talent to stick them on the sides of buildings…but not his ambition. That involves letters of a very different sort – literary ones. And lack of success is driving him to the edge.

4 May to 9 May 2009
CABARET , Book by Joe Matseroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. , starring Samantha Barks, Wayne Sleep . Berlin of 1931 a dark and sexually charged haven of decadence, its extraordinary and morally ambiguous inhabitants determined to keep up appearances as the real world - outside the comfortable sanctuary of the cabaret - prepares for the nightmarish chaos of war. At its heart is the legendary Sally Bowles who nightly performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub in ‘A shimmering masterpiece of a show guaranteed night after night! It’s divine decadence darling!’

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