The Richmond Theatre announces its Winter Spring Season
The 800 seat+ Richmond Theatre, in south London has announced it Winter/Spring Season. The Richmond theatre is a receiving house that has many visiting productions playing for just one week, most part of a UK tour and some prior to the West End.
Oliver, by Lionel Bart. (29 Jan to 2 Feb 2013). Performed by BROS (Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society).
9 to Five The Musical, Features Dolly Parton songs. (11 to 16 Feb 2013). Centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their boss.
Maurice's Jubilee, by Nichola McAuliffe . (19 to 23 Feb 2013). Starring Nichola McAuliffe, Julian Glover, Sheila Reid. A Royal encounter. An enduring love. A bungalow in Penge. Maurice is determined to reach his 90th birthday, which is the day before the diamond jubilee. The Queen, having made him a promise 60 years before, is coming to tea. His wife is convinced he’s never met the Queen. His nurse thinks it’s time he did.
Fences, by August Wilson. (5 to 9 March 2013). Starring Lenny Henry Troy Maxson was once a gifted athlete but was denied his shot at the big time and now struggles through daily life in Pittsburgh.
Abigail's Party, by Mike Leigh . (11 to 16 March 2013). It's the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee: the Sex Pistols are gearing up to blow Donna Summer and Demis Roussos out of the charts forever, while the suburbs are awash with the new money and social aspiration which would sweep the Conservatives into power for the next twenty years...
Surprises, by Alan Ayckbourn. (18 to 23 March 2013). Starring Ayesha Antoine, Bill Champion, Laura Doddington, Sarah Perks, Ben Porter, Richard Stacey. Love stories yet to happen, in a future filled with surprises. Who is the amorous stranger, Titus, who materialises in young Grace’s bedroom? Can she believe he is who he says he is? For her parents, Franklin and Martha, does love everlasting still hold true if death is postponed indefinitely? Can lawyer Lorraine, who prides herself on her infallibility, have finally discovered the ideal partner, one who is also never wrong? Will lonely secretary Sylvia, after unhappy affairs with everyone from deep sea divers to space shuttle pilots, ever find her Mr Right?
The Woman in Black, by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill (touring production 25 to 30 March 2013). Arthur Kipps , a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows.
The Misanthrope, by Moliere, version by Roger McGough (2 to 6 April 2013). by English Touring Theatre, directed by Gemma Bodinetz . Mockery of manners and morals set among 17th century French aristocracy
Passion Play, by Peter Nichols (12 to 20 April 2013). Starring Zoe Wanamaker Comfortably married for 25 years, James and Eleanor’s world is upended when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend, Kate. As the lies mount up, the affair strips the marriage bare and reveals the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneath the everyday facade. (Transfers to WEst End's Duke of York's Theatre 1 May 2013
The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O'Brien. (6 to to 11 May 2013). Starring Roxanne Pallett, Philip Franks, Oliver Thornton. Squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank ’n’ Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta.
Yes, Prime Minister, by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay (touring production 13 to 18 May 2013). Sir Humphrey is in favour of greater austerity for ordinary people but not for senior civil servants