The Richmond Theatre has announced its Summer Season


The Richmond Theatre in south London has announced its Summer 2011 Season, which includes...

To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee, from 2 to 5 May 2011. Starring Duncan Preston. Tells the story of life in the American Deep South through the inquiring eyes of a child. Jem and Scout’s idyllic childhood innocence is shattered by the realisation that prejudice rules their town when their father defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman and the family becomes a target of gossip and abuse.

Bronte, by Polly Teale, from 10 to 14 May 2011. As their brother Branwell descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, the Brontë sisters write.

Buddy, by Alan Janes and Robert Bettinson, from 16 to 21 May 2011. Story of Buddy Holly who died at the young age of 22.

Hamlet The Musical, By Alex Silverman, Timothy Knapman and Ed Jaspers, from 24 to 28 May 2011. 'Backed by a live orchestra our fearless actors will strut (and fret) upon the stage with rapier-sharp wit and colossal codpieces, delivering a host of hilarious brand-new show songs.'

Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, by Keith Waterhouse, from 6 to 11 June 2011. Starring Robert Powell . The play is based around the recollections of Bernard, a legend in the bohemian London district of Soho, notorious for his womanising, gambling and drinking in the Coach and Horses pub.

Yes, Prime Minister, by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay, from 13 to 18 June 2011. Starring Simon Williams, Richard McCabe. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby face a country in financial meltdown. The only prospect of salvation comes from morally dubious allies – leading to deliciously comic consequences.

Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, produced by Birmingham Stage Company, from 21 to 25 June 2011.About Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves.

Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourn, from 27 June to 2 July 2011. Starring Liza Goddard . Ever wondered what lay behind that mysterious locked door in the corner of your hotel room? Ever fancied trying to walk through it? Beware if you do, or like call-girl Ms Poupee Desir you might find yourself literally running for your life – backwards.

Eden End, by JB Priestley, from 5 to 9 July 2011. Stella Kirby spent nine years running away, leaving home to find her freedom as a celebrated actress. Now she has decided that the only role left to play is the prodigal daughter returned, hoping to discover herself in the warmth of ordinary life and the familiar surroundings of her childhood home.

The Pitmen Painters, by Lee Hall, inspired by a book by William Feaver, from 11 to 16 July 2011. In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class.

Rock Around the Clock, from 19 to 23 July 2011. It’s time to Shake, Rattle and Roll all the way back to the50s! Travel back to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, Brylcreem, poole skirts and blue suede shoes in this American jukebox musical.

Alarms & Excursions, by Michael Frayn, from 25 to 30 July 2011. Starring Gwyneth Strong, Serena Evans . Four friends sit down for a quiet evening together which is ruined by bells, buzzers and a high tech corkscrew; a politician is lost for words when the autocue goes off script, and an in-flight announcement ends with more than a seatbelt coming undone.

Madness of George III, by Alan Bennett, from 5 to 10 Sep 2011. Starring David Haig . Combines drama, politics, and humour into a vivid theatrical portrait of English history.

All The Fun of the Fair, book by Jon Conway, songs of David Essex, from 27 Sep to 1 Oct 2011. Starring David Essex. Songs include 'Hold Me Close', 'Gonna Make You A Star', 'Silver Dream Machine'.

Season's Greetings, by Alan Ayckbourn, from 10 to 15 Oct 2011. It’s Christmas at Belinda and Neville’s house, a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the festivities – and celebrate they do! Take one frustrated wife, add a seductive stranger, two eccentric uncles and a mechanical monkey...

Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth, from 28 Nov to 3 Dec 2011. Starring Lynda Bellingham. AA group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!

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