The Richmond Theatre Summer Season.

The Richmond Theatre Summer Season.

The Richmond Theatre, in Surrey, south London, Summer 2009 Season includes...

12 May to 16 May 2009
LOOK BACK IN ANGER, by John Osborne , starring Bill Ward, produced by Northern Stage. Living in a dingy bedsit with his wife Alison, Jimmy's anger with the world around him seems fit to burst, and reaching breaking point with her husband's constant attacks, Alison faces a decision that will change their relationship forever.

19 May to 23 May 2009
PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, by John Millington Synge, directed by Garry Hynes, produced by Druid Theatre. The story of love, rivalry and betrayal concerns Christy Mahon, who stumbles into a public house in County Mayo claiming he has killed his father and so capturing the romantic attention of the daughter of the house, Pegeen Mike.

26 May to 30 May 2009
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE , by Arthur Miller, starring Ken Stott, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantoni, Hayley Atwell , directed by Lindsay Posner. DIRECT FROM THE WEST END. Dockworker Eddie Carbone has made a good life for himself and his wife and niece in 1950’s Brooklyn. As a former immigrant himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife’s Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the ‘American Dream’. What Eddie doesn’t know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves.

1 June to 6 June 2009
SPIDER'S WEB , by Agatha Christie. When Clarissa discovers a dead body in her drawing room she enlists the aid of her houseguests to dispose of it, before her Foreign Office diplomat husband returns home with a government VIP guest in tow. However, it soon becomes apparent that the dead man was not unknown to everyone amongst them!

8 June to 13 June 2009
ALPHABETICAL ORDER , by Michael Frayn , starring Imogen Stubbs, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Set in a provincial newspaper office in the 1970s, the lives and routines of a group of befuddled, stuck-in-their-ways journalists are systematically filed and ordered by new girl, Leslie.

29 June to 4 July 2009
DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS , starring Scott Bruton. Inspired by the best selling albums. In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans – and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she’s no slouch with the guitar, rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Inspired by the best selling albums, Dreamboats and Petticoats will take you back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track. Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more.

6 July to 11 July 2009
DECEPTIONS, by Paul Wheeler , starring Michelle Collins, Rupert Hill. Psychiatrist Julia Smythe and her latest case engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens to spiral beyond their control. It’s the ultimate mind game and there’s everything to lose. Their sessions become an intense battle of wills, played out in stylish and witty banter, as each of them tries to take charge of the situation. But as secrets are revealed who will gain the upper hand?

13 July to 18 July 2009
DINNER LADIES, based on the 2nd TV series by Victoria Wood. Starring Andrew Dunn (Tony) and Shobna Gulati (Anita).Following the reluctant love story of Bren and Tony, egged on by Dolly, Jean, Twinkle and Anita.

28 July to 2 Aug 2009
JOSEPH, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Lyrics by Tim Rice, starringCraig Chalmers. The musical retells the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Themany famoussongs include 'Any Dream Will Do', 'Close Every Door To Me', and 'One More Angel min Heaven'.

Forthcoming shows for the Autumn Season 2009 includes...

1 Sep to 5 Sep 2009
ANNIE, Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin. , starring Sue Pollard . Heart-warming rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures. From a New York orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks. Featuring 'It’s A Hard Knock Life', 'Easy Street'and of course the legendary 'Tomorrow' .

15 Sep to 19 Sep 2009
Carl Rosa Opera - PIRATES OF PENZANCE , by Gilbert and Sullivan , starring Jo Brand (Sergeant of Police). Orphaned pirates, flat-footed policemen and a bevy of blushing beauties; the swashbuckling world of Frederic the pirate apprentice contains all the ingredients for a fabulous feast

20 Oct to 24 Oct 2009
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE , by Bertolt Brecht, new translation by Alistair Beaton, produced by Shared Experience . As a city burns and civil war rages, a servant girl discovers an abandoned baby, but when peace is finally restored, the boy’s real mother comes to claim him.

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