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Tracie Bennett Comes to Richmond mon 21 - sat 26 nov

Book now j.b. priestley’s classic thriller

You are invited to our opening night drinks! Some of you may have already heard about Richmond Theatre’s first night drinks parties. Every week we celebrate the opening night of each of our varied shows by opening up the Stalls Bar for post-show drinks – whether you’re cast, crew, staff or part of the audience, all are welcome! The fun needn’t end when the curtain comes down. So, if you want to discuss the finer points of one of our thought-provoking dramas, or simply want to soak up the atmosphere after a musical, we have something to suit you. It’s a chance for you to get to know us a bit better and to let us know what you thought of the performance. You may even bump into the star of the show! Remember, if you are a Friend, you will also receive your 10% discount at the bar, so bring along your membership card! We look forward to seeing you there!

diary three days in may Mon 29 Aug - Sat 3 Sep the madness of george III Mon 5 - Sat 10 Sep


earthquakes in london Tue 25 - Sat 29 Oct



the very hungry caterpillar Thu 3 - Sat 5 Nov


murder on the nile Mon 30 Jan - Sat 4 Feb 22

basket case Mon 7 - Sat 12 Nov


long day’s journey into night Wed 22 Feb - Sat 3 Mar


spamalot Mon 2 - Sat 7 Apr


an inspector calls Tue 15 - Sat 19 Nov end of the rainbow Mon 21 - Sat 26 Nov


calendar girls Mon 28 Nov - Sat 3 Dec


dr marigold & Mr CHOPS 6 Mon 12 - Sat 17 Sep


keeler Mon 19 - Sat 24 Sep


all the fun of the fair Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct


tartuffe Tue 4 - Sat 8 Oct


season’s greetings Mon 10 - Sat 15 Oct


la traviata & madama butterfly Wed 19 - Sat 22 Oct


cinderella Fri 9 Dec - Sun 15 Jan moscow city ballet Wed 18 - Sun 22 Jan

peppa pig Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jan


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‘richly amusing. irresistible stuff’ daily express

GIVING UP WAS NEVER AN OPTION! Bill Kenwright presents

Warren Clarke leading an all star cast, playing Winston Churchill, in the World Premiere of Ben Brown’s thrilling political drama

MAY 1940. DOWNING STREET. THREE DAYS THAT WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY. FOREVER. Ben Brown’s political thriller takes us behind the doors of Number 10 during three of the most pivotal days in British history, when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was considered by some to be a ‘viable option’.

david haig stars in alan bennett’s

Having urgently assembled the British war cabinet, the new Prime Minister is suddenly confronted with an intense game of political chess between peace treaty supporters and its opponents. Divided on whether to negotiate terms through Mussolini or escalate the battle against fascism alone, one man has to make a monumental decision, which will shape the future of the free world.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

One of the UK’s most recognised and versatile actors, Warren Clarke has been starring on stage, television and the big screen for over four decades, with a wide range of credits such as: Coronation Street; Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange; Clint Eastwood’s Firefox; Blackadder; Bleak House; The Invisibles; three series of Down to Earth (starring opposite Pauline Quirke) and of course playing Dalziel in no less than 12 series of the multi-award-winning BBC TV hit Dalziel and Pascoe, which ran for 11 years. Three Days in May, directed by Alan Strachan, embarks on a strictly limited national tour prior to the West End, which sees Warren Clarke lead an all star cast in his return to the stage for the first time in over a decade. 4

the Madness of George iii

mon 29 aug - sat 3 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) extended Friends Discounts Apply priority matcham members benefit Matcham club Half price on all performances

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During George III’s reign, he fathered 15 children and founded the Royal Academy of Arts; Great Britain and Ireland became the United Kingdom, and Britain lost its American colonies. In spite of all this, he is best remembered today for his bouts of unbridled lunacy when it seemed that the very future of the monarchy was at stake. David Haig, most recently seen in West End hit Yes, Prime Minister, plays King George. One of the UK’s most versatile actors, his numerous stage credits include West End and Broadway productions of Donkeys’ Years and Art as well as an Olivier Award-winning performance in Our Country’s Good. He is joined by acclaimed actor and writer Clive Francis (The Reluctant Debutante, Enron) and directed by Christopher Luscombe, who has achieved considerable success directing Alan Bennett’s work including Enjoy in the West End and The History Boys. With its huge cast, this epic production combines drama, politics and humour into a vivid theatrical portrait of English history.

‘Combines humour with deeply affecting compassion’ Daily Telegraph

mon 5 - sat 10 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) Standard Friends Discounts Apply post-show talk Thu 8 Sep

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Pure Dickensian gold - blending the comic, the poignant and the sentimental

christine keeler’s sensational account of the ‘PROFUMO AFFAIR’

paul Nicholas


stars as Stephen Ward

sunday times

‘gill adams script for keeler is brillianT she tells it like it was’


Theatre Royal Bath Productions by arrangement with Riverside Studios presents

‘callow fills the auditorium with his energy and enthusiasm. this is theatre in its purest and most noble form’ sunday telegraph

christine keeler

by gill adams starring Paul Nicholas as Stephen Ward alice coulthard as Christine Keeler

Simon Callow is a virtuoso storyteller who has already presented the life of Britain’s greatest novelist in The Mystery of Charles Dickens in both Richmond and the West End. Now he brings to life two one-man plays by Charles Dickens after a sell-out London run. In an absorbing theatrical event he tells the stories of Dr Marigold, a travelling salesman who adopts a little deaf and dumb girl and Mr Chops, a freak-show turn who wins the lottery and a place in society. Adapted by Patrick Garland, these masterpieces, which were hugely popular when Dickens himself performed them on his famed reading tours, provide a masterly blend of the comic, bizarre and poignant that is classic Dickens. Simon Callow recently played Pozzo in Waiting for Godot and has starred in the Oscar-winning films A Room with a View, Howard’s End and Shakespeare in Love. He returns to Richmond after the success of Shakespeare the Man From Stratford. 6

mon 12 - sat 17 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £14 - £28 (Premium seats available) family ticket (4 people) Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 Mon - Fri eves extended Friends Discounts Apply

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In 1963 the Secretary of State for War, John ‘Jack’ Profumo, was forced to resign after it was established that he had lied to the House about the nature of his relationship with a young showgirl Christine Keeler. She was also involved with a Russian spy during her affair with the Secretary of State. The ensuing scandal was in part responsible for the resignation of the Prime Minister, Harold MacMillan, and the suicide of the man who introduced Keeler to Profumo, Stephen Ward. Based on the 2001 biography, The Truth At Last, written by Christine Keeler with Douglas Thompson, this play reveals the sensational inside story of the infamous Profumo affair: the biggest political sex scandal to rock the British nation in the 20th century. Paul Nicholas is probably best known for the BAFTA awardwinning TV series Just Good Friends. Alice is well known for her 2-year role as Maisie Wylde in Emmerdale. Contains some nudity.

mon 19 - sat 24 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) extended Friends Discounts Apply priority members benefit Richmond & Matcham club Half price Mon - Wed eves

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roll on up, see the main attraction get your money ready, let’s take a ride

A Mischievous comic gem


‘Comedy genius, fun, frivolous and fantastic’ Metro

What’sOnStage Nomination

‘genuinely touching, well worth a spin’ the daily telegraph

David Essex and Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you to a helter-skelter, rollercoaster of a musical inspired by David’s classic 1975 album, All the Fun of the Fair. Recently widowed Levi Lee (David Essex) is struggling to keep his ailing funfair on the road, and his rebellious teenage son out of trouble. It doesn’t help when a gypsy fortune-teller predicts danger ahead for Levi – but does she have an eye on her own future? Against the carnival atmosphere of crafty cons and candy-floss, dodgems, carousel horses and the odd punch-up, a touching contemporary love story reveals that it’s not always fun at the fair. With its string of fabulous Essex hits – including Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me And My Girl, Silver Dream Machine and Rock On - All the Fun of the Fair was nominated for the What’sonStage Award for Best New West End Musical after its record-breaking West End run in 2010. 8

Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell

tue 27 sep - sat 1 oct Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) mini group offer (4 people) Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 Tue - Fri eves extended Friends Discounts Apply post-show talk with david essex Wed 28 Sep 2.30pm

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English Touring Theatre presents Roger McGough’s adaptation of Molière’s

tue 4 - sat 8 oct Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £16 - £26 (Premium seats available)

Audiences are in for a treat this autumn when that master of wit Roger McGough dips his magic quill, adapting Molière’s sublime comedy Tartuffe.

family ticket (4 people) Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 Tue - Fri eves

Tartuffe is a beacon of piety and has his feet firmly under the table in the home of wealthy merchant Orgon. But all is not as it seems and as Orgon becomes enraptured with Tartuffe the whole city is chattering. Is he friend, fraud, miracle or hypocrite? The family smell a rat and amid the frills and frivolity of seventeenth century society, they hatch a cunning plan to outwit the wily deceiver before he brings their house crashing down.

extended Friends Discounts Apply

Directed by Gemma Bodinez and originally presented to massive critical and public acclaim in Liverpool, this scathingly funny production reunites ETT with the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse following their hilarious joint production of Roger McGough’s version of Molière’s The Hypochondriac in 2009.

post-show talk Thu 6 Oct

Photo (from the original production) by Robert Day Photo (top right) by Leila Romaya & Paul McCann

stagetext ® captioned performance & post-show talk Thu 6 Oct 7.30pm

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ellen kent returns with the internationally acclaimed ukrainian national opera of kharkiv

flirtatious festive fun

Derek Block & Blackburn International Proudly Present two Ellen Kent Productions with handpicked soloists, highly- praised chorus and full orchestra



glynis barber Denis Lill ricky groves mathew bose

Back by popular demand

christopher timothy jenny funnell

The love story that gripped Paris. A tragic tale of searing passion, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate consumptive Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in La Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un di felice and Violetta’s haunting aria, Addio del passato.

Further to the play’s recent sell-out season at the National Theatre, Bill Kenwright presents a brand-new production of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious hit comedy Season’s Greetings. 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, and watch the hilarity unfold in Ayckbourn’s explosive festive treat. Christmas will never be the same again! Glynis Barber is perhaps most recently known as EastEnders’ notorious vixen Glenda Mitchell. Starring alongside her is Denis Lill, star of the highly-acclaimed TV drama The Royal, Ricky Groves, who played the lovable Gary Hobbs in EastEnders, Mathew Bose who played Paul Lambert in Emmerdale, Christopher Timothy, the popular soap actor known for his parts in Doctors, Casualty and The Bill and Jenny Funnell, best known for her role as Sandy in the British sitcom, As Time Goes By. 10

mon 10 - sat 15 oct Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £16 - £31 (Premium seats available)

‘Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear -jerking’ Liverpool Echo

mini group offer (4 people) Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 Mon - Fri eves Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Starring the American-Korean soprano Rosa Lee Thomas and the Korean soprano Elena Dee*. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with tragic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

‘This is a Butterfly to cherish’ Manchester Evening News

wed 19 & Thu 20 oct Eves 7.30pm

Fri 21 & sat 22 oct Eves 7.30pm

tickets £21 - £37 (Premium seats available)

tickets £21 - £37 (Premium seats available)

extended Friends Discounts Apply

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change.

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‘a gorgeously carnivalesque production that is more than a match for Enron’ the guardian

children’s classic brought to life on stage

★★★★ ‘Wow! A rush of invention, humour and raw emotion’ the daily telegraph The Headlong and National Theatre co-production

A new play by Mike

Bartlett Directed by Rupert Goold

An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive this epic rollercoaster from 1968 to 2525 and back again. A hedonistic whirlwind, this is a thrilling, immersive experience from the ever-inventive Headlong who created the multi-award-winning ENRON. Burlesque strip shows, social breakdown, population explosion and worldwide paranoia. Experience a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe. Earthquakes in London premiered at the National Theatre in 2010 and is written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (Cock, Love Love Love, My Child), and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Rupert Goold (twice Olivier Award winner for Best Director and Associate Director at the RSC). His recent West End credits include ENRON, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Macbeth and Oliver! 12

Photograph includes original cast

KW & NB Ltd present a Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia production tue 25 - sat 29 oct Tue- Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £11 - £23 (Premium seats available) extended Friends Discounts Apply under 26s offer Buy 1 get 1 free on top price tickets on Tue eve post-show talk Thu 27 Oct

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer Eric Carle, are beautifully told in this glowing stage adaptation with puppetry. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards its eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in the sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes of the things it sees – a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. In The Mixed-Up Chameleon, a little chameleon is bored with its life - sitting about predictably changing colour all day. So it decides to embark on an adventurous trip to the zoo, wishing it could be more like the other animals. Illustration © Eric Carle Photograph bottom right by Margo Ellen Gesser

‘In-the-know parents go nuts for Mermaid Theatre productions’ New York Magazine, USA

thu 3 nov - sat 5 nov Thu 12pm & 2.30pm Fri & Sat 10.30am & 1pm tickets £11 signed performance Sat 5 Nov 1pm

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the national theatre production winner of 19 major awards


★★★★★ ‘NIGEL HAVERS IS THE quintessential British actor’

‘dazzling’ mail on sunday 2010 j.b. priestley’s classic thriller


Nigel Havers Christine Kavanagh, David Cardy & Graham Seed in tue 15 - sat 19 nov Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm A serious comedy by Nick Fisher Directed by Robin Lefevre Dependable Miranda and her ex-husband, the smoothly charming and wholly unreliable Guy, are thrown together when their faithful old family pet takes a turn for the worse. Reunited over the dog basket, Guy and Miranda find they haven’t ‘moved on’ quite as they’d imagined. When they are joined by family friend James, who rarely sees a stick without getting the wrong end of it, and Martin, the vet and long time admirer of Miranda, the scene is set for a perfectly crafted, quick witted and contemporary comedy. Basket Case is a new play by Bafta award-winning writer Nick Fisher, starring one of our most popular stage and TV actors Nigel Havers, with Christine Kavanagh as Miranda, David Cardy as James and Graham Seed as Martin, making his first stage appearance since his untimely death as Nigel Pargetter in The Archers. 14

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar-nominated director of The Reader, The Hours and one of Britain’s best-loved films Billy Elliot, comes the magnificent production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls – direct from its fourth West End season. mon 7 - sat 12 nov Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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tickets £11 - £26 (Premium seats available) family ticket (4 people) Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 Tue - Fri eves

Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.

Standard Friends Discounts Apply

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

post-show talk Thu 17 Nov 7.30pm

Photographs from previous casts

audio described performance Sat 19 Nov 2.30pm

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direct from the west end 4 olivier award nominations 2011

the global phenomenon is back for the very last time!


Tracie Bennett stars as Judy Garland in

‘One of the greatest musical performances I have ever witnessed. Tracie Bennett’s star turn will be talked about for years to come’


Girls by Tim Firth

is Miss November




is Miss September

JUNE WATSON is Miss January

RUTH MADOC is Miss March with


BRUNO LANGLEY as the photograper



By Peter Quilter Directed by Terry Johnson


Olivier Award-winning Tracie Bennett has taken the West End by storm as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s new play End Of The Rainbow.

as John

‘a show I could see over and over again - and I hope i will!’

London, December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. Determined to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation, she battles with a tornado of drugs and alcohol and a gruelling schedule of exhausting concerts at The Talk Of The Town.




Daily Telegraph


Tracie Bennett’s remarkable portrayal of this tough, talented, compelling woman has been rewarded with standing ovations. This extraordinary production - thrilling, hilarious, moving and tragic - is directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Terry Johnson, features a six-piece onstage band and includes Garland’s most memorable songs - The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and of course - Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

is Miss October

is Miss February


Despite a series of failed marriages, Judy has her latest and youngest husband-to-be by her side, a man as determined as she that, at any cost, these concerts will mark the revival of her battered career.


sir cliff richard

mon 21 - sat 26 nov Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £30 (Premium seats available) Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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Following an award-winning West End run and a sell-out week in Richmond, Calendar Girls is coming back one last time as part of its last ever tour. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Last time, Calendar Girls sold out at Richmond Theatre so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday called ‘marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!’ Photograph by John Swannell

mon 28 nov - sat 3 dec Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £14.50 - £29.50 (Premium seats available)

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‘Pretty much perfect panto’

you and your family are invited to the royal celebration of the year

The Times on Sleeping Beauty 2010


fri 9 Dec 2011 - sun 15 jan 2012

Jenny Eclair is making her Richmond Theatre pantomime debut in Cinderella - the ultimate rags-to-riches fairy tale. She will be joined by the legendary star of stage and screen Gary Wilmot. Romance and magical adventure lie at the heart of this perfect pantomime, and with stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs, dazzling dancing and hilarious family-friendly comedy, it is the ideal Christmas treat for all ages. Jenny Eclair (Grumpy Old Women, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Loose Women) will bring her unique style and humour to the role of the Fairy Godmother. Panto stalwart Gary Wilmot (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Me and My Girl) will star as Buttons. Complete with Ugly Sisters and an enchanted coach and horses, it’s a magical adventure in which an ordinary girl is transformed into a royal princess through the power of her prince’s true love. Your princes and princesses won’t want to miss seeing whether Cinderella makes it to the ball, meets her handsome prince and if The Ugly Sisters get their just desserts. So book before the clock strikes midnight for the royal celebration of the year.

new for 2011/2012 - Kids Family saver


gary wilmot

as the fairy godmother

as buttons

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Buy 2 full price adult tickets and get 2 kids tickets at half price. 4 tickets from just £45.

Discounts GV Great Value Performance £15 tickets available across all areas of the house


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Tickets £15 - £29 (Premium seats available Packages also available starting from £42)

(Limited £15 tickets available. Greater availability on selected Great Value performances listed on the right hand schedule)

Family Pre-show fun Sat 10 Dec 6pm and Sun 15 Jan 12noon & 4pm Free

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Signed Perf Fri 6 Jan, 7pm Audio Described Perf Wed 11 Jan, 7pm & Sat 14 Jan, 2pm groups 10+ Call 0844 871 7696

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classical ballet at its best

forthcoming shows

‘This was a beautiful production, I was truly mesmerised’ Public Reviews, Jan 2011 (Swan Lake)

moscow city ballet with the moscow city ballet orchestra

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is probably the world’s best-known ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Victor Smirnov-Golovanov’s flawless production is a stunning demonstration of the precision, artistry and sheer grace for which Moscow City Ballet is renowned throughout the world. You will be moved by this fable which follows the fate of Prince Siegfried when he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. The ballet’s soaring climax sees the power of true love conquer the forces of evil.

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s rousing and familiar score, along with sumptuous sets and fabulous costumes, make this magical production of The Nutcracker a visual feast for every audience. Follow little Clara’s adventures as her world is transformed into a magical snowy pine forest and then into a colourful Kingdom of Flowers. 20

‘The dancers are elegant, superbly rehearsed and very savvy’ Sunday Express, Nov 2010 (THE Nutcracker)

wed 18 - sun 22 jan Swan Lake Wed 7.30pm, Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm The Nutcracker Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm tickets £18 - £34 (Premium seats available) Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra, to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand-new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr!

wed 25 & thu 26 jan 10am, 1pm & 4pm

Now in its seventh sensational year, The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a stylish new production of the queen of crime’s classic thriller Murder on the Nile. On board a steamer cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame... Then tragedy strikes. A body is discovered. And all fingers point to Simon’s ex-fiancée. But everything is not what it seems! Murder on the Nile promises all the twists and turns of a classic Christie to keep you guessing until the final, shattering climax.

tickets Adults £14.50 - £15.50 Children £12.50 - £13.50 (Premium seats available)

mon 30 jan - sat 4 feb Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

family ticket £54 2 adults & 2 children

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brand-new production opening at richmond!

the international smash hit banner musical comedy

winner of the pulitzer prize

NOW SEEN BY OVER ½ MILLION ACROSS THE UK! Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot, by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night By Eugene Starring


David Suchet

Following his critically-acclaimed performance in the sell-out run of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, David Suchet returns to Richmond Theatre in Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Anthony Page. Long Day’s Journey Into Night follows the Tyrone family through a mesmerizing day and night, as they battle their demons, their pasts, and one another in four extraordinary personal struggles. The play depicts the struggle for survival of each family member as they threaten to drift further into oblivion. We’re proud to announce that Richmond Theatre will be opening Long Day’s Journey Into Night before its West End run! 22

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and ed (cancell the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy healtthy+) safe (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

prior to the west end

wed 22 feb - sat 3 mar Wed - Sat eves 7pm tickets £19 - £32 (Premium seats available) Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life Todd Carty aka Tucker, expert ice-skater and EastEnders stalwart stars as Patsy.

‘i felt i might actually die of laughter’ the independent

‘fantastic fun!’ The Express

‘really great. If you haven’t seen it, go, GO’ Chris Tarrant, BBC Radio 2

‘laughalot’ the times

mon 2 - sat 7 apr Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £19.50 - £35 (Premium seats available) family ticket (4 people) £49 - £99 Tue - Thu eves & Wed & Sat mats extended Friends Discounts Apply priority members benefit Ambassador Friends Half price Mon eve & Wed mat

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concerts & comedy grimethorpe colliery band

thu 4 aug 7.30pm tickets £15 - £25 l

sun 25 sep 3pm tickets £19.50 - £21

Verdi’s thrilling opera is brought to the stage in English by Opera Novella, accompanied by an exceptional chamber orchestra. Featuring a stunning international cast, inspired direction by Howard Guard and some of opera’s finest tunes, this is a performance not to be missed.

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off celebrate the 15th anniversary of this classic film with a concert of popular tracks from the movie. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing hits from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style!

roary the racing car

Fascinating Aïda

fri 5 aug 1pm & 3.30pm tickets Adult £15.50 Child £13.50 l

the cheap flights tour sun 2 oct 4pm & 7.30pm tickets £18 - £22 l

Roary, the number 1 little race car, ‘zooms’ into Richmond Theatre for the very first time in a brand-new live stage show! It’s the day of the ‘Champion of Champions’ race at Silver Hatch and Roary is all set to battle it out with Maxi, Cici and all the other cars to win the race and lift the trophy!

Three times Olivier Award-nominated, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This brand-new show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites.



kate rusby

the ukulele orchestra of great britain

sun 23 oct 7.30pm tickets Adult £22.50 Under 16 £16

sat 6 aug 7.45pm tickets £22 The Orchestra has been playing for one 40th of a millennium. It unites fans across the globe. The Ukes appear on stage with one ukulele each, no gimmicks, no tricks, no vocal enhancers or overproduced wizardry, then proceed to tear the house down.

The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. Accompanied by her all-new band, Rusby performs songs from her new album Make The Light, together with much-loved favourites.

one night at the proms

al murray the pub landlord

sun 11 sep 7.30pm tickets £24.50 - £29.50 l

barrel of fun extra sun 30 oct 7.30pm tickets £26.50

The National Symphony Orchestra will bring all the ‘pomp and circumstance’ of a totally British occasion to Richmond Theatre. The UK’s finest musicians, plus singers from Covent Garden, will perform a very special two-hour concert with stirring and uplifting musical favourites.

Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar-room banter. Tickets are guaranteed to sell out fast, so get your order in now. ‘The way he integrates the crowd into the show is awe-inspiring’ The Times

essence of ireland

gardeners’ question time

sun 18 sep 7.30pm tickets £23 - £24.50

the live tour sun 6 nov 7.30pm tickets £22.50

5-Star Irish Magic! A breathtaking fusion of traditional and modern songs, endless energetic dance routines, and a touch of Irish craic.

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time is arguably one of the most famous and endearing British institutions. For the first time, resident chair Eric Robson will tour with his panel of expert gardeners offering their inimitable gardening expertise and advice.

‘If you liked Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, you will love this show, because it’s even better’ Southampton Echo


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concerts & comedy the vagina monologues sun 13 nov 7.30pm tickets £20 Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all-star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (EastEnders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (EastEnders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef).

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‘Laugh out loud FUNNY’ The Independent

the drifters sun 27 nov 7.30pm tickets £26 As one of the biggest-selling groups of all time, The Drifters have featured over 65 different vocalists in almost six decades. The current recording line-up perform new material alongside the group’s greatest hits, including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance, Up On The Roof and many more.

Join AmbassadorFriends and get access to amazing ticket offers at Richmond Theatre and in up to 39 Ambassador Theatre Group venues across the UK. There are great 2 for 1 offers and priority booking, ensuring you get the best seats at the best price - all for £30!


balletboyz the talent


fri 27 jan 2012 7.30pm tickets £12 - £21 l Make some room. Make some noise. the Talent is back…. Following their explosive, sell-out appearance here earlier this year, these nine remarkable young dancers return in a feast of exhilarating live dance, cleverly fused with the company’s trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage.


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the counterfeit stones 19th bogus breakdown sat 28 jan 2012 7.30pm tickets £16 - £25 The Counterfeit Stones celebrate their 21st anniversary with yet another ‘sham rock’ experience, 19th Bogus Breakdown. Their skillfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike. ‘The most famous Stones band in England’ Sir Mick Jagger


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Creative Learning Department 020 8332 4524/ Box Office 0844 871 7651 (fees apply)

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The Madness of George III Thu 8 Sep

Richmond Theatre & Libraries Poetry Group 5 Jul, 23 Aug, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec 10.30am - 12pm

All the Fun of the Fair With David Essex Wed 28 Sep (matinee) Tartuffe Thu 6 Oct

For anyone who enjoys reading poems and songs aloud; join us each month in the stalls bar. Free

Adult Acting & Adult Scriptwriting Courses Starting Sept 2011 For details of our regular courses starting in September email richmondtheatrecourses

Earthquakes in London Thu 27 Oct

Photos by Roderick Barker-Benfield (top), and Peter Schiazza (bottom)




Activities for Children and Families

Theatre Tours

West End Summer School Mon 8 – Fri 12 Aug 9.30am - 4pm daily 8 - 11 yrs

Family Tours Wed 3 Aug & Fri 28 Oct 10am

For information about schools workshops and tours, ticket deals and teacher forums, please e-mail janemetcalfe@

Learn a variety of theatre skills, from song and dance to mask making, take part in a backstage tour and perform onstage! £125 (includes a ticket to a West End show) Book via Box Office NEW! Pre-stage Youth Theatre for 5-7 yr olds Saturdays from September 10 - 11am

An Inspector Calls Thu 17 Nov



Activities for Young People

Creative Summer School Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jul 10am - 4.30pm daily, 12 - 16yrs Work with professional theatre practitioners to create your own site-specific play. A vibrant and exciting course for aspiring theatre-makers. £105 Book via Box Office

Speed Career Networking Wed 26 Oct 11am - 12pm. Age 13 - 25 Want to find out about careers in the theatre? An opportunity to meet our staff face to face and learn about what they do. £5 Book via Box Office

Richmond Theatre Young Company We are currently developing a project for 18-25 year olds who enjoy devising, performing and learning new skills. If you are interested in learning more about the project please email janemetcalfe@

For more information on any of our Youth Theatre groups (5 - 17yrs), email richmondtheatrecourses@ £125 per term/£340 per year FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES NEW! Play Time! Saturdays 16 Jul, 17 Sep, 22 Oct & 26 Nov 10.30am - 12pm Fun, free, family arts and crafts and storytelling along a different theme every month. Suitable for children aged 4+ and their families. Pre show Arts & Crafts Roary The Racing Car Fri 5 Aug 12pm and 2.30pm

Take a peek behind the scenes and learn about the secrets of Richmond Theatre. A fun and informative tour aimed at families with children aged 8+. Tours last approx 1hr. £5 Adults £3 Children Book via Box Office

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Historic Tours Sat 17 Sep & Sat 3 Dec 12pm Regular tours of the historic building for adults. £3.50 Book via Box Office Bespoke Tours Tours tailored to a group’s individual needs and requirements, exploring the theatre’s rich heritage. £5 per head. Contact the Creative Learning Department to book. Richmond Theatre will be participating in Open House London on Saturday 17th September. For full details of all of our activities visit

Facilitating community learning and participation at Richmond Theatre DONORS

Dramatic Edge London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames The Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust Ivy Learning Services Jack Petchey Foundation

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Thu 3 Nov 11am & 1.30pm Fri 4 Nov 9.30am & 12noon


booking information Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ Information Line 020 8332 4545 How to get here By car - Approach by the A316. There is free parking on Richmond Green and the Old Deer Park after 6.30pm. By train - 20 minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London. Book online at Book by telephone on 0844 871 7651 Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am - 8pm. We accept Visa, Maestro, American Express and Mastercard. Book in person Mon - Sat, from 10am until 5pm or 15 mins after the start of the evening performance. The Box Office will open at 11am the first Tuesday of each month and is unable to take bookings in person for future shows one hour prior to a performance. Book by email: richmondboxoffice@

Design Print John Good Holbrook

An access leaflet is available, together with an audio cd of this brochure. Please contact Stage Door on 020 8332 4500. Access Bookings 0844 871 7677 For our deaf and hard of hearing patrons, please use Text Relay, which is a free service. (You pay only for the call to the venue) 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone users). The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. An induction loop is fully installed in the auditorium. There are a limited number of headsets for the infra-red hearing system which should be booked in advance at the Box Office. Headsets are available from the cloakroom in the foyer on payment of a returnable deposit (£5). Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking.

Booking Conditions Bookings may be subject to a per-ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows Ambassador Friends, Group bookings and sales in person at the Box Office are fee-free. Please check with the Box Office when booking your tickets. Returned tickets may be resold at the discretion of the Box Office and only once the performance is completely sold out. A 10% booking cancellation fee will apply. Due to the varying nature of the shows and sets, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

There are free non-reserved parking spaces for orange/blue badge holders close to the theatre.

Young Children Under 5’s will not be admitted to Richmond Theatre, except for children and family shows. For health and safety reasons we cannot admit babies into the auditorium. Children entering the auditorium must have a ticket and be able to sit in their own seat.

Groups of 10+ Varying ticket discounts are available on most shows. Schools Colleges and Universities Tickets from £10 are available on selected performances for groups of 10+ No bkg or transaction fees apply except on productions marked * For further details contact the Groups Hotline on 0844 871 7696. Open Mon - Thu 9am - 6.30pm, Fri 9 - 6pm & Sat 10am - 4pm.

Concessions & discounts Senior Citizens, Under 18s and Students £3 off Mon - Thu perfs and mats. Only one discount per ticket may apply.


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Standby tickets (Not available for Cinderella or one night shows). £12 standby tickets may be available from one hour before the performance for senior citizens (excl. mats), students, under 18’s, unemployed people and members of theatre unions. This is at the discretion of the Box Office and is subject to availability. Proof of concession required and must be paid for with cash only. Discounts/offers are not retrospective.

Disabled customers are entitled to discounts on all performances (subject to availability - enquire at Box Office). Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre should make this known at the time of booking. Group Bookings Groups Hotline 0844 871 7696

book your programmes and ice creams in advance when buying your tickets

Ambassador Theatre Group Richmond Theatre is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who have a total of 39 venues across the UK, including 12 in the West End, and 27 regionally. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; Grand Opera House, York. ATG is also one of the country’s foremost theatre producers, in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG coproductions include The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis and Keira Knightley; Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot and South Pacific.

Bars on every level

A night out at Richmond Theatre is the perfect treat and we now have even more on offer to make your trip to the theatre extra special. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary or you are entertaining clients, we can tailor-make a package to suit your specific needs. We appreciate all ideas and feedback and will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Simply choose what you would like from the list below to build your perfect bespoke package:

H The luxury of your own private room, available

30 minutes pre-show and during the interval

H Use of a large private bar, available 45 mins

pre-show and during the interval

(for groups of 20+)

H A bespoke backstage tour (approx 20 mins),

given in the famous “half” before curtain up

H Pre-show and interval drinks (choose from

a selection of champagne, wine, beer

and soft drinks)

H A selection of canapés and sandwiches H A selection of savoury nibbles

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The information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press. Richmond Theatre reserves the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary. Data protection Richmond Theatre is managed by Richmond Theatre Ltd, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group. We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for you from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you do not want to receive information from ourselves and/or third parties or have any queries, contact the Marketing Department on 020 8332 4500.

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Upper Circle

H A box of chocolates to share

Dress Circle

H A selection of show merchandise (if available) H Ice creams during the interval H Souvenir programmes (we can also arrange for

Stalls STAGE

Prices are correct at the time of going to press, however we reserve the right to change or vary at any time, all discounts are limited and subject to availability. £1 from each ticket goes to Richmond Theatre’s Restoration Fund. (£1.25 for Cinderella)

This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

programmes to be signed by the cast)

H A bouquet of flowers presented on arrival H A celebratory cake presented on arrival

Call Keri Jenkins on 0208 332 4503 or email to discuss your options and to book an unforgettable night out.

Exclusive discount for Friends 20% off all packages!


business partnerships Put your company in the spotlight Become a Richmond Theatre Sponsor or Corporate Member and enjoy an association with a beautiful Victorian theatre, its wide range of quality productions and access to over 200,000 theatregoers every year. Benefits are tailored to your business objectives and may include:

Client entertaining and personal priority booking service

Marketing, advertising and sponsorship opportunities through our audience Networking with other corporate members and businesses within the community Discounted tickets for staff Complimentary room hire For a comprehensive description of the benefits of each package available, please contact: Shelagh SĂŠjournĂŠ, Business & Community Development Officer Telephone 020 8332 4522 Email box office 0844 871 7651

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Richmond Theatre Autumn Season 2011  

Richmond Theatre Autumn Season 2011