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AUTUMN SEASON 2009 23 July - 16 January ▲

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Felicity Kendal stars in Mrs Warren’s Profession


CELEBRATING 110 GLORIOUS YEARS!

CONTENTS Dancing Queen 23 - 25 July

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Dear Supporter,

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 28 July - 2 August

Welcome to Richmond Theatre’s Autumn Season. Our beautiful Frank Matcham designed theatre will be 110 years old on 18th September and we will be celebrating the theatre and its heritage throughout the following year. Below you will find details of some anniversary events, together with an amazing opportunity to leave your mark by purchasing a celebratory plaque. We are compiling a record of special memories of Richmond Theatre - from the stars who have performed here, past staff members and, of course, audience members. If you, or someone close to you, has a special memory of Richmond Theatre, please do share it with us by emailing richmondtheatre@theambassadors.com or by telephone on 020 8332 4500.

Karin Gartzke Chief Executive

SPECIAL 110th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE Tickets are still available for The Pirates of Penzance Friday 18 September 7.30pm. This includes a free glass of wine upon arrival and a souvenir brochure. As well as special guests in the audience, the production will feature some of our most treasured celebrity supporters. A magical evening definitely not to be missed! THEATRES – THE MATCHAM LEGACY Friday 23 October 10.30am - 4pm, tickets £25 Richmond Theatre in collaboration with The Frank Matcham Society offers a one-day seminar looking at the work of Frank Matcham, our greatest theatre architect. Chaired by John Earl, former Director of the Theatres Trust, a panel of experts will give presentations from architectural, management and technical

The Grass is Greener 13 - 17 October

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle 20 - 24 October

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Tweenies Live! 6 - 9 August

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Rain Man 26 - 31 October

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Prick Up Your Ears 26 - 29 August

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Annie 1 - 5 September

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 28 - 31 October

FORTHCOMING SHOW

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Dial M For Murder 3 - 7 November

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Love Letters 10 - 12 September

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Our Man in Havana 9 - 14 November

The Woman in Black 12 - 16 January

Mrs Warren’s Profession 16 - 21 November

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The Pirates of Penzance 15 - 19 September

perspectives, showing how Matcham theatres work for the 21st century. We’ll also hear what it’s like to tread the boards from an actor’s point of view. 110 CELEBRATORY PLAQUES A unique opportunity to purchase one of only 110 celebratory plaques to be displayed in the entrance to the Stalls auditorium from 18 September 2009. Costing £110, they can take up to three lines of text which can be dedicated to a loved one, have a birthday message to the theatre, or simply just have your name on. All monies raised will support the theatre’s work in the local community. Please contact Kate Wrightson at richmondtheatre@theambassadors.com or by telephone on 020 8332 4500.

ONE NIGHT SHOWS

Corporate Partners

Round The Horne 22 - 26 September

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The Hypochondriac 29 September - 3 October

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Pride and Prejudice 23 - 28 November

Entertaining Angels 5 - 10 October

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Snow White 22-23 and the Seven Dwarfs 4 December - 10 January

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Simon Amstell 4 October Fascinating Aïda 18 October Vince Cable 8 November Stewart Lee 22 November Ken Dodd 31 March 26

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Creative Learning

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Booking Information

30-31

Friends

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ALL YOUR FAVOURITE ABBA HITS IN ONE NIGHT

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK FOR THIS SMASH-HIT MUSICAL

Bill Kenwright by arrangement with The Really Useful Group presents

TIM RICE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

‘It is utterly irresistible, GO,GO,GO,JO!’ The Mail on Sunday

‘Brilliant!’ The Sunday Times Featuring from BBC’s Any Dream Will Do

Craig Chalmers as Joseph!

ABBA’S GREATEST HITS Calling all Super Troopers and Dancing Queens! Celebrating timeless hits from the pop phenomenon ABBA, and hot on the heels of the huge success of Mamma Mia!, this gorgeous, glittering production is a non-stop, fun-filled party guaranteed to have everyone dancing in the aisles!

BUY 4 TICKETS AND GET A FIFTH ONE FREE (available on top price tickets only)

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Craig Chalmers, the most popular finalist in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do, comes to Richmond Theatre in the title role, having delighted theatre audiences on tour across the country week after week with his vocal talents. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Ev’ry Door To Me and One More Angel. A truly global phenomenon, Joseph has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 40 years - book your tickets now and be part of the magic! Technicolor is the registered trademark of the Technicolor Group of Companies. Craig Chalmers will not appear in all 12 performances. Please contact the Box Office for further details.

Family Ticket £80 Tue - Thu eves (for 4 people) Exclusive Members Benefit Richmond Friends & Matcham Club 2 for 1 Tue - Fri, all perfs Stalls & Dress Circle ®

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Featuring a dynamic cast of twenty singers and dancers, dazzling costumes and outrageous choreography, this high-octane musical tribute features such legendary ABBA hits as Money, Money, Money, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Waterloo, Fernando and many more. So dig out those flares, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the best ABBA party in town!

Thu 23 - Sat 25 July Thu - Sat eves 7.45pm Sat mat 2.30pm

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to score huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

Tue 28 July - Sun 2 August Tue 7.30pm Wed 1.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 1.30pm & 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8pm Sat 1.30pm, 4.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 1pm & 4pm

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PRIOR TO THE WEST END

TOT-TASTIC FAMILY FUN BBC Worldwide presents

BRAND NEW SHOW Featuring

No.1, Do The Lollipop, Do It Like Me, Gonna Build A House and Everybody Do This

Their live performances have wowed over a million Tweenie boppers worldwide and they now have a platinum-selling single under their belts, so get ready for the fab four to entertain you once again in their spectacular new theatre show.

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Thu 6 – Sun 9 August Thu 4.30pm Fri - Sun 11am & 2pm Family Ticket £58 (for 4 people) Groups 10+ £12 ticket

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Cast includes Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and Chris New (Best Newcomer nomination, Evening Standard). Directed by Daniel Kramer and designed by Giles Cadle this dark, funny and moving play imagines what really happened; how their co-dependent attachment became recrimination and finally revenge. We’re thrilled that Richmond is one of only three venues lucky enough to have Prick Up Your Ears before its West End run!

Wed 26 - Sat 29 August Wed - Sat eves 7.45pm Sat mat 2.30pm Standard Friends Discounts Apply ▲

BBC logo TM & © 1996. Tweenies characters & logo TM & © 1998-2001. Licensed by BBC Worldwide.

London. The sixties are in full swing! Joe Orton, hailed as the greatest comic playwright since Oscar Wilde, has arrived!

Joe Orton’s plays have shocked, outraged and delighted audiences for the past 40 years, but the sensational story of Joe and Ken's domestic life at 25 Noel Road, in London’s then very unfashionable Islington, could truly be described as ‘Ortonesque’.

Get set to reach for the stars, sing along, dance in the aisles and find out why the Tweenies are still the ultimate Number One!

Chris New

But success has its price. After 16 years of creative collaboration with his lover Kenneth Halliwell, the scales have tipped, and someone will be left behind.

Starring in

Ten years after bursting onto the scene, the Tweenies are back with their chart-busting new show Top of the Tots, packed with tot-tastic tunes including No.1, Do The Lollipop, Do It Like Me, Gonna Build A House and Everybody Do This.

Matt Lucas

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LEAPIN’ LIZARDS! ONE OF THE BESTLOVED FAMILY MUSICALS OF ALLTIME!

MOVING PULITZER-NOMINATED PLAY Who would have thought other peoples’ letters could be so enthralling!

Su Pollard

Starring

Su Pollard as Miss Hannigan

From its Broadway beginnings to the classic film musical, this heart-warming, rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures, from the New York orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks, is a tale that has been told all over the world for decades and will continue for many years to come. Leading a star cast of over 40 talented artistes, the hilarious Su Pollard stars as the dastardly gin-soaked Miss Hannigan. With a memorable score including It’s A Hard Knock Life, Easy Street and, of course, the legendary Tomorrow, fantastic choreography and a side-splittingly funny script, it really is no surprise that Annie has become one of the best-loved family musicals of all time. Book now, don’t wait until tomorrow!

‘One of the most enchanting musicals I have ever seen’ The Sunday Times

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‘A slick production of a timeless classic’ Windsor Express

‘A truly magical night’ Southampton Echo

Tue 1 - Sat 5 September Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Family Ticket £76 Tue - Fri eves (for 4 people) Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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Edward Woodward and Michelle Dotrice Starring

The lives of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner life have been entwined since they met in second grade. Love Letters brings to life their correspondence over fifty years, chronicling hopes, dreams and disappointments; from teenage valentines to the letters and postcards that mark the trials of adulthood, marriage and divorce, right up to a still separated middle age. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what was written, what is between the lines – and what was left unsaid. From its premiere in 1989, Love Letters has had Broadway’s top stars, including Mel Gibson and Kathleen Turner, clamouring for its leading roles. In this production theatre’s top husband and wife team - Edward Woodward and Michelle Dotrice - star as Andrew and Melissa. Who would have thought other peoples’ letters could be so enthralling!

Thu 10 - Sat 12 September Thu - Sat eves 7.45pm Standard Friends Discounts Apply ▲

Bristol Evening Post

Daily Mirror

‘An evening designed for pure entertainment’

By A R Gurney

‘The charm of Annie is irresistible’

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LAVISH REVIVAL OF THE MUSICAL CLASSIC DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

BONA FANTABULOSO! ‘The scripts have lost none of their capacity to startle and delight with their exuberant rudery and surrealistic flights of fantasy’ Jo Brand as Sergeant of Police

The Daily Telegraph

‘This visually delicious production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s pirate nonsense’

‘Mr Took should have a knighthood for his contribution to British comedy’

The Times

The Sunday Telegraph

Sponsored by

Gilbert and Sullivan’s

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE Join us for a special performance and a toast to celebrate our 110th Anniversary. Celebrity guests confirmed so far: Susan Hampshire, Timothy West, Prunella Scales, Christopher Biggins, Lesley Joseph and Tim Vine

Starring

Jo Brand

Re-creating her West End performance as the first ever female Sergeant of Police, Jo Brand returns to Richmond Theatre in Carl Rosa Opera’s sell-out production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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Tue 15 - Sat 19 September Tue - Thu & Sat eves 7.45pm Fri eve (Anniversary Night) 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Standard Friends Discounts Apply Audio Described Performance Sat 19 Sep, 2.30pm by Denise Rocard

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Written by Barry

Took and Marty Feldman

With its ground-breaking mix of innuendo, camp caricature and word-play, Round The Horne captured a record-breaking regular listenership of more than 15 million and remains one of the best-loved programmes in radio history. Its unique blend of humour is even more infectious today as its bizarre collection of characters come to life on stage from the brilliantly inventive and often outrageous scripts, created by zany duo Barry Took and Marty Feldman. Who can resist the charms of J. Peasemould Gruntfuttock, Rambling Syd Rumpo, the heart-stopping Dame Celia Molestrangler, fiendish mastermind Chou En Ginsberg M.A. (failed) and his common-as-muck concubine Lotus Blossom, those two ‘resting professionals’ Julian and Sandy, and many more... Whether you are a fan of the original radio series or new to this special recipe of comedy, join the cast of eighteen and we guarantee that tears of laughter will be rolling down your cheeks with this brand new selection of material – Unseen and Uncut! Produced by kind permission of Lyn Took and Lauretta Feldman

Tue 22 - Sat 26 September Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Standard Friends Discounts Apply BUY 5 TICKETS AND GET A SIXTH ONE FREE (available on top price tickets only) ▲

‘A real G&S treat’ The London Metro

Appearances on the night subject to availability

Orphaned pirates, flat-footed policemen and a bevy of blushing beauties (the daughters of Major General Stanley) are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous feast of Gilbert and Sullivan. Elegantly recreating the original period settings and costumes, this acclaimed production combines Sullivan’s ever-popular and sparkling score with what has to be the most topsy-turvy of all Gilbert’s plots. Venture with us into the swashbuckling world of Frederic the pirate apprentice, who – born on February 29th in a leap year – won’t ‘come of age’ until he is 84!

MUSICAL INTERLUDES ARE PROVIDED BY THE FRASER HAYES FOUR AND THE HORNBLOWERS BIG BAND

Friday 18 September 7.30pm

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★★★★★ ‘A very English comedy, a sure-fire hit’ Evening Standard

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE An ETT / Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse joint production

‘A fine new play, an evening of pleasure, a funny, touching and genuinely thoughtprovoking comedy’ Daily Telegraph Clive Francis

‘Anarchic, irreverent and hysterically funny’

‘I’ve made four thousand, six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light-crust pastry. For what?’

The Observer on Roger McGough’s Tartuffe

‘Penelope Keith’s consummate comic skill is indisputable’ The Times

Penelope Keith stars in

Argan, played by multi-talented Clive Francis (starred in and directed Three Men in a Boat, as well as adapting the recent stage production of Hound of the Baskervilles), is a perfectly healthy and wealthy gentleman, convinced that he is seriously ill. So obsessed is he with medicinal tinkerings and tonics that he is blind to the goings-on in his own household. However, his most effective cure will not appear in a bottle or a bedpan, but in his sharp-tongued servant, who has a cunning plan to reveal the truth and open her master’s eyes . Following last year’s critically acclaimed Tartuffe, Liverpool’s Poet Laureate, Roger McGough, dips his magic quill again to adapt another classic Molière comedy. The Hypochondriac was Molière’s last play and a scathingly funny lampoon on both hypochondria and the ‘quack’ medical profession. Un tour de farce .

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STAGETEXT Captioned Performance Fri 2 Oct, 7.45pm Post Show Discussion Thu 1 Oct

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By Richard

Everett

Much loved actress Penelope Keith, star of the hugely successful TV series The Good Life and To the Manor Born, and seen most recently on stage at Richmond in Blithe Spirit and The Importance of Being Earnest, brings her respected theatrical talents to this hugely entertaining comedy. As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. A razor-sharp comedy set in the deceptive quiet of the quintessential English garden, Entertaining Angels is a delightfully funny, touching and enjoyable evening. British theatre at its very best. Alan Strachan (Absurd Person Singular and Glorious! with Maureen Lipman) directs a fine ensemble including Benjamin Whitrow, Polly Adams, Caroline Harker and Carolyn Backhouse.

Mon 5 - Sat 10 October Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Exclusive Members Benefit Richmond Friends & Matcham Club 2 for 1 Mon - Fri, all perfs Stalls & Dress Circle

Proud to support the Richmond Friends Post Show First Night Party Mon 5 Oct, tickets £5 ▲

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Family Ticket £72 all perfs (for 4 people)

ETT presents potent, vivid and vital productions of new and classic plays. A powerhouse of touring theatre, ETT works with a rich mix of the country’s leading and emerging artists to stage thrilling and ambitious theatre. Most recent presentations at Richmond Theatre include French Without Tears, Mother Courage And Her Children and Far From The Madding Crowd.

Tue 29 September Sat 3 October Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

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AN ALL-STAR CAST IN A CLASSIC COMEDY HIT Bill Kenwright presents

Liza Goddard Jack Ellis

Christopher Cazenove Sophie Ward star in

WORLD-CLASS THEATRE COMPANY STAGES DRAMATIC MASTERPIECE A country house, 2 British aristocrats, 1 American oil tycoon and 1 ex-girlfriend, not to mention an all knowing butler. Let the battle of the sexes commence!

Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse present

‘Those who have seen its thrilling productions are unlikely to forget Shared Experience’ Daily Telegraph

‘A hysterical battle of the sexes’ The Royal Borough Observer

‘Hilarious and uplifting, a total joy’ Evening News

‘A hit with laughter and wit’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘Theatregoers will be enthralled’ The Royal Borough Observer

By Bertolt Brecht In a new translation by Alistair Beaton Director Nancy Meckler

Written by one of Britain’s favourite play-writing teams of the Sixties, Hugh and Margaret Williams, The Grass Is Greener proved to be a huge hit in London’s West End and went on to be adapted into an award-winning movie starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons. Heading the cast is Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Take Three Women, Yes, Honestly, Take Three Girls, The Brothers, Dr Who, Midsomer Murders). Liza is joined by Christopher Cazenove (The Regiment, The Duchess Of Duke Street, Dynasty, Judge John Deed). Jack Ellis (Bad Girls and Coronation Street) and Sophie Ward (Holby City and Heartbeat) complete the all-star cast.

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The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child. But when peace is finally restored, the boy’s mother comes to claim him. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, a comical judge sets about resolving the dispute. But in a culture of corruption and deception, who wins? Written by the grand master of storytelling, and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, this is one of the greatest plays of the last century. Following its memorable Jane Eyre, here in 2006, the glorious Shared Experience returns with a vivid new production of Brecht’s satirical masterpiece, which includes an original score performed by an onstage chorus, drawn from members of the community.

Family Ticket £72 all perfs (for 4 people) Standard Friends Discounts Apply Audio Described Performance Sat 24 Oct, 2.30pm by Denise Rocard ®

STAGETEXT Captioned Performance Fri 23 Oct, 7.45pm Post Show Discussion Thu 22 Oct ▲

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Tue 13 - Sat 17 October Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

When an impoverished English Earl opens his stately home to the public, he risks more than the loss of his privacy, as his wife falls madly in love with an irresistible American millionaire. In a desperate attempt to save his marriage, the Earl decides to host a house-party, enlisting the help of an old flame, with dangerous and hilarious consequences! Throw in a wily old butler, and you have one of the funniest, classic feel-good comedies of the era.

Is all really fair in love and war...?

Tue 20 - Sat 24 October Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

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DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

LIVE ON STAGE! STAGE! HERE IS A CHEQUE FOR $500,000. NO STRINGS. JUST WALK AWAY. ‘Profoundly moving’ Daily Express

‘A stage miracle’ Daily Telegraph

‘You are guaranteed tears as well as laughter’ Sunday Telegraph

Neil Morrissey and Oliver Chris star in

Adapted from the picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Stage adaptation by Dan Gordon Based on the MGM Motion Picture

We’re going to the theatre We’re going to see A Bear Hunt What a beautiful play! We’re not scared...

Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, Waterloo Road) and Oliver Chris (Green Wing, The Office) star in this funny, touching and heart-warming story, adapted for the stage from the 1988 Oscar-winning movie, which famously paired Dustin Hoffman with Tom Cruise. Following the death of his father, Charlie Babbitt finds out that ‘his’ inheritance has been bequeathed to an unknown beneficiary. Hot on the trail of the cash, Charlie embarks on a life-changing journey as he discovers the meaning of unconditional love through Raymond, an older brother he never knew he had.

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Contains strong language

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Michael Rosen’s ever popular Smarties Book Prize winner We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to life on stage in this loving and delightful adaptation set to a versatile and lively score. Look out for the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud-fight. And what a surprise awaits you in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

‘Absolutely enchanting’ BBC Radio

Ages 3+ Running time approximately 55 minutes Photograph Bob Workman

The Independent on Sunday

Wed 28 - Sat 31 October Wed 11am, Thu - Sat 11am & 1pm Family Ticket £39 all perfs (for 4 people) Groups 10+ £8.50 all perfs ▲

Time Out

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‘One leaves the theatre practically walking on air’

Mon 26 - Sat 31 October Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed mat 2.30pm Sat mat 4pm

‘Full of catchy repetition, delightful onomatopoeic adventures and actual muddy, watery and snowy frolics’

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PRIOR TO THE WEST END FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE 39 STEPS

THE CLASSIC SPY COMEDY CAPER A fabulous fresh take on a hilarious plot

When murder calls... hang up

Starring

Simon Shepherd Philip Franks Norman Pace Beth Cordingly

★★★★ ‘Sensationally good’ Bromley Advertiser

‘Fantastic fun at breakneck speed’ Daily Express

‘A comic masterpiece’ Farnham Herald

By Frederick

Knott A brand new adaptation of Graham Greene’s best-selling novel brings his satirical masterpiece brilliantly to life. Directed by the award-winning Richard Baron (original director of the inspired spoof production The 39 Steps) this riotous production is a masterly parody of the spying game, delivered with high-octane wit, verve and energy.

Directed by Lucy Bailey From the producers of the global hit The 39 Steps comes Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M For Murder, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at his precision as he plans what must surely be the perfect murder... until it falters in the most unexpected way. Set in a claustrophobic and frightening environment, Lucy Bailey’s exciting new production reclaims for the stage this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder.

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Our Man in Havana stars four stalwarts of the British stage and screen. Simon Shepherd is joined by Philip Franks (Heartbeat), Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Beth Cordingly (The Bill).

Exclusive Members Benefit Richmond Friends & Matcham Club 2 for 1 Mon - Fri, all perfs Stalls & Dress Circle

Proud to support the Richmond Friends Post Show First Night Party Mon 9 Nov, tickets £5 ▲

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Lucy Bailey’s directing credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, starring Val Kilmer, the National Theatre’s West End transfer of Baby Doll, as well as the recent critically acclaimed RSC debut of Julius Caesar. She was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director award earlier this year for Timon of Athens at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Tue 3 - Sat 7 November Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Our Man in Havana is the tale of the hapless Wormwold, a vacuum cleaner salesman based in Cuba, who allows himself to be recruited into the UK secret service. Desperate to placate Whitehall, he resorts to lies and fabrications, feeding a series of highly ingenious plots and conspiracies to his handlers. However, when reality starts to mirror his creative stories, Wormwold - our man in the white linen suit and the dark shades - finds himself in a disastrous spot of bother.

Mon 9 - Sat 14 November Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

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PROVOCATIVE DRAMA FROM THE PEN OF A MASTER

JANE AUSTEN AND RICHMOND THE PERFECT COMBINATION!

‘It is much my best play. Ah, when I wrote it, I had some nerve’ Bernard Shaw

Susan Hampshire

Susan Hampshire stars in

Felicity Kendal stars in

Jane Austen’s

By George Bernard Shaw Director Michael Rudman

Mon 23 - Sat 28 November Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

What is Mrs Warren’s profession?

Mon 16 - Sat 21 November Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Shaw’s ultimate test of a mother-daughter relationship is one of his most witty and provocative plays. Written in 1894 but banned from performance until the racy 1920s, Mrs Warren’s Profession lays bare the rampant hypocrisy of Victorian society and its constrained morals.

Exclusive Members Benefit Matcham Members only 2 for 1 Mon - Fri, all perfs Stalls & Dress Circle

Standard Friends Discounts Apply

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Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their pursuit of suitable husbands is the ultimate romantic comedy – set in an age when marriage was a serious matter. On first meeting the handsome Mr Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet finds him arrogant and conceited. When he persuades his friend Bingley to break off a budding relationship with her beloved sister Jane, she dislikes him even more. But is he really the villain she thinks him? Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions, whilst poking gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life. Susan Hampshire, whose distinguished theatre credits include Relative Values, The Lady in The Van and The Circle, plays the marriage-mad Mrs Bennet, one of Jane Austen’s most delightful comic creations.

Standard Friends Discounts Apply Sign Interpreted Performance Fri 27 Nov, 7.45pm with Tracey Tyer Audio Described Performance Sat 28 Nov, 2.30pm by Denise Rocard Post Show Discussion Thu 26 Nov ▲

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In a new stage adaptation by Simon Reade

Her daughter Vivie has never really known much about her mother. A prim young woman, she has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, a Cambridge education and a generous monthly allowance. Now she has ambitions to go into Law. Is it conceivable that all this privilege and respectability has been financed from the proceeds of the oldest profession? How will Vivie react when she finds out the awful truth about her mother’s ill-gotten gains?

Felicity Kendal’s television credits include The Good Life and Rosemary and Thyme. Her numerous stage appearances include The Vortex at Richmond and most recently, The Last Cigarette.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife…

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IT WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A TRIP TO PANTO! MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL – WHICH IS THE MOST SPECTACULAR PANTO OF THEM ALL?

AND

TIM VINE

PRESENTS

SAPPHIRE ELIA (Britannia High)

Fri 4 December 2009 Sun 10 January 2010

The fabulous fun-filled family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of course!

December

Panto stalwarts who remember Tim Vine’s hilarious performance as Silly Billy in 2006’s Jack & The Beanstalk will be absolutely thrilled by the news that his fast-paced wit and brilliant comic timing promises once again to provide the highlight of 2009’s pantomime season.

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Plus, the wonderfully talented star of ITV’s hugely popular Britannia High, Sapphire Elia, will be trading stage school for a journey deep into the magical forest. There she’ll meet seven loveable and hilarious dwarfs and foil the Wicked Queen and her magician, played by Britain’s Magic Champion Jonathan Shotton, before winning the heart of the handsome Prince.

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7.00

Tue 22

2.00

7.00

Wed 23

2.00

7.00

So, heigh-ho heigh-ho, it’s off to Richmond Theatre you go for tickets for the ultimate Panto extravaganza!

Thu 24

1.00

5.00

Star casting for the Wicked Queen still to be announced!

Sat 26

2.00

7.00

Sun 27

1.30

5.30

Fri 18

Featuring the classic Disney songs Heigh-ho and Whistle While You Work, as well as fabulous sets, glittering costumes and side-splitting comedy, this magical fairy-tale of wicked queens, quirky dwarfs and magic mirrors means lots of fun for the whole family.

DISCOUNTS ■ Family ticket £68 (for 4 people)

▲ Groups of 10+

£6 off per ticket if booked before 7 Sept. Groups of 20+ £8 off per ticket if booked before 7 Sept. Contact Groups Hotline 0844 871 7696 S School groups of 10+ £9 per ticket plus free teacher’s ticket with every 10 children. Contact Groups Hotline 0844 871 7696 ● Concessionary rate

Sign Interpreted Performance Fri 8 Jan, 7.45pm with Tracey Tyer

Mon 28

2.00

7.00

Tue 29

2.00

7.00

Wed 30

2.00

7.00

Thu 31

1.00

5.00

January

Family Pre Show Fun Sat 5 Dec, 6pm Sun 10 Jan, 12.30pm & 4pm All discounts are subject to availability and the theatre reserves the right to withdraw discounts at any time.

Fri 1

©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered charity no 235825

No performances

Sat 2

2.00

7.00

Sun 3

1.30

5.30

Mon 4

2.00 ▲ S ●

7.00 ▲ S ■ ●

Tue 5 Supporting the Theatres for Theatres Appeal in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital www.gosh.org

No performances

No performances

Wed 6

2.00 ▲ S ●

7.00 ▲ S ●

Thu 7

2.00 ▲ S ●

7.00 ▲ S ●

Fri 8

2.00 ▲ S ●

7.00 ▲ ●

Sat 9

2.00

7.00 ■

Sun 10

1.30 ■

5.00 ■

£3 off per ticket (children /senior citizens /students - 1 ticket per card holder)

Audio Described Performances Wed 6 Jan, 7pm & Sat 9 Jan, 2pm

Fri 25

0844 871 7651 (transaction fee) www.ambassadortickets.com/ richmond

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ONE NIGHT SHOWS

Play Readings

Simon Amstell

Fascinating Aïda

Richmond Theatre Productions continue to present a series of intimate play readings

Do Nothing

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Friday 11 September

Middlemarch 10.30am By Roger Hyams

Barchester 2.30pm By Hugh Stoddart Saturday 3 October 10.30am

The Moon’s A Balloon By William Humble (Play readings will run approximately 2 hours) Tickets £5 (limited availability) For more information about the plays and to find out who will be reading the roles, please visit our website. www.ambassadortickets.com/ richmond

Hello. Like everyone else, Simon Amstell will die. However before that, he will be performing stand up comedy in this theatre. Please do not attend if the date clashes with something in your own life. Thank you. Goodbye

‘As close as you can get to a man emotionally and philosophically disembowelling himself on stage’ The Sunday Times Presented by Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live There will be a support act

The hilarious trio Dillie, Adele and Liza are celebrating over 25 years, and three Laurence Olivier Award nominations for best entertainment. This ‘auspicious birthday’ edition of Fascinating Aïda promises to entertain you with songs old and new, thrill you with beautiful harmonies and leave you in awe at their intricate rhyming.

‘The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant. Intensely poignant’

David Johnson presents

Vince Cable

Stewart Lee

Ken Dodd

The Storm

If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One

Ken Dodd is one of Britain’s funniest comedians - a true legend, icon and national treasure who has been entertaining us for over 55 years.

Join us for what promises to be a lively evening with local Lib Dem MP Vince Cable, who, as part of Richmond’s Book Now Literature Festival, will be discussing his surprise bestseller, The Storm. Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the sage of the credit crunch’, Cable turns a shrewd economist’s eye on our current situation. What’s to blame for getting us where we are and, more importantly, where do we go from here? Hard-hitting and spirited argument guaranteed…

Following his acclaimed BBC TV series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Lee now embarks on a stand-up tour with a brand new show. The co-writer of Jerry Springer The Opera follows his awardwinning UK tour ‘41st Best Stand-up Ever’ with a furiously downbeat set inspired by an altercation in a High Street coffee chain.

‘The funniest, most cliché-free comedian on the circuit’ Ricky Gervais

‘Surreally brilliant’

The Guardian

Come and enjoy his famous Happiness Show and you’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) with a truly tattifelarius evening of laughter and songs presented by a comic genius. Enjoy a fun-filled variety show for all the family, with guests, non-stop gags and a selection of songs in celebration of more than fifty hilarious years of Happiness with The Squire of Knotty Ash.

The Times Suitable for ages 16+ www.stewartlee.co.uk

Sun 4 October 3pm & 8pm 24

Sun 18 October 7.30pm

Sun 8 November 7pm

Sun 22 November 7.30pm

Wed 31 March 7pm 25


CORPORATE PARTNERS AND RICHMOND THEATRE TRUST DONORS

FORTHCOMING SHOW

‘A truly nerveshredding experience’

SPONSORS

Daily Mail

‘The audience were jumping out of their seats’ The Observer

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Proud to be supplying biodegradable products to Richmond Theatre

‘Imaginative and hideously real’ The Times

Book now for the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world! Tue 12 - Sat 16 January Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. Audiences are guaranteed an evening of unremitting tension as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.

Post Show Discussion Thu 14 Jan

Standard Friends Discounts Apply Audio Described Performance Sat 16 Jan, 2.30pm by Denise Rocard

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A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur, and the flesh begins to creep.

0844 871 7651 (transaction fee) www.ambassadortickets.com/ richmond

IN KIND SUPPORTERS

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Put your company in the Spotlight

RTT

Become a Richmond Theatre Sponsor or Corporate Member and enjoy an association with a beautiful Victorian theatre and its wide range of quality productions.

Richmond Theatre Trust

The theatre has a strong record of building mutually beneficial corporate partnerships that raise brand awareness, provide PR opportunities and offer local companies a chance to give something back to their community.

Venue for Hire Richmond Theatre has a range of areas that can be hired for a variety of events such as conferences, meetings, drinks parties and weddings. Tailor-made packages with catering are also available. For further information regarding corporate partners, please contact: Shelagh Séjourné Business & Community Development Officer Telephone 020 8332 4522 Email shelaghsejourne@theambassadors.com Box Office 0844 871 7651

Facilitating community learning and participation at Richmond Theatre DONORS Dramatic Edge Jack Petchey Foundation London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames London Development Agency Richmond Children’s Fund The Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust Friends of Normansfield Ivy Learning Services Arthur Donald Fleming Mary Joyce Ryan Barbara Guelff 27


C R E AT E ACT W R ITE DA N C E S I N G

CREATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMME

110TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS Open House Sat 19 Sept Tours: 10.15am & 12noon Family Activities: 11am & 12noon Limited spaces, book via Box Office

Youth Theatre Performance 2009

FOR FAMILIES

FOR ADULTS

THE TWEENIES Pre show Arts Activities Thu 6 and Sat 8 Aug. Colouring in and simple puppet-making.

Introduction to Theatre Saturdays 7, 14, 21 & 28 Nov, 10am - 12pm An introduction to the following aspects of theatremaking: acting, directing, writing and production. £20 per week or £60 for 4 weeks, Book via Box Office.

FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The Hypochondriac Thu 1 Oct

Shared Experience Workshops

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Thu 22 Oct

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Workshop: A physical exploration of the themes and the text of the play, Brechtian technique and Shared Experience’s expressionistic approach.

I ❤ Musicals Ages 8 - 12 yrs Through these fun workshops you will work in the theatre to learn and stage a song from that week’s musical show:

The Woman in Black Thu 14 Jan

PRE SHOW EVENTS The Caucasian Chalk Circle Shared Experience Theatre Day Thu 22 Oct, 4pm - 6pm Age: 14 + & adults. Gain an insight into the rehearsal process behind this production. The company will take you through rehearsal exercises, scene work, a Q&A and opportunities to participate on-stage. £3, book via Box Office Photographs Andrew Davidson

Adult Drama Performance 2009

POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Pride and Prejudice Thu 26 Nov

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Family Arts Workshop

Process Workshop: An exploration of the company’s unique physical process and acting techniques. Book with Shared Experience: 020 7587 1596 / admin@ sharedexperience.org.uk Download resource pack from www.sharedexperience.org.uk Pantomime Workshops Primary: Fun, interactive drama workshops based on the story of Snow White for groups of 10 - 100. Secondary: Learn about the unique theatrical traditions of pantomime through this fun, practical and informative session for KS3 and 4. Contact the Creative Learning Department to book.

I ❤ Joseph Fri 31 Jul, 10am - 1pm

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

I ❤ Panto

Pre show ‘Cave Painting’ Workshops Wed 28 & Thu 29 Oct Help create a giant mural of the bear hunt journey.

Sat 12 Dec, 10am-12.30pm

SNOW WHITE

£10, book via Box Office

Pre show Family Fun Sat 5 Dec, 6pm Sun 10 Jan, 12.30 & 4pm Entertainment and activities for families, including face painting, dressing-up and arts & crafts.

I ❤ Annie Fri 4 Sept, 10am - 1pm

Bear Hunt Drama Workshops Fri 30 Oct 3 - 5 yrs: 2.30pm - 3.15pm 5 - 7 yrs: 3.30pm - 4.30pm Join an intrepid group of explorers in a bear hunt around Richmond Theatre. £5, book via Box Office Technical Theatre Insight Workshop Sat 9 Jan, 10.30am - 12pm Ages 12 - 16 yrs Find out about our Technical Department and their work through demonstrations and practical activities. £5, book via Box Office

YOUTH THEATRE GROUPS Ages 8 - 17 yrs Participant-centred drama groups with a focus on developing creativity, self confidence and theatre skills. Email richmondtheatrecourses @live.co.uk for more information.

Adult Scriptwriting Course One Sat per month from 26 Sept, 10am - 1pm A ten-session course, through which you will develop your own play. £150 for the year. Book via Box Office Adult Drama Group A theatre group driven by the ideas of the participants. email richmondtheatrecourses @live.co.uk for more information. Richmond Theatre and Libraries Poetry Reading Group Tues, 11am-12pm: 4 Aug, 1 Sept, 27 Oct, 17 Nov & 1 Dec For anyone who enjoys reading poems and songs aloud; join us each month in the stalls bar. Free

Teacher Forum/Verbatim Theatre INSET Tue 10 Nov, 4.15pm - 6.15pm A twilight session open to all educators wanting to discuss and develop their skills and ideas. In this event Mark Griffin, Senior Lecturer in Drama from St Mary’s University will be running a practical session on Verbatim Theatre and Oral History Performance. Free, contact the Creative Learning Department to book. Theatre Tours Bespoke tours for groups covering the architectural, operational and artistic developments at Richmond Theatre since it’s opening in 1899. £5 per head; contact the Creative Learning Department to discuss. CONTACT DETAILS Creative Learning Department: 020 8332 4524 / morriganmullen@ theambassadors.com Box Office 0844 871 7651 (transaction fee)

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Information Line 020 8332 4545 Box Office 0844 871 7651 (£2.75 transaction fee) Talk Text Service 18001 0871 297 5454 (textphone user) and 18002 0871 297 5454 (hearing person) Box Office fax 020 8332 4509 (credit cards only) Groups Hotline 0844 871 7696 Access Bookings 0844 871 7677 Email groups: richmondgroups@ theambassadors.com

£1 goes to your theatre’s restoration fund. CONCESSIONS & DISCOUNTS Only one discount per ticket may apply. Proof of concession must be presented for standby tickets. All discounts are subject to availability, please check with the Box Office.

On-line booking: www.ambassadortickets.com/ richmond

Subscribe and save £3 off per ticket when booking 4 or more shows at the same time on Mon - Fri eves for Stalls and Dress Circle. Not applicable to children’s shows, one nighters or Panto.

BOOKING OPENS

Senior Citizens, Under 18s and Students £3 off Mon - Thu perfs and mats.

Email: richmondboxoffice@ theambassadors.com

Mon 22 June Ambassador Friends, Richmond Friends & Matcham Club Mon 29 June General booking Box Office hours Call in person at Richmond Theatre Box Office Mon to Sat 10am - 8pm (except on non perf days and days with no eve shows when we will close at 6pm). Please note that 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.

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Children under 5 will not be admitted to Richmond Theatre, except for children and family shows, where children over the age of 18 months must have their own seat.

Standby tickets (Not available for Snow White) From 1 hour before the performance senior citizens (excl mats), students, under 18s, unemployed people and members of theatre unions can buy the best available seats for just £10 (£12 for musicals, ballet and opera), and must be paid for with cash only.

GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of 10 + Varying ticket discounts are available on most shows.

Telephone sales Open from Mon to Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am - 8pm. We accept Visa, Access, Switch and American Express

Schools, Colleges and Universities Tickets from £9 are available on selected performances for Groups of 10+.

Booking conditions A transaction fee of £2.75 will be added to all telephone, e-mail, postal and fax bookings. A transaction fee of £2.75 and a per ticket booking fee of up to £2 will be added to all online bookings. Productions marked * are subject to a £3 per ticket booking fee and a £2.75 transaction fee for all sales channels except Box Office counter sales. Friends will not pay any booking or transaction fees except on productions marked *. Please note that tickets may be exchanged for a £2 fee per ticket for that week’s show only.

For further details contact the Groups Hotline on 0844 871 7696. Now open Saturdays 10am - 4pm. Due to the varying nature of the shows and sets, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. COME AND SEE US Tours of this historic building take place on the first Saturday of every month at 12 noon. Tickets are just £3 per person from the Box Office. Book in advance.

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 tubes (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London.

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Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ

ACCESS INFORMATION Please advise us in advance of any special needs you or anyone in your party may have. The Box Office staff will be happy to help in any way they can and to offer advice at the time of booking - all wheelchair spaces must be reserved at time of booking. The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. An induction loop has now been fully installed and commissioned 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. There are free non-reserved parking spaces for orange/blue badge holders close to the theatre.

£ Disabled people and their escort are entitled to £3 off all performances. An access leaflet is available, together with an audio cd of this brochure. Please contact David Birrell, Theatre Manager, on 020 8332 4500. Discounts/ offers are not retrospective. 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 too for you from other organisations. You will also be asked whether you want to receive any of this information the 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.

This publication was produced to ISO14001 Environmental Management System standard and 95% of the waste created during the process was recycled. The materials used included vegetable oil inks, elemental chlorine free pulp and fibre from PEFC managed forests. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

BOOKING INFORMATION

BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS!

Dancing Queen Thu & Fri eves & Sat mat Sat eve

A

B

C

D

S

£20 £21

£17 £19

£15 £17

£11 £14

£23 £24

Joseph Tue - Thu eves & Fri early Weekday mats Fri eve, all Sat & Sun

£26 £18

£22 £18

£18 £14

£15 £12

£29 £21

£28

£24

£19

£16

£31

The Tweenies

Adults £16.50 Children £14.50

Prick Up Your Ears Wed - Fri eves Sat mat Sat eve

£28.50 £25.50 £21.50 £17.50 £26.50 £23.50 £20.50 £16.50 £29.50 £26.50 £22.50 £18.50

£31.50 £29.50 £32.50

Annie Tue - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed mat Sat eve

£25 £24 £27

£21 £20 £23

£17 £16 £19

£14 £13 £16

£28 £27 £30

Love Letters All performances

£25

£23

£20

£17

£28

The Pirates of Penzance Tue - Thu eves & Sat eves Fri Anniversary eve † Wed mat Sat mat Round The Horne Tue - Fri eves Wed mat Sat mat Sat eve The Hypochondriac / The Caucasian Chalk Circle Tue - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed mat Sat eve

The Grass is Greener Tue - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed & Thu mat Sat eve

B

C

D

Fascinating Aïda

£19

£17

£17

£15

Rain Man Mon - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed mat Sat eve

£27 £26 £28

£24 £23 £25

£20 £19 £21

£17 £16 £18

£30 £29 £31

£16 £16 £17

£27 £22 £28

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Dial M For Murder / The Woman in Black Tue - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed mat Sat eve

£24 £19 £25

Vince Cable

All tickets £15 (concessions £13)

Our Man in Havana Mon - Fri eves & Sat mat Wed mat Sat eve

£28

£24

£19

£16

£31

£35 £21 £26

£31 £17 £22

£26 £17 £18

£23 £15 £15

£38 £24 £29

£23 £21 £22 £25

£19 £18 £17 £22

£17 £16 £14 £18

£15 £14 £12 £15

£26 £24 £25 £28

£23 £22 £25

£21 £19 £22

£19 £16 £20

£15 £14 £16

£27 £24 £28

All tickets £21

£28.50 £22.50 £26.50 £29.50

£25 £21 £26

£20 £16 £21

£19 £18 £21

£19 £16 £20

£17 £14 £19

£15 £11 £15

£26 £25 £28

All tickets £18 £23

£23

£21

£21

Snow White

£27

£25

£23

£20

Bars on every level

Upper Circle

Dress Circle

STAGE

£30

† Includes free glass of wine and £7 will go to Richmond Theatre Trust Seating plans and price breaks may vary for some productions Price band S relates to superior seats situated in Row B & C of the Dress Circle Discounts not available on superior seats

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP

£25.50 £21.50 £17.50 £19.50 £17.50 £14.50 £23.50 £20.50 £16.50 £26.50 £22.50 £18.50

£22 £19 £23

£22 £19 £23

Ken Dodd *

Stalls

£24 £21 £25

S

All tickets £11.50

Stewart Lee *

Simon Amstell * Entertaining Angels / Mrs Warren’s Profession / Pride and Prejudice Mon - Fri eves Wed mat Sat mat Sat eve

A

£16 £14 £17

£31.50 £25.50 £29.50 £32.50

£28 £24 £29

Richmond Theatre is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), currently the largest theatre group in the West End and separately, the second largest in the UK regions, with a total of 23 venues. ATG currently owns and operates 10 high profile West End Theatres: the Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Phoenix, Playhouse, Piccadilly, Savoy and Trafalgar Studios. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors, Woking; Theatre Royal Brighton; Victoria Hall and Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent; Milton Keynes Theatre; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Richmond Theatre; King’s and Theatre Royal in Glasgow and New Wimbledon Theatre. Current and recent ATG successes in London

include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Elling, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.

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Your Friends scheme has just got better! Have all of Ambassador Theatre Group’s theatres at your fingertips via your Richmond membership.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

JOIN US!

Ambassador Friends £25 Benefits include PRIORITY BOOKING FOR HOME VENUE - RICHMOND THEATRE SAVE £5 ON UP TO FOUR STALLS AND DRESS CIRCLE SEATS ON SAT MAT

NO BOOKING OR TRANSACTION FEES FOR MOST PRODUCTIONS FREE TICKET EXCHANGE (WITHIN THE SAME PRODUCTION, CONDITIONS APPLY) PRE-BOOK YOUR THEATRE DRINKS AND MERCHANDISE ONLINE

DUET FOR ONE

AMBASSADOR FRIENDS STANDARD DISCOUNTS AT ATG’S 22 OTHER REGIONAL AND WEST END THEATRES DURING GENERAL BOOKING

NEWSLETTER THREE TIMES A YEAR

Richmond Friends £40 SAVE £5 ON UP TO TWO STALLS AND DRESS CIRCLE SEATS MON-WED EVE AND SAT MAT EXCLUSIVE 2-FOR-1 TICKET OFFERS EVERY SEASON (SEE BROCHURE FOR DETAILS) COME TO A FIRST NIGHT PARTY AND MEET THE STARS. TICKETS £5 (SEE BROCHURE FOR DETAILS)

GUYS AND DOLLS

Benefits include all of the above, PLUS

Dedicated Friends booking hotline 0844 8717659 www.ambassadortickets.com/friends For more information on Richmond Friends contact Nick Bagge, nickbagge@theambassadors.com, Tel 020 8332 4523 Côte Richmond is proud to sponsor the Friends’ scheme

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