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penelope keith in good grief

timothy west in the handyman

rupert everett in the judas kiss

autumn 2012

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We’re extremely proud of our upcoming season at Richmond Theatre and I hope you will be too. The very Best of British acting talent will be taking to the stage in some classic productions in the upcoming months the perfect way to celebrate this very special year for Great Britain! At ATG we are also marking 2012 by participating in a unique project The Ripple Effect. In celebration of the Olympics, ATG has commissioned playwright Ursula Rani Sarma to work with young people across the country to write a series of plays based on the theme of truce; an ancient Olympic theme and tradition. Do come along on Wednesday 25 July to witness our local young talent and to get into the spirit of the Cultural Olympics. I hope you enjoy looking through this ‘Great British’ brochure and I look forward to welcoming you to Richmond Theatre again soon.

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‘Eternally Popular a tonic’ Michael Billington

Patricia Nicholas Hodge le PrEvost STAR IN

Pinero’s classic comedy This spring, Theatre Royal Brighton Productions a new national theatre company under the helm of Christopher Luscombe along with Maria Aitken and Philip Franks - are proud to present their inaugural production of Dandy Dick. Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick stars Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge, whose career spans film (Betrayal, Behind Enemy Lines), theatre (Noises Off, Calendar Girls) and television (a BAFTA nomination for Hotel du Lac, Mrs Thatcher in The Falklands Play and, of course, Miranda). Joining Patricia is Nicholas Le Prevost, whose many theatre credits include My Fair Lady at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. Following his huge success with The Madness of George III in the West End, the fabulous cast of comic actors will be directed by Christopher Luscombe.


Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of the Turf. But a visit from his tearaway sister, herself an habitual gambler, leads him to risk all at the races. Mayhem ensues with mistaken identity, illicit cookery and a runaway horse . . .


Adapted and directed by

Christopher Luscombe Design janet bird Lighting paul pyant Music nigel hess Sound gregory clarke tue 10 - sat 14 jul Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) Atg theatre card Half price Tue eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

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john chapman’s rip-roaring comedy

the atg foundation presents

a nostalgic and entertaining evening Directed by Ron Aldridge A crooked bookie and his two accomplices devise a cunning plan to ‘get rich quick’; to kidnap the odds-on favourite horse and replace it with their own decrepit nag. But Honest Alf, Flash Harry and Fred find more hurdles than they bargained for on their way to the final post - a comatose horse, a blossoming love affair and a bewildered French jockey all see chaos reign under the roof of the eccentric Colonel Wagstaff and his wife. Listed in the National Theatre’s top 100 plays, Dry Rot was first performed in 1954 and ran for more than 3 years in the West End. Written by John Chapman, who wrote over 200 TV comedies including the Emmy award winning Fresh Fields, Happy Ever After and The Liver Birds, this hilarious farce is one of the finest examples of the genre. Secret doors, split-second timing, flawless physical comedy and an all-star cast with some of the country’s best loved faces including Liza Goddard, Susan Penhaligon, Gareth Hale & Norman Pace, Neil Stacy and Derren Nesbitt make Dry Rot a sure bet that will have you roaring with laughter. 6

mon 16 - sat 21 jul Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £15 £19.50 £26 (Premium seats £29.50)

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Richmond Theatre is excited to be participating in this ambitious nationwide new writing project, created and performed in six ATG theatres from Glasgow in the north to London in the south. Forming part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, playwright Ursula Rani Sarma and young people from across the nation deliver a vibrant piece of new writing inspired by the Olympic theme of truce. Ursula’s ideas, gathered from workshops with young people from the local community, have produced an exciting, innovative piece of theatre. Richmond’s participants will be joined by groups from the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and the New Wimbledon Theatre in a special South London Gala performance. Together they will present three compelling pieces of new writing, giving an insight into our culture and how young people see the world in 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity to be the first to see these new plays.

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Images from previous project: RT110 Tender Souls, August 2010, Peter Schiazza


the most stupendous mousical of the year

‘thrillingly theatrical’ sunday express

BALLET GIRLS AND HIP HOP BOYS angelina, alice, gracie, viki, aj and marco will have your little stars dancing in the aisles!

‘One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining new plays I have seen in years’ Sunday times ANTONY SHER WILL KEEN INDIRA VARMA & david horovitch star in

HYSTERIA Written and directed by Terry Johnson In 1939, 82-year-old Sigmund Freud, who has fled from Nazi-occupied Austria, settles down in a quiet Hampstead suburb where he aims to spend his dying days in peace. But when surrealist painter Salvador Dali unexpectedly turns up in his study, along with a young woman who finds it impossible to keep her clothes on, all hell breaks loose. This dazzling comedy is part broad farce, part case-history and brings together two of the world’s greatest and most eccentric minds. Antony Sher is one of the leading actors of his generation and most recently performed in Richmond as Prospero in the RSC’s sell-out production of The Tempest. David Horovitch’s long and distinguished career includes Mike Leigh’s new play, Grief and extensive work with the National Theatre and the RSC. They will be joined by Will Keen (Macbeth for Cheek by Jowl, Titanic, Casualty 1907) and Indira Varma (Human Target, Luther). Terry Johnson’s many productions as director and/or writer include Entertaining Mr Sloane, The Graduate and Dead Funny in the West End. 8

‘Uniting flurries of brilliantly sustained farce with intellectual slapstick’ independent

© 2012 Hit Entertainment Limited

mon 20 - sat 25 aug Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £19.50 £26 £31.50 (Premium seats £36) Atg theatre card £5 off Mon eve & Sat mat matcham club discount £5 off Mon eve & Sat mat

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Everyone’s favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in her brand-new Mousical, a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme, Dancing with Mice! But when the girls and boys have very different ideas for the show and just can’t seem to agree on anything, it’s up to Angelina as Dance Captain to ensure that the show goes ahead! So put on your ballet shoes and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most stupendous Mousical of the year!

thu 30 aug - sun 2 sep Thu - Sun eves 6.30pm Fri - Sun mats 2.30pm TICKETS £13.50 £15.50 £17.50 Family Ticket £54 (for 4 people) Children £2 off Atg theatre card £4.50 off each ticket (price bands A & B)

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tom conti returns in this powerful courtroom drama

a stunning new production of the dickens favourite, prior to the west end ‘Frisby’s writing is sharp, and the court room interchanges positively crackle’

Beckman Unicorn presents


‘Rough Justice unfolds with deliberate elegance, teasing out the storyline and its characters until the audience given the task of jury is utterly absorbed’



Daily Telegraph


ROUGH JUSTICE by Terence Frisby wed 12 - sat 15 sep Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Tom Conti makes a welcome return to Richmond Theatre after delighting audiences in the hilarious Wife After Death. The author of the triumphant comedy There’s a Girl in My Soup, brings us a very different treat - a murder story, a courtroom drama, a suspenseful thriller.

mon 3 - sat 8 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Television journalist James Highwood has made his career out of challenging the British justice system in his documentary programmes. Now, suddenly, he finds the system challenging him as he is brought to court on a charge of murder.

TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

Highwood admits the killing but perversely chooses to defend himself, pushing the tolerance of the court to its limits and framing his defence in terms calculated to incense the judge. Tom Conti is brilliantly suited to the part of James Highwood in this gripping courtroom drama. With more than its share of surprising twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the very end - not to be missed! 10

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BY CHARLES DICKENS ADAPTATION BY JO CLIFFORD Graham McLaren’s lavish, spectacular and unashamedly theatrical show brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life. The beautiful, chilling Estella, the terrifying convict Magwitch, the manipulative lawyer Jaggers, the tragic, mysterious Miss Havisham and Pip with his ‘great expectations’. Jack Ellis has starred in many television classics, including Coronation Street, Prime Suspect and Bad Girls. He is joined by Chris Ellison, who is best known as DI Frank Burnside in The Bill. Photo © Douglas McBride

TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) Post show talk Thu 13 Sep Atg theatre card Half price Wed eve £5 off Thu eve matcham club discount Half price Wed & Thu eves

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‘chills the blood’

prior to the west end

Time out

alan ayckbourn’s

‘As funny as anything Ayckbourn has ever written’ the times

‘The most brilliant comedy to have been written in the past forty years’

‘as good as hitchcock’

daily telegraph

‘Light as a soufflé’

the daily mail


‘as exciting as the woman in black’ the guardian

‘full of tension and surprise’ the sunday express

starring Duncan Preston, Richard o’callaghan and joe mcfadden

‘deliciously twisty’ the times

Julia Lukin was a musical prodigy. At 8 years old she was writing symphonies, by the age of 19 the world was at her feet. She had everything, but then her body was discovered in a pool of blood in a dingy attic. Twelve years have passed and her father Joe (Duncan Preston) has never stopped asking ‘why?’. Was it really suicide? Or was someone else with her on that fateful night? Joe wants answers - and tonight he shall have them. 12


Directed by andrew hall Duncan Preston, Richard O’Callaghan and Joe McFadden star in the first ever UK tour of the critically acclaimed London production of Alan Ayckbourn’s haunting study of grief, obsession and the supernatural. This is Alan Ayckbourn as you’ve never seen him before. The wit and masterful insight are all there, but this time in a chilling, thrilling ghost story that will have you jumping out of your seat.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents

FELICITY KENDAL & jonathan coy in

mon 24 - sat 29 sep Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £15 £19.50 £25 (Premium seats £29.50)

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Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is they’re not Ginny’s parents. Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn’s first great West End success and turned him into a household name. Felicity Kendal is one of the UK’s most popular actresses who shot to fame with her role in BBC television’s The Good Life. Jonathan Coy’s many television credits include Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and Foyle’s War.

mon 1 - sat 6 oct Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £33.50 (Premium seats £39.50) Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

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gripping drama from academy award winning playwright

‘hilarious’ The Times


sir ronald harwood

‘Harwood’s best and finest play’

‘Beautifully written’ Sunday Independent

‘Full of humour’


‘Absorbing’ THE TIMES

Mail on Sunday

‘Harwood is now unquestionably our greatest living playwright’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presents


the handyman


By Ronald Harwood Directed by Joe Harmston Starring Timothy West Caroline Langrishe & Adrian Lukis With video testimony By Vanessa Redgrave as Sister Sophia

by Keith Waterhouse

Adapted by Keith Waterhouse from his own best-selling comic novel, Good Grief tells the story of June Pepper, the recently bereaved widow of the editor of a tabloid newspaper, who discovers there is far more to life than death. Following her late husband’s instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June finds that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined, especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit! Good Grief features that sparkling combination of wry humour and poignancy which characterised Keith Waterhouse’s extensive writing (Billy Liar, Our Song, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell). Penelope Keith is one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, known to millions for her television roles in The Good Life and To the Manor Born. She returns to Richmond following a sell out performance in The Importance of Being Earnest. 14

mon 8 - sat 13 oct Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £33.50 (Premium seats £39.50) Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

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Cressida and Julian Field live comfortably in the Sussex countryside with their elderly Ukrainian odd-job man and friend of the family, Romka. Cressida calls him her ‘life-saver’. Then suddenly the police arrive. What has Romka done? Is he guilty? Is there a time limit on punishment? The Handyman looks at questions surrounding culpability, retribution, universal responsibility and the possibility of evil, in a story that holds and intrigues from start to finish. Timothy West is one of the UK’s favourite stage and TV actors, most recently starring at Richmond in Quartet. Ronald Harwood is one of the world’s leading dramatists. His many plays include The Dresser, Taking Sides and Quartet. Photograph by Stephen Vaughan

mon 15 - sat 20 oct Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £17.50 £22 £27 (Premium seats £32)

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the award-winning production direct from broadway & london’s west end GWEN TAYLOR & DON WARRINGTON STAR IN

Prior to the West End ★★★★

by David Hare

‘Beautifullypitched production’

Directed by Neil Armfield

‘Moving and funny’

daily express

‘Driving Miss Daisy remains a delight’

Daily Mail

‘Genuinely moving’

Sunday Times

‘Unmissable’ written by alfred uhry directed by david esbjornson

Daily Telegraph

The Stage

‘Subtle, intelligent’

‘Play with a big heart’

The Times

Sunday Express

‘Enticing’ Evening Standard

‘Accomplished offers a human glimpse of Wilde’ Observer

RUPERT EVERETT FREDDIE FOX cal macininch Having broken records on Broadway and played to sold-out audiences in London’s West End, David Esbjornson’s awardwinning, smash hit production has dazzled audiences and critics alike. This heart-warming play is now on tour across the UK for a strictly limited season. Inspiration for the much-loved Oscar-winning smash hit movie, Driving Miss Daisy is the charming, poignant and utterly compelling tale of the unlikely, long-lasting friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly southern matriarch, Daisy Werthan (Gwen Taylor) and her kind-hearted chauffeur, Hoke Colburn (Don Warrington). As the wheels turn and the decades roll by against a backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, the pair slowly transcend their differences and ultimately grow to rely on each other far more than either ever expected. Sparklingly funny, irresistibly heart-warming and with a wonderful much-loved cast, Driving Miss Daisy is the must-see show of 2012. 16

‘Intriguing infinitely fascinating’ Spectator

THE JUDAS KISS tue 23 - sat 27 oct Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35 ) Atg theatre card Half price Tue eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

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Hollywood star Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde, with Freddie Fox as Lord Alfred Douglas, in David Hare’s compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal. It is 1895 and Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification. Forced to make a choice between his lover and freedom, the ever-romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction. Rupert Everett shot to fame in Julian Mitchell’s play and subsequent film of Another Country. Since then, his leading screen roles have included My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest and St Trinians. Playing Bosie is Freddie Fox, (Hay Fever, Cause Célèbre) one of the most exciting young actors in the UK . Contains adult scenes

mon 29 oct - sat 3 nov Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £22 £27 £35 (Premium seats £39)

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the classic Greek tragedy retold for the mumsnet generation

starring gary wilmot & sara crowe ★★★★


‘There’s more than enough flair, imagination and theatrical audacity here to make it unmissable’

‘you’ll love it’ mail on sunday


‘an evening of sheer pleasure’

Time Out (on Headlong’s Earthquakes in London)


‘Headlong is one of the jewels of regional theatre’

‘Radio Times gives us a couple of golden hours in the company of noel Gay’s songs’


‘A touring company of generous unpredictability’

Daily Telegraph


in association with Warwick Arts Centre

Headlong, Citizens Theatre, glasgow and Watford Palace Theatre

By Euripides A new version by Mike Bartlett Directed by Mike Bartlett Designed by Ruari Murchison

From the composer of Me and My Girl Richmond Theatre favourite, Gary Wilmot (Chicago, Me and My Girl) and Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Four Weddings and a Funeral) lead a cast of fifteen actor-musicians from the acclaimed Tony and Olivier award-winning Watermill Theatre in this gloriously funny musical comedy. In the heart of London’s Blitz-torn West End, the cast of BBC’s light-entertainment radio show, Variety Bandwagon are doing their bit for the war effort. But with the bombs falling outside, can star of the show Sammy Shaw hang on to his leading lady and broadcast live to America for the first time? Chock-full of quick-fire gags, side-splitting routines and classic songs from one of our ‘best of British’ musical talents, Noel Gay (Me and My Girl), Radio Times features forties favourites such as Run Rabbit Run, Hey Little Hen, My Thanks To You and There’s Something About a Soldier. Book now for a joyously entertaining night out. 18

mon 5 - sat 10 nov Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

If there’s a God, which at the moment I DOUBT, I want you to curse him. If there’s any justice, I want them - both of them - in a car crash.

tue 20 - sat 24 nov Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £15 £19.50 £25 (Premium seats £29.50)

Post Show Talk Thu 22 Nov

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Her husband’s gone and her future isn’t bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can’t work, can’t sleep, and increasingly, can’t cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge.

audio described perf Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm

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This startlingly modern version of Euripides’ classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today’s world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband’s infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime.

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Medea is adapted and directed by one of the UK’s most exciting and in demand young writers, Mike Bartlett, who has received critical acclaim for his plays including Earthquakes in London, Cock (Olivier Award), a new stage version of Chariots of Fire and Love Love Love. Recommended age 12+

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Book your magic carpet ride now for this year’s spectacular pantomime Richmond Theatre is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, Tim Vine will be making a very welcome return to pantomime in this year’s sparkling production of Aladdin, which promises to be pure panto genie-us! Regular visitors to Richmond Theatre will recall Tim Vine’s hilarious performances as Jangles in 2010’s Sleeping Beauty and as Muddles in Snow White (2009), and will be familiar with his fast-paced wit and brilliant comic timing. His appearance as Wishee Washee in this year’s panto will be a welcome return to the Richmond stage. Aladdin is the family friendly festive adventure with genies by the lamp-load. So rub the magic lamp, enter the cave of wonders and be transported on a flying carpet ride into the mystical world of the Far East. A glittering journey into a fun, fairytale world, Aladdin is guaranteed to wow the whole family with the same mix of magical ingredients that audiences have come to expect from Richmond Theatre pantomimes: stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs, and dazzling dancing all topped off with plenty of laughter and audience participation. Book your tickets now and follow the adventures of Aladdin in this year’s spectacular Richmond Theatre pantomime!

further star casting to be annouced soon!

Limited amount of tickets from £10 available on all performances.


‘Restores One’s Faith in Panto’’ The Telegraph on Cinderella 2011


‘Pretty Much Perfect Panto’’ The Times on Sleeping Beauty 2010 20

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S schools £12 per ticket plus free teacher’s ticket with every 10 children l Senior concession Half price M atg theatrecard & matcham discount Half price Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50

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Packages also available ★ Groups of 50+ £15 tickets starting from £42

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classical ballet at its best


‘Not to be missed’ Sunday Express on Swan Lake

moscow city ballet with the moscow city ballet orchestra

‘Moscow City Ballet’s the Sleeping Beauty had a grandeur and glamour’ Balletco

Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best. Orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance win repeatedly rave reviews. Tchaikovsky’s ballets are the essence of Russian culture composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia. Seeing performances by Moscow dancers never fails to add that magical ingredient of soul.

The Sleeping Beauty The enchanting and romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated audiences for well over a hundred years.

Swan Lake Swan Lake is probably the world’s best-known ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. You will be moved by this fable which follows the fate of Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. 22

wed 6 - sun 10 feb Swan Lake Wed 7.30pm, Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm The Sleeping Beauty Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm TICKETS £18 £22 £28 £34 (Premium seats £39.50)

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Patricia Resnick Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton Written by

Directed by jeff calhoun 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. FEiSTY, FUN AND OH SO FABULOUS! This show features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song as well as 18 original numbers that mix Broadway and pop with Dolly’s signature witty lyrics. Leave your daily grind behind, kick up your heels and join in on the fun! Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 Featuring Dolly Parton from her desk in Dollywood

mon 11 - sat 16 feb Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £22.50 £29.50 £35 (Premium seats £40) Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

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concerts & comedy Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe ‘A TRULY NERVESHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ daily mail



‘THE MOST BRILLIANTLY EFFECTIVE SPINE CHILLER’ Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt From the novel by Susan Hill

Daily Telegraph

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 as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep... Now celebrating its 23rd year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged. 24

an audience with steve backshall sun 8 jul 4pm & 7pm TICKETS £21.50 atg theatre card £3 off The enormously popular BAFTA-winning television adventurer Steve Backshall talks about his encounters with the mysteries of the natural world. ’the next David Attenborough’ Sunday Express

stewart lee sun 15 jul 8pm TICKETS £20.50 What can a sexless middle-aged married man, whose life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four-year-old boy, possibly find to write comedy about? A new full length touring show from the acclaimed star of BBC2’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. ★★★★ ‘Fascinating, funny stuff’ The Times

blofeld and baxter memories of test match special sun 22 jul 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 atg theatre card £1.50 off Two of the titans of UK cricket with a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes all over the world. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players from the last forty years are finally aired.

sandi toksvig live my valentine

Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s stage 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. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.


sun 16 sep 7.45pm TICKETS £19.50 atg theatre card £2 off

mon 25 - sat 30 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Sandi Toksvig - comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, show-off and international treasure - is embarking on her first major UK solo tour in years. Long-standing host of Radio Four’s News Quiz and Excess Baggage and regular QI panelist. Sandi will be signing copies of Valentine Grey post-show.

TICKETS £12 £17.50 £22 £27 (Premium seats £32)

Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve £5 off all other perfs matcham club discount Half price all perfs

0844 871 7651 (fees apply)

hairy bikers larger than live sun 7 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £25 atg theatre card £2 off It’s over two years since the Hairy Bikers did their last stage tour, a complete sell-out and one of the best times of their lives. It’s for those reasons that they can’t wait to do it again; only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. book now (fees apply)


concerts & comedy The drifters sun 25 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £25 One of the biggest-selling groups of all time, The Drifters have featured over 65 different vocalists in almost six decades. Following the successful gold album Up On The Roof (2011), The Drifters are back on tour performing hits like Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance, Up On The Roof and more.

sally morgan psychic sally tue 27 nov 7.30pm tickets £25 Sally Morgan (Sky Living’s Psychic Sally On the Road) returns for another phenomenal nationwide tour. Often referred to as ‘Psychic to the Stars’, Sally has read for many celebrities over the years including George Michael, Uma Thurman and more recently Alesha Dixon and The Only Way Is Essex heartthrob Mark Wright. Book your seats now, because as they say - seeing is believing!

tango pasiÓn wed 28 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £23 £26 £29 atg theatre card £5 off

Fascinating Aida


sat 1 dec 7.30pm

wed 23 - thu 24 jan 7.30pm tickets £12 £16 £18 £21 £26

tickets £19.50 Continuing their smash-hit sell-out tour, the three Olivier Award nominated and global internet sensations, Fascinating Aida are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites.

Following their hugely successful UK and international tour in 2012, BalletBoyz are back by popular demand and return to the stage in 2013 with a brand new show! Featuring 10 exceptional dancers, this will be an exhilarating evening of exciting and sublime dance.


‘this is dance at its most riveting and fearless. Talent? I should say so.’ independent on sunday

★★★★★ ‘Magnificent, Glorious’ The Times

Tango Pasión, the original Tango Dance spectacular, direct from Argentina. Featuring the best tango dancers in the world, along with an authentic, traditional orchestra. Tango Pasión is an exhilarating show, seamlessly integrating traditional and modern dance styles with sensual, live music promising an evening of ‘pasión’ Tango style.

the vagina monologues THU 29 NOV 7.30pm tickets £20 atg theatre card £1.50 off Eve Ensler’s hilarious smash hit is back with an all new, all star cast, featuring TV favourite Clare Buckfield (Dancing on Ice finalist, 2Point4 Children), and the feisty Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street). This is the ultimate girls night out - trust us!

an audience with will


fri 30 nov 7.30pm tickets £10 £15 Will Self is certainly Britain’s leading satirical writer, with forcefullyexpressed opinions on current political and social matters. This is a custom-designed ‘lecture’ with a chance to ask questions too. Probably best to bring a dictionary though. He has an awesome vocabulary and he’s not afraid to use it.


milton jones on the road

motown’s greatest hits

the bootleg beatles

fri 25 jan 7.30pm

how sweet it is

sun 24 mar 8pm

tickets £21

sat 26 jan 7.30pm

tickets £27

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the nine radio series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you. Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew.

tickets £20.50

atg theatre card £1.50 off

atg theatre card £2 off This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

book now 0844 871 7651 (fees apply)

Re-live the sights and sounds of the sixties as the world’s premier Beatles band comes to Richmond Theatre with their spectacular two hour multi-media stage production, featuring all the classic Beatles hits. It’s not the Beatles but you simply won’t believe it! ‘Flawless’ Mojo 27

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

creative learning ENGAGE... POST-SHOW TALKS Join us for an opportunity to ask the company your questions about the show. Talks last approx. 20mins Free to ticket holders great expectations Thu 13 Sep

ADULT GROUPS & COURSES Richmond Theatre & Libraries Poetry Group 26 Jun, 17 Jul, 28 Aug Later dates tbc. For anyone who enjoys reading poems and songs aloud; join us each month in the stalls bar. Free

Medea Thu 22 Nov


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

Audition Techniques Summer School Mon 30 Jul – Fri 3 Aug 10am - 4.30pm daily, 17 yrs+ A practical course looking at the skills you need to prepare for auditions for drama schools and beyond, focusing on voice, text and movement skills. £200 Book via Box Office


adult Script-writing course Final Saturday of every month from Sep 10am - 1pm A ten session course through which you will work with acclaimed playwright Dawn King to develop your own play. £170 For further details e-mail janemetcalfe@

Activities for Young People aged 12+




Activities for Children and Families

Theatre Tours

For information about schools workshops and tours, ticket deals and teacher forums, please email janemetcalfe@

Performance Summer School Mon 13 - Fri 17 Aug 9.30am - 4pm daily 8 - 11 yrs Learn a variety of theatre skills, from song and dance to design, take part in a backstage tour and perform onstage! £125 Book via Box Office Pre-Stage Youth Theatre for 5 - 7 yr olds Saturdays, 10 - 11am For more information on any of our Youth Theatre groups (5 - 17yrs), email richmondcl@ £95 per term

Creative Summer School Mon 13 - Fri 17 Aug 10am - 4pm 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


Richmond Theatre Young Company RTYC meet weekly and are developing a new show from scratch to be performed on stage at the theatre in July. We’re looking for young actors, directors, designers and technicians to get involved and take a creative lead. If you’re aged 17 - 25 and would like to join us, email richmondcl@ for more information.

Pre-Show Family Fun Arrive nice and early and join in with one of our themed pre-show activities.

Play Time! 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 22 Sep, 20 Oct 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.

Angelina Ballerina Fri 31 Aug & Sat 1 Sep 10.30am & 3.30pm Aladdin Sat 8 Dec 6pm Sun 13 Jan, 12.30pm & 5.30pm

Family Tours Sat 8 Sep & Fri 2 Nov 10.30 - 11.30am 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. Historic Tours Sat 3 Nov & Sat 2 Mar 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 taking part in Open House London on Sat 22 Sep with free tours for adults and arts and crafts activities and treasure trails for families. For full details visit ALADDIN RELAXED PERFORMANCE Mon 7 Jan 7pm This performance is designed to benefit those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, as well as other patrons who may find the experience of visiting a theatre daunting. For more information please contact janemetcalfe@

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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


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 Car 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 (hours may vary on bank holidays). Calls are charged at a national rate (charges may vary according to service provider). We accept Visa, Maestro, American Express and Mastercard. ATG Theatre Card 0844 871 7633 (no bkg/postage fees on most shows for Theatre Card members). Book in person Mon - Sat, from 10am until 5pm or until the end of the interval. The Box Office will open at 11am the first Tuesday of each month. Due to busy periods one hour prior to the perf, it would be appreciated if tickets for future shows were booked at another time. Hence Box Office will now be open during the interval. Booking Conditions We are unable to accept ticket reservations over the phone or online. Bookings may be subject to a per-ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows 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. Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket exchanges can be offered for a per ticket exchange fee. Only accepted for the same production and for the same value/ higher payment on the difference. Subject to availability and must be received 48hours prior to original perf date. Due to the varying nature of the shows and sets, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

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Young Children Under 5’s will not be admitted to Richmond Theatre, except for children and family shows. Children entering the auditorium must have a ticket and be able to sit in their own seat. Concessions & discounts ATG Theatre Card ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a maximum of 4 tickets per Card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Senior Citizens, Under 18s and Students £3 off Mon - Thu perfs and mats. Only one discount per ticket may apply.


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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). 18002 0844 871 7677 (standard phone 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. There are free non-reserved parking spaces for orange/blue badge holders close to the theatre. Please contact the Box Office for information on our new Access Pricing. 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 Email groups: 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. 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

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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. 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 Aladdin).

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Ambassador theatre group Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK with 39 venues, an internationally recognised theatre producer and a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; 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; Grand Opera House, York. ATG has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include South Pacific, All New People, Ghost The Musical, Posh/ Jumpy (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 to 5 The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker!, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Dandy Dick, Guys and Dolls, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.

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Richmond Theatre Autumn 2012 Brochure  

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