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winter 2012 / spring 2013

featuring dolly from her desk in Dollywood

coming to richmond mon 11 - sat 16 feb

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winter 2012 / spring 2013

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fri 7 dec 2012 - sun 13 jan 2013

Welcome Richmond Theatre provides the perfect venue for hospitality and entertaining, whether it is for business or pleasure. We have a variety of rooms and packages available to suit your needs. If you are involved with a business why not entertain your staff or clients in an exclusive area pre-show and during the interval, with access to best available seats via a dedicated booking service. As a Richmond Theatre corporate partner, your company will be acknowledged in the brochure and programmes, on the website and within the theatre to help build your company profile in the local community. Want to engage with fellow business contacts? Through our development programme, we have set up a series of networking events to provide local business people the opportunity to connect in a cultural and social environment. Richmond Theatre Business Connect will meet every couple of months to enjoy fine food, wine and a show. There will also be a chance to meet some of the people who run Richmond Theatre at each event. For more information or to book your place, please contact Shelagh Sejourne, Business & Community Development Officer 020 8332 4522 We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

winter 2012 / spring 2013 Kate Wrightson General Manager

Blue/Orange Tue 13 - Sat 17 nov


the woman in black Mon 25 - Sat 30 mar

medea Tue 20 - sat 24 nov


the misanthrope Tue 2 - Sat 6 apr


motown’s greatest hits sat 26 jan 27

passion play fri 12 - sat 20 apr


the rat pack Thu 28 feb


bootleg beatles sun 24 mar

aladdin fri 7 dec - sun 13 jan

Production images from 9-5 The Musical (Mon 11 - sat 16 feb)

oliver! tue 29 jan - sat 2 feb moscow city ballet wed 6 - sun 10 feb




ellen kent opera Wed 1 - sat 4 may


the rocky horror show Mon 6 - sat 11 may 23

10 - 11

yes prime minister Mon 13 - sat 18 may


12 - 13

my first cinderella sat 25 & sun 26 may


Concerts and Comedy andrew marr sun 18 nov



tango pasión wed 28 nov


fences tue 5 - Sat 9 mar


the vagina monologues Thu 29 nov 26

abigail’s party mon 11 - Sat 16 mar


the counterfeit stones sat 19 jan 27

surprises mon 18 - sat 23 mar


balletboyz wed 23 & thu 24 jan

9 to 5 the musical mon 11 - sat 16 feb maurice’s jubilee Tue 19 - sat 23 feb chinese state circus Mon 25 & tue 26 feb ben and holly’s little kingdom sat 2 & sun 3 mar



milton jones fri 25 jan

Creative Learning


27 27 28 - 29

Booking Information


Business Partnerships


PRICE PROMISE Many shows at Richmond Theatre are available from just £10, with great value seats now available throughout the auditorium. Speak to a sales advisor to find the right seat at the right price.


‘Absorbing, provocative and stimulating. brilliant’sunday express


‘compelling viewing’ the times




‘rachael stirling’s performance has to be seen’

new play Critics’ Circle

Evening Standard

Olivier Awards

The Scotsman


written by JOE Penhall Directed by Christopher Luscombe starring Downton Abbey’s

Robert Bathurst ★★★★

‘chillingly believable’

the telegraph

Blue/Orange is the electrifying story of Christopher (Oliver Wilson), who believes that a notorious military dictator is his father. In the battle of wills his psychiatrist Robert (Robert Bathurst) plans to thrust him back into the community, but a young doctor (Gerard McCarthy) thinks this is too soon. A compelling and witty battle of freedom and ambition unfolds. 4

the guardian

mail on sunday

‘critic’s choice’ the times

‘robert bathurst is superb’ Blue/Orange was instantly recognised as a landmark event, winning every major award for Best New Play. Now, Theatre Royal Brighton Productions brings this exhilarating piece to a new national audience in a fresh production created by Artistic Director Christopher Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Dandy Dick and Spamalot in the West End) and starring Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Wild at Heart, Cold Feet).

‘shocking and funny’

tue 13 - sat 17 nov Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) post show talk Thu 15 Nov

By Euripides A new version by Mike Bartlett Directed by Mike Bartlett 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. 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. This startlingly modern version of Euripides’ classic tragedy, adapted and directed by Mike Bartlett, 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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‘Everything about this production is smart and lightly done’

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Co-produced by Headlong, Citizens Theatre Glasgow and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre

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 audio described perf Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Tue eve £5 off all other perfs

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Recommended age 12+


Book your magic carpet ride now for banner this year’s spectacular pantomime

tim vine

suzanne shaw

helena dowling

This year at Richmond Theatre, Suzanne Shaw will be making all your Christmas wishes come true when she stars as The Genie in our sparkling production of Aladdin, the family friendly festive adventure with laughter by the lamp load! Richmond favourite Tim Vine will be back by popular demand this year, starring alongside Suzanne in the role of Wishee Washee. Completing the casting for this magical production will be Nickelodeon favourite Helena Dowling as Princess Jasmine, Dreamboat Gareth Leighton in the title role of Aladdin, and a familiar face from last year’s Cinderella, Graham Hoadly, appearing as Widow Twankey. So don’t miss out on this spectacular journey to the mystical world of the Far East. Rub the magic lamp, enter the cave of wonders and be transported on a magic carpet ride into a fun, fairytale world. Aladdin is guaranteed to delight the whole family with all the stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs and dazzling dancing that audiences have come to expect from a Richmond Theatre pantomime, topped off with plenty of laughter and audience participation. Book your tickets now for the show that promises to be pure panto genie-us!


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


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

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Ask Box Office about our £30 meal deal for selected dates in January


family group discount Buy 3 or more tickets and get £5 off top 4 prices (parties must include at least 1 child). As a family of 4 you have a choice of paying £98, £80, £58 or as little as £40!

s Groups of 10+ £5 off top 4 prices

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groups 10+ 0844 871 7696

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consider yourself one of the family!

classical ballet at its best


‘lionel Bart’s musical masterpiece’

‘Not to be missed’ Sunday Express on Swan Lake

the Sunday Times

moscow city ballet with the moscow city ballet orchestra

Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart

From the horrors of the workhouse to the criminal underbelly of London, Oliver! has become one of the best loved musicals of all time.

An amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.

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.

tue 29 jan - sat 2 feb Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £15 £20 £23 (Premium seats £25)

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Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best. Orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance win repeatedly rave reviews.

Produced for the broadway stage by David Merrick & Donald Albery

Marking the end of Charles Dickens’ bicentennial celebrations, and packed with unforgettable songs including Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two, Food Glorious Food, Oom-Pah-Pah, Where is Love? and the show-stopping As Long As He Needs Me, this is a theatrical event not to be missed.

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

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.

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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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is the hilarious new musical comedy based on the hit movie about three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. Featuring 18 original numbers from Dolly Parton’s Oscar, Tony® and Grammy Award nominated score including Backwoods Barbie and Shine Like The Sun, an exclusive new song written by Dolly Parton for the UK premiere, and the original hit song 9 to 5.

Join in the fun sing along to 9 to 5 with Dolly 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) captioned perf by Wed 13 Feb 2.30pm Music & Lyrics by

Written by

Dolly parton

Patricia Resnick

jeff calhoun

Directed by

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Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 This production presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York


★★★★★ ‘a triumph’ sheila reid

julian glover

the scotsman

nichola mcauliffe

star in

Directed by Hannah Eidinow For sixty years Helena has been the Queen of Maurice’s heart. But his great love is for her Majesty The Queen who Helena says he’s never met. The critically acclaimed smash hit of Edinburgh 2012, Maurice’s Jubilee is the hilariously funny and poignant take on timeless themes, the exploration of one man’s enduring commitment to a dream. And an eternal love triangle, fallen on hard times.

a new play by nichola mcauliffe


‘a touch of Alan Bennett in the spry wit. Yesteryear England at its best’ Daily Telegraph 12

Olivier Award winner Julian Glover, Sheila Reid (currently starring in Benidorm and notably once graced the stage with Sir Laurence Oliver at the Royal National Theatre) join Olivier Award winner Nichola McAuliffe (The Lady In The Van) in her self-penned new comedy. Unmissable.

Pleasance and PW productions in association with Wild Thyme Productions and ambassadors theatre group

tue 19 - sat 23 feb Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) Atg theatre card Half price Tue eve £5 off all other perfs

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The World’s Greatest Acrobatic Circus

‘The most exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see’

‘Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small...’

London Evening Standard

2000 years of tradition explode on stage with 30 Chinese artists, who perform remarkable acrobatics and martial arts, to live music. Feature acts, including a remarkable display of human juggling, the amazing legendary Bicycle Act, the superb swinging poles, a sensational contortionist, the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing acrobatics, and the first UK appearance of the formidable Shaolin Master known only as The One, are just some of the sensational performers featured in this daring, breath taking and thrilling family show. Yin Yang combines all the great Chinese artists’ traditions with modern production values to present spectacular performances in this stunning new stage show. One sensational act flows into the other without narrative and is accompanied by a captivating and atmospheric all-girl group of live musicians. Suitable for an audience of all ages, with evocative sets, a soaring musical score and extravagant new costumes, this will entertain the entire family long after the final curtain falls! 14

‘Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre. the whole audience hangs breathless!’ Manchester Evening News

mon 25 & tue 26 Feb Mon & Tue eves 8pm Tue early 5pm TICKETS £17 £20 £23 (Premium seats £26)

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From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA Award-winning television animation for the first time ever live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave. They go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum. They even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, but oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood! Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the magical kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes, this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.

sat 2 & sun 3 mar Sat 1pm & 4pm Sun 10am & 1pm TICKETS £12.50 £14.50 £16.50 Atg theatre card £3 off all perfs family ticket £45 for 2 adults and 2 children child ticket £2 off

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Starring Lenny Henry

Direct from the West End ‘One of the richest theatrical experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn’t just moved. I was transfixed’

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Chocolate Factory Productions present

‘A night of continuous guilty pleasure. a superb production’ Daily Telegraph


‘a very funny and splendidly performed production’

New York Post


‘Lindsay Posner’s triumphant production. Brilliant, vintage Leigh’ Observer


‘A cracking revival’

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents



Financial Times by Mike

By August Wilson Directed by Paulette Randall

Following his triumphant performance as Othello in the West End, Lenny Henry takes on one of the 20th century’s most poignant characters. Troy Maxson was once a gifted athlete but was denied his shot at the big time and now struggles through daily life in Pittsburgh. Resentful of a world he believes has denied him chances at every turn, he takes out his anger on his loyal wife and sports-obsessed son. Fences is one of the great American dramas of the 20th century, and winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Award, two Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set between the Korean and Vietnam wars, it is the story of a family trying to hold itself together and of what happens when a strong man is robbed of his dreams – a universal story which will touch a chord in every heart. 16


Directed by Lindsay Posner After a triumphant West End run, Lindsay Posner’s acclaimed revival of one of the most popular plays ever written comes to Richmond Theatre. tue 5 - sat 9 mar Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £33.50 (Premium seats £39.50) Atg theatre card Tue eve half price £5 off all other perfs

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Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table. The social get-together from hell is about to begin. Beverly and estate agent husband Laurence have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen-year-old daughter, Abigail, is throwing. As Beverly plies the guests with alcohol, cigarettes, Demis Roussos and nibbles, this horribly compelling evening descends into drunkenness and debauchery. Mike Leigh’s comedy became a classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It is a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste. Photo of West End cast by Catherine Ashmore.

★★★★ ★★★★ Sunday Express

The times mon 11 - sat 16 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) Atg theatre card Mon eve half price £5 off all other perfs

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World Premiere Production The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presents

‘marvellous performances’

from susaN hill’s novel, now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe ‘A TRULY NERVESHREDDING EXPERIENCE’

The Times

‘plenty of good laughs’ The Independent

‘intriguing, and refreshingly different’

daily mail


The Sunday Times

Sunday Mirror


Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn Starring Ayesha Antoine, Bill Champion, Laura Doddington, Sarah Parks, Ben Porter, and Richard Stacey. Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt From the novel by Susan Hill

Love stories yet to happen, in a future filled with surprises. Who is the amorous stranger, Titus, who materialises in young Grace’s bedroom? Can she believe he is who he says he is? For her parents, Franklin and Martha, does love everlasting still hold true if death is postponed indefinitely? Can lawyer Lorraine, who prides herself on her infallibility, have finally discovered the ideal partner, one who is also never wrong? Will lonely secretary Sylvia, after unhappy affairs with everyone from deep sea divers to space shuttle pilots, ever find her Mr Right? A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn with its head in the future and its heart in the past.

‘Ayckbourn’s allegorical science fiction delivers serious fun’ The Observer 18

Original production in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and London 2012 Festival


Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream! mon 18 - sat 23 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £15 £19.50 £25 (Premium seats £29.50) Post show talk Thu 21 Mar Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve £5 off all other perfs

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Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. The formula delivers an evening of unremitting drama, transporting the audience into a terrifying and ghostly world. A lawyer 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. Watch the video trailer at

mon 25 - sat 30 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £17.50 £22 £27 (Premium seats £32)

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english touring theatre & liverpool everyman and playhouse present

2013 richmond theatre premiere Prior to the West End starring

Zoë Wanamaker by

peter nichols directed by

david Leveaux

‘anarchic, irreverent & hysterically funny. Flawless’ the observer on roger mcgough’s tartuffe

THE MISANTHROPE How to lose friends and infuriate people! By Roger McGough after Molière Directed by Gemma Bodinetz Master wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière classic in this mockery of manners and morals set among 17th century French aristocracy. Considered by many to be Molière’s best work, The Misanthrope will again join the creative forces of McGough, director Gemma Bodinetz and English Touring Theatre to complete a trilogy of Molière comedies, following the huge successes of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac. Poet Alceste is disgusted with French society. Powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans wherever he looks. In pursuit of honesty, he embarks on a one man crusade against forked tongues, frippery and fakery. But could the woman he has fallen in love with be the worst culprit of all? And in this artificial world will his revolution prove just revolting? 20

tue 2 - sat 6 apr Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 £15 £19.50 £25 (Premium seats £29.50)

audio described perf Sat 6 Apr 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm) captioned perf & post - show talk Thu 4 Apr Atg theatre card Half price Tue eve £5 off all other perfs

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Spring 2013 sees multi Olivier Award winner Zoë Wanamaker visit Richmond prior to her return to the West End in Passion Play, Peter Nichols’ celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity. Comfortably married for 25 years, James and Eleanor’s world is upended when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend Kate. Fib by fib, the affair strips the marriage bare and reveals the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneath the everyday facade. A glorious meeting of humour, eroticism and duplicity, this modern classic and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play makes a much anticipated return to the West End, reuniting Director David Leveaux (Arcadia, The Late Middle Classes, Betrayal) with Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter, BBC1’s My Family and most recently in the West End in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons) for the first time since their Olivier Award winning collaboration on Electra (Donmar Warehouse/Broadway). Contains adult themes

fri 12 - sat 20 apr Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed 17 & Sat 20 Apr mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 £25 £35 £38 No per ticket fee Atg theatre card £5 off Fri 12 Apr 7.30pm & Sat 20 Apr 2.30pm

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Spanish heat and Italian passion


‘hot-blooded, a joy’

Roxanne Pallett (Emmerdale) as Janet

The independent ON CARMEN


Oliver Thornton (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Frank N Furter


‘Authentic, tender and passionate’ Daily Telegraph ON La Boheme

spectacular ellen kent autumn 2013 shows: on sale now

‘A terrific production of Verdi’s epic tale’

the rock n roll musical

Liverpool Daily Post ON Nabucco

‘Superb’ Manchester Evening News ON aida productions directed by Ellen Kent with international soloists and the full Chisinau National Philharmonic orchestra and chorus


Puccini Tosca An explosion of love and treachery. Celebrated international soprano Elena Dee stars in a new, exciting, traditional production. Tosca is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome. With spectacular sets and costumes, and featuring a boys choir*, this most popular of operas is sure to delight with its tender, moving arias. Sung in Italian with English surtitles



The most seductive opera ever written. Starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova, Carmen is the story of a bewitching gypsy girl whose tantalising beauty lures a soldier to desertion and ultimately leads to her own murder. This traditionally staged dazzling new production, set in Seville and reflecting a Goya painting, with fountains, flowers, orange trees and even a rescue donkey, guarantees an evening of passion and romance with unforgettable melodies. Sung in French with English surtitles


*Certain venues only

Tosca and Carmen wed 1 - sat 4 may Tosca Wed & Thu eves 7.30pm Carmen Fri & Sat eves 7.30pm Nabucco, La Boheme and Aida Wed 27 - sat 30 nov Nabucco Wed eve 7.30pm La Boheme Thu eve 7.30pm Aida Fri & Sat eves 7.30pm TICKETS £15 £25 £29.50 £35 (Premium seats £39.50) Atg theatre card £5 off all perfs

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CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank N Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling new production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script! Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed non-stop party! Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life!

don’t dream it, be it! Photo of previous cast performing The Time Warp Finale.



mon 6 - sat 11 may Mon – Thu eves 8pm Fri & Sat eves 8.30pm Fri & Sat mats 5.30pm TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35) Atg theatre card Half price Mon eve Bands A-C

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english national ballet and english national ballet school present


‘my first sleeping beauty turns out to be a class act’ the times on my first sleeping beauty


‘It’s a clever, instructive & entertaining device’


‘the audience loved it’ the daily mail

daily express

‘Helpless hilarity in the corridors of power’ Daily Telegraph

Star casting to be announced Following three sell-out West End seasons and rave reviews, Yes, Prime Minister is fast becoming the most successful play for a decade. The original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, have reunited for this anniversary production with a new satirical take on Whitehall. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back, spinning out of control through the collapsing euro and austerity measures in a world of 24-hour news, Blackberrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers.

mon 13 - sat 18 may Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

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Don’t miss this last chance to see Yes, Prime Minister on tour! 24

West End cast pictured

TICKETS £10 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

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My First Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences. Cinderella is tormented by her spiteful stepsisters and longs to attend the Prince’s glamorous ball. Abandoned to an evening of drudgery, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and transforms her into a glittering Princess who shall go to the ball. Prokofiev’s ravishing score is accompanied with narration to ensure that everyone enjoys this classic fairy tale. My First Cinderella is choreographed by George Williamson, English National Ballet’s Associate Artist. The My First series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairytales, captivating music and beautiful dance. ENB2 features graduating dancers of outstanding potential from English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.

sat 25 & sun 26 may Sat 11am, 2pm & 5pm Sun 11am & 3pm TICKETS £11 £21 (Premium seats £26)

Child ticket £9 £16 (Premium seats £21) family ticket 4 tickets to include at least 2 children £59 applicable on Price Band A Atg theatre card £2 off applicable on Price Band A

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Supported by the Leverhulme Trust. Artwork by Mark Ruffle.


concerts & comedy andrew marr A History of the World Part of the Richmond Literature Festival sun 18 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £20

the counterfeit Stones

Andrew Marr, journalist, broadcaster and author of two best-selling histories of Great Britain, now turns his attention to the entire history of human civilisation - A History of the World. Prepare for a global journey through the history of mankind, alongside this eminently persuasive orator.

The Counterfeit Stones theatre show is a fantastic musical mockumentary of The Rolling Stones’ colourful history from 1962 and chronologically covers the biggest hit songs, fashion and vintage instruments from nearly five decades. Includes humorous spoof film clips depicting the events that turned a scruffy blues band into a legend.

tango pasiÓn

milton jones on the road

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

fri 25 jan 7.30pm TICKETS £21

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.

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. Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid stupid stupid. He’s won awards, you know.

the vagina monologues

motown’s greatest hits

THU 29 NOV 7.30pm tickets £20 atg theatre card £1.50 off

how sweet it is sat 26 jan 7.30pm TICKETS £20.50 atg theatre card £2 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!

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! We’ll have you dancing All Night Long!

balletboyz ®

the rat pack VEGAS SPECTACULAR show

wed 23 - thu 24 jan 7.30pm TICKETS £12 £16 £18 £21 £26 P Post show talk Thu 24 Jan

thu 28 feb 7.30pm TICKETS £17 £19 £21

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. Book now to avoid disappointment! ‘this is dance at its most riveting and fearless. Talent? I should say so’ Independent on Sunday ‘Marked by great slashes of energy superbly danced and unforgettable. Must see!’ Financial Times


sat 19 jan 7.30pm TICKETS £17 £26 atg theatre card £2 off

Free for kids in £17 seats

Purveyors of Cool bring the greatest music of the 20th Century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis in a totally live show that continues to be successful worldwide. Every song is an absolute classic Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Fly Me To The Moon, Mack The Knife and more of your favourites. The BBC summed it up ‘MAGNIFICENT!’

bootleg beatles sun 24 mar 8pm TICKETS £27 atg theatre card £1.50 off 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 book now (fees apply)


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.

surprises Thu 28 Mar The misanthrope Thu 4 Apr (Captioned)

Talks last approx. 20mins Free to ticket holders

ADULT GROUPS & COURSES Richmond Theatre & Libraries Poetry Group Tue 13 Nov, Tue 11 Dec and

For further details e-mail janemetcalfe@

Medea Thu 22 Nov

9 to 5 Wed 13 Feb (2.30pm)

For anyone who enjoys reading poems and songs aloud; join us each month in the stalls bar. Free adult acting & theatre skills course Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm A weekly course in which you will cover many aspects of creative theatre practice, including acting, directing and design £95/term

blue/orange Thu 15 Nov

balletboyz Thu 24 Jan

Tue 12 Feb 10.30am - 12pm




Activities for Children and Families

Theatre Tours

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

design: panto puppets Sun 9 Dec 10am - 12.30pm 6 - 10 yrs Join us to make your own panto puppet based on one of the characters from Aladdin, and learn how to bring them to life. £8 Book via Box Office Perform: put on a panto Sat 15 Dec, 10am - 12pm 7 - 11 yrs Take to the stage and learn a song and dance from Aladdin £10 Book via Box Office FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES


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

Activities for Young People


TECHNICAL THEATRE INSIGHT WORKSHOP Sat 12 Jan 10.30am - 12pm Ages 12 - 16yrs Join members of our Technical Team to explore the theatre and find out about their work through demonstrations and practical activities. £8 Book via Box Office.

Richmond Theatre & Young Company RYT and RTYC run a vibrant programme of weekly sessions for young people. In these participant-led sessions you will develop acting and theatre skills and prepare for a performance on the RT Stage. Pre - Stage (5 - 7yrs) Sat 10am - 11am Stage 1 (8 - 11yrs) Mon 4.25pm- 5.45pm Stage 2 (12 - 14yrs) Wed 4.30pm - 6pm Stage 3 (15 - 17yrs) Wed 6pm - 7.30pm RTYC (17 - 25yrs) Wed 6pm - 7.30pm For more information or to book a free trial class e-mail

Play Time! Sat 24 Nov, Sat 19 Jan, Sat 16 Feb and Sat 23 Mar Fun, free, family arts and crafts and storytelling along a different theme every month. Suitable for children aged 3+ and their families. Pre-Show Family Fun Arrive nice and early and join in with one of our themed preshow activities. FREE to ticket holders, no booking required. Aladdin Sat 8 Dec, 6pm* Mon 10 Dec & Wed 12 Dec, 6pm Wed 9 & Thu 10 Jan, 6pm Sun 13 Jan, 12.30pm & 5.30pm* *Extended activities, Family Fun Day

Family Tours Fri 2 Nov & Sat 12 Jan 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+. £5 /£3 Book via Box Office. Historic Tours Sat 3 Nov & Sat 2 Mar, 12pm 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 person. Contact the Creative Learning Department to book. ALADDIN RELAXED PERFORMANCE Mon 7 Jan, 7pm This performance is for people who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, sensory or communication disorders, learning disabilities, and those who may find visiting a theatre daunting. For more information e-mail 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

the sleeping beauty Sat 9 Feb & Sun 10 Feb, 1.30pm ben & holly’s little kingdom Sat 2 Mar, 12pm & 3pm


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.

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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.


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, on most shows. 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).

Put your business in the spotlight We are dedicated to working with our partners to develop clear business objectives through our corporate membership and sponsorship programme. We love to create engaging and bespoke packages that will help connect you to target audiences. Benefits may include: Client entertaining and personal priority booking service

seating plan Bars on every level

Marketing, advertising and PR opportunities raising brand awareness Networking with other corporate members and local businesses

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Discounted tickets for staff Complimentary room hire Find out more Shelagh Séjourné, Business & Community Development Officer, Richmond Theatre

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Richmond Theatre - Winter 2012 - Spring 2013 brochure  

Richmond Theatre - Winter 2012 - Spring 2013 brochure

Richmond Theatre - Winter 2012 - Spring 2013 brochure  

Richmond Theatre - Winter 2012 - Spring 2013 brochure