Richmond Theatre announces its new December - March 2019 season kicking off with plenty of panto magic into a new year of exclusive special events, brand new children’s shows, stunning dance and critically acclaimed plays! It isn’t long before audiences can set sail for this year’s swashbuckling spectacular, PETER PAN, in Richmond Theatre’s second pantomime staged by Qdos Entertainment. Starring Robert Lindsay in his pantomime debut as the dastardly villain Captain Hook, comedy impressionist … [Read more...]
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Richmond Theatre, located on Little Green in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is a British Victorian theatre. The theatre opened on 18th September 1899 with a performance of As You Like It. The theatre is among the finest examples of the work of theatre architect Frank Matcham. The building, in red brick with buff terracotta, is a Grade II listed building.
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The two Alans, Ayckbourn and Bennett, are perhaps the only two living British playwrights who can be reasonably guaranteed to put bums on seats – at least in the regions. The former is 79 and the latter 84 and whilst the average age of their audiences is somewhat less their work is not designed to have youth appeal. That said the audience for Bennett’s The Habit of Art at Richmond Theatre had a sprinkling of young people dotted among those of more advanced years. This touring production is … [Read more...]
Richmond Theatre has today announced the multi-award-winning actor of stage and screen, Robert Lindsay will make his pantomime debut starring as the dastardly Captain Hook in the theatres’ second pantomime staged by Qdos Entertainment, Peter Pan from Saturday 8th December – Sunday 6th January 2019. Press are invited to attend for review on Wednesday 12 December at 7pm. The BAFTA, Tony and two-time Olivier Award-winning actor has enjoyed a hugely successful career starring in the popular BBC … [Read more...]
As unlikely stage hits go, few come unlikelier than Helene Hanff’s chronicle of a correspondence between two bibliophiles. You can almost see the gathering furrows on the brows of stage producers, never mind movie ones, as the author pitches her plotline about, well, that’s it really: two book-lovers writing letters to each other. A much-rejected author of play scripts, Hanff was nothing if not a clear-eyed expert on her own shortcomings. As she told The New York Times in 1982, “I wrote great … [Read more...]
Iolanthe takes the biscuit: it’s a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera (what on earth did I expect?). But there’s one aspect of this particular production that proves more touching than anything in the narrative, once it dawned on me that it wasn’t yet more satire. The production has in Mark Smith a deaf choreographer, so there are elements of British Sign Language embedded into the choreography, particularly in the exaggerated movements of the fairies, who possess supernatural abilities, including … [Read more...]