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Richmond Theatre announces season of high quality drama

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Richmond Theatre today announce their July to December season of quality entertainment featuring a whole host of star-studded performances including Dame Siân Phillips, Wendi Peters, Oliver Mellor, Martin Shaw, Gok Wan, Elaine Paige, Jemma Redgrave, Jessie Wallace and panto-favourite Christopher Biggins to name a few. The upcoming season includes edge-of-your-seat drama, side-splitting comedy, toe-tapping one night performances, and uplifting family fun!

Frank Matcham’s architectural and historic masterpiece will play host to outstanding drama in the coming months. Dame Siân Phillips stars alongside Derek Griffiths in the 30th Anniversary production of Driving Miss Daisy; an extraordinary tale of friendship against a backdrop of civil unrest. Following the trend of American politics, Martin Shaw appears in The Best Man; a timely production of Gore Vidal’s depiction of the race to the White House. The drama continues as Jemma Redgrave and Oliver Cotton star in Tom Kempinski’s enthralling play Duet for One. Following acclaimed runs at the Almeida Theatre and the West End, ‘no one seriously interested in Theatre can afford not to see this play” (The Financial Times­).

With the Christmas season just around the corner, Richmond Theatre welcomes national treasure Christopher Biggins as Widow Twanky in what is set to be his final pantomime performance in Aladdin. The legendary panto star is looking forward to his appearance, saying on Radio 4; “I’m going to Richmond this year which I’m really looking forward to… it’s a beautiful theatre.” With further star casting to be announced, it’s an exciting year for the favourite festive tradition as new producers Qdos Entertainment take to the Richmond stage for the first time.

Behind the scenes the incredible talent continues this season: Ian Hislop brings his West End success The Wipers Times, telling the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme, and family favourite David Walliam’s presents his latest children’s novel to be brought on stage with the ever popular Awful Auntie.

Steve Joyce, Richmond’s Acting General Manager, said: “Our new season offers something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming customers from every generation to the Theatre”. This autumn promises to be an exceptional season of quality live entertainment for theatre lovers of all ages.

Listings Information:
Russell Brand Re:Birth – Monday 17th July
Magic – A Kind of Queen – Wednesday 19th July
The Illegal Eagles – Thursday 20th July
ABBA Mania – Saturday 22nd July
Datong: The Chinese Utopia – Thursday 27th & Friday 28th July
Wonderland starring Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts, Rachael Wooding – Monday 7th – Saturday 12th August
The Gruffalo – Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August
The Railway Children – Tuesday 29th August – Sunday 3rd September
Wait Until Dark starring Oliver Mellor, Jack Ellis – Monday 4th – Saturday 9th September
Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story – Sunday 10th September
Driving Miss Daisy starring Dame Siân Phillips, Derek Griffiths – Monday 11th – Saturday 16th September
Mister Maker Live! – Sunday 17th September
Milton Jones is Out There – Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September
The Chicago Blues Brothers – Sunday 24th September
The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop, Nick Newman – Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th September
Miller Plays the Musicals – Sunday 1st October
The Best Man starring Martin Shaw – Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th October
Simon Amstell – What Is This? – Sunday 8th October
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Joe McElderry – Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th October
Rip It Up starring Natalie Lowe, Jay McGuinness, Louis Smith – Sunday 15th October
How the Other Half Loves starring Robert Daws, Caroline Langrishe, Matthew Cottle, Sara Crowe, Charlie Brooks, Leon Ockenden – Monday 16th – Saturday 21st October
Joe Brown – Sunday 22nd October
Duet for One starring Jemma Redgrave, Oliver Cotton – Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th October
The Magic of Motown – Sunday 29th October
Jo Brand: Stand Up For SeeAbility – Monday 30th October
Awful Auntie by David Walliams – Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th November
As You Like It – Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th November
Gok Wan: Naked & Baring All – Monday 13th November
Deathtrap starring Jessie Wallace, Paul Bradley – Tuesday 14th – Saturday 18th November
Elaine Paige – Sunday 19th November
Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants – Monday 20th November
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert – Tuesday 21st November
A Vision of Elvis – Thursday 23rd November
Soul Legends – Friday 24th November
Thank ABBA for the Music – Saturday 25th November
Sing-a-Long-a Frozen – Sunday 26th November
Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music – Sunday 26th November
Shakespeare Schools Festival – Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th November
The Big Chris Barber Band – Thursday 30th November
BalletBoyz: Fourteen Days – Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd December
Aladdin starring Christopher Biggins, (further casting to be announced) – Saturday 9th December – Sunday 14th January

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