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Orange Tree Theatre : Directors' Festival

A festival of plays directed by students from the first year of the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary's University's MA in Theatre Directing. Five plays by five directors playing in repertoire over 10 days with all tickets £7.50.

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Venue

Orange Tree Theatre

Event Sponsor

Orange Tree Theatre

July
20-29
   

Stopgap Theatre : Rumours

By kind permission of Samuel French, Stopgap Theatre will be performing Rumours by Neil Simon.

A barrister, an accountant, an analyst and a would-be MP (accompanied by their wives) arrive at the 28th wedding anniversary party of Charley Brooks, the Deputy Finance Minister only to find his wife Vivian, the hostess, missing and Charley with a bullet hole in his ear lobe. An evening of complications and misunderstandings have to be concocted into a plausible story to avert a public scandal when two policemen arrive at the house later in the evening. Pure farce!

More Information

  • Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th August
  • Isleworth Public Hall at 7.45 pm.
  • Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased from the Box Office on 020 8995 9725 or stopgaptheatre@aol.com
  • There is a licensed bar and refreshments available to purchase.

Venue

Isleworth Public Hall

Event Sponsor

Stopgap Theatre

August
2-4
7:45pm-  

Richmond Shakespeare Society : Kindertransport

by Diane Samuels, directed by Michelle Hood

On the brink of World War II, nine-year-old Eva is sent to Britain for refuge from Nazi Europe, with little more than a suitcase and an identity label, one of 10,000 children evacuated in a rescue mission called the Kindertransport. Eva is taken in and raised by a well-meaning English woman. Torn between her German heritage and her need to wipe the

Kindertransport experience from her memory, Eva eventually learns to adapt to her new life and identity. Kindertransport moves seamlessly between present time and memory, as the consequences of Eva's painful childhood loss play out many years later, and we discover how these continue to cast a shadow that somehow needs to be faced. Her story is based on autobiographical accounts from actual Kindertransport children.

A moving and thought-provoking play about mothers, daughters and the powerful need for reconciliation. Kindertransport tells a captivating story of survival and building a new life, and which strikingly resonates with current events facing the world today.

More information

  • website
  • Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Sunday 3p.m. - no performance on Wednesday
  • Telephone bookings open on 4 September:
  • Call the box office, between 10 am and 7 pm only please, on 020 8744 0547

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

September
16-23
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society : Richard II

by William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Bartlett

"... England, that was wont to conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself"A despotic ruler embedded in the past, surrounded by yes-men. A country taxed to the hilt, led into futile wars and feuds, and haunted by suspected murders. Opposition gathers round a rival in the hopes of new start.

Shakespeare's great lyrical tragedy shows a world on the brink - but is it of chaos, or a new order?

More information

  • website
  • Saturday 28 October to Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Sunday at 3p.m.
  • Second matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday 4th November - no performance on Wednesday

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

November
28-4
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society : The Railway Children (stage version)

by E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny, directed by John Roth

If ever there was a "timeless" classic tale, this is surely it. There have been many Stage adaptations, but the one by Mike Kenny for the now famous presentation at Waterloo Station, later at Kings Cross, is the one chosen for our Christmas production.

This is loosely described as the "Adult" version, but do not let this influence you, since it is basically nostalgic: all it needs, as Mr. Kenny points out, is imagination, and as Bobbie says in the very opening: "Do you remember? We were the Railway Children".Come and enjoy this charming and exquisite piece of our literary heritage.

More information

  • website
  • Saturday 9 to Saturday 16 December 2017
  • Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Sunday at 3p.m.
  • Second matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday 4th November - no performance on Wednesday

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

December
9-16
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society : Bette and Joan

by Anton Burge, directed by Harry Medawar

Robert Aldrich's 1962 film tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit. Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar while her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not. Anton Burge's highly entertaining comedy gives us Hollywood's grandest at close quarters in their adjacent dressing rooms on set. After thirty years, was the first time the two actresses had worked together, an opportunity to bury past rivalries and for any sense of antipathy to be forgotten. Yeah, ...

More information

  • website
  • Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 January 2018
  • Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Matinee at 3p.m. on Sunday, 21st January - no performance on Wednesday 24th January

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

January
20-27