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Orange Tree Theatre : Sheppey

Sheppey has always considered himself a lucky man.

When this hardworking hairdresser wins the lottery everyone wants a piece of the prize: his wife wants a charlady, his daughter wants to finance her wedding, his son-in-law to forge a career in politics and his employer hopes he has a new business partner.

But Sheppey has other ideas that will throw the family home into chaos. Charity begins at home, they say, but where does it end?The first major production in over 50 years of 's warm-hearted, beguiling last play is directed by Artistic Director , following his hugely popular revivals of plays by Bernard Shaw, Terence Rattigan, Doris Lessing and DH Lawrence.

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Orange Tree Theatre

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Orange Tree Theatre

Nov-Jan
24-7
   

Teddington Theatre Club : CINDERELLA

By Loz Keal and directed by Marc Batten

An old fashioned modern pantomime for children of all ages...

The infamous team that brought you the sell-out Sleeping Beauty is proud to present for Christmas 2016 - Cinderella

Join us for the UK's most popular pantomime - cheer poor Cinders, boo the Ugly Sisters and hiss the Wicked Step Mother as we re-imagine the best known rags-to-riches story ever told. Everything you'd expect in a traditional pantomime including oodles of bad jokes, loads of audience participation and tons of surprises!

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  • Saturday December 3rd to Saturday December 10th (No performance on Monday 5th)
  • Times: Saturday & Sunday 2.30 and 6.30pm. Weekdays 7.30pm
  • Child - £9.00, Members £13.00, Non-Members £15.00, Family tickets £35.00 (2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult & 3 children)
  • Box office: Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (10am - 8pm) Online: www.ttc-boxoffice.org.uk
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Venue

Hampton Hill Theater

Event Sponsor

Teddington Theatre Club

Kids OK
December
3-10
   
Cinderella

Richmond Shakespeare Society : Oh! What a Lovely War

by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop, directed by Louise Stenson

At turns satirical, funny and deeply moving, Oh! What a Lovely War has a style all of its own, combining music, dance, songs and sketches to create a picture of life during the First World War for those on the front line and those behind it.

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Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

December
10-17
   

Orange Tree Theatre : Extra Yarn

On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself toasty warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has yarn left over. So she decides to knit her dog Mars a jumper too but she STILL has extra yarn!Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she's blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour. Her fame spreads far and wide. It doesn't take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle's magical box of yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a little bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...Join us for a quirky family Christmas treat.

A warm, woolly hug of music, enchantment and never-ending knitting!Come along wearing your favourite Christmas jumper to take part in our Christmas Jumper Competition.

To accompany the production a series of knitting-related Community events will be held at the Theatre over December.

Join a knitting circle, swap tips and yarn or teach someone to knit - come and take part in all things .

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Venue

Orange Tree Theatre

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Orange Tree Theatre

Dec-Jan
16-7
   

Orange Tree Theatre : Winter Solstice

Christmas Eve.

Bettina and her husband Albert aren't happy.

Bettina's mother is staying for the holidays.

Which is awkward.

Not least because Bettina's mother met a man on the train.

And now she's invited him around for drinks... Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through the UK premiere of 's razor-sharp comedy.

Previous plays include and both presented by .Schimmelpfennig is the most performed playwright in Germany and one of the country's most exciting original voices, with productions of his work worldwide in over 40 countries."ATC produces work that inspires me to reconsider what a play can be and what theatre can do. Magical."

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Venue

Orange Tree Theatre

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Orange Tree Theatre

Jan-Feb
12-11
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society : The Weir

by Conor McPherson, directed by Harry Medawar

'The Weir', by Conor McPherson, has been widely acclaimed. The play is set in a rural pub in the west of Ireland, a country full of tales of fairies, ghosts and angels. Four regulars and a newcomer to the area - a "blow in" - spend a winter's evening telling stories. They discover things about each other and themselves that will stay with them - and you - forever.

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

January
21-28
   

Orange Tree Theatre : Twelfth Night

Bruised egos, broken hearts and drunken relatives.

Gender and class politics combine to create fizzing tensions and fraught encounters.

Get tangled up in Shakespeare's darkest comedy.

Playing in under 90 minutes, 6 actors bring Shakespeare's feisty language to life in a fast-paced and intimate production.

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Venue

Orange Tree Theatre

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Orange Tree Theatre

March
18-25
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society : THE HISTORY OF CARDENIO

by William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor directed by Gerald Baker for Cutpurse

The UK premiere of the most authentic vision of the lost Shakespeare play The History of Cardenio. Leading scholar Gary Taylor has made a lively, credible, theatrically viable reconstruction of Shakespeare and Fletcher's 1612 play. Close to the poetry and passion of late Shakespeare and restoring the comic subplot, his script has the feel, breadth and variety of a real Shakespeare (and Fletcher) play. This production will be as close as any of us will ever come to a new Shakespeare play.

Cardenio loves Lucinda. When he tells his friend Fernando about her, Fernando loves Lucinda too. But Fernando is already as good as married to Violenta, a farmer's daughter. So, to marry Lucinda, Fernando must be doubly false and betray the two people who are dearest to him. One will come close to death, another will go mad.

Quesada, the old schoolmaster, has read too many stories of chivalry and determines to become a wandering knight. With his houseboy, Sancho, as his squire, he madly takes to the road to kill dragons and save damsels.

Everyone meets in the mountains: there will be confrontations, absolutions: but will everyone come out happy? Will everyone come out sane?

Venue

Mary Wallace Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Shakespeare Society

March
18-25