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Orange Tree Theatre
The Double Dealer

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The Guardian Fringe Review British Theatre Guide Times Literary Supplement The Reviews Hub Evening Standard View from the Cheap SeatsA house party on a sultry autumn evening. A marriage has been arranged between Cynthia and Mellefont.

All should be plain sailing, but the young couple must contend with the jealousies, vanities and vagaries of a host of brilliantly drawn...

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Dec-Jan
7-26
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Hedda Gabler

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by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Harry Medawar

Hedda has beauty. Hedda has love. Hedda has everything any woman could want.

But is everything too much? Or not enough? Ibsen's great play, first performed in 1891 and here in Christopher Hampton's acclaimed translation, is a thrilling study of passion and power.

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January
19-26
   

Teddington Theatre Club
The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare

A poignant tale of love lost and found

A sad tale's best for winter. I have one of sprites and goblins.

Come and unravel the mysteries of this so-called Shakespearian 'problem play'. Is it a tragic drama, a pastoral romp or both? A play that moves seamlessly from intense psychological drama to ...

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Jan-Feb
26-1
   

Orange Tree Theatre
Cougar

Leila wants to inspire global change. John needs to get his shit together.

They have an arrangement. But managing an affair isn't easy when the world around you is falling apart.

A new play about what - and who - we consume.

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Feb-Mar
1-2
   

Orange Tree Theatre
Macbeth

Ambition, madness and murder collide as Macbeth hurtles along the road to power. Experience Shakespeare's thrilling masterpiece up close, intense, and in the round. Six actors fire up the senses in a compelling look at Shakespeare's political take down.

Ideally suited to Years 9, 10 and 11, this 90-minute abridged version of the play uses only Shakespeare's language, combined with a contemporary setting.

Suitable for ages 12.

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February
9-20
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Punk Rock and Bassett

RSS Young Actors Company welcome you to a double bill of cutting-edge, contemporary plays set in the formative world of the academic institution. Expect the unexpected as we take you on a journey into the hearts and minds of young people today and their battle to make sense of the world.

Simon Stephens' Punk Rock and James Graham's Bassett, staged within the walls of a...

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February
21-24
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Lilies on the Land

By the Lions part

God speed the plough and the woman who drives it

To mark 80 years since the formation of the Women's Land Army, charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up during World War II. All are determined to work endless back-breaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

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March
3-9
   

Orange Tree Theatre
Blood Knot

It's been a year since Morrie returned to Port Elizabeth to live with his brother Zach. They share childhood memories of their mother, yet have wildly contrasting life experiences due to their different fathers.

Morrie wants to take them away from their township shack, buy a small farm and make a new life. To take their minds off the struggle, they decide Zach needs a ...

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Mar-Apr
8-20
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
All My Sons

by Arthur Miller, directed by Mair Graham

A true classic and one of the most celebrated American plays of the twentieth century. An emotionally powerful work set just after the Second World War where the action is centred on the time bomb of a guilty secret that has the potential to rip a grieving family apart.

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March
23-30
   

TwickFolk
Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: "All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story...

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April
Sunday
7
7:45pm  

Orange Tree Theatre
Out of Water

Claire and Kit have moved from the confines of London to the wide open coasts of South Shields.

To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put down roots. To have a baby.

Claire's new job at the local school is a step up, and she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she has as much to learn from her students as they have from her. more information about Out of Water

Apr-Jun
27-1
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

By Terrence McNally

The Tony-nominated romantic comedy for everyone who doesn't like romantic comedies

A man and a woman. Not young, not old. They meet where they work: a restaurant and it's not the Ritz. She's a waitress. He's a cook. They meet but they don't connect. But she's noticed him. And he's noticed her. Right ...

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May
5-11
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Handbagged

By Moira Buffini

Meet Maggie and Liz: expect handbags at dawn

Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. Meet Liz and Maggie. Two enduring icons born in the same year. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead.

You are invited to listen in on their weekly private meetings. What follows is a mostly true story. 40 years to the day since ...

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May
18-24
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Kindly Leave the Stage

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by John Chapman, directed by Scott Tilley

A comedy of love, fidelity, reality and the stage...

Sarah and Rupert's marriage is on the rocks; they have asked their lawyer friends Charles and Madge to help with the divorce.

All is going well until real life invades the drama...

How can they recover? Will the prompt be of any help? Can the...

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May
27-4
   

Orange Tree Theatre
While the Sun Shines

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden - Bobby to his friends - has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby's fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby's ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her... And to complicate matters, ...

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Jun-Jul
7-27
   

Teddington Theatre Club
A Visit from Miss Prothero

By Alan Bennett

Two 'tales with a twist' from a master storyteller

Alone and recently retired, Arthur Dodsworth's relatively settled life is turned upside down by a visit from his vindictive ex-secretary. Ironic wit and compassion mark this touchingly real story.

Moscow 1958. Exiled British spy Guy Burgess encounters actress Coral...

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June
9-15
   

Teddington Theatre Club
Wolf Hall

By Hilary MantelAdapted for the stage by Mike Poulton

Treachery, politics and intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII

The year is 1527. King for almost 20 years, Henry has no male heir. While Catherine is determined to remain Queen, Henry obsesses about replacing her with a wife who can give him a son. In a highly dangerous and politically charged...

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June
22-28
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Lonesome West

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by Martin McDonagh, directed by Fiona Smith

Welcome to beautiful rural Connemara. Where violence, murder and suicide are local recreational activities. Psychotic siblings Coleman and Valene share a remote cottage and perpetual disputes over the most mundane of topics. Only alcoholic ineffectual priest Father Walsh strives to reconcile them. Add a visit from teenager Girleen, the local poteen supplier, and a shotgun.

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June
28-15
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Much Ado About Nothing

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Fiona Poole

This much loved classic 'battle of the sexes' is one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, from barbed wit to bumbling policemen. Come along and find out if Cupid's arrows strike true.

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July
15-20
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Father

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by Florian Zeller, directed by Stephen Oliver

This tragi-comedy, winner of the Molière Award for Best Play of 2014, plunges us into the mind of a man whose grasp on reality is gradually fading. Is André living in his own flat or that of his daughter Anne? Has the carer stolen his watch? Is his daughter married or was she divorced five years ago? ...

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September
14-21
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Hamlet

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Susan Conte

In the rain-soaked streets of modern Denmark, civil unrest is simmering. The King has died suddenly and strangely. His brother Claudius has immediately seized the throne, in a breach of all custom, democracy and law, and then married the widowed Queen. The heir apparent, young Hamlet, has been brushed aside. Can...

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Oct-Nov
26-2