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Saturday 15th December 2018

Theatre Listings

Hampton Hill Playhouse
90 High Street
Hampton Hill
Information Line: 020 8410 4545
Membership: 020 8287 2663
Website: www.ttc-hhp.org.uk

2 Sept at 7.30pm, 3 Sept at 2pm and 7 pm
Agents Under Cover
A music concert featuring the young performers of The Groove Academy
Further details: 020 8255 7584

17 – 24 Sept
7.45pm, 18 September at 6pm. 24 September, Matinee at 2.30 pm.
Charley’s Aunt
Two Oxford students want to spend time with their sweethearts, so they invite them to meet Charley’s aunt from Brazil. The aunt sends a telegram to inform them that she has been delayed, so the boys persuade their friend Lord Fancourt to impersonate her – this is where the mayhem starts. This production is set in the round, which promises to add another dimension to the farcical events.
No performance Monday.

27 Sept – 1 October, 8pm
A Transport of Delight
An evening of comic nostalgia compiled & directed by Gavin Morgan based on the time honoured works of Michael Flanders & Donald Swann.
The eveningsfeature Terry Saunders at the piano, Bob Salter as MC, and a company of six singers presenting some 30+ songs & monologues.
Details and Box Office: 07958 231035


Richmond Theatre
The Green
Richmond
Tel: 020 8939 9277
Box Office: 0870 060 6651
www.richmondtheatre.net

1 - 3 September
The Night Fever Party
An evening of sensational 70s sounds. If wall to wall 70s hits are your idea of music heaven, then yank on your vintage hotpants and platform boots and boogie on down to Richmond Theatre.
Night Fever Party recreates the disco era with a brand new live show which includes songs by artists such as Abba, Sister Sledge and the Bee Gees to name but a few.
Featuring a live band, a full company of dancers and the best singers in the business! Dust down the glad rags and grab the glitter for a glamtastic night of funky fun.

5 - 10 September
Lady Salsa
Audiences across the globe have fallen under the spell of this phenomenal dance spectacular with its sexy dance routines and scorching soundtrack of hot Cuban beats!
A whirling, intoxicating kaleidoscope of colour and seductive glamour, Lady Salsa charts Cuba's violent and volatile history from dictatorship through to liberation. Come and join Cuba's most gorgeous dancers and a funky live band in the red-hot rumba, mambo, cha-cha, macarena and, of course, the sensational salsa.
Submit to the unbridled spirit of a hedonistic night in downtown Havana -it's party time!

12 - 17 September
Daisy Miller
This new adaptation of a timeless classic brings together an all-star cast in a stunning production, directed by Olivier and BAFTA award winning director, Christopher Morahan.
Standing on the shore of Lake Geneva, young writer Frederick Winterbourne is immediately drawn to the flighty Daisy Miller, but an invitation to meet her again in Rome is spoilt by Daisy’s insistence on keeping company with the charismatic Italian lawyer Mr Giovanelli.
As disdain about her recklessness with men resonates around the aristocratic circles, Winterbourne continues to defend her, but at what cost? As an intriguing tale of passion and romance unfolds, Winterbourne is confronted with a tragedy that will haunt him forever.

19 - 24 September
You Never Can Tell
Celebrated star of stage and screen Edward Fox heads a distinguished cast in a sparkling new production of Bernard Shaw’s classic Edwardian comedy.
Relaxing amidst the sunshine of a seaside holiday, the enlightened Mrs Landfrey Clandon and her threen unconventional children celebrate their return to England after eighteen years of living abroad. However, a chance encounter with their traditionalist father quickly entangles them in a series of wonderfully comic events, all played out over the course of a luncheon and fancy dress party.
Written with Shaw’s celebrated wit, this wonderfully engaging play explores the battle of the sexes, the generation gap and the absurdities of marriage.
Featuring a host of unforgettable characters (including an impoverished dentist, an eminent QC and a seemingly all-knowing waiter) You Never Can Tell brims with laughter, wit and romance.

26 September - 1 October
The Real Thing
A leading playwright of our generation, Tom Stoppard’s plays have been both box office smash hits and dramatic landmarks. As funny and sexy as his Oscar winning film Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing is a slick and sharp look at love, marriage and romantic entanglements.
Henry is the smartest, sharpest and most wickedly witty playwright of his time. But writing about betrayal is one thing, living with it is another. When Henry starts to blur the
boundaries of life and art, things suddenly get rather sticky, and Henry is about to learn a tough lesson about true love.
The highly acclaimed stage and TV actor, Tom Conti, stars in this polished and sophisticated comedy about the highs and lows of modern marriage, accompanied by a soundtrack of 60s classics. An emotionally charged comedy about love, passion and pain, this is a dazzling evening for the heart and head. Don’t miss it!

3 - 8 October
Glorious
In 1940s New York everyone demanded to see Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic American soprano whose pitch was far from perfect.
Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, Florence Foster Jenkins warbled and screeched her way through concerts where the audience mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, and surrounded herself with a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
Glorious is based on the true story of the soprano and follows the diva’s pursuit of stardom from charity recitals and extravagant balls, to bizarre recording sessions and her ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall. Maureen Lipman leads the cast as the delightful diva in this hilarious and heart-warming new comedy.


OUTDOOR THEATRE

Polesden Lacey
Great Bookham, Nr Dorking, Surrey
Call: 0870 2404068

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New Wimbledon Theatre
Broadway
Wimbledon
London
SW19 1QG
Box Office: 0870 060 6646

30 August – 10 September
The King and I
Featuring stunning sets and lavish costumes, The King And I is a heart-warming and poignant story set to one of the most unforgettable scores ever written, which includes Shall We Dance?, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You and Something Wonderful.
Prices - TBC
Box Office: 0870 060 6646

12 – 17 September
Grease
An abundance of jukebox jingles and bobby- socks? If the answer is yes, then Grease is the word! The most popular, fun-lovin' musical in the history of Rock 'n' Roll comes to the New Wimbledon Theatre for one week only! Featuring all the hit songs from the hit movie - Hopelessly Devoted to You; Sandy; You're the One That I Want; Summer Nights; Greased Lightnin' and Grease is The Word. Since breaking out on Broadway in 1972 Grease's place has been firmly established in the cultural hall of fame. Blockbuster smash hit Grease is packed with explosive energy, vibrant 1950s pop culture and all those unforgettable songs from the hit movie. Join the irresistible Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, along with those groovy T-Birds, sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High for this high octane Rock 'n' Roll party - book now!
Prices: £10-£29
Box Office: 0870 060 6646

17 - 19 October
The Nutcracker
A rare chance to catch the breathtakingly spectacular famous 1966 Moscow production of The Nutcracker directed by one of Moscow’s finest, Yuri Grigorovich, for 30 years the Director of the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet. This classic Christmas story about a girl swept away to a magical dream world is full of Tchaikovsky’s memorable music – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, Russian Dance and Decoration of the Christmas Tree March. This is am amazing production boasting stunning scenery with flying boats, special effects and astonishing wizardry.
A 120 strong company with an impressive corps de ballet of over 50 dancers and a large live orchestra will offer you the best of Russian ballet.
Prices: £7-£27
Box Office: 0870 060 6646


Polka Theatre For Children,
Wimbledon
240 The Broadway
London
SW19 1SB
Box office: 020 8543 4888

30 September - 21October, 2pm and 7pm
The Shoe
What’s that you see… out of the corner of your eye… in that reflection… disappearing through that doorway? Is it real? Did you imagine it? Or did you choose not to see it?
IIn a world which is both here and everywhere, three street kids have nothing but each other, their dreams, and a high-heeled shoe. For Kof, Ped and Trace, the shoe is hope – hope of a home, a mother, of wealth, of comfort. If they can just find the matching shoe, the other half of the pair, they just know they can escape, and find their way to safety.
But when you have nothing, can you survive on dreams? A thrilling and funny new drama about friendship, hope, and the children we choose not to see.
Prices: £4 - £9
Box Office: 020 8543 4888

1 October, 12pm and 2.05pm
Goldilocks
This popular tale of the impetuous little girl and the three put-upon bears performed using puppetry with deftness, charm and a gentle sense of humour.
Prices: £4.50 - £6.00
Box Office:0 20 8543 4888

15 October – 10.15am, 12pm, 2.05pm
Dustbin Ditty
A world where bins can bite, rubbish gets rhythm, the chucked-out can get very cheeky and unexpected friends materialise out of things that people throw awayl
Intriguing, witty visual images, an inventive variety of noises, notes and tones and weird and wonderful creatures created out of scrap metal combine to create an entertaining and poetic piece of theatre.
A simple yet sophisticated blend of object, puppet and clown theatre – all performed without words.
Prices: £5/ £6
Box Office:0 20 8543 4888


 

MISCELLANEOUS

Death of a Salesman
Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue
Tel: 020 7494 5045
Brian Dennehy and Clare Higgins give blistering performances in this excellent production of Arthur Miller's American classic, Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman (Dennehy) is the eponymous salesman teetering on the precipice of sanity as he's forced to confront the painful legacy of his past behaviour whilst his long-suffering wife Linda (an outstanding Higgins) tries to support the crumbling foundations of Willy's world. In what surely ranks as one of the twentieth century's greatest plays, Miller examines the inextricable links between past and present with razor-sharp clarity. Douglas Henshall and Mark Bazeley are terrific too as Willy's rudderless sons and whilst the production is by no means flawless, it's still pretty unmissable.

 


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