Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Often disregarded by critics as a suburban venue, Richmond Theatre holds impressive sway with audiences beyond TW9. In terms of gravitas, the gorgeous 1899 building certainly helps – Richmond’s insistence on using questionable celebrities in their pantos (Bonnie Langford as Peter Pan anyone?) does not. Christmas theatre aside, patient locals are rewarded with high-profile fare as productions are often road-tested here before hitting the West End, or stop off as part of a post-West End tour.
What's on at Richmond Theatre
Solo shows, Big-name talent, Stand-up
- Critics' choice
'QI' and 'Jonathan Creek' star Alan Davies is back on the road following his hugely successful 'Life is Pain' tour in 2012. That tour was his first foray into stand-up for 12 years, but it didn't show – he was on terrifically funny form. Now he's back...
Fringe, Musicals, Drama
Gordon Hendricks - the 2011 European Elvis Champion - plays the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley in this production which replicates the original show.
Film, Things to do, Memoirs, Theatre
To mark the release of his new book 'Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown', Roger Moore discusses his life and career, with anecdotes from his TV shows including the 'The Saint' and films including the 'James Bond' films, in which he starred between...
A new production of JB Priestley's detective thriller 'Dangerous Corner' about mysterious, murderous events that are unearthed round a dinner party table. Starring Michael Praed and Colin Buchanan.
'The Good Life' actress Felicity Kendal will presumably work her magic charm in this production of Noel Coward's comedy of manners, directed by Lindsay Posner. Coward's pretty dated play follows the Bliss family and recently retired actress Judith, novelist...
The celebrated WW1 'Regeneration' trilogy by Pat Barker is adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright. Stephen Boxer stars as Captain Rivers and Christopher Brandon as Robert Graves in the brutal war saga, where a shot is never fired. The piece looks at...
Solo shows, Things to do, Big-name talent, Storytelling, Stand-up
Having trouble with your own mind? Motormouth American Ruby Wax can help. In her latest offering, 'Sane New World', the queen of acerbic asides provides a tour of the human brain in a show that’s part comedy, part group therapy session. In her previous...
Kids' theatre, Fringe, Kids' theatre
Who could be better to play the wicked stepmother in a panto version of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' than leggy blonde model, UK celebrity adoptee and erstwhile girlfriend of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall? Richmond Theatre pull in their patron for a stint...
Fringe, Drama, Musicals
Sometimes all you want is a pair of bobby socks, a high ponytail and a dose of nostalgia for the heyday of rock'n'roll. Well, that's what you get in this jukebox musical featuring music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s: pure escapism.