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...
Drama, Fringe, Musicals
Ex singer for The Streets and Kylie Minogue's 'The Voice' contestat Leo Ihenacho leads this concert musical filled with Motown's greatest.
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 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...
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...
The original director of Marie Jones's comic-tragedy 'Stones In His Pockets' Ian McElhinney returns to to direct it once again. The piece is set on a Hollywood film set in rural Ireland where local extras dream of making it big and the stars and production...
West End, Drama
- Rating: 3/5
Seeking to outsmart Oscar Wilde is very unwise. All the same, Lucy Bailey’s undaunted production just about survives the impertinence of meddling with his masterpiece. The ruse – with additional workaday dialogue by Simon Brett – is that the production...