Richmond's Theatre Announces Anniversary Year Entertainment
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
The 2013 Spring Season is now on sale at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond. The Season, which runs from the 2nd February to the 31st May, is full of quality drama, entertainment and live music.
2013 is a very special and significant year for the theatre as it celebrates a trio of anniversaries. It is 225 years since the theatre was first opened by Samuel Butler in 1788; 50 years since the fully restored Georgian Theatre re-opened in 1963 and 10 years since the new building extension was restored and completed in 2003.
Many great performances have been enjoyed by theatre audiences over the years ranging from the legendary Edmund Keane back in 1819, Dame Edith Evans and Dame Sybil Thorndike in 1963 and Sir Tim Rice in 2011 to name but a few. To mark these significant anniversaries, events have been planned throughout 2013 and we are delighted to welcome personalities such as Timothy West, Rodney Bewes and Michael Portillo to the theatre this Spring.
Spring is packed with quality drama, Hull Truck Theatre Company return to the Georgian with Jane Eyre in March and we are delighted to host the hilarious Losing The Plot which is written and directed by John Godber in April. We welcome back Mikron Theatre with Don’t Shoot the Messenger in May and Thunder Road Theatre Company bring their adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo to the stage this spring.
Music features heavily in the spring season; Susanna Pell returns in February with Writers Artists and Aristocrats; and Musicality perform in April. The Three English Tenors take to the stage in February and The Guns ‘N’ Roses Experience replicate the passion and energy of one of Americas biggest rock bands in March. Red Priest brings their exciting performance of Vivaldi’s ‘The 4 Seasons’ to the Georgian on May 5th which is exactly 50 years since the theatre re-opened!
February sees the return of the Preliminary Round of the All England One Act drama Festival which allows amateur groups to compete at a National level and we are delighted to host the Northern Semi Final in May. Richmond Operatic Society (ROS) mark their 90th anniversary at the theatre with H.M.S Pinafore in May and Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS) bring This is Where we Came in by Alan Ayckbourn to the theatre in March.