Theatre's New Season filled with Quality Drama, Entertainment and Live Music
Friday, Jun 7, 2013
The 2013 Summer/Autumn Season is now on sale at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond. The Season, which runs from the 7th June to the 5th January, is full of quality drama, entertainment, live music and the season culminates in our forth, in-house, professional pantomime, Cinderella.
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.
We are delighted that our Autumn season and pantomime will this year be supported by a grant from Arts Council England. Regional Director of Arts Council England, Cluny MacPherson said: ‘I am delighted that we are able to support the Georgian Theatre Royal through our grants for the arts programme in the year that they mark several major anniversaries. Their season programme, together with workshops for young people, touring productions and their audience development work, will build audiences from both the local community and outside the region giving more people the opportunity to experience the artistic offer in this unique theatre.’
The season is packed with quality drama, The Globe Theatre return to the Georgian with The Taming of the Shrew in August and we are delighted to welcome back North Country Theatre with their brand new production, The Lost World. New writing features in the new season with To Freedoms Cause in June which looks at the story of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison who died for what she believed in by stepping in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby and we continue with our ever popular family matinee season with Dotty the Dragon, Forest of Fables and Luna.
Music features heavily in the new season, OperaUpClose come to the theatre in October with their stunning production of La Boheme and Yuanfan Yang, the 2012 BBC Young Musician Finalist, performs at the Georgian in June. The Pink Floyd Experience takes to the stage on Friday 7th June and don’t miss the battle of the century when Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis take to the stage in a battle to remember on Saturday 13th July. September sees the return of the Richmond Jazz Festival at the Georgian and The Fitzrovia Radio Hour makes their first trip to the theatre after two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday 26th October.
Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS) celebrate 50 years of RADS productions at the theatre with the Georgian play, The Critic, in July and Improbable Fiction in November. Richmond Operatic Society (ROS) bring the comedy A Funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum in November.