It’s no secret that I love a trip to the theatre so when an invite to the Richmond Theatre Autumn Preview Event popped into my inbox I replied instantly. I’m a very nosy person so knowing what’s coming up was a real must for me! So just before I watched The Railway Children, I spent a couple of hours with the theatre staff and other members of the press finding out exactly what Richmond Theatre has to offer between now and Christmas.
There are a huge list of shows included in the autumn line up and that includes quite a few shows that I’m hoping to get to see (although I won’t be able to see them all as autumn is super busy at work). I’m just going to share my favourites and maybe they’ll convince you to take a trip to West London for an evening of world class entertainment!
Yesterday, Wait Until Dark began its run. Set in London in the 60s and following the story of a blind woman being scammed by a group of conmen, she must outwit the group of men to save herself. The actress cast in the role of Suzy is blind herself, adding that extra dimension to the play which is bound to be a fantastic watch. Unfortunately I won’t be able to get to Richmond to watch the show, but I might just have to take a trip to Cambridge in a couple of weeks when the tour hits there.
Another upcoming production at Richmond Theatre that looks like a great evening of entertainment is Driving Miss Daisy. This begins next week and whilst it is best known as a film, this show started out as an off-Broadway production about an elderly widow whose son hires her a chauffeur after a car crash. Set over 25 year period, a friendship blossoms between Miss Daisy and her chauffeur producing this charming production.
The musical that made me fall in love with theatre was Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and with Joe McElderry playing the title role at Richmond mid-October I’m definitely going to have to try to take a trip! There’s something about the Lloyd-Webber/Rice score that makes me super happy and if you’ve never seen the show then you have to stop by!
The final show on my radar this season is Deathtrap. Deathtrap was the first straight play that I ever saw and it has a special place in my heart. I don’t want to spill to much about this production, but if there is one play that you see in your life it has to be this! Full of twists and turns, it’s a wonderful show that I can’t rate highly enough.
The final show that is standing out to me this season is the classic panto. This year’s pantomime is Aladdin and stars British favourite, Christopher Biggins. A panto veteran, his dame is usually the highlight of the season, and I’m definitely going to have to take a trip to Richmond for a Christmas performance.
There are so many more productions between now and the new year so if you get the chance, take a trip to Richmond for an evening of entertainment – I sure will be!