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List of forthcoming events for The Exchange:

Richmond Film Society Presents Loving Vincent

The Exchange

22 October 2019 -

The World’s first fully painted animated feature film is a biographical drama about the final days of Vincent van Gogh. Oscar-nominated and a Golden Globe and BAFTA winner for Best Animated Feature.

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

The Exchange

30 October 2019 -

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“With dark humour and wordplay reminiscent of Roald Dahl, he should more often than not grab the attention of even the most reluctant child..” BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★

Anna Mudeka – Kure Kure/Faraway

The Exchange

01 November 2019 -

The multi-media one-woman theatre show Kure Kure/Faraway includes traditional and contemporary music. projected visuals, soothing song, energetic dance and spoken word. An epic presentation of migration, atavism, DNA and the ancestors’ origins through a story of the huge migration from Central Africa (5000 years ago), the migration of the Bantu Tribe from the Tanganyika and Baka regions all the way to Zimbabwe to build the biggest kingdom in Africa (1200 AD) and Anna’s own migration to the western hemisphere some 800 years later.

The  multi-talented Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an exhilarating, inspiring and thought-provoking journey to ancient and modern-day Zimbabwe, and speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting  new life in a different country.

Morgan & West – Unbelievable Science

The Exchange

02 November 2019 -

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science! On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician(ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Chip Taylor and John Platania

The Exchange

03 November 2019 -

Creating distinctive music that is also enduring and influential has been Chip Taylor’s métier over the course of what is closing in on five decades as “one of America’s finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer,” says Rolling Stone. His two best-known songs are only some of the many pop, rock, country and R&B chart hits he wrote in the 1960s (Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra all recorded his songs).  Taylor was then one of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement as a recording artist in the 1970s.   His 1973 album, Last Chance, remains a beloved cult classic.  But after refusing to play by the Nashville establishment rules, Taylor gave up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980.

Richmond Film Society Presents The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki

The Exchange

05 November 2019 -

Based on a true story, Olli is unexpectedly given the chance of a bout with the American 1962 World Featherweight Champion. To win would establish Finland’s global prestige but his romantic life begins to hamper his preparations. Involving and moving, with hints of Truffaut and Kaurismaki. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes.

The film will be preceded by the RFS AGM at 8:00pm and the screening will commence at 8:30pm.

Twickenham Cinema Club Present: Dead Man’s Shoes

The Exchange

06 November 2019 -

In arguably Shane Meadows’ most beguiling psychological feature, Paddy Considine plays a brother revisiting his brother’s home town, in a revenge tale with a twist.

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare®: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Exchange

15 November 2019 - 16 November 2019

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is finally off on a UK tour with their version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sh*t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic, with an entirely sh*t-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given 4 hours to drink before every show, we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other…. What could possibly go wrong?

Richmond Film Society Presents Everybody Knows

The Exchange

19 November 2019 -

RFS’s season continues with a psychological thriller from Iranian auteur, Asghar Farhadi (‘A Separation’, ‘The Past’, ‘The Salesman’). Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister’s wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. Starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín.

Adam Kay – Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

The Exchange

21 November 2019 - 22 November 2019

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Following the million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. This brand new live show mixes highlights from the book with his award winning stand-up comedy and exclusive new content. The ticket price includes a hardback copy of the book (RRP £9.99) and you will have the opportunity for Adam to sign copies after the show.

Manford’s Comedy Club

The Exchange

06 December 2019 -

Manford’s Comedy Club was launched by comedian Jason Manford and his brother Colin just over two years ago. The idea was to bring comedians from the UK circuit to small towns and cities across the country for a night of live comedy. The show features up and coming performers as well as more well-known names and are all personally chosen by Jason himself. The aim of the pop up shows is to put top-quality comedy in front of local audiences at a good price. A great evening of original and hilarious comedy.

Richmond Film Society Presents Wajib

The Exchange

10 December 2019 -

RFS’s final film of 2019 is a Palestinian drama, set amidst wedding preparations in the lead-up to Christmas in Nazareth. In Palestine’s Christian community, an estranged son accompanies his father in delivering his sister’s wedding invitations. Gentle but thought provoking insights into generational differences, including the Palestine/Israel relationship and a son coping with a father’s desire to find him ‘a nice local girl’.

Starcatcher Productions Presents Sleeping Beauty

The Exchange

16 December 2019 - 30 December 2019

Join Prince Florin, Nurse Nanny Nelly and Jingles the Jester as they attempt to save Princess Beauty from Malifica’s curse, in Starcatcher Production’s  Sleeping Beauty; The Pantomime of your dreams.

Directed by Sue Nieto, written by Dominic Mattos and R.E.Mercia  and expertly performed by a cast of West-End professionals, this hilariously witty take on the classic fairy tale will entertain the whole family at the Exchange Theatre’s first ever pantomime.

Will Princess Beauty escape the curse and find true love? Will Malifica be defeated? And will Nursey Nanny Nelly ever wear a tasteful frock?

Join us this December for songs, silliness, sweeties and slapstick – IT’S PANTO TIME!!


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