What's on - April 2018

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  • 13 April 2018 - 6 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Much Ado About Nothing

    To mark the Rose's 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to present a major revival of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, starring celebrated actress and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc alongside John Hopkins (Midsomer MurdersPoldark) as feuding lovers Beatrice and Benedick.  

    Don Pedro is victorious. The turf war in the city is won and the Mafia overlord brings his entourage to Messina, a luxury spa
    hotel deep in the Sicilian hills, to hide out, recover and party. While Leonato, the hotel owner, fawns over his clan boss, his daughter, Hero, wins the heart of the Don’s young protégé. Meanwhile, Beatrice, the no-nonsense, customer-experience manager, has unfinished business to see to with Benedick, Pedro’s commitment-phobic consigliere. But when Hero is disgraced, the party is over, love turns to hatred and new battle lines are drawn.

    Beneath its witty surface, Much Ado About Nothing is a powerful exploration of the struggle for love, identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world – as relevant today as ever. Our production will use Shakespeare’s language in a sharp contemporary setting that not only offers glorious opportunities for physical comedy amid the furnishings of a spa hotel but also provides a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

    Starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing is a Rose co-production with Granville & Parham Productions and Antic Face. A household name for her television presenting and comedy work, Mel’s theatre credits include Luce (Southwark Playhouse), Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour (UK Tour), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Playhouse Theatre), Eurobeat (Novello) and New Boy(Trafalgar Studios). 

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 16 April 2018 - 28 April 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Original Prints Exhibition

    remembering Felicity…Thursday Printmakers

    An exhibition of original prints by artist printmakers at RHACC

    etchings, lithographs, linocuts, screenprints, collagraphs, monoprints

    Felicity Lywood was a ‘Thursday printmaker’ at Richmond Adult Community College. She died in April 2017 after a short illness. The head of art at Richmond School of Art offered us an exhibition to showcase a selection of her work, as a tribute to her and to the many many years she was a printmaker at the school, along side a selection of work by our current Printmakers.

    Admission Free.

    Private View Wednesday 18th April 6-8pm

    Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) event

  • 21 April 2018 - 28 April 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The 39 Steps

    Mix a classic Hitchcock film with carefully crafted slapstick, four fearless actors playing over 100 roles and you have “The 39 Steps”!    Join us as our hero flees across the country, wanted for a murder he didn’t commit, hunted by police and mysterious secret agents.  Can he overcome them?  Will the truth save him? And, most importantly, will he get the girl?

    richmondshakespeare.org.uk 

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 28 April 2018Music/Gigs

    Stephan O'Goodson: Billie Holiday in Words and Music

    To coincide with the launch of his new CD, Pearls for Lady Day Stephan O'Goodson brings a very special on-off show to the OSO.  A mix of theatre and music featuring excerpts from Billie Holiday’s biography Lady Sings the Blues and performances of some of her most famous recordings. This is an event not to be missed.
    Featuring Stephan O’Goodson on vocals, Ross Lorraine on the piano, Paul Southern on the bass and narration by Maria Margotta.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 28 April 2018Museum/Heritage

    Hansons Auction and Valuation Day

    Hansons invite sellers and buyers to enjoy the salesroom experience and the enthusiasm put into actuioneering to maximate financial return.

    Viewing from 9.15am to 12midday.   The auction starts at 12midday.

    Valuations take place from 9am to 2pm.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 29 April 2018 - 5 August 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Stones in his Pockets

    Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones

    Directed by Wesley Henderson Roe

    Two actors, 16 roles - can they do it?

    When Charlie, from Co. Antrim, and Jake, from Co. Kerry, meet as extras on a Hollywood film shoot in Ireland they strike up an unusual friendship. As the days tick by and their pay adds up they learn more about themselves, their local community and the people who have arrived in it than either would have imagined.

    A West End hit and acting tour-de-force.

    http://www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/stones-in-his-pockets

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 29 April 2018Music/Gigs

    Violin and Piano Recital

    Jon Booth and Julia Drager are returning to Normansfield Theatre on 29/4/18 at 3pm for another recital, following their sell-out performance in 2017.  The programme includes:- J SBach: Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018; Vitali: Chaconne; Brahms: Sonata in D minor, Op 108.

    Tickets are available online at www.jonbooth.co.uk or at The Old Violin Workshop, 10 High Street, Hampton Hill TW12 1PD (tel: 0208 977 2952)

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 30 April 2018 - 9 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    Accidental Death of an Anarchist
    The Latymer Theatre Company presents Dario Fo’s hilarious Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Written in 1970 in response to the death in custody of an Italian anarchist, Fo’s version of the attempts by the police to cover up the death of Giuseppe Pinelli exposes the corruption at the heart of Italian politics at the time.  Latymer Theatre Company’s troupe of young professional actors takes on one of the most popular farces of the twentieth century.    

    OSO Arts Centre event

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