Hansel & Gretel
We are pleased to announce our Christmas show, Hansel & Gretel, a new festive version written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year’s successful adaptation of Alice in Winterland, and directed by Rosie Jones.
Life is good in the little town of Freiburg. Somehow it has escaped the Great Famine laying blight to its neighbours. It has the highest of walls, the most bountiful of harvests and holds the biggest of parties. And everyone loves the town's mayor.
When young Hansel and Gretel are caught passing food to the poor, they are as surprised as anyone to be rewarded with a trip to the far side of the forest. Little do they know of the gingerbread house that awaits them and the sweet old lady who controls their fate.
Battling magical beasts, enlisting a crew of fairy tale bandits and learning the secrets of their past, Hansel and Gretel must race to save their town from the Witch's Curse. And all in time for Christmas!
Featuring young actors from the Rose Youth Theatre alongside professional actors.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Dick Whittington by Daniel Wain
Directed by Bill Compton
Panto's coming home. Oh yes it is! A fun-filled feast for all the family
Book early for our wonderfully witty world premiere, packed with punch, puns, pies and panache! Will Dick find fame and fortune in old London Town? Can Tommy rid Morocco of those wicked rats? Will all end happily? You know the answers, but you’ll still adore the experience. Forget 2018 - it’s behind you! The whole family will love our traditional thigh-slapping, cross-dressing, no-messing tale, told with a topical, tropical twist…
Box office opens 30th August 2018
Teddington Theatre Club event
Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy of romantic complications and practical jokes set at the festive season in the 1950’s and shot through with popular songs of the period. Identical twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, (disguised as a boy), falls in lo0ve with Orsino who, in turn, dotes on Olivia. But Olivia falls for Viola then enter Sebastian, the spitting image of his sister.....
Richmond Shakespeare Society event
'A Christmas Carol' performed by Clive Francis
Acclaimed actor Clive Francis will perform his highly praised adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens in St Mary's Church, Twickenham.
The performance will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the church hall, with a chance to meet Clive.
Some national reviews of his performance:
"A sleight of hand in which, before our very eyes, he fills an empty stage with an entire Dickensian landscape. Simply magic!" ... Alan Ayckbourn
★★★★ ...performance of his career... Daily Telegraph
★★★★...touches the heart...Independent
★★★★ Spellbinding! The Sunday Times
Tickets: £12 in advance from the church, on sale after Sunday services
£15 (incl booking fee) online www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-marys-twickenham
£15 on the door, subject to availability
St Mary The Virgin Twickenham event