What's on - March 2017

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  • 18 March 2017 - 25 March 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The History of Cardenio

    Cardenio loves Lucinda. When he tells his friend Fernando about her, Fernando loves Lucinda too.  But Fernando is already as good as married to Violenta, a farmer’s daughter. So, to marry Lucinda, Fernando must be doubly false and betray the two people who are dearest to him. One will come close to death, another will go mad. Quesada, the old schoolmaster, has read too many stories of chivalry and determines to become a wandering knight. With his houseboy, Sancho, as his squire, he takes to the road to kill dragons and save damsels. There will be confrontations and absolutions but will everyone come out happy? Will everyone come out sane?

    Richmond Shakespeare Society and Cutpurse present the British premiere of the most authentic vision of the lost play. One of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars, Gary Taylor, collaborates posthumously with Shakespeare andv Fletcher to re-create their adaptation of Don Quixote in a script that’s passionate, romantic and immensely funny.  And for once you won’t know how it ends...

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Box Office:  020 8744 0547

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 21 March 2017 - 25 March 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett's widely acclaimed monologues, first broadcast on BBC television in the 1980s, are brought to the stage in two heart-warming triple bills, alternating over a week.

    Triple Bill 1 (7.45 on 21 March / 7.45 on 23 March / 3.00 on 25 March): A Cream Cracker under the Settee / Soldiering On / A Chip in the Sugar

    Triple Bill 2 (7.45 on 22 March / 7.45 on 24 March / 7.45 on 25 March): Bed among the Lentils / Her Big Chance / A Woman of No Importance

    Tickets are on sale now at http://www.positickets.co.uk/eventdetails.php?EventID=2417#.WJC4VlOLTcs

     

    OHADS event

  • The Script Room

    Staged readings of three new plays by Ed Birch, Frances Bushe and David Kantounas. Directed by Barry Edwards.

    Tickets £5  Online booking and full information on www.thescriptroom.com

    In association with Richmond Music and Drama Festival and Richmond Libraries

    Please note: this programme contains adult themes

    Optik event

  • Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

    A talk and tour of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The fixtures and fittings at Normansfield and the process of conservation. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. All 150 pieces of original scenery including backcloths, side flats, top borders and props were photographed in 2015. These images can be inspected in our interactive photography catalogue.

    The Langdon Down Centre event

  • Trial By Jury and Spring Song Singers

    HLOC present SPRING SONG SINGERS, a mini-drama by Richard Tydeman followed by TRIAL BY JURY, a semi-staged comic opera in one act by WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

    Friday 24th March 7.45 at St Stephen's Church, Parkside Road,Hounslow TW3 2BP

    Sat 25th March 2.30 and 7.45 at St. Mary's Church Community Hall, Thames Street, Hampton TW12 2EB

    Hounslow Light Opera Company event

  • 25 March 2017Music/Gigs

    Kindred Spirit Band Concert

    All Hallows Church are having the Kindred Spirit Band play their acclaimed, electrifying progressive folk rock for a special concert on Saturday 25th March 2017. See their recent feature in Prog Magazine, where they are described as

    "Folk Rock meets classical with a scientific edge".

    The Kindred Spirit Band sound is special and distinctive, driven by "haunting and bewitching" female vocals, guitar, two classically trained, virtuoso, lead instrument players (on violin and flute / sax), dynamic drums and bass guitar and laced with jigs, reels and duelling improvisations. The band features Elaine Samuels (guitar and vocals), Catherine Dimmock (flute, sax and vocals) , Martin Ash (electric violin), Mike Hislop (bass) and Alan Barwise (drums). We will be having a special support tonight too, with the young and talented Cathryn Gleeson.
     

    The band will be performing in the main space of All Hallows Church tonight, which will be a beautiful setting for the concert. All Hallows Church is a very special place to come into because it has a vibrant and welcoming community who are doing really wonderful work, bringing the local community together.

    The band will be donating £2 from every album sold to the church's main charity, SPEAR.

    Elaine Samuels Events event

  • 25 March 2017Choral/Choirs

    Haydn Creation (pt 1) & Vivaldi Gloria

    Come and hear Richmond Opera perform these lovely pieces. One night only, in the lovely Vineyard Church in Richmond (TW10 6AQ), with full orchestra.

    Lindsay Bramley conducting.
    Tickets are £12, available on the door.
    Interval refreshments.

    Richmond Opera event

  • 26 March 2017Music/Gigs

    Allegri String Quartet

    HAYDN OPUS 33/1, BARBER'S 'ADAGIO', MENDELSSOHN OPUS 80

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 28 March 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Screening of ‘The Lesson’ (Bulgaria)

    Richmond Film Society’s Season continues with the Bulgarian drama, ‘The Lesson’, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

    A powerful portrayal of a teacher’s life as she goes to desperate lengths to in order to preserve a roof over her family’s head. As she seeks to instil an element of morality into her pupils, she finds herself struggling with other issues and thwarted at every turn.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 28 March 2017Visual Arts/Film

    WATERCOLOUR CLASSES AT KEW STUDIO

    Weekly watercolour classes with Kew Studio Resident Artist Bob Aldous.

    For details please contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and visit the website: www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

  • 29 March 2017Visual Arts/Film

    DRAWING CLASSES AT KEW STUDIO

    The Art of Drawing at Kew Studio

    This course teaches observational drawing techniques, providing learners with a progressive development of their skills. It is suitable for those with a little basic drawing experience, or those wishing to extend their technical skills. Each session starts with a structured technical warm-up exercise, followed by the opportunity to apply techniques using a choice of visual resources. As much or as little tutor support as required is available. 

    Contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org for more details.

    Kew Art Studio event

  • The Private Life of the Tudors

    Talk by Tracy Borman

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • The Private Life if the Tudors

    Talk by Tracy Borman

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 30 March 2017Music/Gigs

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

    A welcome return to the Landmark by one of the UK’s leading folk partnerships, who are also twice winners of the

    BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo (2016 & 2013). With careers spanning over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Their intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’. “… a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.” - Billboard Magazine

    Tickets: £15 / £14 seniors / £13 Landmark members & U18s

    Pre-show supper available; £8.50 per person.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 30 March 2017 - 31 March 2017Music/Gigs

    The Juniper Tree, UK premiere by Philip Glass

    UK premiere of The Juniper Tree an opera by Philip Glass & Robert Moran as part of the Music and Drama Festival Richmond-upon-Thames 2017.

    Starring Mariya Krywaniuk and James Corrigan. Conducted by Andy Langley, directed by Glyndebourne's Donna Stirrup and produced by Helen Astrid (The Helen Astrid Singing Academy).

    This macabre Brothers Grimm fairytale, will leave you on the edge of your seats. Professional soloists and musicians will perform alongside a local chorus and school children.

    Not to be missed!

    Unsuitable for small children.

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy (HasA) event

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