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ROS: Sister Act

ROS: Sister Act

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior.


Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.


Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship and a reason to REJOICE!!



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Thursday 23 May 201919:30 (Closed)
Friday 24 May 201919:30
Saturday 25 May 201919:30

Orlando

Orlando

Orlando: Who is she?  Who is he?  Who are we?  


Find out in the life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, whose spirit cannot be caged, and whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history – from the 1500s to the present day – provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; personal, sexual and national.

 

Drawing on a decade’s worth of critically-acclaimed theatre-making, Dyad Productions – performer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones – explore what it means to find our place in the world whilst remaining utterly true to who we are.

 

Based on the satirical 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf, this production comes from the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, The Time Machine and Austen’s Women.


***** ‘A towering performance‘ - The Scotsman


***** ‘A luscious sweeping tale’ - The i


***** ‘Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British Stage’ - British Theatre Guide


***** ‘Quite simply: it’s astounding’ - Broadway Baby


***** ’Outstanding…gripping… Vaughan is never less than magnetic’ - Three Weeks


‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ - Huffington Post



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Thursday 30 May 201919:30

The Fairest Lady

The Fairest Lady

A retelling of the Pygmalion story with elegant baroque dance, stunning costumes, and on-stage live music by Rameau, Paisible, Croft, Purcell, Eccles and Handel.


It will be performed by Romain Arreghini, Chiara Vinci and Jim Fish, with musical direction by Evelyn Nallen.


“This is a very cool piece of history…I am proud to be the ambassador for this project.” Darcey Bussell


Tickets for this event are available from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office only, and not from Swaledale Festival.


A Swaledale Festival event performed by The Weaver Ensemble



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Wednesday 5 Jun 201916:00

Jack Dee - Work In Progress

Jack Dee - Work In Progress

Join legendary comedian Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour.


“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in,” says Jack.


Jack is star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title”.


14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content

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Friday 7 Jun 201920:00
Saturday 8 Jun 201920:00

Carrying David

Carrying David

Two brothers. One fighting for boxing glory, the other fighting for his life.


On June 3, 1989 at The Louise Centre in Stanley, Glenn McCory re-wrote boxing history when he became the Cruiseweight Champion of the World - the very first world boxing champion from the North East.


He was inspired by his terminally ill brother, David.


This emotionally charged and remarkable comedy drama reflects the highs and the many lows of Glenn's unrelenting drive to become world champion.

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Sunday 9 Jun 201919:30

The Rivals

The Rivals

Join us for an evening of Georgian intrigue and romance, as the University of York's Drama Society premiere a new and innovative staging of R. B. Sheridan's classic comedy The Rivals (1775).


Will the dashing Captain Jack Absolute win the hand of Lydia Languish? Or will her aunt, the loquacious Mrs. Malaprop, intercede with her infamous verbal gaffs?


The performance begins with a short introduction from Dr Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York) on the lively audiences of the Georgian playhouse. Step back in time to experience one of the most popular and dynamic plays from Georgian Theatre Royal’s storied past.


Image credit: 'Courtship in High Life', Thomas Rowlandson, 1785, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30

Drama Baby/The Changing Room

Drama Baby/The Changing Room

The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Tuesday Senior Acting Classes perform a double act of plays.


Drama Baby by Jamie Brittain

It’s the final rehearsal before the practical exam for A-Level Theatre Studies and two competing groups attempt to achieve the ever-elusive top grade whilst negotiating sex, alcohol and Antonin Artaud. As egos clash and new relationships are formed and broken, Drama Baby goes to the heart of what it means to perform and what it’s like when the costumes and lights are stripped away.

The Changing Room by Chris Bush

This lyrical piece explores what it means to be a young person in the age of digital nativism. Are they teenagers? Are they adults? Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires.


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Thursday 27 Jun 201919:30

Talent/ Forty Five Minutes

Talent/ Forty Five Minutes

The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Acting Classes perform a double bill of plays.


Talent by Victoria Wood

Talent centres on two friends, one of whom is about to enter a talent contest.


Forty Five Minutes by Anya Reiss


When a computer error means a group of students are given an incorrect deadline for their UCAS application they take to the school IT suite in a state of sheer panic. Forty Five Minutes explores what happens when young people are forced to make decisions about their future and being rushed headlong into adulthood when you still feel like a child.

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Friday 28 Jun 201919:30

Richmond School Theatre Company

Richmond School Theatre Company

Richmond School’s Drama Department has a reputation for gripping, high-quality performances and this latest showcase from the extra-curricular theatre company promises to be both thought-provoking and unforgettable.


Dramatic intensity will be unleashed when these talented actors present a showcase of their year’s work.  With vibrant energy and a range of styles, the cast will use their every power to provoke and intrigue their audience in equal measure.  


The School’s reputation for high-quality drama has been sealed by recent A-level performances and the company’s collaborative work with English Heritage at Richmond Castle. This production promises to be every bit as exciting.


Performance details will be released nearer the time.


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Thursday 4 Jul 201919:00

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Cheryl Barrett’s adaptation combines poetic license and plenty of humour to retell Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book story.


A man-cub has escaped the clutches of Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves, Mowgli the man-cub is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the bear and his friend Bagheera the panther, but will he ever find his way back to the human village?


Promising fun and laughter along the way, The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior Acting Class present their version of a much-loved classic.


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Friday 5 Jul 201919:30

Sounds of Summer: The Military WAGS Choir

Sounds of Summer: The Military WAGS Choir

Founded at the height of the war in Afghanistan to support women in the military community, The Military WAGS Choir has entertained thousands in audiences throughout the UK with their splendid singing and harmonies.


Conducted by Carol Gedye and accompanied by Brett Overin, they are delighted to be returning to The Georgian Theatre Royal stage to perform a vibrant summer concert featuring a wide range of popular music.


Having recently returned from a Concert Tour in the Rhineland, Germany, Richmond School and Sixth Form College Concert Band is delighted to perform in support of the WAGS Choir.



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Saturday 6 Jul 201919:00

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Based on the smash-hit 1976 film, Bugsy Malone is a fantastic musical featuring a catchy score, a thrilling plot and plenty of action.


Ex-boxer Bugsy is thrust into the gangster spotlight when he finds himself becoming the last hope that Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving, but will he get back to his new love Blousey in one piece?


By arrangement with Faber Musicals and featuring performers from The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior, Middle and Senior Musical Theatre classes, this show promises to be one of our best yet!


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Thursday 11 Jul 201919:30
Friday 12 Jul 201919:30

Scary Play/ Mobile Phone Show

Scary Play/ Mobile Phone Show

The Tuesday and Saturday Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Middle Classes perform a double bill.


Scary Play by Judith Johnson


The twins are having a birthday sleepover; as night draws in, the group attempts to scare the living daylights out of each other. Kal recounts the legend of a local house, said to be haunted by the ghost of a strange old lady who once lived there. The evening takes a terrifying turn when they challenge each other to sneak into the house, but what is lurking in the upstairs bedroom?


Mobile Phone Show by Jim Cartwright


A communication cacophony, a fully charged chorus line of chaos in a rhapsody of text, tweet and gabble. Jim Cartwright wrote Mobile Phone Show after spending time with young people who explained the significance of their relationships with their phones. With 80% of school age children spending on average 90 minutes a day on their phones, this challenging play explores the vital messages they can send. Performed by the Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Middle Group.


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Friday 19 Jul 201919:30

RADS: A Small Family Business

RADS: A Small Family Business

When Jack, honest and upright, takes over as MD of the family furniture business, he expects to improve efficiency. But his managerial skills are no match for the wholesale fraud, deceit and theft which he uncovers in both the business and amongst his family. He soon has to succumb to blackmail because of his daughter, and this is only the first in a series of moral compromises he will have to make. Jack and his family unwittingly find themselves on a path from simple misdemeanours to murder.


Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed won the London Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play.


Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Gregan Davis.


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Thursday 25 Jul 201919:30
Friday 26 Jul 201919:30
Saturday 27 Jul 201919:30
Thursday 1 Aug 201919:30
Friday 2 Aug 201919:30
Saturday 3 Aug 201919:30

International Youth Theatre Show

International Youth Theatre Show
Now in its third successful year, the International Youth Theatre Festival celebrates the links between the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA and The Georgian Theatre Royal. Students – aged 12-18 years – from both countries work together in a week-long workshop to create a contemporary piece of theatre. The previous two fantastic shows were based on Alice Through the Looking Glass and Oliver Twist, and the 2016 production promises to be every bit as exciting.

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Saturday 10 Aug 201919:30

ALADDIN

ALADDIN

ALADDIN


Friday 6 December 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020


Jump aboard our magical carpet and join us for this year’s spectacular pantomime.

Aladdin is a high-flying adventure for all the family featuring exotic locations, young love, mayhem and magic, and a wish-granting genie.

Brought to you by the Georgian Theatre Royal’s talented production team, it will have all the ingredients that you have come to expect from Richmond’s legendary pantomimes: fabulous characters; laugh-out-loud-comedy; amazing music and dance routines; and dazzling special effects. It is not surprising that last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty was chosen by The Observer as one of the best festive shows for 2018, and in 2015 The Telegraph named us the No.1 place to see a pantomime in the UK.

Book your tickets today and make your wishes come true!



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Friday 6 Dec 201919:00
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