Please note: a £1.25 Transaction Charge will be applied to your booking
A £1 restoration levy will also be added to each ticket. This is for the essential maintenance and renovation work of the Theatre.
All is not well at St Monica’s Hospital. They’re on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A & E.
70 years ago, Nye Bevan gave us free healthcare for all. Can his dream survive the demands and pressures of the 21st century? Can Nurse Danuta save the day with her Polish pastries and proverbs?
With tunes, transfusions and titters, join the ever-popular Mikron as they make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS.
“Mighty little Mikron” The Guardian
“The cast joyously celebrate the achievements of the NHS.” The Stage
Bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson and acoustic and electric guitarist Martin Carthy combine fiction writing with music and song in what promises to be an evening to remember.
President of the Walking and Book Festival, Peter Robinson is best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks. Martin Carthy is one of folk music's greatest innovators, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Sharing the stage, Peter will be reading from his works and Martin will perform songs that complement the text.
Peter's latest book Careless Love will be on sale along with many of his other titles, as will a collection of Martin's music.
The incredibly talented comedian Kerry Godliman’s straight-talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering many of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth? And, even though she can't stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji?
Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum Help Desk, Channel 4’s Derek and Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just a Minute, as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Most recently, Kerry has starred in Sky Atlantic's critically acclaimed drama Save Me, as well as Channel 4's new show, Rob Beckett's Playing for Time.
14+ (Parental Guidance) likely to be swearing and adult content
“Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.” The Guardian
“…A great comic who oozes personality” Evening Standard
“The best comic timing on the fringe… You quite literally have to be there.” The Sunday Times
Deeds Not Words with Helen Pankhurst
2.30pm, tickets £6, £8 & £10, book stall
One hundred years after the Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied women over 30 gain the vote for the first time, suffragette descendent and campaigner Helen Pankhurst charts how the lives of women in the UK have changed over the last 100 years.
At this last event of the Richmond Walking & Book Festival she celebrates landmark successes, little-known victories, where progress has stalled or reversed, looking into politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms.
Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds Not Words reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go and how we might get there.
Sponsored by: Gillian Howells and Nobby Dimon
It's Berlin, 1914, and the music has to stop. Kaiser Wilhelm has summoned a dance instructress from England to put his officers through their paces, but now war is only days away…
From ballroom to battlefield and beyond, this intriguing two-person show charts the friendship of a man and a woman caught in their nations' crossfire.
Written by Stuart Fortey and directed by Dominic Goodwin, the production stars Cal Stockbridge and Dominic Goodwin who is making a welcome return to The Georgian Theatre Royal following his years as the legendary pantomime dame.
“An unusual story . . . a wonderfully written play skilfully combining humour and stark moments of wrenching sadness.”
Buxton Fringe Review
For the eleventh successive year, this ever-popular folk band return for their annual evening of scintillating entertainment at The Georgian Theatre Royal.
Their unique blend of multi-instrumental music, close harmony singing and engaging humour brings a wide range of folk music to an audience which finds itself rapidly drawn into the atmosphere of the evening.
Central to the band’s repertoire is an exciting range of their own original ballads recounting the history, legends and characters of Swaledale and Wensleydale, together with traditional Tyneside, Scottish and Irish music. With ocassional musical surprises from Vivaldi to Lindisfarne, this promises to be a feel-good evening for everyone to enjoy.
Proceeds from this concert will go towards the continuation and development of The Georgian Theatre Royal.
Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story.
Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are. This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.
Explore what really matters about being a boy and being a girl with dances, songs and skits created with children, for children. Expect laughter and sing-alongs in a cabaret show that is suitable for all the family.
Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport's irreverent and playful style.
We Are Brontë is a riotous interpretation of the Bronte myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire's literary siblings as their inspiration. With only a handful of props, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves. So, expect wind, spooky houses and really bad coughs!
Part play, part enquiry into the act of putting on a play, this promises to be no ordinary Brontë adaptation.
"a mini comedic masterpiece...ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different." StageTalk Magazine
“masters of their art" The Scotsman
Classic Clapton features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric Clapton, he sings and plays guitar like him too! They were formed in 1985 in Newcastle long before the term 'tribute band' was invented. In the past three decades they have become something of a rock institution.
Widely regarded as the world’s no. 1 Clapton tribute band, Classic Clapton has toured extensively throughout the UK and abroad, including appearances at the Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival, and have released three of their own albums.
The show is a two-hour journey through the whole musical career of Eric Clapton including all of his best-known hits - Wonderful Tonight, I Shot the Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an unplugged segment.
Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong!
We are being watched. Whether it’s the grammar Nazis on the Internet, the court of public opinion in the media, the government through our smart phones, the aliens from deep in the crust of the moons of Jupiter, or by God himself, we are being monitored. The pressure to ‘get it right’ is tremendous! Right?
Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.
***** “…a show that makes you laugh and think while you are watching, and then wakes you up in the night to laugh and think again.” The Scotsman
***** “.. not just comedy but soul-quenching storytelling at its finest” EdFestMag
14+ Age Recommendation. May contain adult themes and strong language.
Last year, Arrival was voted the ‘best Abba show’ and ‘most authentic Abba show’ by the UK Abba Fan Club. Widely regarded as the world’s No. 1 Abba tribute band, Arrival has performed to millions of Abba fans across the globe in over 26 different countries.
Combining stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, lavish replica costumes and choreographed dance routines, Arrival are a full live band that create a truly authentic Abba experience. Abba fans old and new can look forward to songs such as the Eurovision winner Waterloo, through to the haunting sounds of Fernando and Eagle, then back to the toe-tapping favourites Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me and the ever-popular Thank You for the Music.
James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian period. He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and informed by the places and characters he came to know.
This story is a reflective account of his life, told through ‘Jimmy’s ghost’ and set in and around The Hawk public house, which was owned by his future father-in-law. The narrative unfolds to a back-drop of James Hill’s own compositions, clog dancing and songs from the time, incorporating some newly commissioned pieces.
Featuring two top virtuoso fiddle players Tom Mcconville (BBC Musician of the Year) and Stewart Hardy, this show provides fantastic entertainment for all the family. Tom and Stewart will be joined by two of the North East’s finest singers Alan Fitzimmons and Jim Mageean and clog dancing champion Natalie Rae.
Join your hosts, Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler, as they bring the UK’s finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret to Richmond for one night only!
Fresh from their second year at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ross and Josh are ‘Vic and Bob for the video game, grime generation’ (Scotsman), bringing you a prime-time dose of high energy, multimedia hilarity and some very special guests.
“More originality and inventiveness within a few minutes of this show than in the entire duration of other Fringe hours” Skinny
“A unique treat” EdFestMag.com
**** “Setting a high benchmark for alternative comedy” Yorkshire Post
16+ age guidance
From Newcastle to Nashville, Hayley McKay has been wowing audiences with her own brand of pop/Americana/country music.
She has recently played at Glastonbury, Cornbury, Northumberland Live, SummerTyne American Festival and Hardwick Live, and supported artists including Albert Lee, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves and Scouting for Girls.
Hayley and her band will be performing original songs, including those from her self-titled debut album, as well as popular cover versions.
“Beautiful voice and moving lyrics, infectious pop melodies/country influences” The Telegraph
“Hayley McKay – another fantastic musician to grace our pages” Holly Payne, Editor, Maverick Magazine
“Hayley delivered in spades. I had never seen her before or hardly heard of her, but I’ve now become a fan” – Time Out Magazine
Ken and Chris arrive for a party to find host Charley in his bedroom suffering from a bullet wound and the kitchen staff have disappeared! Len and Claire are next, themselves injured in a car crash.
They are soon joined by the pragmatic Ernest and Cookie, followed by Glenn and Cassie, who have relationship problems.
Rumours abound regarding Charley and his wife Vivian. What happens when the police arrive? Is there an explanation of the rumours and Charley’s situation and who will concoct an explanation for what actually happened on the night?
RADS present the British version of this splendid farce by the writer of The Odd Couple, California Suite and The Sunshine Boys.
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Jim Brown.
A local operatic society attempts to put on a simple Nativity show. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, with this bunch of misfits, anything is possible!
The Nativity Saga tells the story of a rather unsuccessful attempt at an amateur society putting on the most famous story of them all. It is packed full of amazing songs, ranging from modern musical numbers, through to Christmas hits of the decades, to the more traditional festive classics.
Expect the unexpected with costume disasters, scenery issues, relationship dilemmas, musical mayhem and a lot of self-indulgent drama queens. Get into the festive spirit early and enjoy the chaos that will unfold!
Written and directed by John Holliday
We are delighted to announce that our next pantomime will be Sleeping Beauty and this traditional tale is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.
The Georgian Theatre Royal pantomimes are well-known throughout the region for the very best in festive entertainment. We promise star-quality performances, catchy songs, dazzling special effects and heaps of hilarious family-style fun.
This year, The Georgian Theatre Royal is delighted to be introducing a Relaxed Performance of Sleeping Beauty. It is open to everyone but is designed specifically for children, young people or any patrons with learning disabilities, additional support needs and those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, as well as their parents, teachers or guardians - in fact, anyone who feels they would benefit from a less formal and more relaxed environment.
The performance will take place on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 10.00am. It is essentially the same show but with some small adjustments to the production to cater for people who feel they might not be able to attend a regular performance but still want to enjoy the magic of pantomime and a live theatre experience.
Special features include:
Reduced sound levels and no sudden loud noises
No strobe lighting or pyrotechnics are used and some special effects are changed
The house lights remain on in the auditorium
Auditorium doors are left open so you're free to come and go
Additional staff will be on hand to assist with seating and access around the Theatre.
All tickets are £10.50 (includes £1 restoration levy).
If you would like to talk through the suitability of the performance, then please contact the admin office on 01748 823710 and we will do our best to help.