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A £1 restoration levy will also be added to each ticket. This is for the essential maintenance and renovation work of the Theatre.

Da Camera

Da Camera

Da Camera is delighted to make a return visit to The Georgian Theatre Royal with a vibrant and varied programme of 17th and 18th century music. Travelling through Germany, Italy and the British Isles, music by Telemann, Bach and Riccio will be interspersed with toe-tapping tunes from England and Scotland in a pan-European musical journey.


Come and hear Emma Murphy (recorders), Susanna Pell (viols) and Steven Devine (harpsichord), fill the Theatre with their unique and vivacious music-making.


“….informal and friendly stage manner, fine musicianship and superb playing” Early Music News


“Da Camera combined dazzling technique with engaging playing” Planet Hugill


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Friday 27 Apr 201819:30

Snake Davis & Jess Gillam

Snake Davis & Jess Gillam

Soul sax-man Snake Davis teams up with rising 19-year-old sax star Jess Gillam for a relaxed and fun acoustic duo set, mixing classical pop soul and jazz pieces with chat and banter.


Jess found the sax at 7 years old and it’s been the centre of her world ever since. A student at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, she is fast becoming established as one of the UK’s leading saxophonists. Multiple award-winner, overall runner up of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016, Jess was a star soloist at the recent BBC Proms.


At 19, Snake was still wondering what to do with his life but by the age of 20 the blinkers were on, the head was down, and the sax was strapped almost permanently round his neck! World tours with M-People, Eurythmics et al followed, along with recording dates with over 400 artists from Ray Charles and Paul McCartney to Take That.


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Saturday 28 Apr 201819:30

Simon Evans: Genius

Simon Evans: Genius

Ever since he was a small boy, all Simon Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'.


Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…


“Super-sharp wit” - Time Out


***** “A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close” -  The Scotsman




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Sunday 6 May 201819:30

The Mimic Men

The Mimic Men

As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, The Mimic Men – Cal Halbert and Alfie Joey – are the UK’s top (and only) impressionist double act!


The Mimic Men bring their ‘Best Of’ show to The Georgian Theatre Royal; a show filled with voices, sketches and a musical number or two…OK, maybe three!


So what are you waiting for? Come and join The Mimic Men for an evening of entertainment for all the family!


“Very good” – Simon Cowell

“So spot on” – John Bishop

“Brilliant” – David Walliams.


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Friday 18 May 201819:30

La Boheme

La Boheme

Can you live on love alone?


Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Richmond with Puccini's best-loved opera, which charts the love affair of Rodolfo, a writer, and Mimi, his neighbour, as they eke out a living on the breadline. Life is harsh, and they soon find that you need more than passion to survive. Opera doesn't get more romantic than this!


Manchester-based Heritage Opera has been touring chamber versions of well-loved operas for ten years.


“…this production was full of sincerity and atmosphere... the acting was top-drawer…a veritable triumph.” -  Michael Cookson, Seen and Heard International 2016


Sung in English, accompanied by piano.


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Saturday 19 May 201819:30

ROS: My Fair Lady

ROS: My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle. Eliza is a Covent Garden flower seller who, inspired by phonetician Henry Higgins’ public boast that he could change her social status by teaching her how to speak correctly, turns up at his door asking for lessons in order to fulfil her dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza eventually succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly ambitions, and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins’ life.


The original 1956 production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews helped define the modern musical theatre. The original production enjoyed a seven-year run on Broadway leading to the 1964 film (starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn), which won several Oscars, including Best Picture.


Its classic musical numbers include “With A Little Bit of Luck”, "Wouldn't it be Loverly?", “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.


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Wednesday 23 May 201819:30
Thursday 24 May 201819:30
Friday 25 May 201819:30
Saturday 26 May 201819:30

VFB: The Sleeping Beauty

VFB: The Sleeping Beauty

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography and beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.


The wicked Carabosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger - and die.  The Lilac Fairy changes the spell, and instead on the fateful day, the Princess and the entire palace fall into a deep sleep. A century later Prince Désiré revives the Princess with a kiss, the palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attend the wedding.


Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty, this ballet is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.



“The entire show was captivating from start to finish”

- Welwyn Hatfield Times


‘’A truly spelling performance’’

- Burnley Express


“This production looks and feels absolutely right”

- Worthing Herald


‘’The whole evening was a delight’’

- Lichfield Live



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Wednesday 30 May 201819:30
Thursday 31 May 201814:3019:30

The Shout

The Shout

A Swaledale Festival event.


A humorous and poignant story of everyday rescue folk, celebrating the 50th year of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.


A donation from each ticket sale will go to the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. Tickets for this event are available from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office only, and not from Swaledale Festival.


Written and directed by Pete Roe.

Recommended for aged 16 and over.

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Wednesday 6 Jun 201815:00

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and Total Fringe Sell Out 2015, 2016, 2017, Sarah Kendall embarks on a UK tour with her latest show One-Seventeen. This is a blistering storytelling experience from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy.


“She will make you burst out laughing, she will make you gasp with horror and at moments you will find it hard not to cry. Kendall’s narrative is fluent, simply told and astonishingly beautiful in places. Like life her tone can turn in an instant, taking you from sadness to joy in a moment. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you think. And as you leave the theatre and walk out under the stars Kendall’s stories will still be running around in your head.” Scotsman****


"Phenomenal storytelling, engagingly performed with a disarming lack of ego, funny and soulful by turns, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder.” Chortle ****



Age Recommendation 14+


May contain strong language and adult themes





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Friday 8 Jun 201819:30

In The Beginning Was The Sound

In The Beginning Was The Sound

Starting with Stravinsky, diving back to the Medieval period, motoring with Mozart (ignoring Beethoven) and ending up with the Bee Gees, In The Beginning Was The Sound is an informal and entertaining rollercoaster ride through the history of music.


Decostruttori Postmodernisti (DP if you prefer) are four young Italian professional musicians, featuring the otherworldly sound of the theremin, accompanied by piano, violin and cello, alongside ukulele, melodica, kazoo, bird whistle and slide whistle (and sometimes even in the same piece!).

They blend sharp technical skills with the verve of cabaret, presenting well known pieces in the most unlikely and entertaining ways imaginable.


DP are quite unlike anything else, being almost equal parts serious and silly, and always entertaining!


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Saturday 16 Jun 201819:30

Musicality 2018

Musicality 2018

A celebration of music and song from the stage and silver screen.


Under the direction of Gillian Ash, Musicality Ladies’ Choir is pleased to return to The Georgian Theatre Royal with a summer concert packed full of songs from the silver screen, operatic highlights, musical favourites and Disney classics.


The Choir is delighted to welcome as their soloists, violinist Jonathan Sparey and alto Jennifer Ash.


Join us for an unforgettable musical evening!


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Saturday 30 Jun 201819:30

Shakespeare's Globe on Tour

Shakespeare's Globe on Tour

In Shakespeare's day, when a company went on tour, a small group of actors would juggle a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire. The final choice of play would be left to the most powerful person of the household.


Following this tradition, the Globe Theatre is sending out a company of eight talented actors who will offer three plays to the most powerful person in the household, which in this case is the audience.


You will be asked to decide between three Shakespeare classics - The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. The curtain will go up and the most popular choice will be performed.


Join us for an unforgettable experience with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Tour, who are making a very welcome return visit to The Georgian Theatre Royal.

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Thursday 5 Jul 201819:30
Friday 6 Jul 201814:0019:30
Saturday 7 Jul 201814:0019:30
Sunday 8 Jul 201818:00

A Night at The Movies

A Night at The Movies

Showcasing  the work of pupils from The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy in Ravensworth, Richmond, this lively show will consist of dance numbers from some of the greatest movies of all time.


A proportion of the money raised from this show will be donated to Cancer Research.







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Saturday 14 Jul 201819:00
Sunday 15 Jul 201819:00

GTRYT: Breadcrumbs/Aaaaaachoooo!

GTRYT: Breadcrumbs/Aaaaaachoooo!

Breadcrumbs


In a world not unlike our own, a struggling family face a difficult decision, leading their children into the woods alone. But who is the mysterious old lady in the beautiful house, and should they follow her?


A reworking of a familiar tale performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Monday Junior Class, this is not Hansel and Gretel as you know it.


Aaaaaachoooo!


Moving out for the first time can be daunting, as the Three Little Pigs know. The competitive siblings start their own lives stalked by a ferocious wolf; but is he who he appears to be?

An adaptation of a story we all know well, performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Junior class, with a compelling twist in the tale.



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Monday 16 Jul 201819:30

GTRYT: The Belle View/Ash

GTRYT: The Belle View/Ash

The Belle View


Belle lives the life every teen dreams of; millions of followers, sponsors galore and worldwide fame; but is her life as perfect as it seems? A cautionary tale inspired by Beauty and The Beast.

Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Tuesday Middle Class, this play explores the meaning of vanity and questions why we put such a high value on our looks.


Ash


A mistreated sibling, fairy godmother and an amazing pair of shoes. Ash is a ‘rags to riches’ tale of a downtrodden teen and discusses the consequences of getting what you truly want. This modernised Cinderella story is far from traditional.

Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Saturday Middle Class, this rewrite promises to shock, entertain and most of all make you think.


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Tuesday 17 Jul 201819:30

GTR MYT: Slumberland

GTR MYT: Slumberland

Through the rabbit hole we find an alternative universe populated by talking rabbits, grinning cats and living playing cards. Alice negotiates her very troublesome journey with the help of friends she meets in her dreams.  Now if she could only remember how she fell asleep in the first place, she might be able to wake up.

A musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland  featuring music everyone will know and love. Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior and Senior Musical Theatre Classes.


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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:30
Thursday 19 Jul 201819:30

GTRYT: InfraRed/Skin

GTRYT: InfraRed/Skin

InfraRed


A young woman must make a dangerous journey to save the life of her ailing grandmother, facing terrifying predators along the way. Should she complete her task or tackle the wider problem in her society?  A new version of a much-loved fable explores what it means to stand up for yourself when you have everything to lose. This Red Riding Hood is not for the faint-hearted.


Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Tuesday Senior Class.


Skin


An anonymous artist makes a powerful pact when his masterpiece is stolen by a competitor. Travel into this twisted world with us to discover  the meaning of revenge.


Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Saturday Senior Class, this Rumplestiltskin tale reminds us that all deals have consequences and that there really is magic in a name.


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Friday 20 Jul 201819:30
Saturday 21 Jul 201814:00

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip comes to The Georgian Theatre Royal with his new one-man show Break a Leg!


This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Radio 4’s Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.  

“Incredibly funny, wildly indiscreet.”  Daily Mail

“Very funny.” Sunday Times

“A dead-pan comic to rival Jack Dee.” Daily Telegraph  

“Brilliant. A serious talent for making people laugh.” Daily Mirror



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Saturday 21 Jul 201819:30

RADS: A Bunch of Amateurs

RADS: A Bunch of Amateurs

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford  ̶  only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.


As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself  ̶ along with his inner Lear!


RADS present this terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue and plenty of twists and turns by the writers of Spitting Image and Harry Enfield and Chums.


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Thursday 26 Jul 201819:30
Friday 27 Jul 201819:30
Saturday 28 Jul 201819:30
Thursday 2 Aug 201819:30
Friday 3 Aug 201819:30
Saturday 4 Aug 201819:30

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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.



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Friday 7 Dec 201819:00
Saturday 8 Dec 201814:0019:00
Sunday 9 Dec 201813:0017:00
Tuesday 11 Dec 201813:30
Wednesday 12 Dec 201813:30
Thursday 13 Dec 201810:0013:30
Friday 14 Dec 201810:0013:30
Saturday 15 Dec 201814:0019:00
Sunday 16 Dec 201813:0017:00
Tuesday 18 Dec 201810:0013:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201810:00
Thursday 20 Dec 201810:0013:30
Friday 21 Dec 201813:3019:00
Saturday 22 Dec 201814:0019:00
Sunday 23 Dec 201813:0017:00
Monday 24 Dec 201813:0017:00
Wednesday 26 Dec 201814:0019:00
Thursday 27 Dec 201814:0019:00
Friday 28 Dec 201814:0019:00
Saturday 29 Dec 201814:0019:00
Sunday 30 Dec 201813:0017:00
Monday 31 Dec 201813:00
Wednesday 2 Jan 201914:0019:00
Thursday 3 Jan 201914:0019:00
Friday 4 Jan 201914:0019:00
Saturday 5 Jan 201914:0019:00
Sunday 6 Jan 201913:0017:00
Tuesday 8 Jan 201919:00
Wednesday 9 Jan 201919:00
Thursday 10 Jan 201913:0019:00
Friday 11 Jan 201913:0019:00
Saturday 12 Jan 201914:0019:00
Sunday 13 Jan 201913:0017:00

Sleeping Beauty: Relaxed Performance

Sleeping Beauty: Relaxed Performance

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 1.30pm. 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.


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Wednesday 19 Dec 201813:30