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.
Jon Richardson – Work in Progress
Friday 3rd April at 8pm & Saturday 4th April at 8pm
Top comedian Jon Richardson is known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Grumpy Young Men and much more! He also starred on the Channel 4 documentaries, Jon Richardson: A Little Bit of OCD and is presenter of Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier.
His show Jon Richardson – Work in Progress will road-test new material ahead of his forthcoming UK tour.
“For ten years he has been among the funniest men in Britain.” The Mirror
“Sublimely brilliant, stunning…. he is a comic right on the verge of greatness. If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it.” Time Out
“So good he actually bends time.” Chortle
Jon Richardson – Work in Progress carries a strictly 14+ guidance. There is likely to be swearing and adult content.
Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits!
Over a decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up.
The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day and the kids are allowed in. This is cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old.
"A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian
Where life and the afterlife get immensely complicated!
Noel Coward’s classic comedy follows a dinner hosted by novelist and socialite Charles Condomine. Hoping to gather material for his next book, he invites the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcarti, to conduct a séance. However, he gets more than he bargained for when the temperamental spirit of his first wife, Elvira, is inadvertently summoned and attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Written in 1941, Blithe Spirit became one of the West End’s longest-running shows and its inventive wit and farcical humour continues to entertain audiences of all generations.
Blithe Spirit is the debut performance of The Butler Company, The Georgian Theatre Royal’s new young professional Theatre company.
Saturday 18th April at 7pm
Sunday 19th April at 2pm and 7pm
We are delighted to offer a bumper weekend of theatre featuring some of the finest amateur acting talent in the region.
On offer will be entries from theatre groups competing in the preliminary Northern round of the All-England Theatre Festival – the only countrywide elimination contest for one-act plays in performance throughout England. The AETF provides a brilliant opportunity for amateurs to compete against like-minded groups and to benefit from expert adjudication to improve the quality of their performance.
So that people can judge the performances for themselves, we are offering a discounted festival day ticket as well as tickets for individual shows.
For Day or Festival tickets, please call the box office on, 01748 825252
ONE-ACT PLAY ACT 2020 PERFORMANCES & TIMES
Saturday !8th April @ 7pm
Richmond ADS: Strictly Sex Factor, on Ice by David Tristram
Leyburn ADS: Blue Suede Blues by Diana Raffle
Sunday 19th April @ 2pm
Richmond School Theatre Company:
One million to Stop the Traffik by Mark Wheeller
Richmond School Theatre Company:
Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller
Sunday 19th @ 7pm
Allerton Players: These are the Days by Shari Gledhill
Richmond ADS: Alas, Poor Fred by James Saunders
Presentation of Awards
Troy Hawke returns to The Georgian Theatre Royal following last year’s hugely successful 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke. This season’s offering promises to be equally entertaining and follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi’s links to the illuminati and the murder of Princess Diana, everyone’s favourite 1930’s throwback Scrabble-based investigator now puts Swedish furniture giant IKEA under his microscope…
Troy Hawke was 2019 Fringe World Best Comedy nominee, 2019 Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award Winner, Top 40 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows Edinburgh 2019 and Top 30 Jokes of the 2019 Fringe (GQ Magazine, The Telegraph).
“Troy Hawke must be one of the most accomplished and enjoyably daft character comics on the circuit today” - Wee Review 2019
“Elaborately concocted, funny and brilliantly bonkers” -
Beyond The Joke 2019
"Be sure to catch this show before it ends…you really are missing something special if you don’t" - Fringefeed 2020
"Belly laughs from start to finish" - Weekend Notes 2020
"Clever, inventive, creative…i was utterly engrossed" - Perth Happenings 2020
"Character comedy at it’s finest" - Beyond the Joke 2019
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Tuesday Senior Class present this fast-paced comic 'whodunnit' in the style of all your favourite sleuths, with enough plot twists to keep any audience on its toes.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Saturday Senior Class present a classic murder mystery that is perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle.
Will Inspector Credit and Sergeant Shilling catch the killer in time or will they risk their own necks in the process?
A runaway success in London’s West End, successive Edinburgh Festivals, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, this entertaining show is a hilarious send-up of classical music.
Australian pianist, David Scheel, is one of the finest solo musical comedy performers in the world. In his concerts, you can expect to hear anything from a well-known folk tune played in the styles of various famous composers; two different pieces played with different hands at the same time; and a medley of the 20 worst tunes ever written. His raconteur-style includes hilarious stories of pianos that he has played, accompanied by sharp-edged commentary on the lives of various celebrities and politicians.
“As funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...He stands alone, in a class of his own.” - BBC Arts Review
“The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and comedy alike.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“What a sad business, being funny” - Limelight (1952)
For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown. His brilliant comic creation of The Little Tramp is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.
Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family. Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and
unshakeable vice, Charlie was thrown at the mercy of the workhouse. Desperate to escape his feral existence on the streets of South London, Charlie became captivated by the shining lights of music hall, and gradually began to see a way out.
Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps Theatre return with an examination of the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy, in a psychological exploration of one of the world’s most remarkable lives.
Written and directed by Ross McGregor, this production is being produced with the full endorsement of the Chaplin Estate and the Chaplin Family.
Richmond Operatic Society present one of the greatest musicals of all time in a thrilling production to enchant and enthral young and old alike.
Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of World War II.
The unforgettable score – featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein – includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song – The Sound of Music.
A Swaledale Festival Event
Pneûma:ˈnjuːmə, noun, Philosophy, Greek = wind, breath, spirit, that which is blown or breathed
A captivating and beautiful performance in which dance, movement, sound, light and visual imagery combine magically to evoke the poetics of the invisible, life-giving force that is breath.
Performed by dance artist Miranda Tufnell, visual artist David Ward and musician Sylvia Hallett, with dancers Cai Tomos, Eeva Maria Mutka and Simon Whitehead, and musician Jonah Brody.
“A feast for the ear, eye and imagination. Wonderful!” - Hugh Brody, writer and anthropologist
Please note that tickets for this event are available only from The Georgian Theatre Royal and not from Swaledale Festival.
photo credit: Christian Kipp
Guitarist, composer and ukulele virtuoso, Richard Durrant, comes to The Georgian Theatre Royal with his trademark blend of original guitar music, British-flavoured folk, JS Bach and plenty of tales from the road.
Richard is taking part in Cycling Music 2020 which sees him travelling all the way from St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney, to Brighton Open Air Theatre in time for the summer solstice, performing at a whole range of venues on the way.
The tour is his way of reducing his carbon footprint whilst playing music in some wonderful places and drawing attention to the climate crisis.
In September, the Cycling Music pilgrimage continues onwards from Dieppe to Santiago de Compostela.
If you would like to cycle with Richard to Santiago de Compostela, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“One is left with the impression of a man who loves music and life in equal measure.”
“Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/ classical cusp, with nimble runs, deft arpeggios and quicksilver fingering.”
"Exceptional ability and artful arrangements to add to the jaw dropping (and humorous) live performance."
Guitar & Bass Magazine
Last year (for the seventh year running), Arrival was voted '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 30 different countries.
Combining stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, lavish replica costumes and choreographed dance routines, Arrival is a full live band that creates a truly authentic Abba experience. Abba fans new and old can look forward to songs such as Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All and Thank You for the Music. A true celebration of Abba!
Marske Choir takes pleasure in presenting an evening of magic, melodrama, mischief and melliflous music in the style of the Victorian - Edwardian music hall.
So, stick a feather in your hair, pull on the corset, dig out the coat and tails and join us for a veritable 'pot pourri' of performers assembled for your entertainment and delight.
Mozart’s sunniest comedy is the perfect entertainment for a summer's evening.
Ravishing melodies accompany a farcical story centring on the wedding day of Seville's favourite barber, Figaro, to the winsome Susanna, maid to the Countess Almaviva.
The only fly in the ointment is the Countess's errant husband, the Count, who has designs of his own on Susanna. The plot thickens, with a randy pageboy hiding in a cupboard, a drunken gardener making a nuisance of himself, bridesmaids, letters, secret assignations in the garden, shocking revelations, and, eventually, a happy ending!
Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Richmond for the third time with this masterpiece of classical opera. Sung by a cast of nine, in an hilarious new English translation, with piano accompaniment.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Junior Acting Class perform four intriguing short plays inspired by The Brothers Grimm.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre present a double bill of two fascinating plays, both of which explore deception, imagination and the pressures of being a teenager,
Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson and Vicky Ireland is presented by the Tuesday Middle Class and The Whispering Walls by Aimee Shields is presented by the Saturday Middle Class.
Join students from The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy who embark on a musical journey through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. There is something for everyone in this vibrant programme that is guaranteed to be a foot-tapping and hugely enjoyable show.
Inspired by Frank L Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, this is a new and exciting musical written by The Georgian Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre Officer Aimee Shields and performed by the Musical Theatre classes.
Join Thea and Toto as they travel through a dark and dangerous world to find their way home.
We are delighted to welcome back the immensely talented and ever-popular History Wardrobe with one of their new presentations. The team is skilfully adept at bringing periods of history to life through an exploration of its fashion, politics, art and literature. Words can't quite describe, so come along and see them in action!
In What Were We Thinking, the two Lucys (Lucy Adlington and Lucy Ridley) take on the 1970s in this hilarious new celebration of history’s most orange-and-brown decade.
What were you wearing in the seventies? We’ll have Bri-Nylon, Biba, bra-less Women’s Libbers… Disco sparkle, psychedelia, Punk, ponchos, hot pants and platforms, all with an irresistibly seventies soundtrack that will have you grooving in your Crimplene flares...
The heart-warming comedy with two left feet!
RADS present a warm-hearted comedy with laughs, drama and pathos as a group of women ̶ and one man ̶ attempt to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in their weekly tap dancing class.
Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the enthusiastic amateurs some performance skills for an upcoming grand charity performance.
But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew. As the play progresses, so do the dance skills, but will they have the ability to be transformed into triumphant tappers?
Stepping Out won the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award in 1984.
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Lynne Kerr.
This age-old tale of true love, bravery and enchantment is perfect for a pantomime to be held in the oldest theatre in the land. Expect the traditional story and characters but - in the Richmond tradition - with plenty of quirky twists and turns. There will also be the usual laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing musical routines and dazzling special effects.
The Georgian Theatre Royal has now produced ten of its own pantomimes and in that time has built up a reputation for staging one of the best Christmas shows around. Sleeping Beauty was chosen by The Observer as one of its top festive shows of 2018, and in 2015, The Telegraph named us as the No.1 place to see a pantomime in the UK. For many families, pantomime at the Georgian is a key part of their festive celebrations and the show appeals to all generations.