Music and Drama Festival events

A variety of dance, drama and music performances are taking place throughout March, all around the borough.

blank

Tuesday 27 February

Richmond Theatre: The Weir

Marking its 20th anniversary, Conor McPherson’s chilling modern classic comes to Richmond Theatre.

Runs until 3 March, times vary, Richmond Theatre. Prices vary.

Visit the Richmond Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Thursday 1 March

Paines Plough, Orange Tree Theatre & Theatr Clwyd co-production: Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by winner of the Harold Pinter Commission Brad Birch.

Runs until 3 March, times vary, Orange Tree Theatre. Ticket prices vary.

Visit the Orange Tree Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Paines Plough, Orange Tree Theatre & Theatr Clwyd co-production: Out of Love

A tale of friendship, love and rivalry over thirty years from award-winning playwright Elinor Cook.

Also running on 3 March, times vary, Orange Tree Theatre. Ticket prices vary.

Visit the Orange Tree Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Paines Plough, Orange Tree Theatre & Theatr Clwyd co-production: How to be a Kid

Join Molly, Joe and her Nan for a larger than life story of family, friends and fitting in.

Also running on 3 March, times vary, Orange Tree Theatre. Ticket prices vary.

Visit the Orange Tree Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

The Karov Theatre and the Gems of Mazal: The She Festival: Separations

Journeys of six very different women and their thoughts, experiences and dilemmas around separation.

8pm, OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £14/£12 concessions.

Visit the OSO Arts Centre website for more information and to book tickets.

Friday 2 March

Richmond Upon Thames College: The Tempest

Come and see Richmond Upon Thames College second year performing arts students before they leave for drama school and university in this classic Shakespearean tale of love and magic.

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start, The Exchange, Twickenham. Tickets £5.

Visit The Exchange website for more information and to book tickets.

The Karov Theatre and the Gems of Mazal: The She Festival: Separations

Journeys of six very different women and their thoughts, experiences and dilemmas around separation.

8pm, OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £14/£12 concessions.

Visit the OSO Arts Centre website for more information and to book tickets.

Saturday 3 March

All Saints East Sheen Concert Series: A Guitar Recital with Sean Shibe

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. All Saint's Church, East Sheen.

Visit the All Saints website to find out more and book tickets.

OSO Arts Centre: Unsung Heroes

An evening of musical performances from talented local musicians.

8pm, OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £8/£6 concessions.

Visit the OSO Arts Centre website for more information and to book tickets.

Sunday 4 March

Music and Drama Festival Showcase

An afternoon of specially curated music, dance and drama performances from local organisations and venues, celebrating the start of the 2018 Music and Drama Festival.

3pm, The Exchange, Twickenham. Tickets £10/£5 concessions.

Visit The Exchange website to find out more and book tickets.

Loki Music: The London Abel Quartet present Georgian quartets among Palladian columns

A programme featuring quartets by Abel and Bach, including some of the earliest quartets written in England, and music by their contemporaries, all performed on period instruments.

6pm, Marble Hill House. Tickets £12 advance or £15 on the door. Email ticket enquires to williamjsummers@icloud.com or phone 020 8941 4917.

For more information, visit the Loki Music website.

Teddington Theatre Club: After Electra by April De Angelis

A black comedy about family and ageing.

Runs until 10 March, 7.45pm, Hampton Hill Theatre. £16/£12 concessions. Book tickets online or phone 0845 838 7529.

For more information visit the Teddington Theatre Club website.

Monday 5 March

Richmond Theatre: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic comedy starring Joe Pasquale as the loveable Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law

Runs until 10 March, Richmond Theatre. Prices vary.

Visit the Richmond Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Tuesday 6 March

Barnes Music Festival 2018: Peace & harmonies

The 2018 Barnes Music Festival features orchestral, choral, instrumental, jazz and film events from international artists and local groups.

Events run 10 to 25 March in venues across Barnes. Ticket prices vary.

For more information, visit the Barnes Music Festival website.

Barnes Community Players: Say Something Happened

One of a triple bill of Alan Bennett plays by local theatre company the Barnes Community Players.

Runs until 10 March, 7.30pm (3pm matinee Saturday 10 March), OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £14/£12 concessions.

Visit the OSO website to find out more and book tickets.

Twickenham Jazz Club: Kelvin Christiane All Star Big Band

A rousing night with Twickenham's own full 18 piece big band featuring music from the roaring 1920's to the present day.

Doors 7pm for 8pm start, Patchworks Music Bar. Tickets £13/£11 concessions.

For more information, visit the Twickenham Jazz Club website.

Thursday 8 March

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

An award-winning witty family comedy by playwright Charlotte Jones.

Runs until 14 April, various times, Orange Tree Theatre. Ticket prices vary. 

For more information, visit the Orange Tree Theatre website.

Eel Pie Club: Cyril Davies Tribute

Some of the finest musicians in the UK will pay tribute to the music of Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner.

Doors 8pm for 8.30pm start, Eel Pie Club at the Patch. Tickets £12/£10 concessions.

Visit the Eel Pie Club website for more information and to book tickets.

Friday 9 March

Aspect Productions: An Evening with the Rebecca Turner Quintet

A special evening with singer/songwriter Rebecca Turner and her qunitet showcasing original songs as well as some of the great standards.

8.30pm The Bull's Head, Barnes. Tickets £11 advance, £13 on the door.

Visit The Bull's Head website to find out more and book tickets.

RichDance

Richmond’s annual dance showcase event featuring a wide range of performances from companies and schools across London.

Runs until 10 March, times vary, The Hammond Theatre. Tickets £9/£5 concessions.

Visit Richdance to find out more and to book tickets (February onwards).

Saturday 10 March

Cantanti Camerati: Spring Serenade: 'All at Sea!'

A nautical medley of songs celebrating the richness and diversity of the ocean waters, set in the grade 2 listed Victorian Theatre.

2.30 and 7.30pm, Normansfield Theatre. Tickets £15/£8 concessions. Book tickets online or by phone 0333 1212 300.

For more information, visit the Cantanti Camerati website.

Powerjam: Powerjam & Friends

A family friendly of live youth pop and rock music and movement featuring the talented powerjam bands and dancers from SBA dance, Kew Dance Arts and Boundless Dance.  

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start, The Venue at Heatham House. Tickets £3/£1 under 12s. Tickets on the door – no booking required.

For more information, visit the Powerjam Facebook page.

Janet Oates & Mengyang Pan: Liszt’s Piano Music, a lecture-recital

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start, The Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church

Email ticket enquiries to janet.oates@btinternet.com, or buy on the door.

Thames Philharmonic Choir: Mozart, Bernstein and Barber

Programme: Mozart: Requiem; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms & Barber: Adagio for Strings

7.30pm, Cadogan Hall. Prices vary. Book tickets online.

For more information, visit the Thames Philharmonic Choir website.

Concordia Voices: Songs from Earth to Heaven

Programme: Poulenc: Gloria; Parry: I was glad; Petter: St. Magnus Mass & Tippett: Spirituals.

7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Twickenham. Tickets £12 in advance or £14 on the door. Book tickets online.

For more information, visit the Concordia Voices website.

Sunday 11 March

Richmond Theatre: Buddy Holly & The Cricketers with the English Rock and Roll Orchestra

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Buddy’s only ever visit to the UK, the best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers present a special show backed by the English Rock and Roll Orchestra

7.30pm, Richmond Theatre. Prices vary.

Visit the Richmond Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Monday 12 March

Richmond Theatre: Great Expectations

A stunning new version of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece.

Runs until 17 March, times vary, Richmond Theatre. Prices vary.

Visit the Richmond Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Tuesday 13 March

The Revolutionary Drawing Room: A Viennese Quartet Party

Featuring music by Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf and Vanhal who all played quartets together in Vienna in 1784.

7.30pm, Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School. Tickets £15/£10 concessions. Book tickets online.

For more information, visit The Revolutionary Drawing Room website.

Twickenham Jazz Club: Enzo Zirilli Band featuring Rob Luft

Interesting, innovative and inspiring music from Italian drummer and percussionist Enzo Zerilli and his band.

Doors 7pm for 8pm start, Patchworks Music Bar. Tickets £13/£11 concessions.

For more information, visit the Twickenham Jazz Club website.

Thursday 15 March

Optik Theatre: The Script Room 2018

Barry Edwards directs an experienced professional cast in staged readings of new plays being seen by an audience for the first time.

7.30pm, Richmond Library Annexe. Tickets £5.

Visit The Script Room website for more information and to book tickets.

Dispatches: Scratch Writing at the OSO

Seven short plays presented over the course of the evening followed by an opportunity to give your feedback to the writers.

8pm, OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £5.

Visit the OSO Arts Centre website for more information and to book tickets.

Friday 16 March

Philomel: A Magical Evening of Song from the Renaissance to the Present Day

A magical evening of music from the Renaissance alongside contemporary works. Philomel is 6 beautiful soprano voices accompanied by lute and harpsichord. 

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start, The Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church. Tickets £12.50, tickets can be booked online.

For more information, visit  the Philomel Facebook page.

Saturday 17 March

Richmond Shakespeare Society: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s classic play about fear presented by the well-respected Richmond Shakespeare society.

Runs until 24 March, various times, Mary Wallace Theatre. Tickets £14/£12 concessions.

Visit the Richmond Shakespeare Society website for more information and to book tickets.

Richmond Orchestra: Spring Concert - Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms

Programme: Tchaikovsky: Polonaise Eugene Onegin; Beethoven: Emperor concerto & Brahms: Symphony No 2.

7.30pm, All Saints Church, East Sheen. Tickets £15/£12 concessions, tickets can be booked online.

For more information, visit the Richmond Orchestra website.

Sanction Dance: Hollow and Other Works

An evening of contemporary dance.

7.30pm, Richmond Adult Community College.

Email roseanna_telling@hotmail.com to book tickets.

Thames Youth Orchestra: ‘Come and Play’ Concert

All are invited to play with Thames Youth Orchestra in a fun afternoon rehearsal of Arnold's English Dances, followed by their evening concert.

7.30pm, St Matthias Church, Richmond.

For more information, visit the Thames Youth Orchestra website.

Twickenham Choral Society: Bernstein & Co

Chichester Psalms with organ, percussion and harp. Conducted by Christopher Herrick.

7.30pm, All Saints Church, Kingston. Tickets £20 reserved/£16 unreserved. Email tickets@twickenhamchoral.org.uk for ticket enquiries.

For more information, visit The Twickenham Choral Society website.

Teddington Theatre Club: A Month of Sundays by Bob Larbey

A bittersweet comic gem from writer of The Good Life and A Fine Romance.

Runs until 23 March, 7.45pm (4pm on Sunday 18 March), Hampton Hill Theatre. Tickets £16/£12 concessions. Tickets can be booked online or by calling 0845 838 7529.

For more information, visit the Teddington Theatre Club website.

Sunday 18 March

Arts Richmond: New Plays Festival

A celebration of original playwrights at the Orange Tree Theatre.

2pm, Orange Tree Theatre. Tickets £5 - book online or by phone 020 8940 3633.

For more information, visit the Arts Richmond website.

Monday 19 March

Rambert School: Rambert School Spring Showcase 2018

A showcase of classical and contemporary work from students at Rambert School.

Runs until 24 March, 7.30pm, Anya Linden Studio Theatre, Rambert School. Tickets £12/£7 concessions.

For more information and to book tickets from mid-February visit the Rambert School website.

Tuesday 20 March

Richmond Theatre: Pressure

This acclaimed play by David Haig tells the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings.  

Runs until 24 March, times vary, Richmond Theatre. Prices vary.

Visit the Richmond Theatre website for more information and to book tickets.

Twickenham Jazz Club: A tribute to Miles Davis with trumpeter Stuart Henderson

Gifted Jazz trumpeter Stuart Henderson takes us on a musical journey through the life and times of Miles Davis.

Doors 7pm for 8pm start, Patchworks Music Bar. Tickets £13/£11 concessions.

For more information, visit the Twickenham Jazz Club website.

Monument Theatre: Windrush Square

Join the Johnson family as they retell an essential part of British history buried in the heart of Brixton, uniting all people in a bid to eradicate the barrier between all races.

Runs until 22 March, 8pm, OSO Arts Centre. Tickets £14/£12 concessions.

Visit the OSO Arts Centre website for more information and to book tickets.

More Music and Drama events

Richmond Choral Society & Whitton Choral Society: Music for Easter

Local choral societies collaborate for performances of Lux Aeterna by Morton Lauridsen and Charles Gounod’s Troisieme Messe Solennelle.

Saturday 24 March, 7.30pm, Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church. Tickets available on the door.

For more information, visit the Richmond Choral Society website or the Whitton Choral Society website.

Boundless

Weekly dance, drama and musical theatre classes for ages 5 to 11+ years. Adult dance fitness classes also available

Various venues around the borough. Class prices vary.

For more information, visit the Boundless Boundless website or email info@boundlessdance.co.uk.

Combination Dance Company

Dance classes for all ages, including adults, delivered across Richmond.

Prices vary. For more information and to book a place, visit the Combination Dance Company website, email info@combinationdance.co.uk, or call 07966 230563.

Updated: 5 February 2018