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Theatre: What’s On This February


We’re lucky to be close to many local theatres showcasing some incredible local talent. We’ve compiled a list of some of the theatre shows that will be on throughout February, so have a browse and see if any take your fancy.

Note: Tickets may or may not have sold out prior to your reading of this article.

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

A Judgement in Stone
Tues 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb
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A dark and dramatic thriller production from Bill Kenwright, A Judgement in Stone, written by renowned thriller novelist Ruth Rendell, is a twisted tale of murder, deceit, despair and grizzly secrets. Building on the success of long-running The Agatha Christie Company, A Judgement in Stone features astounding dramatic performances from TV stars including Andrew Lancel and Sophie Ward.

Guys and Dolls
Sat 18 Feb – Sat 25 Feb
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A 1950s favourite, Tony and Olivier award-winning rom-com Guys and Dolls features all the hustle and bustle of the original, set in New York, with the original toe-tapping musical numbers including Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat.

The Witches
Thurs 23 Feb – Sat 25 Feb
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Come and join Act Four, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre’s brand new Production Group, as they bring Roald Dahl’s enchanting, chilling and colourful story to life.

The Sound of Murder
Mon 27 Feb – Sat 4 March
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Gripping, dramatic and filled with tension, this thriller focuses on Charles Norbury, a nasty, controlling man and his wife. When his wife meets another man and the pair plan on doing away with Charles Norbury, their scheming is discovered and things take a climactic turn.

Hampton Hill Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire
Sun 29 Jan – Sat 4 Feb
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This iconic play by Tennessee Williams is brought to life by a magnificent cast at Hampton Hill Theatre. Take your seat and be gripped to it throughout as the climactic events unfold before reaching an explosive apogee.

From Here to the Library & Too Long an Autumn
Sun 26 Feb – Sat 4 March
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Two gentle, autumnal comedies by Jimmie Chin.

From Here to the Librarydominated by her father, Beryl’s only escape is working at the library. But when she storms out on her new boss, he’s determined to show her that beyond her four walls, life is waiting.

Too Long an Autumn – former music-hall star Maisie May checks in to a theatricals’ retirement home, her final curtain approaching. But when a local impresario devises big plans for her, she jumps at the chance of a memorable encore.

Richmond Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet
Mon 6 Feb – Sat 11 Feb
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Following a successful run in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet arrives in Richmond, starring none other than Jason Donovan. The worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

The Miser
Tues 21 Feb – Sat 25 Feb
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Directed by Sean Foley, this new adaption of Moliere’s classic comedy sees stars Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Mathew Horne Passion come together in this rip roaring comedy, by France’s greatest dramatist.
 
La Strada
Monday 27 Feb – Sat 4 March
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One of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, this new stage adaption of Federico Fellini’s La Strada, directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson, sees the profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story stimulate the senses, fire emotions and stir the soul. Follow the story of wide-eyed Gelsomina as she makes the journey from penniless to performer.

Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre

Winter Solstice
Thurs 12 Jan – Sat 11 Feb
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Written by Schimmelpfennig, Germany’s most performed playwright, this hilariously sharp comedy-drama focuses on married couple Albert and Bettina during the Christmas period. They are slightly less than enthralled when Bettina’s seemingly rowdy mother comes to stay and after meeting a man on the train, decides to bring him back to join the fun! (Take a look at the cast photo below – preparing for what is sure to be a brilliant show.)

Low Level Panic
Thurs 16 Feb – Sat 25 March
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In this funny, timely and unapologetic play, three twenty-something women figure out how they really feel about sex, their bodies and each other. With a vibrancy and stylistic freedom, Low Level Panic interrogates the effects of society’s objectification of women.

Kingston’s Rose Theatre

Silver Lining
Fri 3 Feb – Sat 11 Feb
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Silver Lining is the hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. Starring Sheila Reid, Joanna Monro, Amanda Walker, Rachel Davies, Maggie McCarthy, Keziah Joseph and Theo Toksvig-Stewart. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape… senior citizen style!

Room On The Broom
Tues 14 Feb – Sat 18 Feb
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Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

My Brilliant Friend (part 1 & 2)
Sat 25 Feb – Sun 2 April
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A two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga. Adapted for the stage by April De Angelis and directed by Melly Still. Elena Ferrante’s intense portrait of an all-consuming female friendship in post-war Italy is brought to life for the first time on the Rose stage, starring Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack. A powerful story of love, violence, sex, ambition, genius and self-destruction, the two-part play is an exploration not just of female friendship and rivalry, but of Italy after the war and the decades of political turmoil and cultural change that followed.

Twickenham’s The Mary Wallace Theatre

The Snow Dragons
Thurs 16 Feb – Sun 19 Feb
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The Snow Dragons by Lizzie Nunnery and performed by Katie Abbot is a new play for young people, telling the story of Raggi and her friends. They spend their free time in the mountains playing games of Vikings, dragons and war. When soldiers occupy the town below, they watch their families beaten and silenced. Let down by the adult world, they form ‘The Snow Dragons’, ‘the last line of resistance’, carrying out sabotage missions. But this is no game, and true courage requires great sacrifice.

Wimbledon’s New Wimbledon Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Tues 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb
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After rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical, produced by Bill Kenwright, descends on New Wimbledon Theatre. Starring X Factor’s Joe McElderry, this magical take on the biblical story is bound to have you up on your feet to the classic tunes including Any Dream Will Do.

Wimbledon’s POLKA Theatre

Babe, the Sheep-Pig
Sat 7 Jan – Sun 5 Feb
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Based on the iconic book by Dick King-Smith, this play by David Wood is a heart-melting story focusing on Babe the pig and his attempt at making in a dog’s world. Join the POLKA theatre for this enchanting play, hosting laughs, puppetry and original music.

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The Party
Tues 14 Feb – Sat 18 Feb
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It’s going to be the best birthday ever. But with the arrival of some unexpected guests, things don’t quite go as planned. Enter a cyclist, a man dressed as a giant chicken and a mysterious stranger as this topsy-turvy celebration spirals out of control! Enjoy this endlessly entertaining acrobatic circus show with clowning, juggling, cycling and tumbling… there’s even pass the parcel.

Woking’s New Victoria Theatre

Not Dead Enough
Mon 6 Feb – Sat 11 Feb
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The thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to the stage with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring Award-winning actor Shane Richie as DS Roy Grace and Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs Not Dead Enough.

Ghost

Mon 27 Feb – Sat 4 March
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Bill Kenwright presents a brand new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: Ghost – The Musical. Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining will feature an expanded book, new music and original staging.

Do you plan on seeing any of the above productions? If so, let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.