What's on in Richmond

By The Editor

26th Jan 2023 | Local News

A list of exciting events coming up in Richmond. If you would like to add your own event simply click the black Nub It button in our What's On section!

Richmond Theatre

Until Saturday, January 24 -28 – Steel Magnolias

Take advantage of a 2 for 1 deal on Premium-Band C tickets for all performances of Steel Magnolias.

Enjoy a star-studded cast for this story of the trials and tribulations of six fierce and sassy women as they set the world to rights in their small town bustling beauty salon.

Unwind with Laura Main (Call the Midwife), Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous, The Brittas Empire), Lucy Speed (The Archers, The Bill) and Diana Vickers (The X-Factor, Dial M For Murder, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) as they set up shop in this raucous classic, comedy masterpiece. 

January 30-February 4 - The Shawshank Redemption

Joe Absolom and Ben Onwukwe star in the play based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption, which became a classic movie.

A riveting tale of desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum-security facility.



The Mitre - Six Nations

There is no better place to watch the Six nations in style than The Mitre.

The pub will be hosting events throughout February and March for all of England's matches so come along and join in the patriotic atmosphere.

The next event/match will be the 11th March so mark it in your calendars!

Check them out here: Welcome - The Mitre Pub Richmond (themitretw9.co.uk)

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond     

Until February 4 – Two Billion Beats

A return of the this exhilarating production, starring Shala Nyx and Tanvi Virmani, following its acclaimed world premiere at the OT in 2022.

Bouncing with wit, Sonali Bhattacharyya's upbeat play is a coming-of-age story about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules.

Asha, aged 17, is an empathetic rebel, inspired by historical revolutionaries and iconoclasts Sylvia Pankhurst and B R Ambedkar. She's unafraid of pointing out the hypocrisy around her but less sure how to actually dismantle it.

Meanwhile, her younger sister, Bettina, wide-eyed and naïve, is just trying to get through the school day without getting her pocket money nicked.

The production is directed by Nimmo Ismail, whose work includes Glee & Me by Stuart Slade and The Christmas Star by Russell T Davies (both Royal Exchange Manchester).



OSO, Barnes

January 26-28 - The Q

In this new tragi-comedy Dr Ruth Triggs appears to have it all, but she still finds life a little flat, a little lacking, a little less than it should be.

Seeking meaning and excitement the midst of a quarter-life crisis, Ruth puts her job and her relationship in jeopardy by throwing herself into the arms of one of her patients.

Arriving home that night, she and her boyfriend prepare to confront one another with some serious questions just as the momentous news of Queen Elizabeth II's death breaks across the country and the world.



The Exchange, Twickenham

Friday, January 27 - Dusty In Words & Music

A celebration of the life and music of Dusty Springfield, the iconic 60s pop star led by world class pianist and arranger Janette Mason featuring Dusty's biographer Lucy O'Brien and singer songwriter Jo Harrop.

An evening of classic songs beautifully re-arranged, and an informative book reading, plus a Q&A giving fans the opportunity to ask questions about Dusty's life and music.

Saturday, January 28 - Nick Cope Family Performance 11am

Nick Cope has been writing and recording his beautiful and totally unique songs for children and their families for over 10 years.

He has an incredible fan base from all over the UK which has just grown immeasurably over the last year due to the phenomenal success of his CBeebies show Nick Cope's Popcast.

Saturday, January 28 – Battle of the Bands Heat 2

Come and support emerging new talented musicians in four Heats over two months.

Enjoy a bill that includes No Degrees, Artaca, Tiny Plastic Babies, Shotgun Wedding, Room 22, The Badgers.

The guest band is The Ariston.


Bearcat Comedy Club, Turks Head, St Margarets

Saturday, January 28 – Stand up at the Bearcat

This week, the laughs come courtesy of Alistair Barrie, Gabby Killick, Matt Rouse, Paul Merryck and Sean Collins.

February 1 – Roll up for a 'very special' solo show from Terry Alderton

Get a peek inside the Technicolor mind of one of Britain's finest comic talents and you will find him desperately doing battle with the two unpredictable and hilarious coices in Terry's Head.

Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around regularly performing all over the globe. In the last year alone he has played the Melbourne Australia Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India and Edinburgh Comedy Festival.


The Jazz Sanctuary, Turk's Head, St Margarets

Thursday, January 26 - 'The Great Duet Songbook'

Helena Debono and James Hudson present their brand new show 'The Great Duet Songbook' featuring some of their favourite jazz standards.

Expect to hear new and fresh arrangements of your all-time favourite jazz standards from not one, but two amazing vocal talents!



Eel Pie Club at The Patch, London Road, Twickenham

Thursday, January 26 – BluesClub

BluesClub is an All-Star band who have a combined love of the Blues of America from the 1930s to 1970s.

Their set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.



One Paved Court, Richmond

Until January 29 - The Importance of Instinct – curated by the Party Ring Poetry Club

A group show by recent graduates of Kingston School of Art: Maya Dew, Olivia England, Andy Hurst, Tess James, Omalola Mau, Flo McCarthy and Rosie Robson

An exhibition of sculpture, installation, film and publications that focuses on the value of intuitiveness in art and making

The exhibition is run and curated by Tess James and Rosie Robson of Party Ring Poetry Club - a London based collective organisation that creates safe spaces to share vulnerable words and sound.



Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham

Until March 5 – Hushed Impressions

Bianca Raffaella is exhibiting as part of the gallery's Emerging Artists Programme.

As a visually impaired artist, she works with essential lines and tactile marks to describe her subjects, whether these are abstracted figures or atmospheric landscapes.

The colour pallets Raffaella chooses are comprised of subtle and faded shades, which are distinctive to her work.



Until October 31 - Black Magic exhibition

Eel Pie Island Museum – Richmond Road

To mark the 35th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, the museum is hosting a celebration of Black culture and shines a light on some of the many inspiring people of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage in Richmond, who have made the borough a richer, more vibrant place.

From jazz to reggae, this exploration of Black musicians is not simply Black history but Richmond's history. By learning about our culturally diverse past and traditionally unheard voices, we can look forward to the next exciting chapter together.



The National Archives, Kew

Until April 2023, Treason – People Power and Plot

New exhibition brings iconic and unknown archival documents to life to shed light on the nature of British justice through the ages.

Fascinating stories are explored from the Gunpowder Plot and Anne Boleyn to lesser-known stories of the cook that poisoned the porridge, the girl put on trial for being a witch and the enslaved Baptist preacher.



Ted Lasso Tour runs Saturday and Sunday at 3.30pm; Thursday at 6.30pm

Explore the locations featured in the hit Apple TV streaming show, Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis. The walking tour takes in Ted's local pub, front door and even his thinking bench!


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