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Generous Friends' donation boosts new season shows

Posted on 23/11/2017 by Helga Pearson in The Georgian Theatre Royal
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Thanks to a cash injection from The Friends of The Georgian Theatre Royal, we've got some really big names in our 2018 Spring and Summer Season.

As well as having a lot of fun, The Friends raise valuable funds for the Theatre and its latest donation of £7,000 is being used to help secure bookings for prestigious touring companies, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Heritage Opera.

“We are extremely grateful for the tireless fundraising activities of our Friends,” said Malcolm Bryant, Chairman of the Theatre’s Board of Directors. “Whilst the Theatre has always punched above its weight in the quality of shows it offers, we can only seat up to 200 people, so even with full capacity audiences it can be difficult to cover the costs associated with the top-rated performers. This generous donation means that we have been able to sign up some excellent productions for our next season.”

One of the season’s highlights is Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre who will be performing from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July 2018. The Globe has previously included Richmond in its international tours – often as the only venue in the region – and tickets have always been in high demand. 

Heritage Opera is also bringing its chamber version of Puccini’s best-loved opera La Bohème to the Georgian stage on Saturday 19 May and Vienna Festival Ballet will enchant audiences with The Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May.

The rest of the Spring and Summer programme – that will showcase contemporary drama, cutting edge comedy, first-class musical entertainment and popular children’s shows – will be unveiled early in the New Year.

The Friends enjoy many membership benefits, including: priority bookings; ticket discounts on selected shows; seasonal newsletters; and invitations to post-show wine receptions and other social events.

For further information, please contact the Theatre on 01748 823710 or email: gtrfriends@gmail.com  More details and a Friends’ application form can also be found online

 

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