March: Top 6 Theatre Picks

There are many phenomenal performances and productions cropping up across our local area this month. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the must-see shows arriving on our doorstep and some that are certainly worth a short journey to see. Which ones take your fancy?

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

Rose Theatre, Kingston
My Brilliant Friend (part 1 & 2)
Sat 25 Feb – Sun 2 April
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A two-part dramatisation 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.

Richmond Theatre, Richmond
Shirley Valentine
Mon 20 March – Sat 25 March
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Willy Russell took the world by storm with this heart-warming comedy back in 1986. Since then, Shirley Valentine has been adapted into an Oscar nominated film and now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the revival hitting theatres across the UK. The story follows unfulfilled Liverpool housewife as she embarks on a secret two week adventure in Greece with her best friend – she starts to see the world around her with a new perspective after heading for the sun.

Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
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.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Sister Act
Mon 20 March – Sat 25 March
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Directed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke, the new production based on the incredible movie success Sister Act is coming to Woking. With all the humour and funk of the original film and the flare of the Broadway and West End hit production, this smash-hit musical comedy is a fabulous family-friendly affair set to dazzle the New Victoria Theatre.

New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon
La Cage Aux Folles
Tues 14 March – Sat 18 March
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Starring John Partridge, Adrian Zmed, and Marti Webb, theatre producer Bill Kenwright is brining La Cage Aux Folles on its first UK tour.

“Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love?”

Richmond Theatre, Richmond
Not Dead Enough
Mon 13 March – Sat 18 March
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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.

Will you be visiting the theatre this month? What will you be watching?