Theatres and coronavirus
From Monday 19 July, theatres in London are allowed to operate without capacity limits.
And all legal restrictions imposed by the government will be removed.
However, most theatres will still be following procedures such as electronic ticketing etc and may require masks to be worn.
Note that some performances have been cancelled where cast or staff have tested positive and need to isolate.
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17 to 21 Aug 2021
Rose Theatre Kingston
Image courtesy Rose Theatre Kingston
When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.
Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drunk who's less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on but when these two people come together they soon realise how much they have to teach each other.
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Age suitability: Not available
This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier Award when it was produced in London's West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.
Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights, Willy Russell, and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.
This production directed by Max Roberts of Live Theatre has garnered rave reviews.
Production photos: Nobby Clark.
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Kingston KT1 1HL
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Stephen Tompkinson - Frank
Jessica Johnson - Rita
Author: Willy Russell
Director: Max Roberts
Production: David Pugh presents a Theatre by the Lake production