Back on stage
The Richings Players are delighted to announce that we are back in action and planning a series of shows for 2022 and beyond!
Box Office now Open!
Tickets on sale online only for performances on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May (Matinee and early evening)
Spring has sprung in the duckyard.
Drake, the Mallard Duck, and his long-suffering partner, Ida, await the birth of a new brood, but the clutch seems to contain one inordinately large eqg? this year.
Sure enough, it cracks open to reveal an ugly chick nothing like his siblings who makes a strange 'Honk" sound instead of the expected "Quack".
Ida warms to him, though, and takes him out onto the lake, discovering him to be a prodigious swimmer, but the other farmyard birds, including the rest of his family, ridicule him, driving him into the eager arms of the Tom Cat, who invites him home for "dinner".
Ugly escapes by the skin of his teeth, to the Cat's chagrin, but with night failing Ugly becomes lost and, amid much fluster and flurrying of feathers, particularly from Ida, a search is launched.
The Richings Players’ next production is nearly ready to hatch with tickets now on sale (17th April) for their latest quacking production – “Honk!”
Following their first show back since before lockdown “Ladies’ Day” in January, this musical adaption of “The Ugly Duckling” has plenty of quackitude and is being directed by our Chairman Evelyn and her husband Toby Stafford-Allen (who also acts as the production’s Musical Director). Phoebe Pearson-Hall will be heading up the choreography for this magical tale.
Ever since the show took it’s first steps in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, “Honk!”, has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.
Director Evelyn said;
“Toby and I are absolutely thrilled to be hatching this wonderful show in Iver Village Hall this May, having wanted to do it with Richings for a number of years now… and what a cast we have for you! It’s been so great bringing our young Players back into the fold alongside our adult members for the first time since “Oliver” in November 2019 and their energy and enthusiasm has been amazing throughout the whole rehearsal period. We’re really egg-cited for you to see all the hard work that’s gone into bringing this tale to life!”
Tickets cost £12 and £10* (*Concessions – children, students and OAPs) and can be purchased from visiting our online Box Office. Please click the Book Tickets button below.
Please note, tickets can only be purchased online, but for any ticket enquiries, please call 01753 654550. Performances at Iver Village Hall are Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May at 7.30pm and Saturday 21st May at 1pm and 5pm. Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain up. Our amateur performance of “Honk!” will be performed by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.