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by Mary Chase
directed by John Gilbert


Harvey is a beautifully written play that will certainly provide fun and laughter through its superbly crafted situation comedy. Equally however its Pulitzer Prize credentials can only but shine through as we allow Elwood P Dowd share his philosophy on life... “Doctor, when I was a little boy, my mother used to say to me , “Elwood” - she always called me “Elwood” - “as you go through life you must be either ‘oh so smart’ or ‘oh so pleasant.’” For years - I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger limited. The Richmond Shakespeare Society is a registered charity No. 276271, a member of the little theatre guild of Great Britain and Arts Richmond.

Friday 12 to Saturday 20 December 2008
Evenings at 7.45pm
Sunday 14th December at 4pm
Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th December - Matinee performances at 3pm • Wednesday 17th December - No performance

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  2. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  3. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  4. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  5. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  6. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  7. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  8. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  9. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  10. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  11. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  12. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  13. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  14. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  15. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  16. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  17. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  18. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  19. Collaborators - John Hodge
  20. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  21. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  22. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  23. The White Devil - John Webster
  24. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  25. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  26. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  27. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  28. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  29. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  30. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  31. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  32. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  33. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  34. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  35. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  36. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  37. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  38. Othello - William Shakespeare
  39. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  40. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  41. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  42. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  43. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  44. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  45. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  46. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  47. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  48. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  49. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  50. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  51. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  52. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  53. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  54. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  55. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  56. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  57. In the Club - Richard Bean
  58. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  59. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  60. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  61. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  62. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  63. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  64. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  65. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  66. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  67. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  68. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  69. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  70. King John - William Shakespeare
  71. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  72. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  73. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  74. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  75. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  76. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  77. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  78. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  79. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  80. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  81. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  82. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  83. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  84. Iron - Rona Munro
  85. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  86. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  87. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  88. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  89. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  90. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  91. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  92. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  93. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“‘Tis better to be brief than tedious” Richard III, Act i, Sc.4