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Fracked!

Overview

Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Fracked! Or Please Don’t Use The F-Word now visits multiple venues as part of a major UK... Read More

Overview

Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Fracked! Or Please Don’t Use The F-Word now visits multiple venues as part of a major UK... Read More

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Richmond Theatre, Richmond
The Green,Richmond,TW9 1QJ

Fracked!

Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Fracked! Or Please Don’t Use The F-Word now visits multiple venues as part of a major UK tour.

Alistair Beaton’s provocative new comedy takes us to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas. Anne Reid plays Elizabeth, a retired academic who finds herself transformed from obedient citizen to angry protestor. While her increasingly grumpy husband (James Bolam) longs for the quiet life, Elizabeth soars to fame via social media. Desperate to get planning permission, hard-nosed PR men team up with a corrupt local councillor to persuade the villagers that fracking is a good thing. Elizabeth’s having none of it, and mounts the barricades…..

This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power. A much-praised political satirist, Beaton’s television work includes the BAFTA-nominated The Trial of Tony Blair and Spitting Image, and plays such as the West End hit Feelgood.

The distinguished cast includes James Bolam as Elizabeth’s husband Jack, whose credits include New Tricks (BBC) and Glengarry Glen Ross (Donmar Warehouse, Olivier nomination). Anne Reid plays Elizabeth. She is acclaimed for her many award-winning roles including Hedda Gabler (Old Vic) and Last Tango in Halifax (BBC). They are joined by Michael Simkins, known for his many TV and West End roles, most recently Yes, Prime Minister and HayFever.

★★★★★
‘Comedy Gold’
Daily Mail

★★★★
‘Very funny’
Guardian

★★★★
‘As topical and pacy as the deluge of headlines breaking by the minute.’
The i newspaper

This production contains strong language.

Fracked!

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

Fracked! Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Babes in Arms Policy

Children under the age of 18 months will not require a seat and can remain on the lap of the attending adult. Children over this age must therefore have a seat purchased for them.

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Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. Please note this venue does not have a lift and access for wheelchair users is restricted to the Stalls level only.

An induction loop is fully installed in the auditorium. There are a limited number of headsets for the infra-red hearing system which should be booked in advance at the Box Office. Headsets are available from the kiosk in the foyer on payment of a returnable deposit (£5).

Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of making your booking.

There is an adapted toilet on the Stalls level.

Richmond Theatre Information

Richmond Theatre
  • There is free parking on Richmond Green and at the Old Deer Park Car Park after 6.30pm.
  • Please make your requirements known at the time of booking.
  • There is a bar on each level of the theatre.
  • The Norman Fenner Room is available for private hire.
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Richmond Theatre

The Green
Richmond
Surrey

TW9 1QJ


Directions

By Car:

Approach by the A316.

By Train:

20 minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London.

By Bus:

Bus routes 27, 33, 37, 65 and 71 all pass nearby the theatre. For more details visit TFL.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7651 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am - 8pm (hours may vary on bank holidays)

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5397

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 020 8332 4500

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Babes in Arms Policy

Children under the age of 18 months will not require a seat and can remain on the lap of the attending adult. Children over this age must therefore have a seat purchased for them.

VIP Experiences

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Fracked! Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

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