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Things We Do For Love

Overview

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Laurence Boswell

One of the world’s greatest stars; one of the world’s...

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Running time: 2h 25m

Overview

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Laurence Boswell

One of the world’s greatest stars; one of the world’s...

Read More

Running time: 2h 25m

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

Things We Do For Love

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Laurence Boswell

One of the world’s greatest stars; one of the world’s greatest playwrights and one of the greatest plays of the nineties - Things We Do For Love will undoubtedly be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.

In South West London Barbara, elegant and glacial, lives in immaculate order on the middle floor of her converted house. Downstairs, lovelorn postman and part-time plumber Gilbert has created a shrine to his landlady. Upstairs, the flat is empty, a perfect temporary bolthole for Nikki, Barbara's old school-friend, and her fiancé Hamish. Unfortunately Hamish is everything that Barbara despises (bearded, Scottish and vegetarian) and Hamish takes an instant dislike to the ever-intolerant Barbara - a hostility which hides deeper feeling…

In a wonderfully imaginative set, which reveals a limited view of the rooms above and below Barbara’s flat, bedroom farce develops into something more complex as the two adversaries fall head over heels in lust…This is the UK’s greatest living playwright at the peak of his art, making hilarity and ingenuity from the things we do for love.

Actress and singer Natalie Imbruglia began her career on Neighbours, where she played Beth Brennan. She went on to become one of the biggest pop sensations in Europe. Her smash hit single Torn, and the subsequent album, Left Of The Middle, sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and won her three Grammy nominations and two Brit Awards. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English with Rowan Atkinson and made her leading actress debut in the 2009 film Closed for WinterThings We Do For Love marks her UK stage debut.

Laurence Boswell has been the Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio since 2011, where his seasons of UK premieres have received huge national acclaim. He is also an Associate Artist of the RSC. His West End credits include Ben Elton's Popcorn; Madonna in Up For Grabs, her London stage debut; Eddie Izzard in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Director following its Broadway transfer and Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal in This Is Our Youth.

'Ayckbourn’s best play of the decade… a Private Lives for the nineties'
Guardian

'This is Alan Ayckbourn's 52nd full-length play and one of his best… uproariously funny'
Sunday Times

'Gloriously entertaining'
Mail on Sunday

'Will jar both your funnybone and your heart'
News of the World

'It is sharp and it is gorgeously funny'
The Times

Things We Do For Love

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.

Things We Do For Love 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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Things We Do For Love Group Bookings

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

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