image for Play item typeThe River Girl at Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

Play, from 22 Sep 2017


Puppet Theatre Barge

0207 2496876


next to Richmond Bridge,


Wendy Cope’s poem The River Girl takes us into the profoundly uncomfortable territory of male artists and the treatment of their female partners. Exposed in many a biography of writers, artists and actors is a partner whose personality is subordinate to that of the “star”. Wendy Cope uses a mixture of humour and irony to chart the course of one such relationship between a poet and his lover. A unique theatrical event with marionettes.
Suitable for adults.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 29 - Sat 30 Sep 2017 19:30


Children £8.50
Concessions £10.00
Adults £12.00



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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45823 Long: -0.30710

Richmond Riverside is about 15 minute walk away from Richmond Station. Turn left after leaving the station, walk down the Quadrant and George Street, pass the Old Ship pub and turn right into Water Lane, which will take you down to the river. Richmond Bridge, Terrace Gardens and Petersham Meadows are all to the left from here (Kingston direction), while walking right will take you towards Kew Gardens and Central London.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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