The Library Theatre Touring Company will present a performance of William Douglas-Hume's "The Kingfisher" at Newsham (Richmond) village hall on Saturday 17th March at 7:30pm.

Described as A Comedy of Manners and Study of Concealed Emotions, with echoes of PG Wodehouse, this effervescent romantic comedy takes a light-hearted look at the lives and loves of three fascinating characters.

The scene is set throughout in Cecil’s garden in Devon. As he peruses The Times obituaries, famous writer Sir Cecil Warburton makes a discovery that has him whistling in the bath! At last, the dull Reggie Townsend has died, widowing the only woman that Cecil truly loved...and lost. With only one thing on his mind – matrimony – he arranges to meet Evelyn under the same tree in his garden where he kissed her years earlier

The cast are:


Library Theatre Touring Company was formed in 1996 with the support of Leeds Libraries  - hence the name. The company initially played several small local Leeds venues- including libraries and following this success, toured widely with the aim of taking professional, accessible and entertaining theatre to the community. 

As well as working extensively for the Welsh Arts Council, the company has toured the Scottish Borders, performed in Norfolk, Teesside, Nottinghamshire, Cumbria and of course Yorkshire., 

Over the years they have toured many different productions including:

‘Relatively Speaking’ by Alan Ayckbourn
‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Russell
‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame
‘Sleuth’ by Anthony Shaffer  &
‘Fanny Hill’ by John Cleland

They play village halls, community centres, pubs, hotels, schools and small theatres. At present they run four plays concurrently and aim to provide an enjoyable entertaining evening at a very competitive cost.

Tickets at £7.00 from Rose on 01833 621300 or Val on 01833 621019. A licenced bar will be available.