The Society is privileged to perform in the Georgian Theatre Royal for three major productions a year, and is committed to providing entertainment of the highest possible standard.
The main thrust of the Society and its members is to put on plays! We try to vary our programme as much as possible, to encompass all strands of drama. We are always willing to try ambitious projects.
RADS is a registered charity, and each year makes donations to charities proposed by the membership.
Our members turn out in all weathers to rehearse, build sets, make costumes - and coffee - and props, so that when a production goes to the Theatre, it is as polished as we can make it.
We welcome new talent - no experience is necessary, and support and opportunities to develop will be given.
We own our own property at 6-8 Castle Hill, and this building provides the perfect rehearsal space, as well as storage rooms for our sets, properties and costumes.
It is also ideal for workshops, after-show suppers and our regular fun social evenings.
On the second Monday of each month (except August) we hold a ‘social evening’. These vary in content from month to month, but are usually fun and give members the chance to chat and ‘catch up’ - not always possible during rehearsals!
Directed by Gregan Davis
Wed 21st - Sat 24th March 2018 at 1930h
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
Tickets: £7.50 - £13.50 including £1 Restoration Levy
Box Office Tel: 01748 825252 or book online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
R.C.Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict.
Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1918, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
The first night of RADS production (21 March 2018) will coincide exactly with the 100th anniversary of the opening artillery barrage of Operation Kaiserslacht, the German offensive which comprises the last moments of Journey’s End. The play forms part of a wider series of events based around life and the activities in Richmond and Richmondshire in March 1918. The aim of the events is to be an act of celebration and remembrance of the population of the area, and their loved ones on active service, at the time.
"The play draws its power from the detail - incomparably moving"
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.