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Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society

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!

Coming Soon

  (by Stephen Jeffreys)

Directed by Mike Walker

Thu 9th - Sat 11th November 2017 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

A riotously funny satirical farce in the tradition of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare In Love, from the author of The Libertine.

Elizabeth I is tottering at death's door. Conspirators are everywhere. Alternative comedian Lucius Bodkin becomes unwittingly involved in the political skulduggery and jiggery-pokery surrounding the ailing queen. He thinks he'll hit the big time - but he's reckoned without the Tudor backstabbers and the City wide boys.

The Clink could pass itself off as a long-lost Elizabethan comedy. In fact it is a brilliant political satire offering many sharp parallels with our own times, when art must be sponsored, but to be sponsored it must be 'safe'. 

Stephen Jeffreys is an internationally acclaimed playwright, winner of the Evening
Standard and Critics' Circle Award. His work includes Valued Friends and I Just Stopped By To See The Man. Stephen's screenplay version of The Libertine was released in 2005 starring Johnny Depp. Diana, his biopic of Princess Diana featuring Naomi Watts in the title role, premiered in 2013.

"A bawdy romp - superb one-liners abound"

Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.



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6 - 8 Castle Hill, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QP

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