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 Lynne Kerr
Thu 26th - Sat 28th July and Thu 2nd - Sat 4th August 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
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear!
RADS present this terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue and plenty of twists and turns by the writers of Spitting Image and Harry Enfield and Chums.
"Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare...a laugh-a-minute"
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.