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
Thu 25th - Sat 27th July and Thu 1st - Sat 3rd August 2019 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
WHAT IF THE IN-LAWS WERE ALL OUTLAWS?
When Jack, honest and upright, takes over as MD of the family furniture business, he expects to improve efficiency. But his managerial skills are no match for the wholesale fraud, deceit and theft which he uncovers in both the business and amongst his family. He soon has to succumb to blackmail because of his daughter, and this is only the first in a series of moral compromises he will have to make. Jack and his family unwittingly find themselves on a path from simple misdemeanours to murder.
Alan Ayckbourn’s blistering comedy, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed is, nonetheless, a black morality play and was first presented at the National Theatre in 1987, winning the London Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play.
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.