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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

(An Evening of three 1-Act Plays by Noël Coward, Richard James & Gillian Plowman)

Directed by Martin Ash, Kathryn Torbet & Charles Lambert

Thu 21st - Sat 23rd March 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             

                                                   COMEDY! DRAMA! ROMANCE!

STILL LIFE - Noël Coward

Coward wrote this short play in 1935 for 'Tonight at 8:30', a cycle of ten one-act plays. This is the play that he expanded into the screenplay for 'Brief Encounter' - it takes place in the Refreshment Buffet at a provincial railway station. A pair of lovers are conflicted by their own sense of duty and morality.

BEING ROSE - Richard James

Rose looks back over her life and we see her memories of the important people and key moments of her life replayed before us. As her confusion increases, a doctor's dagnosis explains it all. 

Richard James trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is well known for his appearances on children’s television and touring the UK in stage adaptations of David Walliams' most famous books.

THE JANNA YEARS - Gillian Plowman 

Ruby's boarding house is home to an odd mix of characters in this moving and well-observed play about four lonely people. 

Plowman's writing receives wide recognition for its ability to handle important and sensitive topics with humour and insight. Many of her one-act plays are constantly being performed in festivals, colleges and on the fringe.


"RADS present an Evening of three 1-Act plays showcasing three new directors from our talented stable"

Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. and Lazy Bee Scripts.



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Gregan Davis Membership Secretary Tel: 01748 517051 Email:;

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

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