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 Jim Brown
Thu 8th - Sat 10th November 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
A DINNER PARTY. A GUNSHOT. RUMOURS BEGIN. FARCE BREAKS OUT.
Ken and Chris arrive for a party to find host Charley in his bedroom suffering from a bullet wound and the kitchen staff have disappeared! Len and Claire are next, themselves injured in a car crash. They are soon joined by the pragmatic Ernest and Cookie, followed by Glenn and Cassie, who have relationship problems.
Rumours abound regarding Charley and his wife Vivian. What happens when the Police arrive? Is there an explanation of the Rumours and Charley’s situation and who will concoct an explanation for what actually happened on the night?
RADS present the British version of this splendid farce by the writer of The Odd Couple, California Suite and The Sunshine Boys.
"Brilliant dialogue - unashamedly hilarious"
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.