RADS was formed in 1934 and we stage three main productions a year in the Georgian Theatre Royal. Members also have the opportunity to participate in local One Act Play Festivals, typically in Richmond and Sedgefield, where they are adjudicated and can move on to other regional competitions throughout the country.


RADS enjoys the benefit of its own property, at 6-8 Castle Hill, which provides an excellent rehearsal space as well as storage space for sets, costumes and props. We endeavour to provide a wide range of theatre - from drama thrillers to musical plays. Members also meet on the second Monday of each month for social evenings, and time is also allocated for in-house theatre workshops and courses.

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RADS Major Productions 2006-2017

Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Hampton

Absurd Person Singular - Alan Ayckbourn

Blithe Spirit - Noel Coward

‘Allo! ‘Allo! - Lloyd / Croft

A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

Pardon Me, Prime Minister - Taylor / Graham

Brassed Off - Herman

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

The Rivals - Sheridan

Bouncers and Shakers - John Godber

Taking Steps - Alan Ayckbourn

A Tomb With a View - Robbins

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend

The Cemetery Club - Menchell

The Crucible - Arthur Miller

The Darling Buds of May - H.E.Bates

Natural Causes - Eric Chappell

Twelfth Night - Shakespeare

Hi-de-Hi! - Perry/Croft

Calendar Girls - Tim Firth

This Is Where We Came In - Alan Ayckbourn

The Critic - Sheridan

Improbable Fiction - Alan Ayckbourn

The Diary of Anne Frank - Goodrich / Hackett

The Vicar of Dibley - Gower / Carpenter

The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter

Deathtrap - Ira Levin

The Merry Wives Of Windsor - Shakespeare

A Chorus Of Disapproval - Alan Ayckbourn

The Veil - Conor McPherson

Wyrd Sisters - Pratchett / Briggs

The Real Inspector Hound - Stoppard / Black Comedy - Shaffer

The Herbal Bed - Peter Whelan

All RADS Productions 1934-2016

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