Radyr Drama Society
Poster for 'Last Tango in Little Grimley'
The Radyr Drama Society was formed in 1982 by a group of enthusiasts living in Radyr and Morganstown. It performed its first play – ‘All in Good Time‘ by Bill Naughton – in May the following year. The group thrives entirely on the goodwill, hard work and support of its members, helpers and audiences.
Continuing with the celebration of Radyr Drama’s 40th year – it is planned to hold a murder mystery evening later this year and then a full length production in November- dates to be announced when decided.
Subject to confirmation from Concord Theatricals, (any day now!!) we are looking to perform ‘The 39 Steps’ as our November 2022 production.
Auditions were held on Thursday 16th June, the cast had been selected and rehearsals begin later in July .
Two play readings were held in May- ‘On Approval’ by Frederick Lonsdale was held on May 12th and ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ was held on the 26th.
Club nights have been resumed and the last one was on Monday 23rd May. One isn’t planned for June as auditions are being held for the next production. The next club night will be announced when decided.
The April 2022 play was “Last Tango in Little Grimley” by David Tristram directed by Pauline Watson. The cast of this one act play included three new members- Chris Locke, Kaye Locke and Peter Evans. It was performed at Morganstown Village Hall on April 29th and 30th and was accompanied by three monologues performed by Nicky Webber, Pauline Watson and Peter Griffiths. Some photographs from the production are shown below.
The Previous Production
The November 2021 production was John Godber’s ‘Happy Jack’ which was a two hander starring Peter Griffiths as Jack and Pauline Watson as Elizabeth. It was directed by Gill Evans.
Pictures from a Past Production
Pictures from the production of Agatha Christie’s “Spiders Web”. which was performed in April 2019, can be seen by clicking the link to the ‘Flickr’ gallery shown below.
Our recent productions have been well received and continue to add to the list of successful productions staged by the society. However, as in many spheres, there is a constant turnover of members and the group is constantly on the lookout for both for new acting talent and people interested in theatre ready to play a backstage role in a variety of ways such as dress making, costume design, set design, building and decoration, stage management, publicity, lighting and sound. On performance nights we also need front of house staff. Actors of all ages and sex are welcome. Recently, we have found that students following a course of study in the performing arts find it useful to get experience ‘on the ground’ via Am-Dram
If you’d like to get involved, get in touch without delay. You can do this by contacting the chairman, Peter Griffiths at email@example.com
Friends of Radyr Drama Society
This is a class of membership for which the annual fee is £10 per person and for this the member will be invited to attend play readings and any social events organised by the society.
You will be offered ONE ticket per production at HALF PRICE. We generally do two productions per year.
You may also be invited to help to advertise/promote our productions and if possible, help with ticket sales.
Also you may sometimes be invited to help with front of house tasks during performances such as selling programs or raffle tickets, showing people to their seats or helping with refreshments.
If you would like to join or you want more information, please contact Peter Griffiths.
GDPR and Radyr Drama Society
Some Photographs from ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley and the Monologues: