Radyr Drama Society


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.

Play Reading

On Monday July 1st, there will be an open play reading of ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’, a witty comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, at Christchurch New School Rooms, Heol Isaf, Radyr, at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

A.G.M. and Social Evening

The A.G.M. will be held at Christchurch New School Rooms on Thursday 18th July at 7.15 p.m. followed by a social evening at 8 p.m. including refreshments, quizzes and games. Come and join the fun.

Next Production

Details of the November production will be posted here and on Facebook when decided. Production dates are week commencing 25th November with rehearsals starting in early September with performances 27th-29th November 2024.

Last Production

Our spring 2024 production was ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling. Performance dates were Wednesday to Friday, 24-26th April 2024 in Morganstown Village Hall.

The Cast was as follows:

Truvy   –  Ceri Anderson
Annelle – Hayley Wilkins
M’Lynn – Helen Blundell
Shelby – Melanie McLeod
Clairee – Pauline Watson
Ouiser – Julia Hallinan

Directed by Pete Stickler.

Previous Production

The autumn 2023 production was ‘Ben Hur’ adapted by Patrick Barlow (who also wrote ‘The 39 Steps’ adaptation), held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday November 22nd to 24th in Morganstown Village Hall.

Pictures from past productions can be seen by clicking the link to ‘Past Productions’ in the right hand panel (or for a small screen device, at the bottom of the web page).

New Members

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

New members who wish to take part or help off stage are very welcome

If you’d like to get involved, get in touch without delay. You can do this by contacting the chairman, Peter Griffiths at peter.griffiths5@btinternet.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

The Privacy Policy of the Society can be seen by clicking on ‘Privacy Policy’ at the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if using a laptop or other mobile device).

View the ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley’ photo gallery on Flickr
View the ‘The 39 Steps’ photo gallery on Flickr
View the ‘Steel Magnolias’ photo gallery on Flickr