Radyr Drama Society

The full Cast of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'

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.

The Next Production

Nothing will lift your spirits more on a cold November night than to watch this play produced by Radyr Drama Society. HAPPY FAMILIES by JOHN GODBER does just that. From the start of the play until the final curtain it is filled with warmth, understanding and laughter. It is an affectionate and appealing portrait of John as his life unfurls from his young teenage years when he fails his 11+ through to his early twenties when he graduates. It’s the portrait of an ordinary family struggling with change, sorrows, tensions and the joys of life in West Yorkshire.

Most of the audience will be able to relate to so many of the experiences in this family which, besides John, include Vic and Dot (his parents), Jack and Liz (his grandparents), Doris and Edna (his aunties) and Rebecca, Edna’s daughter.

Come and join us and be thoroughly entertained for the evening with this family who can make us laugh and cry in equal measure. Performance dates are from November 22nd to 24th. The cast is as follows:

John – Alex Brent, Vic – Roger F. Page, Dot – Pauline Watson, Liz – Nicky Webber, Jack – George Atkins, Doris – Mimi Ferrier, Edna – Chris Collier Roberts, Rebecca – Helen Blundell who also plays Lyn Sutton age 7 years.

Director- Gill Evans.

The Last Production

The last production was ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ by Constance Cox. It was performed on Thursday April 19th, Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st at Morganstown Village Hall The play is based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first. See ‘Past Productions’ for the cast list. Some photos are shown below also the link to the Flickr gallery.

The Previous Production

The previous production was “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell and was performed in Morganstown Village Hall from April 27th to 29th 2017. The play tells the story of twins separated at birth and brought up in two very different worlds with very different outlooks in life. For more information on this play and others performed by the society, click on ‘Past Productions’ at the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if using a laptop or other mobile device).

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 new 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).

Some Photographs of ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’:-

View the ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ photo gallery on Flickr

View the ‘Blood Brothers’ photo gallery on Flickr