Radyr Drama Society

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

The next production is to be ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ by Constance Cox. Performances are 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. More information including a character breakdown can be found by clicking ‘Next Production’. Ticket prices are £10, £9 (concession) and £7 (students).

The Last Production

The last 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. See ‘Past Productions’ for more information on the play.

The Previous Production

The previous play performed by the society was Edith in the Dark’ by P Meeks. This is a recent play about E Nesbit, the author of ‘The Railway Children’ and was performed in Morganstown Village Hall from 24th to 26th November 2016.

More details of the play and the characters can be found by selecting ‘Past Production- Edith in the Dark’ at the right-hand side of this page (or at the bottom of the page on a laptop or other portable device).

For photographs and information for past productions, 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.

Some Photos from ‘Blood Brothers’:-


View the ‘Edith in the Dark’ photo gallery on Flickr

View the ‘Blood Brothers’ photo gallery on Flickr