Radyr Drama Society

Last Production - 'Happy Families'

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

Agatha Christie’s “Spiders Web” has been selected for April 2019. Rehearsals begin on January 14th for this thrilling Murder Mystery.

The Last Production

The last production was ‘Happy Families’ by John Godber. It was performed on November 22nd, 23rd and 24th at Morganstown Village Hall. This 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. See ‘Past Productions’ for more details including the cast list and some photos. The link to the flickr gallery is at the bottom of the page.

The Previous Production

The previous 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.

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 ‘Happy Families’:-

Liz and daughter Doris

Jack tells John to fight back

View the ‘Happy Families’ photo gallery on Flickr

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