Drama workshop planned ahead of Shakespeare production

Edwin_Landseer's Titania and Bottom - a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society is holding a drama workshop ahead of their autumn production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

“Putting on a Shakespeare production can be a large undertaking,” said RADS chairman, Warnock Kerr.

“Not only for the director and crew but for the cast as well.

“We know that many people out there can be intimidated by the Shakespearean language, but we hope by holding this workshop we can allay some of those fears, and explore some of the play before auditions and casting in August.”

The workshop is open to both members and non-members of RADS and is for anyone interested in being involved in the production whether that is on stage or backstage.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to see more of what our society is all about,” said Warnock.

“Since the pandemic, we have seen an increase in our membership and locally more people who want to get involved with us.

“Coming along to this workshop is a great way to find out in person everything the society does to put on a show. It’s not just about the acting.

“We are also keen to hear from potential members who want to be involved backstage in costume, set, props, and stage management. ”

The workshop will be held at the Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society Clubrooms 6-8 Castle Hill, Richmond on May 9 at 7:30pm.

Membership is available to anyone over the age of 16.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will perform at the Georgian Theatre Royal from November 10 to 12.

For further information please contact Gregan on secretary@richmond-ads.org.uk