RADS nominated for four awards

Richmond Amateur Dramatics Society (RADS) have been nominated for a four awards for plays it has performed over the 22/23 season.

NODA (National Operatic and Drama Association) is the national body that represents amateur theatre across the country.

Representatives attended performances across the region throughout the last year and nominated those shows that they believe have shown true excellence.

“We are both thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for these awards and it is testament to the society to have been able to put on some terrific performances over the past year,” said chair Beki Stevenson.

“We have been able to stage three fantastic plays this year including our first Shakespeare performance for some time, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“All the cast, crew and directors have worked so hard to be able to put those plays on and any recognition received is as a result of the hard work and dedication to ensuring audiences leave happy with what they’ve seen.”

RADS nominations have come in the way of a best adult award, youth award and two nominations for best play. Jodie Martin is nominated for her performance as Sylvia in last summers production of Stepping out, whilst newcomer to the society this year, Charlotte Finn is nominated for her portrayal of Princess Elizabeth in Spring’s performance of Swive [Elizabeth].

Both plays have also received nominations for best plays in a region that spans from Northallerton all the way to Berwick.

RADS upcoming production is another Shakespeare play, this time taking on Macbeth, set amongst a backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis, which runs at the Georgian Theatre Royal on the 27th – 29th July and 3rd – 5th August.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk or via the box office on 01748 825252.

RADS are always looking for new members, and prospective members, be it front or backstage, should contact the membership secretary, Gregan, at secretary@richmond-ads.org.uk for more details.