Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society celebrates success at NODA awards

RADS members Jackie McLeod, Gregan Davis, and Lee Morris (L-R) with NODA Councillor Peter Oliver Photo Credit: Signature Times Photography

Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS) is celebrating after winning three National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) North awards.

RADS took the representative’s district award for drama 2022 for their November production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard and the councillor’s district award for drama 2022 for their March production of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Constance Cox.

RADS member Katrianna Torbet was the recipient of the district six youth award for best performance for her role of Thomasina in Arcadia.

NODA is the national body that represents amateur theatre across the UK.

Representatives attend performances across the region throughout the year and nominate those shows that they believe have shown true excellence.

“To win these awards is a true testament to the commitment of our society members” said RADS vice-chair Beki Stevenson.

“After such a tough few years where our society hasn’t been able to meet in person, let alone put on shows, it’s fantastic to have the casts recognised for their performances.

“There are months of rehearsals that go into putting on one of our productions before they even reach the stage, so these awards are so well deserved”

RADS are currently rehearsing for their next show, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and are looking for backstage crew to join their award-winning society.

No experience necessary!

Interested people should contact membership secretary Gregan on secretary@richmond-ads.org.uk

A Midsummer Night’s Dream performs at the Georgian Theatre Royal, on the 10th-12th November 2022.

Tickets are available from the Georgian Theatre Box Office on 0174 825252 or online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk.