Richmond Operatic Society on the lookout for new talent

ROS' 2017 production of Scrooge.

Richmond Operatic Society are on the lookout for local talent ahead of rehearsals for their next show.

The society, which turns 95 in 2018, will re-open its doors after a Christmas break, ready for rehearsals to start for their new production.

My Fair Lady, the classic made famous by Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, will be performed at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond from May 23 to 26.

This story continues after the adverts:


There will be an informal get-together, where both returning and new members get a chance to look at the script, sing some of the songs, and meet other members of the group, including director Jodie Martin and Musical Director Gillian Ash, on Tuesday January 9 at 7.30pm at The Operatic Hall, Bargate, Richmond.

Chairman of the society, John Holliday, said: “The society prides itself on its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Anyone looking to join is always offered a warm reception.

“We traditionally rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evening and you are more than welcome to pop along on 9th and have a chat with one of our members – no pressure.

“As well as rehearsals and performances, we have a packed social calendar for you to enjoy throughout the year. And what a great year to choose, the year we turn 95.”

Some of the parts available in this production are:

Eliza Doolittle – Cockney flower girl

Henry Higgins  – British, upper-class professional batchelor and phonetics expert.

Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Upper-class young man who becomes completely smitten with ELiza

Colonel Pickering  – Retired British Officer

Mrs Eynsford-Hill  – Freddy’s mother and friend of Mrs Higgins

Mrs Higgins – Henry’s long-suffering mother

Alfred P. Doolittle –  Eliza’s father, an elderly dustman

Plus plenty of smaller speaking roles, as well as ensemble work (servants, aristocrats, cockneys)

The society is open to anyone over the age of 12 and produces two shows a year with a variety of parts for all ages. If you would like more information, please contact John on 07582315576 or email

Alternatively visit our website or Facebook page