Richmond Shakespeare Society at The Mary Wallace Theatre

Welcome to the Richmond Shakespeare Society

We are a highly-respected amateur dramatic society founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare's plays annually in the open air.

Today we have grown to a programme of eight productions a year by vastly differing playwrights from ancient Greece to the modern day. In addition, we have two shows by our Youth Theatre groups.

We have our own theatre, the Mary Wallace Theatre by the riverside in Twickenham. Our Summer Show is an Open Air production, in the gardens of neighbouring York House.

Please note that the Mary Wallace is a Club Theatre and that only members of the RSS may buy tickets. However, becoming a member is easy and costs only £10; members may buy tickets for friends and family. The Summer Show is open to non-members.

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Next production:  2 - 8 November 2014

Monstrous Regiment

by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
directed by Louise Stenson

Monstrous Regiment

"Only three things you need to remember.  One: obey orders; two: give it to the enemy good and hard; and three: don't die"

Terry Pratchett’s wonderfully outlandish Discworld fantasy hits the RSS stage!

It began as a sudden strange fancy...  Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry.  Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy.  Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time.  And now she’s enlisted in the army, searching for her lost brother.  But there’s a war on and, whatever anyone says, her side’s coming off worse.  Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training and with the enemy hunting them.

All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army, a vampire with a lust for coffee, and a readiness to fight dirty.  Oh, and they have a secret...  as well as all the resources of the Monstrous Regiment.

Book tickets for Monstrous Regiment

Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 November 2014

Telephone bookings open: Call the box office, between 10 am and 7 pm only please, on 020 8744 0547

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“How hard it is for women to keep counsel!” Julius Caesar, Act ii, Sc.3