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:  25 - 28 September 2014

Master Shakeshaft

by Peter Parkinson
directed by John Crook

For many years Shakespearian sleuths have wondered, researched and written about Shakespeare's 'Lost Years', He was born in 1564. What was he doing in the 1580s? "Getting wenches with child? Wronging the ancientry? Stealing? Fighting...?" It is generally accepted that he got at least one wench with child; that there were persistent rumours of poaching deer; that he was not regarded as being polite to his elders; and, as for fighting, you only have to read Act 1 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet to discover that Shakespeare knew how to start a punch-up.

Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 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)

“The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well!” Antony & Cleopatra, Act iii, Sc.2