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 Shakeshafte

by Peter Parkinson
directed by John Crook

Master Shakeshafte



Discover how Shakespeare spent his infamous ‘Lost Years’.  Possibly...

The world premiere of a new play, by long-standing RSS member Peter Parkinson, speculates on Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ – a riddle that has long puzzled, and divided, Shakespearean literary and historical sleuths.

He was born in 1564.  What was he doing in the 1580s?  Was a young, impressionable Will “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 wasn't regarded as polite to his elders and, as for fighting... you only have to read the first scene of Romeo and Juliet to see that Shakespeare knew how to start a punch-up.

Come along to the Mary Wallace Theatre to find out what might have drawn our beloved house dramatist from his native Stratford to a far-flung tower on a hill in the north of England... where he might have first developed his taste for theatre and might have found the inspiration for many of his most memorable plots and characters.

A fascinating fantastical fiction based upon possible truth... in which you’ll not only see Shakespeare in love, but in Lancashire too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

“They that have the power to hurt, and will do none; they rightly do inherit heaven’s graces” Sonnet 94