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.Follow @rssmwt
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.
“Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful”Midsummer Nights Dream, Act iii, Sc.1