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:  18 - 23 July 2016

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare
directed by Simon Bartlett

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As You Like It

Witty, bawdy and romantic, As You Like It is the Bard’s great comedy of love.

In peril of her life, Rosalind flees the court where she was brought up, to seek her banished father in the Forest of Arden, accompanied by her down-to-earth cousin Celia. Freed from conventions, she discovers her true self and again meets Orlando, the man of her dreams. There’s just one problem – Rosalind is disguised as a boy …

Bring a picnic to Twickenham’s idyllic Fountain Gardens and prepare to be wooed by a host of memorable characters transported to the chic and stylish, Charleston-tapping twenties.

Whoop the wrestling, ponder the seven ages of man and look out for the goats!

Bring your own rugs or folding chairs. The site is open before the show for you to come early and enjoy a picnic.

Monday 18 to Saturday 23 July 2016
Evenings at 7.45p.m. plus a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday.

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)

“Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven” Henry VI, Act iv, Sc.7