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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Now showing:  20 - 27 January 2018

Bette and Joan

by Anton Burge
directed by Harry Medawar

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Bette and Joan

Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Robert Aldrich's 1962 film Whatever happened to Baby Jane? tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit.  Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar while her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not. 

Anton Burge's highly entertaining comedy Bette and Joan gives us Hollywood's grandest grandes dames at close quarters in their adjacent dressing rooms on set.  After thirty years, Baby Jane was the first time the two actresses had worked together, an opportunity to bury past rivalries and for any sense of antipathy to be forgotten.  Yeah, right ...

Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 January 2018
Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Matinee at 3p.m. on Sunday, 21st January • No performance on Wednesday 24th January

Telephone bookings open: Call the box office, between 10 am and 7 pm only please, on 07484 927 662

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 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Thus we play the fools with time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us” Henry IV, Act ii, Sc.2