Following the cancellation of our productions of 'Duchess of Malfi', 'Summerland' and 'Dinner with the Family', we have, with great regret, also decided that this year’s Open Air production of ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ in July will also be cancelled. This decision became inevitable with the current Covid-19 restrictions impacting on auditions and rehearsals and with the likelihood of us being able to give performances fast receding.
All Readings and Monday Nights at the MWT for April and May together with the NDP production of ‘After Liverpool ‘ in April have also been cancelled.
All is not, however, doom and gloom. In hopeful anticipation of some form of normal RSS activity being resumed at the MWT we have postponed some events to later this summer as follows:
Be my Baby - Reading 24th June and Auditions 29th June
Arden of Faversham - Reading 8th July and Auditions 22 July
After Liverpool NDP performances - August (exact dates tba)
In addition we hope to resume both our RSS Young Actors Company and the Junior Youth Theatre group sessions once restrictions on ‘gatherings’ and schools are relaxed
“To state quite simply what we learn in time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise”
Albert Camus, The Plague
No decision that has such a profound effect on our members and the society itself is ever taken lightly but we are sure that, in these extraordinary circumstances, everyone will understand the reason for it.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Mary Wallace Theatre at the earliest possible opportunity. In the meantime we wish you all safety and good health.