Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society (RADS)
We are a small but beautifully formed amateur dramatic society in South Liverpool which has its roots in the Allerton United Reformed Church. The drama society was started by church member Margaret Shaw and has been in existence since 1975. The society has a cast and crew of over 25 members and puts on two shows a year in May and November.
The week 9th - 13 May, 2018, we performed the premier of What Price for Justice?, by Ruth Barnett, the moving story of the author's family, torn apart by Hitler's racist policies in Germany. A complete divergence from our usual fare, this was a challenging work to perform, see and hear.
Performances were from Wednesday to Saturday and on Sunday afternoon, when Ruth was present and gave a short Q&A session. Audiences at all five performances were spellbound, many leaving at the end in silence, having been moved by the story and the stellar performances on stage.
Our 2017 May play was Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. The cast and crew were sent home each night with the cheers of the audience ringing in our ears. Some called it our "best ever production", with "outstanding performances all round".
If you were able to join us for our November 2017 offering you will have witnessed several tours de force from our excellent cast for our production of comedy thriller, "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon. Another outstanding production all round had audiences rollicking with laughter throughout and still chuckling long after the final curtain.
Saturday, 27th January 2018 was our Theatre Dinner, which included a two-course hot meal, wine, tea and coffee. Entertainment was provided by our intrepid cast who performed two one-act comedy plays to a packed audience. On Sunday, 28th January we presented a matinee performance at a Theatre Afternoon Tea at 2 pm., performing the same bill. All moneys raised went directly to church funds.
Please see our website link for more information about the group, our previous performances and, if you are interested, becoming a member.