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 a youth group, the RSS Young Actors Company, who perform a show a year .

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:  16 - 21 July 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
directed by Simon Bartlett

Book tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare's most popular and delightful comedy – set largely in a wood outside Athens and culminating in a massed wedding – is the perfect summer evenings entertainment for our annual summer show.  The play brings together the formality of the military court, the boisterous enthusiasm of “The Rude Mechanicals” and the mysterious charged night-world of the Fairie.  Our production will be inspired by the 1940s and steampunk.

Wet Weather Provisions:
We will endeavour to perform whatever the weather conditions and will delay commencing the performance for up to 30 minutes if necessary. If, however, prior to the interval, a performance is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions then tickets for such performance may be exchanged for another performance (if available) or a voucher given that can be exchanged for tickets for any performance of the Richmond Shakespeare Society at the Mary Wallace Theatre valid up to and including next year’s open air production. No cash refunds will be given.

Map indicating the location of York House Gardens

Monday 16 to Saturday 21 July 2018
Saturday 21st July at 3pm

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)

“To thee I do commend my watchful soul, ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes; sleeping and waking,” Richard III, Act v, Sc.3