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RADS: Short Stories

RADS: Short Stories

RADS present an evening of three one-act plays by Noël Coward, Richard James & Gillian Plowman

directed by Martin Ash, Kathryn Torbet and Charles Lambert


Still Life – Noël Coward        

Coward wrote this short play in 1935 for ‘Tonight at 8:30’, a cycle of ten one-act plays. This is the play that he expanded into the screenplay for ‘Brief Encounter’ and takes place in the refreshment buffet at a provincial railway station. A pair of lovers are conflicted by their own sense of duty and morality.


Being Rose – Richard James

Rose looks back over her life and we see her memories of the important people and key moments of her life replayed before us. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains it all.


Richard James trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is well known for his appearances on children’s television and touring the UK in stage adaptations of David Walliams' most famous books.

The Janna Years – Gillian Plowman

Ruby's boarding house is home to an odd mix of characters in this moving and well-observed play about four lonely people.


Plowman's writing receives wide recognition for its ability to handle important and sensitive topics with humour and insight. Many of her one-act plays are constantly being performed in festivals and colleges.


Still Life and The Janna Years are presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Being Rose is presented by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts.


Book Tickets

Thursday 21 Mar 201919:30
Friday 22 Mar 201919:30
Saturday 23 Mar 201919:30