The R.A.T.S. would sincerely like to thank everyone who helped out with our last panto, Robinson Crusoe, and made it a great success. Whatever role you played, either on stage or off stage, we could not have done it without you! But most of all, we would like to thank each and every person who came and saw the show. Without our fantastic audiences, there would not be a society.
Our summer show will be a comedy play, Love Begins at Fifty by Raymond Hopkins. We performed one of his shows, 'The Love Nest,' back in 2008, and it was so enjoyable we are looking at his work again.
Read throughs will be held on Monday 20th January and Monday 27th January 2014 at 7:30pm, at the Heritage Church (formerly Hope Methodist Church), Park Road, Rushden. These are informal sessions in which it is ideal to have a look at the script, read in for various parts, and decide whether or not you would like to audition. No decisions on casting will be made at this stage.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 2nd February 2014, again at the Heritage Church, at 2pm. You will need to be a member of the society in order to audition, and you can join on the day if you wish.
All members of the society are invited to attend the panto wash-up and Annual General Meeting, which is on Monday 3rd February at 7:30pm, at the Full Gospel Church, High Street South, Rushden. If you intend to stand for committee, this is when the elections will take place.
Come and join us!
Are you interested in any aspect of amateur dramatics? Have you been looking to join the R.A.T.S. but have not been sure how to go about it?
On the first Thursday of every month, we meet informally at 7:30pm in The Oak Room at the Rushden Rangers Football Club on Hayden Road (click here for location). Existing and potential new members are all welcome, so this is an ideal opportunity to come and meet members of the society, outside of an audition or rehearsal environment, and find out what we do.
The R.A.T.S. has been providing live theatre to the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for the last 50 years. We perform regularly at the Pemberton Centre in the town, with a pantomime every January, and most summers we perform a play, which is usually a comedy. New members from the age of 12 upwards are always welcome.