Rushden Amateur Theatrical Society (R.A.T.S.) corner


The R.A.T.S. has been providing live theatre to the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for more than 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 5 upwards are always welcome.

Future Shows

Coming in January 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk

Coming in January 2019

Babes in the Wood

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Our next production is

Dick Whittington

at the Pemberton Centre

31st December - 7th January 2017

There are Matinee performances on the 31st, the 1st and the 7th

Matinee performances start at 14:15. Evening performances start at 19:15.

Ticket prices between £8.00 and £10.00. Family tickets available on selected performances.

There is no performance on the 2nd

Principal Cast

King RatRichard Llewellyn
Spirit of the BellsLesley Evans
Dick WhittingtonAbbie Hales
Tommy the catTara Curson
Idle JackJack Ebsworth
Alice FitzwarrenVictoria Todd
Captain WrightJohn Curson
First Mate JonesAbi Holmes
Dame:Sarah PrintGordon Oliver
Alderman FitzwarrenGeorge Fortescue
Humphrey the Camel
Sultana of MoroccoGillian Tidbury
VizierVicki Edgeworth
Small RatsAston Dillon-Remile,Beth Lawman,
Jennifer Maynard, Sophia Osbourne,
Amelie Standish, Euan Swanson.


Jasmine Barker, Sarah Bates, Kira Bonura, Ann Chambers, Vicki Edgeworth, Amber Groocock, Jane Morgon, Kaede Newman, Emma Stigter, Rosie Squires, Gillian Tidbury, Becky Williams


Bethany Croxon, Abigail Edwards, Scarlett Llewellyn, Lucy Osbourne, Isabel Saunders, Be Stainer, Karenza Stainer