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R.A.T.S. Shows

When the R.A.T.S. was first formed, shows were performed at the Ritz Theatre in Rushden. Sadly, some years ago, the theatre closed, and it is now a bingo hall. However, determined to stay in the town, the society performed at a variety of other venues before settling at our current home: the Pemberton Centre.

Future Shows

Coming in June 2018

Whosoever Solves My Murder

Coming in January 2019

Babes in the Wood

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R.A.T.S. Shows

For the first 29 years that the R.A.T.S. was in existence, with the exception of 1967, 1969 and 1985, we only ran one show a year: a pantomime in the winter. However, in most years since 1992, we have also performed a summer play, which for the most part have been comedies. Below is a complete list of shows that the society has ever performed. Click on the highlighted ones for more information.

1963Babes in the Wood
1965Jack and the Beanstalk
1966Dick Whittington
1967Old King Cole
Salad Days
1969Mother Goose
1970Robinson Crusoe
1972Puss in Boots
1973Sleeping Beauty
1974Ali Baba
1975Dick Whittington
1976Red Riding Hood
The Wizard of Oz
1978Jack and the Beanstalk
1979Babes in the Wood
1980Mother Goose
1982Robinson Crusoe
1983Sleeping Beauty
1984Dick Whittington
1985Ali Baba
1986Jack and the Beanstalk
1988Puss In Boots
1990Babes in the Wood
1991Robinson Crusoe
1992Mother Goose
Aspects of Life 2012
(joint venture with R.A.O.S.)
1993Dick Whittington
Shock Tactics
1994Sleeping Beauty
I'll Get My Man
Not Now Darling
1996Jack and the Beanstalk
The Railway Children
1997Beauty and the Beast
Big Bad Mouse
1998Puss In Boots
The Darling Buds of May
1999The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Alice's Adventures
No Sex Please, We're British
2001Snow White
'Allo! 'Allo!
Musical Magic
2003Robinson Crusoe
Agatha Crispie
2004Sleeping Beauty
Pardon Me, Prime Minister
2005Mother Goose
An Evening of Cabaret
2006Dick Whittington
Stage Stars 2006
2007Babes in the Wood
2008Jack and the Beanstalk
The Love Nest
2009Puss in Boots
Murder Weekend
2010Snow White
(joint venture with R.A.O.S.)
The Snow Queen
A Summer Cabaret
2013Beauty and the Beast
Summer Bonanza
2014Robinson Crusoe
Love Begins at 50
2015Mother Goose
School For Murder
2016Sleeping Beauty
Blenton High School Revisited
Variety Show
2017Dick Whittington
Looking For Love
2018Jack and the Beanstalk