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 Heritage Chapel and Halls, 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 July 2020

Love and Money

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Our next production is

A Fairy Tale Adventure

by Sophia Holder

at the Heritage Chapel and Halls

8th - 11th January 2020

by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts

There are Matinee performances on the 11th

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

Ticket prices between £8.00 and £10.00.

Online booking now available - click here

This is our winter performance this year. It's an unusual take on your favourite traditional pantos, with many recognisable characters all in one play!!

The Wicked Witch has changed the endings to all the Fairy Tales so that evil will triumph, and she's kidnapped the Fairy Queen to stop her reversing the spell. Only Hansel, Gretel and Paddy the Gingerbread man can save the tales.

Principal Cast

Wicked WitchAbi Holmes
HanselMilly Wrighton
PaddyGordon Oliver
SmartyTanya Hinds
GretelKitty Clayton
EmperorGeorge Fortescue
GrumStewart Ivatt
FrogSydney Wrighton
Fairy QueenRita Blackall
Snow WhiteHannah Porter
Pied PiperStewart Ivatt
Little Red Riding HoodSummer Maysta-White
Ugly DucklingHebe Oliver
GoldilocksMaya Edgworth
Fairies and DwarvesMaya Edgeworth, Summer Maysta-White, Isobel Oliver, Hebe Oliver
Treacherous TreesSydney Wrighton, Mark Clayton