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.

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The Love Nest

12th - 14th June 2008 at the The Pemberton Centre.

Directed by Kaye Rawlins, the was full of laughs as the Longthorps, the proprietors of an English seaside guest house, had to deal with an over-zealous waitress (Tina), a couple on their second honeymoon (David and Janet), a frustrated newlywed (Sara), the mother-in-law from hell (Marjorie), a health inspector (Toni) and a runaway mouse.

Ticket prices were £7.50 for adults and £6.00 for concessions, and all performances started at 7:30pm.


Jack LongthorpJohn Curson
Mary LongthorpDiane Behagg
Tina LewisNicola Smithers
David ThompsonTony Woodward
Janet ThompsonGillian Tidbury
Marjorie BraithwaiteDebbie Draycott
Duncan RossDavid Edgeworth
Sara RossAvril Cowper
Amina BetnayVanessa Charles
Toni ClarkNicki Pott