It’s been a year of tousling with Shakespeare coming to the conclusion the more active and physical it is the more dreamy it becomes…
In truth, this play can be done in so many different ways, but as a director, it’s important to do the production that serves the Company you have …and as always we have an incredibly talented and ever developing group.
It’s been an epic rollercoaster with a vibrant and visceral couple of months Rehearsal. So, that’s what the production will be a version of this play through the personality and strengths of our Cast.
Why separate the energy of a company from the writer. He’s one of the best writers in the world that’s why his plays can be interpreted in so many different ways.
The more we dig deeper into our version of this play the more I love and fall deeper in love with Shakespeare. Inspiring, beautiful and magical.
His language transports us all every rehearsal.
So this is a reimagining of this story, our version, a bold and physical and visceral take on the bard making it worthy of the word ” Dream”!
On the Technical team this year we are lucky enough to have Matt Unwin and Rob Bermingham join us in their inspired and original Design and as always the trusty Luke Smith on Soundboard. Paul Knowles will be in charge of lighting. I’m so excited by the entire Company for this Production.
RATSociety cast member, Laura Bayston gives us her take on RATS and community drama.
Drama brings to form so many aspects of life. It confronts the fear, tackles the brave, bring’s joy and hope whilst continuing to ask the questions that need to be asked.
Susan Lynch is a fire force to be reckoned with. She has a vision, a passion and a strength that continues to mould the foundations of RATS. Not only is she an incredible actress, she is a formidable and compassionate Director leading from the heart.
An organically formed troupe of strong individuals, RATS holds an ethos set in working, learning and uniting together as a professional striving theatrical company.
To be a part of this evolving community theatre is an absolute privilege and one I am so proud of.
We think amateur dramatics is a great way to bring different people together to join in doing something they love. RATSociety enables people in the Cotswolds to develop their confidence, skills and talent in a relaxed and friendly way. Not … Continue reading →
Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent performance of Crimes of the Heart – we were humbled to have so many people join us; thank you.
Written by Beth Henley in 1978 this play is a tragic comedy about three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny. The sisters reunite at Old Grandaddy’s home in Mississippi after an incident that will disrupt all of their lives.
RATS’ production of Crimes of the Heart will be performed at Whiteway Colony Hall, Miserden near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Born into a typical northern family during the 1970s and then moving my roots to Glos in 1993 to study environmental policy. I’ve always used nature as a reason to act in life and currently work within sales for Ecotricity. … Continue reading →