Riding Mill Drama Club is a friendly, busy group; currently has about 65 members and is always happy to welcome new people. Younger members are particularly welcome.
We were established 60 years ago and usually perform plays twice a year (in March and November) as well as holding acting workshops, play readings and other social events.
There really is no limit to the kind of play we tackle – if somebody has a play they want to direct, we will consider it. This attitude makes for a varied and challenging repertoire that has seen us perform everything from farces and musicals to Shakespeare and Chekhov. The group has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, to commercial and critical success, (the last occasion in 2007) and we have participated in, and won, the Tynedale Drama Festival on a number of occasions.
Not everybody who is part of the Club wants to act – there are opportunities for all kinds of backstage roles from something as simple as organising props to as complex as ‘doing the lighting’. All you need is enthusiasm and a team spirit.
If you would like to find out more, please contact the Secretary, Judith Wilthew on 01434 682590 or any committee member whose contact details may be found on the Club’s website.