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The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain

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Cinema & Theatre streaming

During Covid 19 a range of theatre based activities and streams are available from both national and regional theatre companies.


NT:  Streaming  YouTube 


RSC:  Streaming  YouTube 


Royal Court:  Updates  YouTube 


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:

Streaming  YouTube 


Orange Tree Theatre:  Judi Dench 

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it.

According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem,

but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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Radius Playwriting Competition 2020

A press release with details of the winner can be found here. The next biennial Radius Playwriting Competition will be announced in Autumn 2021, to take place in 2022.

LockDown or Un-Lock?

Our new collection features dramas that can be easily rehearsed and performed online or socially distanced. Read more about it here. 










While performance venues remain closed, we are waiving performance fees on all plays in the Radius Drama Un-Locked collection.  

Copyright restrictions remain as normal.


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Plague and Pandemic is a collection of narratives, poems, monologues and two short plays to be performed as a staged reading or full performance. The collection takes in the Black Death of 1348, the Great Plague of 1665, the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the Coronavirus of 2020. Even though the volume features dramas set in dark times, there are many light-hearted moments and the collection as a whole testifies to the resilience of the human spirit. Cost: £7.

See here for further details of how to buy Plague and Pandemic together with Reconciliation/

Remembrance for the special offer price of £12.50.

New from Radius

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Radius AGM

18 September 2021

Four Christmas plays have now been added to Radius's Drama Unlocked collection 

on which we are waiving performance fees:

Christmas Diaries

Christmas Through the Window

Three Wise Fools

Are the Kings Still Wearing Curtains

These  are all extremely popular tried and tested Christmas scripts and we think they will lend themselves to performance in the new circumstances, either socially distanced or on Zoom. If you decide to give one of them a go, let us know how you get on.

Radius is inviting playwrights to submit a script of up to 2000 words for a collection of short plays where the scenario is a Zoom or other online meeting. The play should relate in some way to the Radius strapline "exploring faith through drama". We'll choose the best ones and add them to the Radius Drama Un-Locked collection. There is plenty of potential for a dramatic storyline within the Zoom framework: a disastrous committee meeting, a startling family revelation, a crime witnessed from the other side of the world, an inter-galactic mission. Email your script to [email protected] by Monday, 14 December. Format: lines of dialogue should be indented and double spaced, with stage directions in italics.

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