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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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Membership – click here to join via

the Radius shop. Full membership costs

£20 per annum, £10 for students.


Radius has an extensive collection of

plays in copiable form. Click here for

further information.



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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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Festival of Drama 2020:

Who Are We Now? 

30 October - 1 November

Owing to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions the Festival has been cancelled for 2020. We still hope to hold the Festival at a future date.


For updates, watch this homepage and check our twitter feed @RadiusDrama, looking out for the hashtag #WAWN2020.

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.

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Radius AGM

18 September 2021

From Nick Warburton, Chair of Radius Council:









There will be an obituary in the next 'Radius Performing'.

The Revd Canon

Brian E Cook 1936-2020

"We have to report the sad news that the Revd Canon Brian Cook died on the 3rd of August. A professional actor and director, Brian was a Radius Vice President and for years was very much at the heart of what we do. I will remember him for his great warmth, his generosity and his distinctive wit and humour."