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The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain

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Cinema streamings

Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies


National Theatre:

Midsummer Night's Dream  17 October

Hansard  7 November



Timon of Athens  20 November

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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Entrants must be UK residents and the winner will work with a dramaturg at the Finborough Theatre to develop the play.


Radius's YouTube Channel with advice for playwrights can be accessed here.


For Twitter updates @RadiusDrama, use the hashtag #RDSPrize2020. 


Visit the Finborough Theatre at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk and @finborough.

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Radius 2020 Playwriting Competition has now been announced in association with the Finborough Theatre. There will be a prize of £500 and the winning script is guaranteed a reading at the Finborough Theatre on 28 June 2020. The shortlist will be judged by the theatre's Artistic Director, Neil McPherson, together with the Literary Manager, Sue Healy. Read the full press release here.


This is a superb opportunity for both first-time and experienced playwrights. The 2018 winner, Hannah Morley, a first-time playwright, went on to a

A selection of Radius YouTube videos is now available on the Radius Videos page, including three playwriting How-To videos. If you like the videos,

please spread the word on social media. You can also subscribe to the Radius channel to be notified by email when a new video is posted.

prestigious Channel 4 residency at the Finborough Theatre.


Entry is free and all entrants should read the rules here. Entries will not be accepted before the opening date of 3 February or after closing date 30 March 2020. The winner will be announced on 18 May 2020. Entries should last between one and two hours in performance and may be on any subject.

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Creative with IT?

Radius is seeking to appoint a Social Media Manager to work 20 hours pcm maintaining Twitter and Facebook @ £10 per hour. Closing date for applications: 30 October. Apply by email to info@radius.org.uk.  Job description here; mission statement here; Society's Rules here.

Birthday in Bethlehem,

by Francis Wright,

a lively new all-age

30-minute Christmas

play from Radius.  

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