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Welcome to






The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain

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Cinema streamings

Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies


National Theatre: 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 22 February

Julius Caesar, 22 March

Macbeth, 10 May



Twelfth Night, 14 February

Macbeth, 11 April

Romeo & Juliet, 18 July

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.


Available in the shop now

The Summoning of Everyman: a modern version

by Les Ellison. Read the review of it here. You may also be interested in Sacred Spaces by Les Ellison, Nick Warburton and James Lark. A year in the life of a church community: nine short dramas.


Radius's Easter plays

These include several new plays and adaptations from award-winning radio dramas, together with other favourites. Nick Warburton's Easter Diaries are monologues spoken by characters close to the Passion story, while Les Ellison's He's Not Here takes us to Golgotha and the empty tomb.  

Full list here


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Radius 2018 Playwriting Competition











Free entry. £500 prize. The winner is guaranteed

a staged reading at Vibrant 2018, a Festival of Finborough Playwrights, in October 2018.


Judges: Neil McPherson, Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, and Sue Healy, Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre.


Submissions should be emailed by 5 pm on 1 May, 2018 to The winner

will be announced on 23 July 2018 on the Radius website. The winning playwright will be required to work with a dramaturg at the Finborough Theatre, London, to develop the script for a professional reading in the Finborough's Vibrant 2018 Festival.


Rules and guidelines for entry are available here.

Contestants should bear in mind that Radius has always promoted plays that ask questions rather than give answers. For suggestions on how to write a good play, go to 10 points for playwrights and also watch our new How-To videos on the Radius YouTube channel.


























Radius YouTube Channel

The channel is now live and featuring our first three videos: an intro to Radius Playwriting Competition 2018, next How to Write a Playscript, and How to Write Biblical Drama. All three are available here.


Further videos are planned for release throughout the year. If you like what you see, please help to spread the word by clicking to 'like' or 'share' the videos. There is a red YouTube button on each page, to subscribe to the Radius channel and be notified by email when a new video is posted.

Radius news

Last year’s AGM saw the retirement of the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles as Radius’s President. We have benefited from his warm personal interest in our work, and look forward to seeing Graeme and Susan often in the future. Plans for 2018 include a new publication and more workshops. Details will follow on the website and in the newsletter.



Nick Warburton’s new play Psalm, first heard on BBC Radio 4, is now available from Radius and was reviewed in the Summer 2017 issue of Radius Performing. A man in a condemned cell is visited by a nun. Can she save his soul and save his life?

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