New for 2017: Purchase membership and scripts through the Radius online shop

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Welcome to






The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain

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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?

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.


Radius's Christmas plays 

These include several new plays and adaptations from award-winning radio dramas, together with other favourites. Full list here

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.


If you cannot read pdf files, please click here to download the reader application:


This year’s AGM saw the retirement of the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles as Radius’s President. We have benefited from his wise advice and warm personal interest in our work for the past seven years, and we look forward to seeing Graeme and Susan often in the future. We warmly welcome two new vice-Presidents: Neil McPherson, artistic director of the Finborough Theatre, and Canon Brian Cook, who as a professional actor and director has led the way for over forty years in showing us how to get professional results on a small budget.


Radius's videos promoting our scripts and script services will soon appear on the website and Radius YouTube channel. If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account we hope you’ll help us to spread the word.


Our plans for 2018 include a new publication,

a playwriting competition and more workshops. Details will follow on the website and in the January 2018 newsletter.


The current issue of Radius Performing also includes David Sturzaker's report on a masterclass given by Mark Rylance and Peter Kosminsky at Intermission Theatre.

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Radius Film Workshop

Join video producer Matt Harris for a day-long video workshop learning how to make your own videos using smart phones and tablets. You will get the chance to shoot and edit your own footage while gaining knowledge in key areas of filmmaking including top tips in recording sound, using light to your advantage and composing great shots. By the end of the day you should feel confident that your phone or tablet will be your key tool in creating your own high quality videos.


Tea and coffee will be provided but you need to bring your own lunch. For more information and to book: email


Use your phone or tablet to shoot

and edit great footage at the

Radius Video-Making Workshop

on Saturday 25 November 11am-6pm

Tutor: Matt Harris

Venue: St Mark’s Newnham, Cambridge

Cost: £50