History

The Richmond Players was formed through the Richmond Branch of the Country Women’s Association. At a meeting in February 1952 it was suggested that a play reading circle be formed.

One Act plays were performed in the CWA rooms in Richmond and in 1954 the first three act play was performed in the School of Arts, Richmond. This play was “Ladies in Retirement” directed by Dallas Blake.

Richmond Players have presented plays and musicals, including pantomime and theatre/restaurant every year since 1952 making it the longest, continually operating drama group in NSW.

2016

The Sound of Music

The 39 Steps

Play On! (Coming in November)

 

2015

Oklahoma!

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Old English Music Hall

 

2014

Twelve Angry Men

Bone Chiller

A Very Special Christmas

 

2013

The Mousetrap

Nine

Richmond Players 60th Anniversary Celebration

 

2012

Its My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To

Chess, the Musical

Dimboola

 

2011

Dial M For Murder

Bush Dance

Cash on Delivery

Aladdin, The Pantoosical With Everything

 

2010

Bush Dance

An Inspector Calls

Our Country’s Good

The Spirit in the Heart of Australia – Theatre Restaurant

 

2009

Celtic Capers

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild   Dramatic Society Murder

Mystery, Murder at Checkmate Manor

The Butler Did It

Those Were the Days- Theatre Restaurant

 

2008

Our Town

Christmas in July – an evening of music

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Footlights and Billboards

 

2007  

The Hollow

Moonlight Serenade – An Evening of Music

Mrs Warren’s Profession

Musical Memories

 

2006  

Holiday Snap

Cosi

Bless Em All

 

2005  

Noises Off

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

An Old English Music Hall

 

2004  

Oliver

The Crucible

A Murder is Announced

 

2003  

Anne of Green Gables – The Musical

Love Letters

The Importance of Being Ernest

 

2002  

Ladies in Retirement

A Season of One Act Plays

Pot of Broth

In the Blood

So Miracles Do Happen After All

How the West was Warped

 

2001  

An Act of Settlement

A Season of One Act Plays

Hard Candy

Disturbed

The Proposal

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Junior Theatre

 

2000  

The White Sheep of the Family

The Wizard of Oz – Junior Theatre

A Season of One Act Plays

Departure

Cards, Cups and Crystal Balls

Nasty Things Murders

Ma Bakers Tonic

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – Junior Theatre

Bawdy Ballads and Melodic Memories

 

1999  

The Diary of Anne Frank

A Season of One Act Plays

The Sand Box

An Itch Too Sensitive to Scratch

Four Queens Wait for Henry

Snow White – Junior Theatre

Give My Regards to Broadway

 

1998  

There Goes the Bride

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Junior Theatre

Toad of Toad Hall

 

1997  

The Lion in Winter

Little Women – Junior Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood

Trivial Pursuits – Junior Theatre

 

1996  

A Season of One Act Plays

The Public Eye

The Mysterious Case of the Blood Red Rose

The Final Dress – Junior Theatre

Old Time Music Hall

 

1995  

Steel Magnolias

Memories of World War 2

Sinbad the Sailor

 

1994  

Pygmalion

Blithe Spirit

Music Hall

 

1993  

Not Now Darling

Whose Life Is It Anyway

Richard the Third’s revenge

Don’t Just Lie There, Say Something

 

1992  

Arsenic and Old Lace

A Season of One Act Plays

The Walrus and the Carpenters

They Had To Go

Room 22

Entertainment from the 50s and 60s

Sleeping Beauty – Pantomime

 

1991  

The Twenties Roar Again

 

1990  

Loves a Luxury

Dad and Dave

Melodrama and Music Hall

 

1989  

Little Women

The Importance of Being Ernest

Pardon Me Prime Minister

 

1988  

Anne of Green Gables – The Musical

Vegemite Sandwich and a Cup of Billy Tea

Sing a Song of Sixpence

 

1987  

Charley’s Aunt

A Season of One Act Plays

Zoo Story

Telephone Never Rings

Musical Interlude

Call Me Madam

 

1986  

A Season of One Act Plays

A Tap Dripping

After Magritte

Sunday Costs 5 Pesos

Grand Old Duke of York

A Wish in Time

 

1985  

Musical Holiday

White Horse Inn

 

1984  

The Winslow Boy

Move Over Mrs Markham

South Pacific

 

1983  

Annie get Your Gun

Free as Air

The Diary of Anne Frank

 

1982  

The Golden Legion of Cleaning Women

Sir Marmaduke Unmasked

Boeing Boeing

As Good As New

The Story of Sigmund Romberg

Princess Mirabelle – Junior Theatre

 

1981  

Wild Goose Chase

The Tower

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

 

1980  

The King and I

Lock Up Your Daughters

 

1979  

How the Other Half Loves

Half a Sixpence

A Season of One Act Plays

A Squeaking of Rats

Hinemoas Leap

Dimboola

 

1978  

The One Day of the Year

Black Comedy

Salad Days

 

1977  

The Devil’s Disciple

The Currency Lass

Pot of Broth – Fringe Theatre

As Good as New – Junior Theatre

So They Sang – Rock Opera

My Fair Lady

 

1976  

Oliver

Witzenhaussen, Where Are You – Fringe Theatre

Hansel and Gretel – Junior Theatre

The Flying Pieman

Gaslight

Little Red Riding Hood – Junior Theatre

 

1975  

Running Riot

Act 2 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – Fringe Theatre

Fisher’s Ghost – Junior Theatre

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

 

1974  

The Sound of Music

Cat on the Fiddle

 

1973  

A Season of One Act Plays

Sganarelle

Dragons in the Cave

Wife Required

Simon and Laura

 

1972  

The Rape of the Belt

Rookery Nook

 

1971  

Sweeney Todd the Barber

The Beaux Stratagem

 

1970  

I Remember Mama

The Importance of Being Ernest

 

1969  

Johnny Belinda

 

1968  

The Brides of March

Tapestry of Shades

The Matchmaker

 

1967  

Tom Jones – Australian Premier

Oklahoma

 

1966  

Separate Tables

Life with the Girls

We Must Kill Toni

 

1965  

Hotel Paradiso

A Season of One Act Plays

Sunday Costs 5 Pesos

Forty Minutes

1984 and all That

Pygmalion

 

1964  

South Pacific

A Season of One Act Plays

This Happy Brood

Ride a Tiger

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Book of the Month

 

1963  

Two Dozen red Roses

Private Rooms

Trial By Jury

Doctor in the House

 

1962  

Open Verdict

Three Themes on Matrimony

The Bridegroom Rose Early

Send her Victorious

Soon to be Wedded

Bedtime Story

Will Any Gentleman

 

1961  

Kiss and Tell

Special Winter Drama School Production

The Reluctant Debutante

 

1960  

Madam Tic-Tac

A Season of One Act Plays

Among Those Present

The Inconstant Moon

Heaven On Earth

Sir Marmaduke Unmasked

 

1959  

Quiet Weekend

A Season of One Act Plays

Leap Year

The Right Person

Falling Upstairs

The Lovebirds – Australian Premier Performance

 

1958  

Anti Clockwise

The Late Edwina Black

A Season of One Act Plays

Master Dudley

Dragons in the Cave

Mother’s Day

As Long As They’re Happy

 

1957  

Blithe Spirit

The Hasty Heart

Reedy River

 

1956  

Arsenic and Old lace

To Kill a Cat

 

1955  

The Shop At Sly Corner

Mrs Methuselah

You Can’t take It With You

 

1954  

Murder No Object

Ladies in Retirement

Little Lambs Eat Ivy

 

1953

A Season of One Act Plays

From 5 to 5.30

Villa For Sale

The Late Mrs Cordell

 

1952  

Slow Curtain

 

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