Our Roots - The Radlett Players
The Radlett Players were born in 1959 from the coming together of two separate Radlett societies, the St Christopher Players and The Others; regularly presenting two plays a year in the Spring and the Autumn.
In 1970 the Players presented their first 'Olde Tyme Music Hall' as a means of raising funds and also a way for new members to gain experience. The Music Hall was extremely popular and back then became something of a Radlett tradition.
Up until 1998 all our productions were performed in the old Radlett Hall, which had formerly been a cinema, and it became our ‘home’ up until the building of the Radlett Centre, a modern theatre space where we have performed all our shows up to the present day.
In the first few years of the new century we took to performing outdoor productions in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden in Shenley, presenting a 'Midsummer Miscellany' as well as Shakespeare in June 2007.
From then until 2017 we ran a steady production line of shows twice a year at The Radlett Centre, but the audience drift towards musicals meant a decline in appetite for plays as audiences became less and costs became ever more increasing.
In November 2017 the decision was made to re-launch The Radlett Players as a new, leaner and more dynamic group with an eye on the future, producing more off the wall and challenging productions in an attempt to increase the popularity of local amateur theatre... and Radlett Theatre Company was born.