As part of this seasons Dales Inspired Drama Project our young people performed at Richmond and Hawes in the Dales Countryside Museum. The Project aimed to educate our members and audiences about the social history of the Dales and was funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund and the supported by the Dales Countryside Museum.

Last Dance of a Dalesman by Nobby Dimon

18th May at the Dales Countryside Museum.

“It was Amazing – what talented young people, and such a fab Nobby script. Big well done to you all” – The Swaledale Festival

8th June – at Richmond Methodist Church

“We loved this. We highly recommend Last Dance of a Dalesman” The Swaledale Festival

The Dales Inspired Drama Festival – 8th June at Richmond Methodist Church

The Miners of Lead Bedpans and Bayonets

by our Pupils Thomas Chandler and Connie Fairhurst


The Evacuees by our pupil Adam Dixon and Sue Hedges (Two Performance Songs by Keith Dawson and Gawen Robinson with kind permission from Music Line Publications)

Dales Inspired Performances – 6th July at the Dales Countryside Museum Galleries

With museum gallery performances of ‘Bedpans and Bayonets’ and ‘Miners of Lead’


and featuring our hand made Dales Inspired Backdrop (used in Last Dance of a Dalesman by Nobby Dimon) by our amazingly talented volunteers Gillian Shaw, Lesley Stevenson and Delphine Cross (image – ryt volunteers with Fiona Rosher of the Dales Countryside Museum)

PAST PRODUCTIONS (Please Scroll Down)

SEASON 2018-19


‘The Drummer Boy at Christmas’ by Imogen Goodchild, Saul Tuite, Thomas Chandler and Sue Hedges

December 2018 – Richmond Methodist Church (This production raised £200 for the Tree Festival Charities)

SEASON 2017-18


‘We are Such Stuff as Memories are Made On’ by Christopher Smallman, Cordelia Stevenson, Ben Clarke and Thomas Chandler
and The Drummer Boy’ by Thomas Mann

November 2017 – Richmond Town Hall. Performed in the company of the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE, for the Mayoral Charities. Richmond Town Council Crest copy (1)

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SEASON 2016-17

This season saw ryt performing across Richmondshire at nine different venues with five different productions, four of which were written by our current and past pupils.


One Night Only Festival – A Celebration of this Seasons Productions

July 2017 – Richmond School Clarke Hall


Olivia – By Malcolm Sircom. With Permission of Music Line Publications Ltd

June 2017 – Richmond School Clarke Hall

“What a delightful musical, delivered by a talented cast of children and young people. I have had a fantastic evening.” The Mayor of Richmond, Councillor Stuart Parsons


We Are Such Stuff as Memories are Made On – By Christopher Smallman, Cordelia Stevenson, Thomas Chandler and Ben Clarke

April – June – This production toured across Richmondshire between April and June 2017 to raise awareness about The Friends of Garget Walker House

“The opening night was amazing. They were given a standing ovation. Their performance left the audience with tears in their eyes” The Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Peter Scrope

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The Drummer Boy – By Thomas Mann (Dedicated to the memory of Mr Roy Black) and The Miners of Lead – By Thomas Chandler

Whit Monday 2017 – The Richmond Meet


Fanatic – By Ben Lacey

February 2017 – The Georgian Theatre Royal All England One Act Play Festival (Winner of the Adjudicators Cup for “Best Original Script”)

RYT would like to thank Richmond and Leyburn Methodist Church for the use of their spaces and Steven Woolmer of SW Productions for technical support.

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