After 30 years of entertaining the local community, we are sad to announce that we intend to close Radyr Musical Society.

In 2018 the Society was due to close as the committee all felt it was time to retire, however I was persuaded by my now Vice Chair to take over the running of the society.

Alongside a new committee we promised to give it a year as clearly no one was ready for RPMG to close. With new ideas we set about re-branding, and RMS was born.

We launched straight into Me and My Girl 2018, followed by a hugely successful How to Succeed in Business 2019 and Speakeasy Cabaret also in 2019. Then almost without a pause into our Step Back in Time Concert in 2020, celebrating some of the best shows RPMG/RMS had previously performed. We were incredibly lucky to be able to perform our show in 2020 as it was only weeks before the world came to a standstill and theatres closed.

As with all similar societies, the last 18 months have been incredibly difficult, and understandably many of our long-standing members have chosen to retire. With a committee of people who are working full time and some with young families, we have had to make the difficult choice that we are unable to return to running the society alongside our busy lives, with now only a quarter of our members left.

I have been incredibly proud of the shows we have performed, it has been hard work, and those who do this know it really is Blood, Sweat and Tears at times. I would like to thank the committee both past and present for their support, and to our members thank you for your hard work and commitment.

To our wonderful Technical Team over the years thank you we couldn't have done it without you, a special shout to Raymond Rivron for building some of the most amazing sets I've ever seen including the 8 revolving doors in Me and My Girl...

Last but by no means least a personal thank you to one of the best MDs I have ever had the privilege of working with Ben Pinnow, I will truly miss our production meetings you have been a constant support and a joy to work with.

Bev Jones
Chair Radyr Musical Society