Ian Thomas

63 appearances in RDG productions

It was RDG's production of Guys and Dolls in 1992 that first lured Ian to join the group. He particularly enjoys musicals and has featured strongly in our productions of .Oliver! (2) and Billy!.
He has made notable appearances in straight plays too - for instance in Last Apache Reunion, The and Elephant Man, The.

He scored a great success in our award-winning festival presentation of Bed for which he received the Adjudicator's Award for his touching performance.

Ian made an endearing Herman in the musical Sweet Charity. and a fiery Carlos in Copacabana. He was a wonderfully hapless concert party member in Privates on Parade and an amusingly edgy John in Absent Friends. He played the schizophrenic Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with great success.

He played the village doctor in The Cripple of Inishmaan followed by his very funny mandarin Chinese double act withRoy Selfe in Thoroughly Modern Millie. He was in 1920's garb again for his appearance as the staid diplomat in Hay Fever and 30's garb for his triple appearance in Kindertransport. Subsequently he moved back to the 1920's for the musical Mack and Mabel. 2011 was a typically varied year for Ian as he gave an enigmatic performance in Pinter's The Birthday Party; he made a pompous Sir Percy in Habeas Corpus and ended the year as the perky Bert Barry in 42nd Street. In When We Are Married he gave a very amusing appearance as the timid Herbert Soppitt - a strong contrast to his performances as French Caesar in Our Country's Good and Banquo in Macbeth 2015. Marking his 50th RDG appearance and as versatile as ever in Travels With My Aunt he played no less than eight roles from across various continents. In 2016 he made a quirky Filch in our lively presentation of The Beggar's Opera and the following year was cast in our hugely popular musical White Christmas. He gave a very amusing performance as a nervous actor in Nell Gwynn, following which he played an inept hoodlum in our 2019 musical Sister Act. In 2021 he played the world-weary servant of Lady Bountiful in the comedy The Beaux stratagem while three years later he gave a very amusing performance in our award winning festival play To Know When My Time Will Come.