To commemorate and celebrate the 70th anniversary of Bernard Shaw’s death, on 2nd November 1950, The Shaw Society sponsored a programme of original dramatic pieces. View free on the Shaw Institute website Click here to view
Free Zoom Theatre, sponsored by The Shaw Society and performed live by members of
SHAW2020 on Sunday 21st March.
SHAW2020 will present this knockabout, battle of the sexes by Bernard Shaw. Village
Wooing is a charming two-hander where the characters are simply named "A" and "Z".
Dame Judi Dench, who once played "Z" opposite Richard Briers commented "It's wonderful
to see Shaw's plays being kept alive & to such a high standard by SHAW2020. Long
may they continue."
In 2019 SHAW2020 presented a five star reviewed tour of Shaw's Arms and the Man across
five counties. They hoped to repeat the success in 2020 with the infamous Mrs Warren's
Profession but it was cancelled due to Covid. Now in 2021 they are delighted to be
flexing their live theatre muscles once more after a year of online content. Their
new production of Village Wooing stars Joe Sargent and Maryann O'Brien, and is directed
by SHAW2020 artistic director, Jonas Cemm.
It will begin it's tour in Ayot St Lawrence at the Palladian Church where Shaw occasionally
played the organ and the post mistress, the inspiration for the character "Z", is
buried, Performances from 13th-14th August Click here to Book
The Shaw classic will also have a five day run in The Camden Fringe Festival at The
Etcetera Theatre from 15th -19th August Click here to book