The Actors Centre 1a Tower Street, off Earlham Street, London WC2H 9NP Nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square and a number of buses pass close by, 14,19,24,29,38,176.
Visitors are welcome to all our events, entrance fee is £10, Members £5
The group meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month, for details Call 020 7435 6497 or 07711 577 307 Professional play readers and student actors are especially welcome. £3/Members £2 Next Playreading Thursday, 7th February The Guinea Pig by W. Chetham-Strode
Monday 11th February 7-30pm John Thaw Room at The Actors Centre VILLAGE WOOING By Bernard Shaw Directed by Jonas Cemm, presented by SHAW2020 Written in 1933 and first performed in 1934. Village Wooing has only two characters,hence the subtitle "a comedietta for two voices". The first scene takes place aboard a liner, the second in a village shop. The characters are known only as "A" and "Z". The play was said to be inspired by Shaw’s long friendship with the postmistress at Ayot St Lawrence, Jisbella Lyth, who is buried in the graveyard of the Palladian Church in Ayot, and whose memoirs have just been published by Shavian scholar Professor Leonard Conolly. He will be presenting extracts from his new book Bernard Shaw’s Postmistress at our meeting in March, followed by a formal launch at the Palladian Church in Ayot on 11th May Click for more details
Sunday, 3rd March 2-30pm (date and time to be confirmed) Talk and Readings from The Memoir of Jisbella Georgina Lyth As Told to Romie Lambkim
by Professor Leonard Conolly, former President of the International Shaw Society
Barbara Smoker (a life member of the Society) has been at the forefront of radical movements for seventy years. Against religion, nuclear weapons and illegal wars. For humanism, abortion, prison reform, freedom of speech, voluntary euthanasia and LGBT rights. At ninety five she is still campaigning