The Shaw Society

Venue

Play Reading Group

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

Next Event


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
6th December
WHILE THE SUN SHINES
by Terence Rattigan    
Monday 3rd December

7pm in the Patricia Lawrence Room

A SOCIAL EVENING WITH REFRESHMENTS

Actors Hayward Morse and Julia Faulkner will be reading their favourite passages from Shaw

Barbara Smoker, Vice-President and one of the longest serving members of the Shaw Society, will introduce and talk about  her newly published autobiography.

Barbara Smoker

MY GOD-FORESAKEN LIFE

Memoir of a Maverick


“Barbara Smoker had no job but she was always busy.

On Thursdays, for example, she could be heard on her soap-box at Tower Hill, contradicting what the Methodist minister Donald Soper (later Baron Soper) had been saying on Wednesdays.  

She was a passionate campaigner, coherent, courageous, iconoclastic and unconquerable in her crusade again the Big Lie of religion.”

Sir Michael Holroyd, Vol. IV,
the authorised Shaw biography