The Shaw Society


Play Reading Group

The Actors Centre
John Thaw Room
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

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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

Thursday, 1st November They Came to a City
by J.B. Priestly.

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Monday, 29th October 7-30pm
To Be Announced

Two aspiring playwrights claimed their awards and saw their winning plays performed at The Actors Centre The winner of The Shaw Society Playwriting Award, Dr Michael Sherborne (right) of Felixstowe, Suffolk received a prize of £500, and runner-up R A Diamond of London £200 from David Evans (left) representing the Evans family, sponsors of the Award.

Divorce on the Rocks by Michael Sherborne was directed by Jon Bradshaw, featuring Will Birch, Maryann O'Brien, Matthew Curnier and Chris Bearne.
On the Rack by Ray Diamond was directed by Jonas Cemm, featuring Will Birch, Shonni Doulton and Chris Bearne.

Both plays were narrated by SHAW 2020 artistic director Jonas Cemm.
Shaw Society Chair Dr Anne Wright said “The judges were unanimously impressed by the two winning plays. witty, perceptive and sheer fun. If Shaw were alive today, he might well choose Brexit as a theme – and I am sure he would enjoy these two plays.”

"A wholly satisfying evening of
intelligent writing"
London Review
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the full review