The Shaw Society


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
Thursday, 7th February
The Guinea Pig  
by  W. Chetham-Strode
Monday 11th February
7-30pm John Thaw Room at The Actors Centre

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
My GodForsaken Life. The Memoir of a Heretic.
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