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  O’Flaherty VC, A Recruiting Pamphlet
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. Now available free on the Shaw Institute website  Click here to view
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If you missed it, here is a recording of the latest in the series of Sharing Shaw Free Zoom Theatre, sponsored by The Shaw Society and performed live by members of SHAW2020 on Sunday 21st March.


O’Flaherty VC, A Recruiting Pamphlet, a comic one-act playlet by Bernard Shaw, simultaneously serious and farcical. It was written in 1915 during WW1 and was rejected by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin as ‘dangerously subversive’, but eventually performed in London two years after the war.

It was directed by Joe Sargent, produced by Greg Williams with Jonas Cemm as Private O’Flaherty VC, Keith Myers as General Sir Pierce Madigan, Dot Smith as Mrs O’Flaherty and Maryann O’Brien as Teresa Driscoll.



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The rehearsed reading of the play was followed by a commentary by James Moran, professor of modern English literature and drama at the University of Nottingham, editor of Bernard Shaw’s Playlets for Oxford University Press.


You are very welcome to watch the recording free of charge; if you would like to make a donation towards future events, please follow the link on the right.