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MICHAEL FRIEND PRODUCTIONS

 

Major Barbara

23rd -25th  June Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence.  

 

Too True to be Good

21st -23rd  July Shaw’s Corner    

27th -30th  July.Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

 

My Dear Miss Terry ….

Written and compiled by Jean Rogers.

 

A celebration of the love letters between Shaw and Ellen Terry Read by Paddy O’Keeffe and Jean Rogers (formerly Dolly Skilbeck in Emmerdale)

 

17th June Smallhythe Place, near Tenterden, Kent 17th June;

 

1st July Leconfield Hall, Petworth 1st July.

 

 

GBS Playing the Clown

Brian Freeland

To be performed at the Beaminster Festival, Tuesday 27th June at 2.00pm.

Venue is St Mary's Church, Beaminster, Dorset.

 

Shaw in the West End

Dominic Dromgoole has teamed up with producer Nica Burns to launch a theatre company focused on classic playwrights, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, at a London theatre from October 2017.

 

When the Society was founded on 26 July 1941, Bernard Shaw's eighty fifth birthday. He wanted nothing to do with the idea, and it was his curious letter of rejection that contained the phrase we quote here, and which was eagerly incorporated into the constitution of the Society. Reproduced here is the letter as written by Shaw.


The Browning Society was a terror to Browning Shelley was dead, Shakespeare  was dead,
I shall soon be dead.


We all provided a rallying point for the co-operation and education of kindred spirits and a forum for their irreconcilable controversies.


So go ahead, but don't bother me about it. I am old, deaf, and dotty. In short, a Has Been.

GBS  November 1941

GBS on the Society

Plays at Shaw’s Corner Ayot St Lawrence