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Headlong Productions Tour

PYGMALION By Bernard Shaw  

 

Sam Pritchard directs a radical new staging of Bernard Shaw’s acute comedy Pygmalion.

Click here to read The Guardian Review

Theatre Royal Bath

4TH - 8TH APR 2017 Telephone: 01225 448844

Oxford Playhouse

18TH - 22ND APR 2017 Telephone: 01865 305305

Nuffield Southampton Theatre

25TH APR - 13TH MAY 2017 Telephone: 023 8067 1771

 

 

 

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  and Sarah Thorne Theatre

Broadstairs  27th -30th  July.

 

My Dear Miss Terry ….

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

Written and compiled by Jean Rogers.

Victoria Institute, Arundel; 7th/8th April

Smallhythe Place, near Tenterden, Kent 17th June;

Leconfield Hall, Petworth 1st July.

 

 

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

 

Saint Joan at the Donmar:

There is still a chance to catch the NT Live performance of Saint Joan in a number of cinemas round the UK.

Click here for details

Plays at Shaw’s Corner Ayot St Lawrence