The Shaw Society


Entry has now closed to the

2017/18 Shaw Society Playwriting  Award


The task was to write  a short play based on the extraordinary world events of our time and how they might have been treated by Shaw if he had been alive today. Alternatively entrants could write a sequel, prequel or interlude to Shaw’s On the Rocks, again with an eye on current events.  

As well as a prize of £500, the winner will be able to enjoy  a performance of their play  by professional actors, recorded, and posted on our website. The winner will be announced on 30th April 2018.  



Sylvia Syms OBE, actor

Edward Kemp Director RADA

Sue Morgan, Custodian of Shaw’s Corner

Toni Kanal, actor

Alan Knight, retired drama lecturer


Entry fee: £8.00  Student Concession: £5.00     


Submission deadline :31st December 2017


For terms and conditions see below

HMRC Charities Ref EW22823

Click here for a PDF of Terms and conditions


Joint winners of the

2016 Award


Above-Theodore D. Kemper of New York,

Below-Anne Wright receiving her award from David Evans, the son of TF Evans




The Shaw Society is the only Shaw society that dates from Shaw’s lifetime.
Click here to read A Short History of the  Society
by Barbara Smoker

A Short History