The next meeting of the Society will be on
Friday 27th February,
7.00 for 7.30 pm, at Conway Hall
The society meets in Conway Hall, London on the final Friday of the month
for lectures and play readings from January to June and September to November at 7:00pm, coffee, for a 7:30 pm start.
Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Nearest tube: Holborn
Click here for a map to Conway Hall
Members pay £2, visitors (welcome) £4
FAREWELL TO THE THEATRE
A script-in-hand performance of Harley Granville-Barker’s last play
Produced and acted by Eileen Page and Hayward Morse
A famous actress decides that the time has come to retire.
She talks to her lawyer about her reasons. And they remember the missed opportunities of the past, and contemplate the realities of the future. This extraordinarily beautiful one-act play was written at the height of the First World War and coincided with Granville Barker’s own disillusionment with the possibility for a progressive theatre in Britain. But it’s also a plea for the enduring value of theatre, especially one which speaks the truth. Granville Barker is recognised as one of the greatest playwrights of the last hundred years.