The
Shaw
Society

T.F.Evans Award

Play Reading Group

Venue

Next Meeting Thursday, 24th November

Fabian Society

The society meets monthly in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square London

WC1R 4RL for talks, lectures and play readings January to June and September to November at 7:00pm, coffee, for a 7:30 pm start.

 

Visitors are welcome to all our meetings entrance fee is £5, Members £3

 

Holborn is the nearest Tube station. Click here for a map to Conway Hall

 

Professional readers and student actors especially welcome.
Thursday, 1st December
Quartermaine’s Terms

by  Simon Gray
 
Details and venue:  
Helen Bennett

020 7485 6424 or 07711577307 
Suggested donation £3

(£2 for Shaw Society members)
London School of Economics have published their Fabian Society archives online. Visit their Website to browse documents of interest to Shavians

Click here for details of

the winners of the

2016 Award

 

EPILOGUE TO HEARTBREAK HOUSE

by Anne Wright

 

The explosion in the final act of Heartbreak House was inspired by the Zeppelin raid of the night of 1st October 1916.  The L-31 Zeppelin passed over Ayot St Lawrence, witnessed by Shaw, and was brought down a few miles away in Potters Bar.  “Oh I hope they’ll come again tomorrow night!” says Hesione Hushabye in the closing lines of the play, gazing at the night sky.

So what happened next? Come along and find out in the reading of Anne Wright’s thoughtful, surprising and wryly funny Epilogue, co-winner of the 2016 T F Evans Award. It is now 1924, and Captain Shotover has just died . . .

The judges of the T F Evans Award commended Epilogue to Heartbreak House  for its witty Shavian style and dramatic reversals. Accepting the award, Anne Wright said “When I sat down at my computer the words simply flowed. I felt that Shaw was  standing behind me, spirit-writing through the keys!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reading of Epilogue to Heartbreak House will be directed by Jonas Cemm, who appeared as Don Juan in the reading of the co-winner of the T F Evans Award, Don Juan in Heaven, at a recent meeting.

There will be a short introduction to set the context, and the reading will be followed by a discussion with the actors, director, and writer.