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Headlong Productions Tour

PYGMALION By Bernard Shaw  

 

How far do accents define us? Is status still dictated by our mother tongue? Sam Pritchard directs a radical new staging of Bernard Shaw’s acute comedy Pygmalion, in a co-production between Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nuffield, Southampton. Click here to read The Guardian Review

 

Leicester Curve

21ST - 25TH MAR 2017 Telephone: 0116 242 3595

Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

28TH MAR - 1ST APR 2017 Telephone: 01242 572573

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, 2017 productions

Pentameters in Hampstead  Press Cuttings  7-26 March

Shaw’s Corner Major Barbara, 23-25 June

Shaw’s Corner Too True to be Good, , 21-23 July

Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs Too True to be Good,

27-30 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