Great Catherine by Bernard Shaw, with Catherine Arden


Contact Evelyn Ellis  or call 07711577307 for full details


MRS SHAW HERSELF will be performed in a zoom adaptation for the International Shaw Symposium SATURDAY 22nd JULY 4pm BST

The performance will be followed by a Q and A with the show’s performers and creators Alexis Leighton and Helen Tierney, (pictured).

Helen Tierney and Alexis Leighton perform ‘Mrs Shaw Herself’

All welcome and the link for this performance will be given out freely on the day but email the Shaw society to book a place in advance,

20th Annual Shaw Symposium

International Shaw Society and The Shaw Festival welcome presenters and attendees to the 20th annual summer Shaw Symposium, which will take place July 21-23 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, Canada. Zoom access can be provided for those who cannot attend the in-person panels. 
Focused on Bernard Shaw’s works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, this Symposium features new scholarship relating to plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2023 season.
The panel sessions include presentations treating the plays that will be performed during the Symposium: Shaw’s The Apple Cart and Village Wooing, as well as John Millington Synge’s Playboy of the Western World
Please see for a full list of productions

THE SHAW CRAWL RETURNS! Sunday August 27th

Join Shavians and friends on this annual tribute walk to the great GBS through his London haunts, We meet Fitzroy Square  on Sunday 27th August at 12 noon and we will share al fresco words and wit from the man himself outside the flat he lived in. We’ll walk through the lovely streets of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury and stop for drinks and socialising in a Bloomsbury bar .

This year we’ll also be indulging in an outrageously shameless My Fair Lady singalong at the bar before heading to Covent Garden where we will enjoy volunteers reading their favourite Pygmalion extracts  in Miss Doolittle’s old stamping ground.

Do join us on this summer jaunt. It’s free and last year’s was great fun.

Simply book a place by emailing The Shaw Society,

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