Outdoor Theatre at Shaw's Corner

See a play in the home of the playwright

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The Philanderer

Shaw, The Philanderer

Shaw, The Philanderer

"I was, in fact a born philanderer" wrote Bernard Shaw, late in life to his biographer, Frank Harris. And how true it was! This charming 1893 play examines not only the "New Woman" question of the time, but also shines a light on Shaw's own troubled love life of the time! Bring a picnic and something fizzy, that will perfectly accompany the sparkling wit.

Shaw's Corner as Theatre

Find out more about the history of performances of Shaw's plays in the garden of his home in the paper by Treasurer of the International Shaw society and leading Shavian academic Richard Dietrich.

Heartbreak House

Shaw’s masterpiece, Heartbreak House

Shaw’s masterpiece, Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House is widely regarded as Bernard Shaw's masterpiece. Described by Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington as "a pioneering state of the nation play...a work brimming with rage and passion." It is a remarkable, revolutionary play, and a real treat to see at Shaw's Corner.

If you'd like to book tickets for both plays, please give us a ring on 01438 820307

Before Heartbreak House

Listen to David Hare's fascinating introduction to Heartbreak House before its performance at the 2012 Chichester Festival.