Press Cuttings

Enjoy a team of our volunteers reading Shaw's anti-suffrage play which lampoons those opposed to Votes for Women.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A beautiful haughty singer and a woman used to the battlefield confront General Mitchener and Prime Minister Balsquith, who needs to don women's clothes to get through the crowds of female protesters in Downing Street. A surprising outcome tops this entertaining exploration of the (often female) anti-suffrage movement.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Shaw's Corner


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £8.00
Child N/A £4.00
Family N/A £21.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Free event; duration 1 hour 10 minutes.
Older children may be interested: note there are loud bangs!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The play readings will take place on the main lawn starting at 14.30, weather permitting.
What to bring and wear
The readings will not take place in the event of rain. Limited seats provided so bring a rug for the grass or a folding chair if you prefer.
Gravel paths leading to lawn.
This is a volunteer-led rehearsed reading, not a professionally produced play.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 July 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
8 July 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
15 July 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
5 August 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
12 August 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
19 August 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available
26 August 2018 14:30 - 15:45 Available

Upcoming events

Widowers' Houses

Fri 22 Jun 2018
Slum landlords,making their fortunes by exploiting their impoverished tenants, are Shaw's targets for this chillingly contemporary play. You're going to laugh and squirm at the same time....

Press Cuttings

Sun 01 Jul 2018
Enjoy a team of our volunteers reading Shaw's anti-suffrage play which lampoons those opposed to Votes for Women.

Fanny's First Play

Fri 20 Jul 2018
Shaw's hilarious heroine, with her "suffrajitsu", creates mayhem and misery for her long-suffering parents as she struggles to liberate herself from stifling middle class tradition.