Play readings in the garden at Shaw's Corner

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Discover the world of George Bernard Shaw through readings of his plays in the grounds of Shaw's Corner, home to the world famous playwright.

Come along to Shaw's Corner during the summer and watch our volunteers as they bring the work of one of the world's most famous playwrights to life.

This year to coincide with 80 years since Georger Bernard Shaw was awarded his Oscar, our volunteers will be performing Acts II & III from the play Pygmalion. In February 1939 Shaw was awarded the Best Adapted Screenplay by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for the film version of his play Pygmalion. His award, the iconic golden Oscar, can still be viewed in the house.

Performaces are set to take place on Sundays during June, July and August, but please check our website and social media for regular updates.

Shaw's plays

Saturated with socialist thought, Shaw's plays revolutionised late Victorian and Edwardian theatre as he brought great inequalities and unfairness of society into the bright lights of the stage. Humour runs through all of Shaw's plays. He remains famous for the wit of his writing and the way that he used laughter to bring home the most serious of ideas and hopes.