Play readings in the garden at Shaw's Corner

High Street Players perform Androcles and the Lion in the garden

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 hear one of the many play readings by the High Street Players as they bring the work of one of the world's most famous playwrights to life.

High Street Players script in hand readings - September

17 September at 2pm and 3.30pm - 'How he lied to her husband'

There are also less rehearsed readings that can take place on weekends in summer, performed by some of our keen volunteers. We can't say when these will happen, but if you're lucky, you'll catch one of our informal readings in the orchard, among the birdsong.

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.