Category Archives: Plays and theatre

“Mrs Warren’s Profession – American Style”

Leading Shaw expert Leonard Conolly tells us more about the history of Mrs Warren’s Profession Openings of Shaw plays at Shaw’s Corner are always exciting events, but it is unlikely that the opening of Mrs Warren’s Profession will be as exciting … Continue reading

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Mrs Warren’s Profession: meet the cast!

A week away from opening night of Mrs Warren’s Profession, we thought that it was about time we gathered it’s colourful cast of characters together for you to meet. Shaw’s miniature pen portraits of Mrs Warren et all are succinct, satirical … Continue reading

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What’s happening in June!

June is always one of our favourite months here at Shaw’s Corner – the garden looks absolutely stunning, the weather is good and there are some fantastic events. June 2015 is no exception to this! On Sunday 7th June the … Continue reading

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Outdoor Theatre at Shaw’s Corner

Can there be anything more perfect than relaxing in a beautiful garden, a glass of something tempting in your hand on a lovely summer evening as you watch a play that sparkles with wit? Especially if that garden was the … Continue reading

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Gallery of the Month – Pygmalion and Mrs Patrick Campbell

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Letter of the Month – Shaw to Mrs Patrick Campbell 100 years ago today.

Shaw created the part of Eliza Doolittle for the actress Mrs Patrick Campbell who in her mid 40s played the 18 year old flower girl when Pygmalion opened in London in April 1914. After the outbreak of WW1, with theatres closing … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – Shaw’s working copy of Pygmalion

Do you know where and when Eliza Doolittle, that gloriously be-hatted character immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady was created? It was in the notebooks carried by Bernard Shaw as he traveled around the cathedral cities  of England in … Continue reading

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