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The Shaw Society presents Farewell to the Theatre

February 2015 · News

Harley Granville-BarkerThe Shaw Society presents Farewell to the Theatre, a script-in-hand performance of Harley Granville-Barker’s last play produced and acted by Eileen Page and Hayward Morse.

A famous actress decides that the time has come to retire.

She talks to her lawyer about her reasons. And they remember the missed opportunities of the past, and contemplate the realities of the future. This extraordinarily beautiful one-act play was written at the height of the First World War and coincided with Granville Barker’s own disillusionment with the possibility for a progressive theatre in Britain. But it’s also a plea for the enduring value of theatre, especially one which speaks the truth. Granville Barker is recognised as one of the greatest playwrights of the last hundred years.

This will be performed at The Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R 4RL on Friday February 27th at 19.00 for 19.30. Tickets on the door: £4 (£2 for members).

For more details contact The Shaw Society on 020 7435 6497.