The Spring play this year is “Dear Liar” by Jerome Kilty, a biography adapted from the correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell.
For forty years of their very public lives there existed a private and infinitely intriguing relationship between the famous English actress, Mrs Patrick Campbell, and
G Bernard Shaw, the writer and playwright.
When Mr Shaw was, as he said himself, old enough to know better (and already, and continued to be, married to Charlotte), he fell head over heels in love with Mrs Campbell.
This play shows Shaw in all his contradictions. He wrote the role of Eliza Dolittle for “Mrs Pat”, and she played the most famous role of her life for the first time at the age of 49! Shaw frets with her when she leaves for America, and yet refuses her permission to publish
Pat Garton has offered to run a raffle at the theatre for the week of Dear Liar, so we’re looking for good quality prizes (wine and chocolates), and asking if anyone could help Pat on any of the production evenings. It should take no more than half an hour each night.
If you can, please contact Pat on 01832 732453.