Next play

The School for Wives

Nov 21–25, 2017

Coming up

The Importance of Being Earnest

Feb 27–Mar 3, 2018

Online booking opens Jan 28, 2018

GEDS playreadings are a friendly, open way to see a new range of plays, get involved, or just meet new people. Each performance – a script-in-hand reading – takes place in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a range of experienced hands and new faces.

If you want to take to the stage, each one will have a read through in advance, and they provide a great way to get a feel for acting in front of an audience. They also provide great opportunities to look at new plays, old favourites, or even new writing – our GEDS writes nights encourage aspiring writers in the area to test out their work in front of a live audience.

If you’re interested, come along – if you’re a member, they are free, and just 5CHF for non-members. It’s a great way to socialize, meet the organisers, or just have something to drink and enjoy the show.

Coming up

An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly

28 November, 2017

Priestley's classic play of the believable middle-class Yorkshire family called to account for its moral crimes by the enigmatic Inspector Goole stands as a metaphor for our own failure to accept our responsibility to others.

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The Mentor, by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton

5 December, 2017

Even if the play’s arguments about the subjectivity of art and the uncertainty of experience are familiar, the play is full of prickly comedy and offers 90 minutes of civilised pleasure. -The Guardian

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Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn

9 January, 2018

"No one understands my trip to Copenhagen. Time and time again I’ve explained it. To Bohr himself, and Margrethe. To interrogators and intelligence officers, to journalists and historians. The more I've explained, the deeper the uncertainty has become. Well, I shall be happy to make one more attempt." -Heisenberg

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The Drawer Boy, by Michael Healey

23 January, 2018

Michael Healey's award-winning play forces us to ask ourselves: can the stories we create about our lives ever truly shield us from the truth of our past?

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Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw

6 February, 2018

Arms and the Man is One of Shaw’s Plays Pleasant: a comical look at love and war.

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Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier

20 February, 2018

Sister Agnes, a twenty-one-year-old nun, is accused of strangling her newborn child and discarding it into the wastebasket in her convent room. Sister Agnes professes no knowledge of the baby’s birth or death.

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A Butterfly Echo, by Rick Vincent

6 March, 2018

Initial conditions can have grave consequences on future actions. This drama explores addiction, art, and reliance.

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The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, by Edward Albee

20 March, 2018

What are the limits of an ostensibly liberal society?

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GEDS Writes, by GEDS members

10 April, 2018

Everyone is warmly invited to world premières of short plays written and arranged by GEDS members.

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The Good Shepherd, by Ros Carne

8 May, 2018

A play about family, love, and betrayal. It's the story of a woman torn between her passion and her ministry.

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Crocodiles and The Monkey's Paw, by Vyzantia Pyriochou Guy and WW Jacobs, respectively

5 June, 2018

Two one-act plays - a black comedy and a supernatural short story - will entertain you this evening.

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