Next play

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Mar 19–23, 2019

Online booking opens Feb 17, 2019

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

Romulus, by Friedrich Durrenmatt, adapted and translated by Gore Vidal

22 January, 2019

Romulus, last of the Roman Emperors, is convinced that Rome has had it and refuses to contemplate a future which he cannot judge.

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The Grönholm Method, by Jordi Galceran

5 February, 2019

Four applicants for the same job are confined to a meeting room in a big city where they embark on the most challenging job interview of their lives.

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New Directors' Night, by various

19 February, 2019

Find something to suit all tastes at this evening of short pieces, directed by first-time directors.

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An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen, translated by R. Farquharson Sharp

5 March, 2019

Scientific facts being overlooked, the freedom of press being questioned, the general people not understanding their responsibilities, sounds too Trumpian?

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Rotterdam, by Jon Brittain

26 March, 2019

A modern look at the complexities of contemporary sexual identity and orientation.

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The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh

16 April, 2019

Why do we call the people who imagine the grisliest acts of horror "writers" and those who act upon them "monsters"? "The Pillowman" is a dark tragedy dealing with exactly with this question.

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GEDS Writes, by GEDS members

30 April, 2019

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

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The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene

14 May, 2019

"What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love, I would be another man: I would never have lost love."

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Top Dogs, by Urs Widmer, translated by Patrizia Benecke and Patrick Driver

11 June, 2019

The drama Top Dogs by Urs Widmer, published in 1997 and awarded several times, deals with dismissed top managers who have fallen victim to total alienation from their job, their private lives and themselves and now with the help of the New Challenge Company try to get their life under control and get a new job as fast as possible.

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