Welcome to GEDS

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

The Dynamic Mutability of Universal Constants, by Christopher Bailey

30 May, 2017

A love story of Albert Einstein

An original play on the life of Albert Einstein as told through his loves, his science and his humor, how his thinking evolved, and how that changed the world and himself. By turns funny, enlightening and moving, this tale of science, history and human frailty plays out across a canvas of space, time and the New Jersey shoreline.

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Tragedy: A Tragedy, by Will Eno

13 June, 2017

The absurdity of the local news is here wed to the genre of Absurdism, and the result is a charming display of witty satire in the face of Armageddon.

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Lysistrata, by Aristophanes

24 June, 2017

An ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, this special year-end playreading will be performed in the garden of GEDS member David Lewis.

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