Next play

Of Mice and Men

Oct 3–7, 2017

Coming up

The School for Wives

Nov 21–25, 2017

Online booking opens Oct 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

One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean

26 September, 2017

Come see this classic comedy, based on the Italian original The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

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The Time of Your Life, by William Saroyan

17 October, 2017

This playreading is a chance for our newcomers to take the limelight. Come out and support our newest members, or long-time members as they first grace the stage!

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Ripcord, by David Lindsay-Abaire

31 October, 2017

This heartfelt and deliciously inappropriate comedy is by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole.

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The Drawer Boy, by Michael Healey

14 November, 2017

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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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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