Next play

Disgraced

Oct 1–5, 2019

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Nov 26–30, 2019

Online booking opens Nov 2, 2019

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The Great Gatsby

Feb 25–29, 2020

Online booking opens Jan 15, 2020

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Waiting for Godot

May 11–16, 2020

Online booking opens Apr 1, 2020

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

Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose

8 October, 2019

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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The Right Honourable Gentleman, by Michael Bradley Dyne

22 October, 2019

British cabinet minister, headed for high office, accused of sexual peccadilloes - sounds familiar?

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Frost/Nixon, by Peter Morgan

5 November, 2019

The disgraced former president agrees to give his first television interview to David Frost since resigning the presidency. Nixon wants to redeem his career. Frost wants to put him on trial.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane, by Martin McDonagh

3 December, 2019

In a dingy cottage in Leenane, a remote part of Galway, spinster Maureen lives with her self-pitying, ruthless, hateful mother, Mag.

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Switzerland, by Joanna Murray-Smith

14 January, 2020

More information coming soon.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang

4 February, 2020

Although Durang’s play is strongly influenced by Chekhov, you don’t need to know Chekhov to enjoy this comedy, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

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Closer, by Patrick Marber

18 February, 2020

The complexity of the human being is exposed.

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Bad Blood and Rainbows, by Rick Vincent

10 March, 2020

Bad Blood and Rainbows explores the meaning of family, blood, and the love and hate in between.

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Seminar, by Theresa Rebeck

24 March, 2020

In this provocative comedy, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with an international literary figure.

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Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias

7 April, 2020

Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in Karen Zacarías's Native Gardens, a comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

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GEDS Writes, by GEDS members

21 April, 2020

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

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