Music night inspired by George Bernard Shaw

PUBLISHED: 13:14 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 06 May 2010

THE eclectic tastes in music of playwright George Bernard Shaw will be illustrated at a musical evening at his home tomorrow night. Long before his talents as a playwright came to life, his literary career began as a music critic. His musical tastes range

THE eclectic tastes in music of playwright George Bernard Shaw will be illustrated at a musical evening at his home tomorrow night.

Long before his talents as a playwright came to life, his literary career began as a music critic. His musical tastes ranged from Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner to Noel Coward and Ivor Novello.

The concert at Shaw's Corner in Ayot St Lawrence, will feature David Steed singing works from the composer in the hall of the house accompanied on the piano.

Memories of Shaw's life and how the music interlinks with the plays he wrote will be shared during the summer soiree. Tickets are £8 for adults, £5 for children, available by calling 01438 829221.

ää Two of Shaw's plays, Saint Joan and Arms and the Man, are being performed at Shaw's Corner this summer.

Saint Joan, the dramatic story of a country girl, miracles and the cruel politics of war, is being performed at 6.30pm from next Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28.

Written in 1923, it is considered to be one of Shaw's most unusual and enduringly popular plays and Joan is regarded as one of his finest creations.

Both Saint Joan and Arms and the Man, which is being performed in late July, are being staged by the Michael Friend Theatre Company. Tickets have to be booked in advance and further details can be obtained by calling 0844 2491895.


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