Performing English language theatre in Geneva, Switzerland since 1933

The Geneva English Drama Society provides a diverse theatre programme with a wide variety of styles and periods. A typical season includes 3-4 full stage productions and 20 fortnightly staged playreadings, plus workshops and social events. The play readings normally attract 50-100 people, and provide onstage roles for both experienced and aspiring actors.

 

News & Activities

updated 3 September 2013

2013              

Summer event 2013: GEDS hosted its "traditional" Barbecue in August, for the second year at the barn, near Nyon, where we build and store sets, props, lighting and sound equipment.

PHOTOS

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth was produced by GEDS in June 2013. The special Charity performance was held for the benefit of leukaemia and lymphoma research, in the presence of Angela Baker, one of the original Calendar Girls. MORE

God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza was produced by GEDS in March 2013.
MORE
Opera on stage: GEDS members and friends were welcomed for a backstage tour of Geneva's impressive Grand Théâtre: a tour that included the ups and downs of its expansive stage, and its extensive nearby workshops. PHOTOS
 
2012              

As you Like It by William Shakespeare. MORE

November 2012

Open House & Barbecue at the GEDS barn. PHOTOS

August 2012

Summer Cruise
GEDS and GAOS members joined together for a festive cruise on the galère La Liberté. PHOTOS
July 2012

A two-day Shakespeare workshop was led by a theatre professional from London and followed on Tuesday by an outdoor playreading. PHOTOS
July 2012

Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn was performed in Geneva, then taken to Antwerp Belguim to compete in The Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) where it received the Discretionary Prize. MORE
May 2012

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams. MORE
March 2012
Publicity mailing parties are held before each stage production; a sociable way to meet old and new friends!
MORE

The newsletter of the Geneva English Drama Society available to members by email or post 11 times per year.
In memory of Ray Harari, June 2012 more
2011              
A View from the Bridge
by Arthur Miller
November 2011
more
Summer Event
Cruising the Rhone
July 2011
more
Festival
GEDS hosted the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) in June 2011
more
Shakespeare Café Theatre and buffet dinner evening:
The Ties that Bind.
May 2011
Equus
by Peter Shaffer
March 2011
more
       
In memory of Ann Oakley. May 2011 more
2010              
Quartet
by Ronald Harwood November 2010
more

Summer Event
the Famous Sheep Roast, August 2010
more
The Chalk Garden
by Enid Bagnold
June 2010
more
Barn Move
After years of hard searching, GEDS found a new storage facility for its props, sets and lights. June 2010
more
  The May Mingle
A dinner - dance for members of GEDS and GAOS.
May 2010
Shakers
by John Godber and Jane Thornton
April 2010
more
Fallen Angels
by Noël Coward
March 2010
more
   
2009              
It Runs in the Family
by Ray Cooney
November 2009
more
The Real Thing
by Tom Stoppard
June 2009
more
Gaslight
by Patrick Hamilton
March 2009
more
St. Trinians
adapted by Ted Talbot,
performed by the
The Edge youth group, March 2009
2008              
GamePlan
by Alan Ayckbourn.
November 2008
more

Promoting GEDS
at Expat-Expo.
October 2008
more
THE EDGE youth group: Reunion of the cast of A Flea in Her Ear, by Georges Feydeau. (performed June 2008) August 2008
more
Summer event
boat cruise and dinner in Yvoire.
July 2008
more

The Extraordinary
Revelations of Orca
the Goldfish

by David Tristam
June 2008
more
The Night of the Iguana
by Tennessee Williams May 2008
more
  75th Anniversary
Dinner - Dance at the Hotel Richmond
April 2008

The Constant Wife
by Somerset Maugham February-March 2008 more
75th Anniversary
Gala Reception on the opening night of The Constant Wife
with gov. officials and diplomats.
more
           
2007              
75th Anniversary season launched with street posters for Blithe Spirit, which played to full-houses.

Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward
November 2007
more
GEDS promoted itself at the Expat Expo
in Geneva in October 2007. The show attracted about 4,000 people.
Playreading: La Veniexiana
September 2007
more
75th Anniversary season opened with a playreading: Geneva by G-B Shaw.
September 2007
more

Summer Event
potluck dinner.
August 2007
more
Closing playreading: an outdoor event. Agadir, by David Lewis.
June 2007
more
Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
May 2007
more
'Allo 'Allo!
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Performed by The Edge youth group.
March 2007
more
Good Night Desdamona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
March 2007
more
       
In Memory of Helen Rolef. July 2007 more
selected earlier events - see also past productions
Summer Event swimming, bar-b-qued legs of lamb, and a playreading under the stars.
July 2006
more

Summer Event
A great boat trip and buffet dinner.
July 2003
more
       

 




 
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