Performing English language theatre in Geneva, Switzerland since 1933

The Geneva English Drama Society was founded in 1933. It 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.


September 2007
The Opening Event of the 75th Anniversary Season
Playreading: Geneva (Acts I & II) - by G.B. Shaw

In 1938, Shaw wrote the satire Geneva about the failing League of Nations and its sister agencies. The then five-year-old GEDS contacted Shaw about producing the play here. Permission and the copy of the play were received directly from Shaw. The production in London was in November and GEDS produced the play in December. In addition, GEDS received a letter from Shaw indicating additional cuts that should be made so that people could "get away in time to catch suburban trains".

updated 6 September 2007

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