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.


Playreadings 2015-2016

Playreadings are a great way to experience a wide range of plays which one may never be able to see in a full stage production. Playreadings normally attract 50 to 100 people, and the atmosphere is informal and sociable. There are opportunities onstage for both experienced and aspiring actors. Playreadings are held at 19:30 in the downstairs hall of the English Church of the Holy Trinity, 14 bis, rue du Mont-Blanc. Doors open at 19:00. (map)

Admission is free for members, CHF 5 for others. A cash bar is available. If you would like to be in a playreading, you can sign-up in the playreadings book at the Church Hall on any playreading night. Or, call or e-mail the playreadings co-ordinator. (see Committee) Experience is not essential.


updated 30 August 2015

Tuesday 8 September

Duck Soup by Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar and Grover Jones
When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death. He challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Antonius sets off on a journey, meeting up with travelling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.


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