Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself 21Oct

This one woman play, adapted for the online space, depicts the life of George Bernard Shaw’s overlooked wife, Charlotte Payne-Townshend.

Charlotte was a remarkable woman who was a wealthy Irish heiress as well as a suffrage supporter, philanthropist and Fabian. She met and married the famous playwright when they were both in their early forties; a marriage lasting until her death. Explored through her diary entries and letters -as well as those of Shaw, Beatrice Webb, T.E. Lawrence and Mrs Patrick Campbell- this is an unconventional Irish love story, accompanied by Celtic harp.

Apologies for an editing error – this is a paid performance so it will not be recorded and shared a later time. This is an ongoing performance that will continue its tour. To follow the work, please visit:

Please note, c.50p+ of the total ticket charge will go directly to Eventbrite. The remaining proceeds will go to Helix Productions.

North West End reviewed the piece here.

Show  notes: make sure you get your copy of the show notes, here.

This is an In:Visible Women marker. It shows this event continues our In:Visible Women work. These events are always open to everyone, but are female led and often contain stories pertinent to women. In:Visible Women began in 2016 and shows the Festival’s dedication to promoting equity and hearing from women who have, historically, been diminished by societal systems. This is a small contribution to making invisible women -and their stories- visible.

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21 October 2020



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