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22 May to 26 Jun 2021
Orange Tree Theatre
Image courtesy Orange Tree Theatre
Two short plays by Bernard Shaw: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled.
In How He Lied to Her Husband, Aurora is concerned about what has happened to the poems written for her by her admirer, the impetuous Henry, and fears they may get into the hands of husband Teddy.
Henry suggests they confess the truth and go to the theatre as planned… to see Bernard Shaw's Candida.
Then Henry arrives home.
Overruled sees two strangers fall in love at sea.
Both married they decide they must part, but then are surprised to find their spouses at a hotel together.
They've fallen for each other too.
Do they stay together or swap?
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Both plays will be performed in one evening with no interval.
You can book for either How He Lied to Her Husband or Overruled separately or for the double bill.
OT On Screen:
Thu 3 & Fri 4 June at 7.30pm
The plays will also be live-streamed as a double bill so you can watch them at home.
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Richmond TW9 2SA
Performance days & times
Audio Described performance ‑ Mon 21 June 7.30pm
Captioned Performance ‑ Tue 22 June 7.30pm
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Composer: Elizabeth Purnell
Director: Paul Miller
Designer: Simon Daw
Lighting: Mark Doubleday
Sound: Elizabeth Purnell