The Orange Tree Theatre has now announced the full casts for Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled – a double bill of Bernard Shaw’s short plays directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller.
It has been announced that the theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Miller will direct Joe Bolland (Henry Apjohn),Jordan Mifsúd (Teddy Bompas), Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Aurora Bompas) in How He Lied to Her Husband; and Alex Bhat (Gregory Lunn),Jordan Mifsúd (Sibthorpe Juno), Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Mrs Lunn) and Hara Yannas (Mrs Juno) in 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?
Opening for previews from the 22nd May, Paul Miller directs these two short plays by Bernard Shaw, following on from his productions of Shaw’s Candida, Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses.
Bernard Shaw wrote more than sixty plays in his lifetime, including Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Saint Joan, Major Barbara, Heartbreak House,and The Doctor’s Dilemma. He was was awarded the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The creative team for this revival of the two plays is completed by Designer Simon Daw, Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday, and Composer Elizabeth Purnell.
Shaw Shorts will play at the Orange Tree Theatre from the 22nd May until the 26th June.