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Geneva

Another Political Extravaganza

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Geneva, the mid-1930s.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    01 August 1938

  • Production Notes

    'Geneva' was first performed in Polish in the Teatr Polski, Warsaw, on the 25th July 1938. The Malvern Festival production listed here was the first performance of the play in English.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Festival Theatre, Malvern.

Original Cast  
Sir Orpheus Midlander Ernest Thesiger
Begonia Brown Eileen Beldon
The Jew Donald Eccles
A Newcomer Maitland Moss
The Widow Phyllis Gill
A Journalist Wilson Barrett
The Bishop H.R. Hignett
Commissar Posky J.O. Twiss
The Secretary of the League of Nations Cyril Gardiner
The Judge Donald Wolfit
The Betrothed Kenneth Villiers
Bardo Bombardone Cecil Trouncer
Ernest Battler Norman Wooland
The Deaconess Marie Ault
General Flanco de Fortinbras R. Stuart Lindsell

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The Information for this entry was taken from The Bodley Head Shaw, Volume 7.