Brian Freeland

George Bernard Shaw: Playing the Clown

Literary Event

Tuesday 27th June • 2.30pm
St. Mary’s Church • Tickets: £10

Brian Freeland started in the theatre in 1959, direct from National Service, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Scottish Opera, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop company.

For the British Council he has toured extensively abroad with dance and drama companies. Those journeys included eight tours of the Indian sub-continent and two circumnavigations of the globe. He spends his ‘retirement’ directing, writing scripts, giving talks and writing his autobiography.

In this entertaining show on the life of George Bernard Shaw, the writer and philosopher, Brian morphs seamlessly from his rôle as lecturer to that of the great man himself. As Brian transforms his voice to an Irish brogue to deliver the bon mots, thoughts and ideas of GBS, the famous Irishman comes to life before your eyes.

Brian Freeland
Sponsored by
Hon. David & Mrs Bigham
Mr & Mrs Robert Clarke