Ever since we covered Press Cuttings on the Maybe You Like It Podcast, we've been hard at work in lockdown to bring you a radio play revival of one of Shaw's funniest plays.
This farce takes place in an alternate history: it's April 1st, 1911, Westminster has been completely overrun by suffragettes, compulsory military service is in effect, and it's up to Prime Minister Balsquith and General Mitchener to restore peace and tranquillity to a chaotic Britain. Unfortunately, a harmonious nation requires a little bit of compromise, something Balsquith and Mitchener are not accustomed to.
In Press Cuttings, Shaw provides one of his funniest and silliest satires, taking aim at anti-suffragettes, the military, and the lengths politicians will go to to stay in power.
What's more, the play is being produced in Stereoscopic 3D sound! Wear headphones and immerse yourself in the British War Office!
As General Mitchner
"Strange as it may seem to you as a civilian, Balsquith, if you point a rifle at a woman and fire it, she will drop exactly as a man drops."
From a long line of army men, the General doesn't like change, because he's not accustomed to it, and so he can see without prejudice that it's rot.
Press Cuttings was directed by Caleb Barron with Gemma Daubeney. It was produced by Jake Rich and Caleb Barron, and the Graphics are by Phil Olney