Ever since we covered this text on the 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!
Maybe You Like It Presents: George Bernard Shaw's
Graphics by Phil Olney