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The Semi-Circle Play Readings

The very first Semi-Circle event in May 1975 was a reading of Oscar Wilde's "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime". This was followed in 1976 by a reading in costume of GB Shaw's "Heartbreak House" (see picture). Both events were sponsored by The British Circle from which the name "The Semi-Circle" was derived.

This play reading tradition has been carried on and, from 1989 has been arranged on a regular basis being in its current format from the early 2000's to today. 

As you can see from our "What's On" page we continue with readings every month.  

A full list of the plays we have read from the early 2000's to 2023 can be viewed here.

In 2024 the Monthly Play Readings are as follows:


January 8th       The Nether      by     Jennifer Haley

February 5th      Deckchairs      by     Jean McConnell

March 4th          Twopence to Cross the Mersey     based on a memoir by Helen Forrester

Further planned dates are:
Apr 8th, May 6th, Jun 3rd, Jul 1st, Sep 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd.

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1976 Rehearsed Play Reading of Heartbreak House at the Kellertheater, Basel

Play reading Christmas 2019 in the Centrepoint library, Lohnhof, Basel

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