24 May 2021 – 16 June 2021



We are sorry to announce that performances of Shaw Shorts through to and including Saturday 5 June have been cancelled due to a cast member receiving an alert to possible exposure to Covid, requiring them to isolate. 

The safety of our audiences and our team is of the utmost priority and following testing we plan to resume performances on Monday 7 June. We will get in touch with all audience members booked for the cancelled performances to move their tickets to a future date. The OT On Screen livestreamed performances planned for this week will be re-scheduled for later in the run.

With many thanks to all our audiences and supporters for their understanding at this time.


This page is for the performance of Bernard Shaw's short play Overruled on 29 May & 5 June at 4pm.

You can book for the other Shaw Shorts play How He Lied to Her Husband separately here, with a break of about 75 minutes in between performances. Why not have a meal during the break? 

You can book for the double bill performances here: both plays will be performed straight through with no interval. 

Or go to Shaw Shorts: OT On Screen to find out more about watching the production online. 


Overruled sees two strangers fall in love at sea. Both married they decide they must part, but then are surprised to find their spouses at a hotel together. They’ve fallen for each other too. Do they stay together or swap?

This short play by Bernard Shaw is directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller following his hugely successful OT productions of Shaw’s Candida, Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses.

Overruled is playing alongside How He Lied to Her Husband. You can see both plays in one afternoon or evening with a break of about an hour in between. You will need to book these separately - book tickets to How He Lied to Her Husband here

You can also watch the two plays in a double bill with no interval - BOOK HERE

OT On  Screen

Thu 3 & Fri 4 June at 7.30pm
in a double bill with How He Lied to Her Husband will also be live-streamed so you can watch them at home. BOOK HERE

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