‘My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire.’ – Andrew Undershaft
Major Barbara is a woman on a mission to save the poor of society. She is a devoted officer in the Salvation Army until a reunion with her arms-manufacturing, millionaire father, Andrew Undershaft, shakes the foundations of her beliefs.
Major Barbara is renowned as one of Bernard Shaw’s most intelligent and witty plays. Set in London in 1905, during the height of British military and industrial might, this bittersweet comedy reveals the conflict between power and poverty.
Award-winning director Annabelle Comyn returns to the Abbey Theatre following the sell-out success of Pygmalion in 2011. The hugely talented cast includes rising actor Clare Dunne (Juno and the Paycock), Withnail and I and Doctor Who star Paul McGann, and leading actor Eleanor Methven (The House).
Enjoy the ultimate in entertainment this summer at the Abbey Theatre with one of Ireland’s greatest writers.
Wednesday 31 July – Saturday 21 September
Previews: Wednesday 31 July – Tuesday 6 August
Time: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Sign-language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 12 September 7.30pm
Captioned & Audio Described Performance: Saturday 14 September 2pm
On the Abbey stage
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Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw. Directed by Annabelle Comyn.
11 Sep 2013
Paul McGann, the famed Doctor Who and Withnail and I star, took over the Abbey Theatre’s Twitter account to answer all of your burning questions on Wednesday 11 September! See what he had to say below…
6 Sep 2013
Through news, reviews and tweets, lots of people have had great things to say about Major Barbara!
7 Aug 2013
Enjoy listening back to Director Annabelle Comyn who discusses her approach to directing Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at the Abbey Theatre in 2011. She chats with Brian Singleton, Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.
6 Aug 2013
Joan O’Clery reveals her designs for Major Barbara, in this excerpt from the play’s programme.
29 Jul 2013
Frank McGuinness investigates what type of thinker Bernard Shaw was, in this excerpt from the Major Barbara programme.
29 Jul 2013
Actor Chris McHallem, who plays Peter Shirley in Major Barbara, reveals his preparation for rehearsals.
29 Jul 2013