Major Barbara

Major Barbara

  • From Saturday, 3 August 2013
  • To Saturday, 21 September 2013
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 3 hours incl a 20 min interval

Major Barbara

‘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.

Booking Details

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

Ticket prices: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €23

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