You Never Can Tell

You Never Can Tell

  • From Wednesday, 2 December 2015
  • To Saturday, 6 February 2016
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hours and 50 mins (approx), including 20 minute interval

You Never Can Tell

‘I have always said that the great advantage of a hotel is that it’s a refuge from home life’

After 18 years abroad, Mrs. Clandon returns to England with her unruly teenage twins and forthright daughter. They set up residence in a seaside hotel. Their new life becomes increasingly complicated by her estranged husband and a love-struck dentist. Can a mysterious waiter help them all to live happily ever after?

Bernard Shaw’s dazzling wit makes You Never Can Tell a joyful and unpredictable battle of the sexes.

This Christmas, the Abbey Theatre continues our celebration of one of Ireland’s greatest writers with this wonderful comedy directed by Conall Morrison.

Booking Details for You Never Can Tell

Dates: 2 December – 6 February 2016
Previews: 2 – 7 December
on the Abbey stage
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €23

Assisted Performances for You Never Can Tell

Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 4 February, 7.30pm
Audio Described and Captioned Performance: Saturday 23 January, 2pm

Audience feedback

Highly recommended, a great cast, great set and costumes and plenty of laughs. Well done to all involved. – Tricia Dunne

Fantastic evening, beautiful use of language and very witty and as for William/Walter…he was superb, loved the costumes and the set. Congratulations to all involved. – Brenda O’Donnell

Great Show! Really enjoyed it. Niall Buggy..excellent.. Lurlene Duggan

GB Shaw at the AbbeyTheatre Loved the dialogue, fab performances, gorgeous costumes and a beautiful set!Marie Davis

I very much enjoyed YOU NEVER CAN TELL in the AbbeyTheatre last night. Gorgeous set and costumes. That cast is superbDarragh Doyle

Amazing preview of #YouNeverCanTell at the AbbeyTheatre and the standing ovation was proof of it! Beautiful set and costumes too!Mariya Trusova

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Reviews: What you said

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An enjoyable night out to a production that never missed a beat. Some of the young actors look like their future will benefit from their performances in this almost forgotten GBE gem..
Well done Abbey but keep that standard up.

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Saw the performance tonight with the actor who filled-in as the father—great fun, the audience was pulling for him. Great work everyone!

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Excellent show, highly recommend it.

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A truly enjoyable play! Great characters played by a great cast! I have to say Niall Buggy put a smile on my face he was wonderful!

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“The Butler Did It;” actually all the performers were good, nice timeless story, humourous as well as philosophical, good entertainment.

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One of the best performances we have ever seen,

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Excellent and hilarious evening, everyone having fun, really enjoyable, music is spot on, hundreds of brilliant details, the audience loved it (not just me!)

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Reviews: What the critics said

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‘visually sumptuous, consistently amusing and crisply performed’

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The Sunday Business Post, Magazine

‘Sparkling and subtly provocative comedy’

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The Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Probably one of the best things the Abbey have ever done’

Gay Byrne, RTÉ Lyric FM

‘a beautiful production’

Gay Byrne, RTÉ Lyric FM

‘perfect Christmas fare’

Sunday Independent

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