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You Never Can Tell – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

The cast of You Never Can Tell

Director: Conall Morrison Writer: George Bernard Shaw Reviewer: Liam Harrison   George Bernard Shaw’s 1896 playYou Never Can Tellfeels like it could not have been put on at a worst time at The Abbey. Embroiled as the theatre is in a storm around its attitude towards gender politics, the timing of Shaw’s outmoded and uneven play feels particularly out of ...

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Heartbreak House – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Rosin McBrinn Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien It was with much trepidation that this reviewer took his seat in the Abbey last night. Having been in love with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House for nigh-on thirty years now, ever since an enlightened secondary-school teacher performed a miracle by bringing Shaw’s 1920 masterpiece to life for a group ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Lu Greer   Pygmalion, probably the most well-known work of George Bernard Shaw, is once again revived for audiences in this hundredth anniversary tour. The play tells the story of a linguistics professor who bets that he can turn a Covent Garden flower girl into a society lady and in turn comments ...

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Misalliance– Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nick Reed Reviewer: Jon Wainwright To borrow a word from the vocabulary of Johnny Tarleton, the white-suited son of an underwear entrepreneur, this hugely enjoyable production is a ripping success. George Bernard Shaw combines his usual intellectual heft with a playfulness towards dramatic convention and the literary canon, giving the audience plenty to think about ...

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Pygmalion – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Pete Benson Pygmalion is probably the most famous play written by Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw. This much loved work reflects Shaw’s passionate dedication to social justice. The play of a linguistics professor’s wager that he can pass off a lowly flower seller as a lady is over a century ...

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Pygmalion – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile 100 years ago this month Pygmalion opened in London and had a huge impact on the theatre going audience of the time. 100 years on and the story, characters and issues raised are still as fresh and relevant as they ever were. George Bernard Shaw tells the story of the ...

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Pygmalion – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is almost 100 years to the day since Pygmalion, probably the best known of Shaw’s plays first saw the light of the stage. For this fact alone and as an interesting comparison of the times, something that Shaw would no doubt have been keen to see although rather disappointed with ...

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Pygmalion – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Don’t recognise the name? Perhaps you’ll recognise the story. Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays, first staged in 1912 (originally subtitled A Romance in Five Acts). Aristocrat and phonetics expert Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform Cockney ...

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