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24th January, 2016
You Never Can Tell at the Abbey Theatre

As January crawls to a close, the classical dramatic canon offers plenty of intellectual comforts. At the Abbey Theatre, George Bernard Shaw’s exuberant feminist comedy You Never Can Tell (until February 6) marries the richness of Shavian wit with an unpredictable plot. One of Shaw’s lesser-known later plays, it treats the homecoming holiday of the Clandon family as an opportunity to riff upon the endless misogynies of Edwardian society. It is easy to neglect the...

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