Saturday February 22, 2020

Shaw shaped in sure style for seasonal show

Consistently amusing and classy production

3rd January, 2016
You Never Can Tell: perfectly pitched Christmas entertainment

Theatre; You Never Can Tell; By George Bernard Shaw; Directed by Conall Morrison; Abbey Theatre ; Runs until February 6; Rating: ****

George Bernard Shaw would not have been a fan of Twitter. The great man’s plays are never less than intellectually stimulating, but they can also seem ridiculously verbose to modern audiences. So the Abbey deserves credit for turning one of his lesser-known comedies into a show that is visually sumptuous, consistently amusing and crisply-performed,...

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