This December 2nd to 6th, the Abbey Theatre presents Shaw’s delightful comedy, You Never Can Tell.
Continuing its celebration of one of Ireland’s greatest writers, the Abbey Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell.
I have always said that the great advantage of a hotel is that it’s a refuge from home life
Written in 1897, the four-act play tells the story of Mrs. Clandon, who returns to England with her unruly teenage twins and forthright daughter after 18 years abroad.
They set up residence in a seaside hotel and 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 (1856 – 1950) was a Nobel Prize winning Irish playwright, critic, passionate socialist who had a great influence on Western theatre. His greatest gift was for the modern drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.
Directed by Conall Morrison, whose previous work at the Abbey includes Sive, Translations, The Importance of Being Earnest and more, Bernard Shaw’s dazzling wit makes You Never Can Tell a joyful and unpredictable battle of the sexes and the perfect night out in the lead up to Christmas.
Tickets are priced at €13 – €45. Performances are on Wednesday 2nd December to Saturday 6th December at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday 6th December at 2.30pm. To book tickets or for more information visit the Abbey Theatre website.
The Abbey Theatre
26, Lower Abbey Street
Tel: 01 878 7222
All photos courtesy The Abbey Theatre, © Ros Kavanagh