Major Barbara

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Bernard Shaw's state-of-the-nation play raises big questions with brutal panache. Read More >

Bernard Shaw's state-of-the-nation play raises big questions with brutal panache.

Major Barbara works tirelessly for the poor at a Salvation Army shelter until a large but morally dubious donation is welcomed from her estranged father, a millionaire weapons manufacturer. But when she visits the factory itself, the well-fed workers in their thriving model town make a devastating case for arms trade profits and a whole new set of ideals.

Playing as part of the Travelex £10 season.

For more about this production read the First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 26/02/2008

Opening Night: 04/03/2008

Closing Night: 03/07/2008

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Simon Russell Beale, Clare Higgins, Hayley Atwell, Paul Ready, Paul Anderson, Tom Andrews, Ian Burfield, Katharine Burford, Martin Chamberlain, Alasdair Craig, Patrick Drury, Keiran Flynn, Jessica Gunning, John Heffernan, Derek Howard, Stephanie Jacob, Barbara Kirby, Maggie McCarthy, Pamela Merick, Richard Shanks, Lizzie Winkler

Creative

Director - Nicholas Hytner

Producer - National Theatre

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Set Designer - Tom Pye

Sound - Mike Walker

Author - Bernard Shaw