A rich young woman catches a pair of burglars in her bedroom but instead of calling the police she decides to run off with them and live off the proceeds of her own burglary. The three embark on a permanent beach holiday, a life of fabulous wealth and total freedom.

Written in 1932 during the last great economic collapse, Too True To Be Good asks what we would do if we finally got everything we ever wanted. A bizarrely hilarious and unfortunately contemporary analysis of out-of-control wealth, this is a side of Shaw we rarely see – as the grand old man of the theatre leaves the drawing room for the beach. 

First performed in New York and London in 1932, Too True To Be Good has not been seen in London since 1986.

Nobel Prize and Oscar-winning playwright Shaw was a prolific writer of plays including Pygmalion, Saint Joan, Major Barbara, Arms And The Man, Candida and Heartbreak House.


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