by Bernard Shaw
22 November 2019 — 18 January 2020

★★★★ "A remarkable play... Paul Miller’s production, which shows a rare understanding of Shaw, itself has the sparkle of vintage fizz." Michael Billington, The Guardian

★★★★ "This little gem. Witty and engaging... a pertinent choice." Everything Theatre 

★★★★ "Paul Miller’s cheeky little revival... well worth taking a pew" The Daily Mail 

★★★★ "A highly entertaining piece... with sparkling witticisms" Sunday Express

★★★★ "Bubbles with wit... Impeccable casting and strong ensemble performances" The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "Paul Miller offers a truly visionary experience with this production... Superbly performed by all six members of the cast" The Upcoming 

★★★★ "The wit sparkles" Londonist

Nomated for 2 Off West End Awards 
Best Female Performance - Claire Lams
Best Set Design - Simon Daw

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

Eugene believes in love, free-thinking and liberation: James in social justice for all and conventional married life for himself. Candida believes in her own strength and her right to run her life as she wants.

A young man with the soul of a poet clashes with a popular Socialist preacher and threatens his domestic happiness. Only Candida can decide who is the stronger – and who’s to be the winner.

A passionate power struggle is played out in one of Shaw’s most enduring and witty plays.

Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about? They are more true: they are the only things that are true.

Artistic Director Paul Miller follows his phenomenally successful, critically acclaimed Orange Tree productions of Shaw’s early plays Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses.

An Orange Tree Theatre production

Running time about 2 hours, including an interval

Members' Event
For Silver, Gold and Ruby Members, and all Patrons
Annual Supporters’ Performance with pre-show reception, Wed 4 Dec.
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Production photos by Johan Persson