Major Barbara

Major Barbara

At Olivier Theatre, National

Major Barbara works tirelessly for the Salvation Army until a large but morally dubious donation is welcomed from her estranged father, a millionaire weapons manufacturer. When she visits the factory, the well-fed workers in their thriving conditions make a devastating case for arms trade profits and a whole new set of ideals. See George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece, MAJOR BARBARA, today!

Major Barbara ReviewsMajor Barbara Reviews

"Hytner's assured production stylishly captures the play's entertaining mixture of social comedy and paradoxical, witty debate"
Daily Telegraph

"Simon Russell Beale, refreshingly cast against type as the iron-willed Undershaft, invests him with a pause-filled gravitas and deeply moving paternal passion"
The Guardian

"Hayley Atwell. positively glows with spiritual fervour in the title role"
Daily Telegraph


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Venue information

Olivier Theatre, National
South Bank

Performance info

Evening performance
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm

Wednesday and Saturday and some Thursdays at 2pm

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