New York City
In this sparkling comedy, Lady Britomart Undershaft (Megan Mullally) is a woman determined that her children should be well provided for. Her estranged husband, Andrew Undershaft, (Michael Cumpsty), is a notorious millionaire armaments dealer who has not known his grown children since they were babies. Lady Brit brings them together with surprising results. His daughter Barbara (Ana Reeder) is a devout major in the Salvation Army who refuses her father’s funds and wants to marry a poor Greek scholar, Cusins (Michael Esper). Power, religion, finance, sex and the concept of family life are all skewered by the most irreverent of authors. Full of lively comedy and sparkling debate, Major Barbara is also one of Shaw’s most powerful and forward-looking plays.