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Too True to be Good archiveA 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, it has not been seen in London since 1975 (in a Royal Shakespeare Company production with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench that transferred to the West End) and 1986 (Mike Alfreds’ Shared Experience production at the Riverside Studios). In 2006, it played to great acclaim at Canada’s Shaw Festival.

Author George Bernard Shaw.

Archive listings for Too True to be Good

Work type: Play.

A Political Extravaganza - T1668126834

Producer Bitter Pill Productions. Director Sarah Norman. Design Ruth Hall. Lighting Peter Harrison. Performer Steven Alexander. Performer Alex Blake. Performer Emily Bowker. Performer Roger Braban. Performer James Clarkson. Performer James Hogg. Performer Tai Lawrence. Performer Olivia Lumley. Performer Graham Seed. Performer Jenny Lee.
1 Sep 09 to 26 Sep 09Finborough, Inner London :: V199
listing details L01874818603


Director David Tyfield.
4 May 00 to 6 May 00Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L247581102

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