Major Barbara

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

The arms trade and The Salvation Army collide in Major Barbara, Shaw’s play about faith, morality, and family battles. As a Major in London’s Salvation Army, idealistic and strong-minded young Barbara Undershaft seeks only to help the poor. When her estranged father, Andrew Undershaft, unexpectedly reappears as a rich, successful munitions maker and offers money to Major Barbara’s cause, it leads to a tense family battle over who is helping society more through their cause. Last seen at WSG in a 2001 Helen Hayes Award-nominated production, this new production will take a fresh look at this always-timely dissection of power and compassion.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Andrew Undershaft
Major Barbara Undershaft
Adolphus Cusins
Lady Britomart/Rummy Mitchens/Mrs. Baines
Stephen Undershaft/Bill Walker
Morrison/Peter Shirley, Bilton
Sarah/Jenny Hill
Charles Lomax/Snobby Price2

Creative Team

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Assistant Stage Manager