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McGann in Dublin

Paul McGann Performs in Dublin

Eighth Doctor extraordinaire Paul McGann can currently be found treading the boards in his debut role at Ireland’s famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin where he is appearing in a production of Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara.

McGann in DublinRegarded as one of Bernard Shaw’s most intelligent and witty plays, this bittersweet comedy reveals the conflict between power and poverty.

Major Barbara is a woman on a mission to save the poor of society. She is a devoted officer in the Salvation Army until a reunion with her arms-manufacturing, millionaire father, Andrew Undershaft, shakes the foundations of her beliefs

Paul McGann is playing the role of the millionaire father Undershaft, a part that has previously been played with award winning gusto in 2001 by fellow Doctor Who Alumni David Warner who was most recently seen as Cold War‘s Professor Grisenko, not to mention two outings as an incredible alternate Third Doctor in Big Finish’s Unbound range amongst other appearances.

To promote the show, Paul gave a wonderful in-depth interview that covers the role, the play as a whole and dips into some wonderful other bits and pieces like Withnail and I and yes, he briefly touches on Doctor Who: The Movie too. It can be found on the Abbey Theatre Sound Cloud page.

The show is running until September 21. Tickets (€13-€45/conc. €13-€23) can be booked at the theatre’s website or (01) 878 7222.


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