We went to see George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara today at the National Theatre. If you're in London and haven't seen it, it's worth £15 to go. Oddly, the £10 tickets we got to see Fram there the other night were better seats; unfortunately the play wasn't so hot. I don't think Fram will ever play anywhere else; it seemed to have been written especially for the Olivier Auditorium at the National.
Anyway, Major Barbara is the only Shaw play I've seen, but I will definitely try to get to more. He's a wonderful playwright, and of course, was a noted vegetarian of his day. The café downstairs served a nice lentil salad, in fact, I think everything there was vegetarian. (Didn't examine the pizza too closely.)
Wikipedia tells me Major Barbara was the most controversial of Shaw's plays. I can see why; pointing out the flaws in religion was hardly the done thing in those days. Also, I learned that Shaw was one of the founders of LSE (the London School of Economics). See what happens when you let socialists amass some capital?
The line that got the most laughs belonged to Adolphus Cusins: I have never before ventured to reproach you, Lady Brit; but how could you marry the Prince of Darkness?