You Never Can Tell was originally born out of a bet that Shaw couldn't write a "seaside comedy" (a popular theatrical genre at that time). The result is perhaps the most surprising of Shaw's plays, complete with marital mayhem, tangled romance, and even doubtful dentistry. Despite the play's lighthearted tone, it's really another of Shaw's brilliantly observed social treatises, this time in the guise of a light comedy.
It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed?
"a trip to Italy"
The Kins have been scattered and the old, good ways are gone forever. Only Suth's skill and courage can save his little band of orphans as he leads them on a desperate journey out of the desert. The discovery of a mysterious, green valley seems to promise safety. But Suth suspects that the unknown Kin who live there could be the most dangerous enemy of all...
Vasco Shine is a threat to every child - he steals their dreams. Only Joe, Kevin and pale, prickly Flora can stop him. They must go into the fantastic Kingdom of Afterdark where nothing and no one is what it seems.
"Extraordinary Fields Of Dreams, Sweet as Lemon Pie"