Mrs Warren’s Profession at Riverside Theatres

November 28th, 2012


* SYDNEY Live Theatre

Mrs Warren’s Profession By George Bernard Shaw Starring Simon Burke, Eamon Farren, Drew Forsythe, Lizzie Schebesta, Helen Thomson

  • Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 April 2013
  • Riverside Theatres Parramatta

Mrs Warren’s Profession at Riverside Theatres
Vivie Warren is an optimistic young bluestocking working her way towards social independence and a successful career when she makes a discovery that rocks her world: her comfortable upbringing and expensive education were bankrolled by her mother 

Kitty’s unorthodox profession. With his verbal mastery and devilish wit, the legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw dissects the precarious and perplexing bond between mother and daughter, as well as the thorny issues of class and privilege and the finer points of moral relativism.

Although written in 1893, Mrs Warren’s Profession was not given a public performance in London until 1925, having been banned for its frank discussion of a taboo topic – but also, one suspects, for its forthright challenge of the Victorian status quo regarding the right of women to pursue social and financial independence.

Sarah Giles (Mariage Blanc) directs the much-loved Helen Thomson (The Splinter, Under Milk Wood, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play) and newcomer Lizzie Schebesta in a play that sparkles with a vitality and wit belying its 120 years.

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 April
Time: Wed 17 Apr 8:00pm, Thu 18 Apr 6:30pm, Fri 19 Apr 8:00pm, Sat 20 Apr 2:00pm & 8:00pm
ALL BOOKINGS: Riverside Box Office or 02 8839 3399

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