2010-2011

MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION by Bernard Shaw

During a summer day in the English country-side, Vivie Warren, a young Cambridge graduate, learns that her mother is a madam in the oldest profession in the world. She is horrified. Her entire education and luxurious life-style have been financed by her mother’s string of brothels on the Continent! Mrs Warren struggles to win her daughter’s respect and love by describing the awful social and economic conditions of nineteenth-century England that forced her and other women into prostitution. But Vivie is not easily convinced. At the same time she must deal with two gentlemen who are in love with her, one in his twenties, the other in his fifties. This British classic, by one of the greatest playwrights in the English language, was banned from the London stage for its scandalous content when first produced in 1894.  Today it is applauded for its critical view of the status of women in society.   


 


 

              Jilly Bond as Mrs Warren          

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction: Julian Woolford

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck

Set Design Assistance: Swen Kausch

Costume Design: Patricia Royo

Costume Design Assistance: Jutta Kreischer

Lighting Design: Geoff Humphrys

Music: Richard John

Stage Management and Properties: Justin Farrow and Rebecca Delmas

Hair and Make-up: Tine Rau

London Casting: Gordon Griffin

MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION is presented by special arrangement with The Society of Authors, London

CAST

MISS VIVIE WARREN - Jennifer Kidd

MR PRAED - David Alcock

MRS KITTY WARREN - Jilly Bond

MR GEORGE CROFTS - Christopher Knott

MR FRANK GARNDNER - Joel Sams

THE REVEREND SAMUEL GARNDER - Tony Stansfield

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