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Wed 10 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:15pm
Thu 11 Apr 2013, 6:30pm–8:45pm
Fri 12 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:15pm
Sat 13 Apr 2013, 2:00pm–4:15pm
Sat 13 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:15pm

Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: Merrigong

Enjoy Shaw’s trademark devilish wit and verbal mastery in this much-loved classic.

Legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw dissects the precarious bond between mother and daughter, as well as the thorny issues of class and privilege, in this period drama that remains remarkably relevant.

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.

Although written in 1893, Mrs Warren’s Profession was not performed publically in London until 1925, having been banned for its frank discussion of a taboo topic, but also for its forthright challenge of the Victorian status quo regarding the rights of women. Helen Thomson (In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) and Drew Forsythe (The Wharf Revue) star in a play that sparkles with a vitality and wit belying its 120 years.

Recommended for ages 14 and over. Contains adult themes.