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Mrs Warren's Profession


Wed 17 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 18 Apr 2013, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Fri 19 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 20 Apr 2013, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 20 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market St, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Youth 30 & Under: $49.00
  • Adult: $52.00
  • Concession: $54.00
  • Student: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: info43

Sarah Giles makes her main stage debut directing George Bernard Shaw’s classic, Mrs Warren’s Profession, at Riverside Theatres from Wednesday, 17 April to Saturday 20 April 2013, with a cast featuring Helen Thomson, Lizzie Schebesta, Simon Burke, Eamon Farren, Drew Forsythe and Martin Jacobs.

Helen Thomson plays the pragmatic Kitty Warren in the once-banned Shaw classic. As her daughter Vivie (Lizzie Schebesta) learns that her comfortable upbringing, generous monthly allowance and independence have been funded by her mysterious mother’s unorthodox profession, the stage is set for one of Shaw’s wittiest and most provocative plays. Mrs Warren’s Profession explores the precarious and perplexing bond between a mother and daughter, as well as thorny issues of class and privilege and the finer points of moral relativism.

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