Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced that mother and daughter Caroline Quentin and Rose Quentin will star as Mrs Warren and her daughter Vivie in a new production of George Bernard Shaw’s provocative problem play, Mrs Warren’s Profession.
Directed by Anthony Banks, Mrs Warren’s Profession will open at the Theatre Royal Bath from 9 to 19 November 2022, before heading out on a UK tour.
Touring venues and casting to be announced.
Mrs Warren’s daughter Vivie has never really known much about her mother. A sensible young woman, she has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, a Cambridge education, a generous monthly allowance and now has ambitions to go into Law. Is it conceivable that her privilege and respectability has been financed from the profits of the world’s oldest profession? How will Vivie react when she finds out the startling truth about her mother’s business empire and that freedom comes at an emotional price?
Shaw’s acid test of a mother-daughter relationship is one of his most witty and provocative plays. Written in 1894 but banned for thirty years by a Lord Chamberlain who found it “immoral and improper”, Mrs Warren’s Profession is a ripe attack on English hypocrisy and its “fashionable morality”
Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw is directed by Anthony Banks and designed by David Woodhead.