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Mrs Warren's Profession

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George Bernard Shaw's controversial play revived on stage

Adelaide's beloved Independent Theatre continues its outstanding 35th anniversary season with Mrs Warren's Profession.

Written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw in 1893, Mrs Warren's Profession is regarded as one of Bernard Shaw's cleverest, wittiest plays. It was originally banned, and not licensed for public performance until 1925.

Like Pygmalion, Major Barbara – indeed all of Bernard Shaw's plays – Mrs Warren's Profession explores women's position in society, women's higher education, and the exploitation of female workers with his trademark humour.

Leading lady Vivie Warren is something of a rarity in late 19th century England, having graduated with Honours from the prestigious Cambridge University and having a job lined up with an actuary in London.

But she is stunned to discover that her elite education has been funded by her mother's disreputable earnings from a string of continental brothels.

In classic Bernard Shaw fashion, this lively play is madcap on the surface, with a barb in its tail, as it fuels a provocative debate still raging in society today.


Tickets for Mrs Warren's Profession are now on sale with performances on:

November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7.30pm

Matinees Sunday 17 @ 4.00pm; Saturday 23 @ 2.00pm

Early Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 @ 6.30pm

WeekendNotes readers can take advantage of $10 off Adult and Concession tickets - simply use the code: 'Notes'.

Secure your tickets today at Trybooking.

Early bookings are advised.

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When: 15th - 23rd November
Where: Goodwood Theatre, 166a Goodwood Road Goodwood, SA 5034
Cost: $20 - $35
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