Mrs Warren's Profession
By George Bernard Shaw
1 MAY - 16 MAY 2018 — Auckland Theatre Company
Auckland Theatre Company
ASB Waterfront Theatre
“There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.”
So says Mrs Warren, a genial yet formidable woman, whose clever young daughter Vivie has just graduated from university. However, when Vivie discovers that her expensive education was funded by her mother’s earnings from a string of brothels, Vivie’s thoroughly modern worldview is thrown into tumult. Was her mother ever married? Who is her father? Could she be about to marry her own half-brother? With so many mysteries to solve and truths to tell, the two women sit down for a mother – daughter discussion neither will ever forget.
Written in 1893, George Bernard Shaw’s play was originally banned by the censors for its subject matter and the hypocrisies it exposed. What continues to shock is how old taboos stay topical and how little things have changed. Celebrated New Zealand theatre-maker Eleanor Bishop returns from New York to direct her own version of this rarely-performed classic that takes a contemporary lens to centuries- old questions of sexuality and empowerment.
Join Mrs Warren for a liberating evening of smart comedy, social commentary and sophisticated scandal.
Theatre at its thought-provoking best. Book now – whatever your profession!
George Bernard Shaw
Tracy Grant Lord
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Preview/Matinee $30 - $52
Premiere $30 - $62
Standard $30 - $67
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Monday 16 Apr, 6:30pm | Meet the play’s cast and creative team to find out how they are approaching the show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road.Find out more
Sunday 13 May, 2:45pm (4.00pm show) | Come along and mingle with like-minded theatregoers and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play at EAT/TALK/PLAY. These events include a seat at our pre-show talk in the Villa Maria Gallery 75 minutes prior to the performance, as well as a show programme and afternoon tea with coffee, tea and a glass of wine. A booking for the event is required. Food and beverage packages are $15.Book Now
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The Hamer Street car park is $8, and only a 5 minute walk from the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Spaces are limited.