MiNDFOOD Season of

Mrs Warren's Profession

By George Bernard Shaw

1 MAY - 16 MAY 2018 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval


Contains sexual content, partial nudity, strong language and strobe lighting.

“Sex, money and motherhood” – Philadelphia Mag

When Vivie discovers that her expensive education was funded by her mother’s prosperous string of brothels, her worldview is shattered. With judgements flying, truths to tell and morals in contention, mother and daughter go head to head in a confrontation that neither will ever forget.

Celebrated New Zealand theatre-maker Eleanor Bishop, adapts and directs this audacious revival that challenges the heady aroma of male privilege in the workplace – whatever your profession.

Exploding with controversy, this rarely-performed censored classic returns for a liberating evening of sophisticated scandal.

"Witty and moving" - The Telegraph



Preview/Matinee $20 - $57

Premiere $20 - $67

Standard $20 - $72

Fri 11 May $20 - $72

Fri 4 May $20 - $82

Get a group together!

Get chatting with some like-minded friends who share your love of theatre-going. Book as a group of six or more and see Mrs Warren's Profession for $52.00 per person!


Special Events

Backstage Story

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.

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Girls' Night Out

Friday 4 May, from 7pm | An extra special night out at the theatre with the girls! With a Girls' Night Out ticket you will receive a glass of Villa Maria bubbly, a goodie bag, an ice cream, and a show programme. Limited tickets are available, book in quick!



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.

Pre-book your car park

Take the hassle out of finding a car park when you come to the show and pre-book your car park at the Hamer Street car park.

The Hamer Street car park is $8, and only a 5 minute walk from the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Spaces are limited.

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Show Programme


Searing and powerful
NZ Herald