Sue Holderness and Christopher Timothy star in Mrs Warren’s Profession which opens in Cambridge next week.
Mrs Warren’s Profession, a period drama written by George Bernard Shaw, was deemed to be so controversial that it was originally banned in England by the Lord Chamberlain.
Vivie Warren, a young Cambridge graduate, is horrified to learn that her education and entire luxurious life-style has been financed by her mother’s career in the world’s oldest profession.
Due to the themes of prostitution and women’s rights, the play was not allowed a public performance for 30 years after it was written in 1894, and during its first performance in New York, police arrested the cast.
Mrs Warren’s Profession is directed by creative director of the Everyman Theatre, Paul Milton. George Bernard Shaw’s other works include Pygmalion, Saint Joan and Man and Superman.
INFO: Mrs Warren’s Profession opens at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on July 21 and runs until July 25, performances are at 7.30pm, with matinee performances at 2.30pm on the Tuesday and Saturday. Tickets are priced from £15-£30 and are available from the box office on: 01223 503333.