Mrs Warren's Profession [diana Quick]

By Bernard Shaw

The issue of Victorian prostitution and double standards are examined in dramatic form as Mrs Warren reveals to her daughter the source of her income and admits her daughter's own parentage.

Having completed her studies at Cambridge, Vivie Warren intends to become a lawyer.

She has two suitors, Frank Gardiner, the son of the local rector and an older man-about-town, Sir George Croft.

She is shocked when her mother reveals that the source of the family income is from European brothels, and that Croft is involved in the business.

Vivie rejects Croft, who reveals that she cannot marry Frank Gardiner because he is her half-brother.

Vivie rejects her mother and pursues an independent life.

This is an important play - effectively banned by the Royal Chamberlain for 30 years because of its subject matter.

It still raises issues of morality and fair trade, as well as the role of women in the workplace.

Mrs Warren....Diana Quick

Vivie....Claire Skinner

Frank Gardner....Scott Handy

Sir George Croft....Geoffrey Whitehead

Praed....John Rowe

Rev Samuel Gardner....Roger Hammond

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman

Produced by Nicolas Soames.

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2006080620071118

By Bernard Shaw

The issue of Victorian prostitution and double standards are examined in dramatic form as Mrs Warren reveals to her daughter the source of her income and admits her daughter's own parentage.

Having completed her studies at Cambridge, Vivie Warren intends to become a lawyer.

She has two suitors, Frank Gardiner, the son of the local rector and an older man-about-town, Sir George Croft.

She is shocked when her mother reveals that the source of the family income is from European brothels, and that Croft is involved in the business.

Vivie rejects Croft, who reveals that she cannot marry Frank Gardiner because he is her half-brother.

Vivie rejects her mother and pursues an independent life.

This is an important play - effectively banned by the Royal Chamberlain for 30 years because of its subject matter.

It still raises issues of morality and fair trade, as well as the role of women in the workplace.

Mrs Warren....Diana Quick

Vivie....Claire Skinner

Frank Gardner....Scott Handy

Sir George Croft....Geoffrey Whitehead

Praed....John Rowe

Rev Samuel Gardner....Roger Hammond

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman

Produced by Nicolas Soames.By George Bernard Shaw.

Sir George Crofts....Geoffrey Whitehead

Rvd Samuel Gardner....Roger Hammond

2006080620071118

By Bernard Shaw

The issue of Victorian prostitution and double standards are examined in dramatic form as Mrs Warren reveals to her daughter the source of her income and admits her daughter's own parentage.

Having completed her studies at Cambridge, Vivie Warren intends to become a lawyer.

She has two suitors, Frank Gardiner, the son of the local rector and an older man-about-town, Sir George Croft.

She is shocked when her mother reveals that the source of the family income is from European brothels, and that Croft is involved in the business.

Vivie rejects Croft, who reveals that she cannot marry Frank Gardiner because he is her half-brother.

Vivie rejects her mother and pursues an independent life.

This is an important play - effectively banned by the Royal Chamberlain for 30 years because of its subject matter.

It still raises issues of morality and fair trade, as well as the role of women in the workplace.

Mrs Warren....Diana Quick

Vivie....Claire Skinner

Frank Gardner....Scott Handy

Sir George Croft....Geoffrey Whitehead

Praed....John Rowe

Rev Samuel Gardner....Roger Hammond

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman

Produced by Nicolas Soames.By George Bernard Shaw.

Sir George Crofts....Geoffrey Whitehead

Rvd Samuel Gardner....Roger Hammond