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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

WI theatre club - 19th May Theatre Trip

Anyone interested in a theatre Trip. Mrs Warren's Profession George Bernard Shaw

Ambassador theatres have set up WI nights and offering a half price rate on this one. Needs a minimum of 8 people to pay their money in advance £29.50pp. Late payment date is 28th February. Members - You are welcome to invite a female friend for the same price.

Bring your cash on 16th February and speak to Carrie or send her a text before 16th if you cannot be there on the night.

What is Mrs Warren’s profession? Her daughter Vivie has never really known much about her mother. A prim young woman, she has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, a Cambridge education and a generous monthly allowance. Now she has ambitions to go into Law. Is it conceivable that all this privilege and respectability has been financed from the proceeds of the oldest profession? How will Vivie react when she finds out the awful truth about her mother’s ill-gotten gains?

Shaw’s ultimate test of a mother-daughter relationship is one of his most witty and provocative plays. Written in 1894 but banned from performance until the racy 1920s, Mrs Warren’s Profession lays bare the rampant hypocrisy of Victorian society and its constrained morals.
Felicity Kendal’s television credits include The Good Life and Rosemary and Thyme. Her numerous stage appearances include The Vortex and most recently, The Last Cigarette.
‘It is much my best play. Ah, when I wrote it, I had some nerve’
Bernard Shaw
'Felicity Kendal…superb, Lucy Briggs-Owen…brilliant. A witty and gripping production of one of Shaw’s greatest plays' Daily Telegraph

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