A woman and her daughter embrace, both wearing red dresses and pearl necklaces


Tue 4 - Sat 8 April 2023
Tickets £20-£45*

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What is Mrs Warren’s profession? Mrs Warren’s daughter Vivie has never really known much about her mother. A sensible young woman, she has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, a Cambridge education, a generous monthly allowance and now has ambitions to go into The Law. Is it conceivable that her privilege and respectability has been financed from the profits of the world’s oldest profession? How will Vivie react when she finds out the startling truth about her mother’s business empire and that freedom comes at an emotional price?

Shaw’s acid test of a mother-daughter relationship is one of his wittiest and most provocative plays. Written in 1894 but banned for thirty years by a Lord Chamberlain who found it “immoral and improper”, Mrs Warren’s Profession is a ripe attack on English hypocrisy and its “fashionable morality”.

Starring the twice winner of the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actress Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly), Simon Shepherd (Alex Rider, Peak Practice), Matthew Cottle (Game On) and Caroline’s real-life daughter Rose Quentin.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance



Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm:

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  • Mrs. Warren and Sir George Crofts sit next to each other on a reclined garden chair. Crofts holds his hands in his lap, while Mrs. Warren holds on hand up to her chin.
  • A smartly dressed gentleman talks with a reverend outside a thatched-roof house.
  • Mrs. Warren and Sir George Crofts sit in chairs outside a house in smart clothes. Mrs. Warren wears a large black hat.
  • Mrs. Warren sits on a chair in a white dress with a black bag, sunglasses, and a large brimmed black hat.
  • Vivie Warren cradles Frank Gardeners head to her chest.
  • Vivie Warren lounges on a wooden chair, talking to Praed, a smartly dressed man in glasses. In the background there is a thatched-roof house, a washing line, and a garden.
  • Vivie Warren sits at a work dest in a long black skirt and white shirt, holding a cigarette between her fingers.



  • 'Often hilarious and eventually deeply moving'

  • 'Bracing'