THE WORLD’S OLDEST PROFESSION
Well-to-do Vivie Warren is horrified to discover her Cambridge education was funded by profits from a brothel – run by none other than her mum. Jennifer WardLealand stars in Auckland Theatre Company’s Mrs Warren’s Profession ( ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland, May 1-16), the George Bernard Shaw play banned in Victorian England for its frank discussion of prostitution. Here, director Eleanor Bishop sets it among the contemporary, upper-class bourgeoisie in the Coromandel, promising to tackle a raft of issues in this age of “leaning in”, # metoo and Kim Kardashian.
Jennifer Ward-lealand in Mrs Warren’s Profession.