THE WORLD’S OLD­EST PRO­FES­SION

North & South - - Letters -

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.

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