Mrs Warren 2024 Press Release

Mrs Warren’s Profession production
In July, the Hertfordshire home of the Nobel prize and Oscar winning Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw will host a production of what was once one of his most controversial, but now one of his most celebrated plays, Mrs Warren’s Profession.
The play, which was written in 1893, was banned for more than thirty years because of its frank treatment of social issues. It will be performed at Shaw’s Corner, the house where the writer lived for more than forty years, as part of a summer tour.

The production, by the award-winning Shavian theatre company SHAW2020, is sponsored by the Shaw Society, which was set up in 1941 to promote his work.
Dame Judi Dench, Vice-President of the Shaw Society said: “It’s wonderful to see Shaw’s plays being kept alive, and to such a high standard by SHAW2020. Long may they continue.”
Chair of the Shaw Society, Maureen Clark-Darby added: “The Shaw Society is delighted to sponsor SHAW2020 to put on this production of Mrs Warren’s Profession. SHAW2020’s productions capture the wit and wisdom of Shaw’s works, which is what makes them so enduring”. 
Clark-Darby continued: “It’s especially exciting to be reviving the tradition of the Shaw birthday celebrations at Shaw’s Corner, started by Shaw Society members with readings of his work in 1952. These have continued in various guises since then. We look forward to celebrating, with the public, Shaw’s birthday, his life and legacy on this weekend in July, by sharing what promises to be a fantastic production”.
The production will premiere on 16th July at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, in London, and then, after Shaw’s Corner on 26th (Shaw’s birthday) and 27th of July, will go on to the Campus West Theatre in Welwyn Garden City followed by a final run at Theatre at the Tabard in Chiswick.


For more information, please go to https://www.shawsociety.org.uk/mrs-warren-24/
Contacts: 
Esme Chandler esme@shawsociety.org.uk 
Evelyn Ellis evelyn@shawsociety.org.uk 

15 th March 2024