Oscar Nominee Brenda Blethyn To Star on London Stage

News   Oscar Nominee Brenda Blethyn To Star on London Stage

Mrs. Warren's Profession was one of Shaw's most contentious plays. An apparently respectable woman, Mrs. Warren is revealed to have earned a considerable sum of money as a prostitute, a profession she still dabbles in and is not ashamed of.

This would be considered shocking even today, were it to be discovered in a "normal" comfortably placed family. What makes it all the more extraordinary is that it was first performed in Edwardian England.

Brenda Blethyn, who is best-known these days as a film star ("Secrets and Lies", "Little Voice") is to star as Mrs. Warren in a production directed by Sir Peter Hall, at the Strand Theatre, from Oct. 2, with a first night on Oct. 10

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 30 at the Strand Theatre box office.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow