Like The Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs Warren’s Profession is a play about the social mores of its day but while Wilde is, on the surface, frivolous, Shaw has larger fish to fry than whether cucumber sandwiches should have their crusts cut off. . . This production addresses important issues but addresses them in a way that is palatable and very entertaining with some outstanding performances.
We are now in the middle of the summer doldrums and shows are very thin on the ground. Bath is one of the few places where anything is happening and the Theatre Royal’s commendable Summer Season continues with the opening of Alan Bennett’s THE LADY IN THE VAN while LOOKING AT LUCIAN continues at the Ustinov. Nothing at the main theatres in Bristol, although the Wardrobe and the Alma have shows. MISS SAIGON continues its season at the Hippodrome in Birmingham and another musical BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD is at the Playhouse in Oxford. Otherwise, not much . . .