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.
Some familiar plays and some brand new pieces this week. In Bristol the much anticipated revival of Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT opens at the Tobacco Theatres and WAR HORSE makes a welcome return to the Hippodrome. The Hippodrome in Birmingham has a rich and varied selection of dance events and in Bath the new season at the Ustinov opens with CHRISTMAS EVE while PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS continues its tour at the Theatre Royal . . .