Mrs. Warren's Profession

Adaptations and sequels

Sir Harry Johnston wrote a sequel, a novel entitled Mrs. Warren's Daughter, circa 1922. A 1960 German film adaption Mrs. Warren's Profession starred Lilli Palmer.

BBC Television produced a television version in 1972. Produced by Cedric Messina and directed by Herbert Wise, it stars Coral Browne in the title role, with Penelope Wilton as Vivie. Also in the cast are James Grout, Robert Powell, Richard Pearson and Derek Godfrey. The production was released on DVD in 2006.

A radio adaptation was broadcast on the BBC in 2002, and re-broadcast in January 2009 on BBC Radio 7 starring Maggie Steed in the title role.

The play has been twice revived by the National Theatre, most recently at the Lyttelton Theatre in 1985-86, directed by Anthony Page with Joan Plowright and Jessica Turner as Mrs Warren and Vivie. An earlier production, directed by Ronald Eyre, was given in 1970-71 at The Old Vic, with Coral Browne and Sarah Badel.

The play was revived in 2010 in three separate venues:

  • London's West End, at the Comedy Theatre with Felicity Kendal in the title role
  • Washington, D.C., by the Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall, with Elizabeth Ashley in the title role
  • Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre under the auspices of the Roundabout Theatre Company, with Cherry Jones as Kitty Warren and Sally Hawkins as Vivie

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