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The Voysey Inheritance

by Harley Granville-Barker

National Theatre

Lyttleton Theatre, 25 April 2006 ... and returning to the National Theatre on 10th August 2006 (with some cast changes)

Edward’s highly principled world upturns when his father reveals that he has been illegally speculating with clients’ money. To make matters worse, he soon discovers his large, scandal-fearing family would perpetuate the crime rather than risk public dishonour.

Of course it’s pleasant and comfortable to keep within the law… then the law will look after you. Otherwise you have to look pretty sharp after yourself. You have to cultivate your own sense of right and wrong… deal with your own justice. But that makes a bigger man of you, let me tell you.

This magnificently observed, hugely enjoyable portrait of an upper-middle-class family was written by the father of 20th-century British theatre, Harley Granville Barker, ten years before the first world war finally sent old values flying.

Running Time: 2 hours 55 mins (20 minute interval)

Mr Voysey Julian Glover Julian Glover, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Mrs Voysey (to 7 June) Doreen Mantle Doreen Mantle, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Trenchard Voysey Mark Tandy Mark Tandy, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Honor Voysey Lucy Briers Lucy Briers, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Major Booth Voysey Andrew Woodall Andrew Woodall, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Mrs Booth Voysey (Emily) Sarah Mowat Sarah Mowat, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Edward Voysey Dominic West
Hugh Voysey Martin Hutson
Mrs Hugh Voysey (Beatrice) Kirsty Bushell
Ethel Voysey (to 7 June) Isabella Calthorpe Isabella Calthorpe, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Denis Tregoning (to 7 June) Joseph Thompson
Alice Maitland (to 7 June) Nancy Carroll Nancy Carroll, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Mr Booth John Nettleton
The Rev. Evan Colpus Roger Swaine Roger Swaine, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Peacey John Normington John Normington, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Phoebe Julia West Julia West, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Mary Anna Steel
Company David Baron
Christopher Gilling Christopher Gilling, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Max Dowler
Sinead O'Keeffe Sinead O'Keeffe, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Director Peter Gill Peter Gill, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Designer Alison Chitty
Lighting Hartley T A Kemp
Music Terry Davies
Alice Maitland (from 10 August) Claire Cox Claire Cox, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Denis Tregoning (from 10 August) William Ellis William Ellis, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Mrs Voysey (from 10 August) Helen Lindsay Helen Lindsay, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Ethel Voysey (from 10 August) Claudia Renton Claudia Renton, The Voysey Inheritance, 2006
Christoper Voysey Cameron Cleaver
David Perkins

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