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The Heiress

The Heiress

by Ruth and Augustus Goetz


Wednesday 23 July to Saturday 26 July 2014 at St Anne’s Hall, Wandsworth



“The Heiress” is a powerful drama about sexual politics, class and money in 1840s America, a society about to be torn apart by civil war.

Catherine is a plain but highly eligible heiress, courtesy of the fortune she stands to inherit from her father.

Catherine falls for the charm of smooth-talking suitor Morris. But her father won’t allow a marriage, fearing Morris is a low-class gold-digger. The scene is set for a battle of wills between father and daughter.


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Joanna Dodd – Catherine Sloper
Dominic Alan-Smith – Morris Townsend
David St Clare Nelson – Dr  Austin Sloper
Orna Joseph – Lavinia Penniman
Julia Coleman – Elizabeth Almond
Laura Parsons – Marian Almond
Amanda Clarke – Mrs Montgomery
Colin Sheehan – Arthur Townsend
Lucinda Lane – Maria



Patricia Driver – Director
Emma Burley, Veronica Montalbetti – Assistant Directors
Sharron Stubbs – Producer
Christina Myers – Stage Manager
Mark Stannett – Lighting Design & Operator
Richard Allport – Sound Operator
Emma Burley – Prompt
Katie Bryan – Front of House



Photos from The Heiress