A Subject of Scandal and Concern archiveCheltenham, 1842. George Jacob Holyoake is a poor young teacher, making his way from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend who has been imprisoned for publishing a journal that criticises the establishment. When he makes a stop in Cheltenham to address a lecture, his words and his overwhelming commitment to speaking the truth will change his life forever. Arrested and tried for blasphemy, and separated from his starving wife and child, Holyoake is faced with the choice of conforming or staying true to his beliefs in a time of injustice and intolerance. London Premiere


Ralph Birtwell (Bubb/Mason/Erskine/Jailer), Doron Davidson (Narrator/Maitland/Lefroy/Jones/Bartram), Edmund Digby-Jones (Brother in Law/Pinching/Clerk/Chaplain), Caroline Moroney (Mrs Holyoake), Jamie Muscato (Mr Holyoake), Richard Shanks (Chairman/Magistrate/Cooper/Alexander)


Author: John Osborne
Producer: Proud Haddock (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Jimmy Walters
Design: Philip Lindley
Lighting: Simon Gethin Thomas
Music: Piers Sherwood Roberts
Choreographer: Ste Clough
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A Subject of Scandal and Concern

A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0788551388. Details of all A Subject of Scandal and Concern archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S818884239

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