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Inherit the Wind archiveIn the hot summer of 1925, the famous "Monkey Trial" took place in Dayton, Tennessee. A young teacher was accused of violating The Butler Act, which restricted the teaching of evolution in state-funded schools. The defence featured famous attorney Clarence Darrow, the prosecution starred the celebrated orator, populist, & three-time Democratic Presidential candidate Jennings Bryan. Nearly two hundred reporters descended upon the town. For the first time news of an American trial was broadcast by radio, and thousands of people went to Drayton to see the carnival for themselves. Thirty years later, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee dramatised these events into a play: Inherit the Wind. Now a classic of American theatre, it was also made into an acclaimed movie in 1960 - directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy and Frederic March.


Angela Bain (Mrs Krebs / Radio Woman), Adam Barlow (Dunlap), David Bowen (Judge), Howard Chadwick (Mayor), Jessica Dyas (Mrs Blair), Hannah Edwards (Rachel Brown), Steven Elliott (Rev. Jeremiah Brown), Susie Emmett (Mrs Brady), Oliver Farnworth (Bertram Cates), Alec Fellows-Bennett* (Tom Davenport), Oliver J Hembrough (E. K. Hornbeck), Tom Hodgkins (Matthew Harrison Brady), Anthony Hunt (Elijah), Ged McKenna (Meeker), David Seddon (Sillers), Hugh Simon (Henry Drummond), Linda Brammer, Evie Cooper, Ciaran Edwards, Moira Hammond, Brenda Hennessey, Matthew Jones, Jill Jones, Sadie King Stead, Richard Marsden, Elizabeth Nelson, Afshin Zarei, John Parry, Jason Pearce, Rhiannon Price, Scarlett Sterion, Adam Sutton, Margaret Taylor, Polly-Anna Thorne, Angus Vardy White, Simon Woodcock


Author(s): Jerome Lawrence, Robert E Lee
Producer: New Vic Theatre
Director(s): Peter Leslie Wild, Daniel Bailey (Assistant Director)
Design: Dawn Allsopp
Lighting: Daniella Beattie
Sound: James Earls-Davis
Musical Director: Malcolm Newton
Other: Abigail Langham (Vocal Coach)
Stage Manager(s): Struan Sewell, Steve Hall (Deputy Stage Manager), Natalie Hainon (Assistant Stage Manager)

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind (Play) production archive for QTIX code T557454244. Details of all Inherit the Wind archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3707

Archive Listings

31 May 14
14 Jun 14
New Vic Theatre
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


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