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Set in London, Rome and Florence, it tells the story of Isabel Archer, a beautiful, young American heiress, who travels to Europe on a voyage of self-discovery. She is accompanied by the delightful Madam Merle who seems to have many friends, but no past. Having turned down an English Lord and wealthy American industrialist, Isabel marries Gilbert Osmond, a man of exquisite taste and sensibility, who claims to care nothing for worldly possessions. However, as Gilbert and Madam Merle reveal their true characters, Isabel has to confront her future alone...Performers Catherine McCormack (Isabel Archer), Niamh Cusack, Jean Marsh, Anthony Howell, Finbar Lynch, Christopher Ravenscroft, Oliver Chris, Susie Trayling.
Book by Henry James. Director Peter Hall (Sir). Design Peter Mumford. Lighting Peter Mumford. Sound Gregory Clarke. Costume Christopher Woods.
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