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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From18th September 2009
Opened1st October 2009
To20th December 2009
PricesFrom £10.00. To £48.50.
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the WindT1903918113
In 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.
Author Jerome Lawrence
Author Robert E Lee

Archive :: production:T1903918113, play:S3707, venue:V402

Production details

Special Performances

  • 5 Nov 09 Captioned
  • 12 Nov 09 Audio Described


Producer Old Vic
Director Trevor Nunn
Design Rob Howell
Costume Rob Howell
Costume Irene Bohan
Lighting Howard Harrison
Sound Fergus O'Hare
Performer Kevin Stacey (Henry Drummond)
Performer David Troughton (Matthew Harrison)
Performer Paris Arrowsmith
Performer Paul Birchard
Performer Ken Bones
Performer Adam Booth
Performer David Burrows
Performer Sonya Cassidy
Performer Ian Conningham
Performer Sam Cox
Performer Mark Dexter
Performer Mary Doherty
Performer Branwell Donaghey
Performer Janine Duvitski
Performer Sarah Ingram
Performer Nicholas Jones
Performer Sid Livingstone
Performer Simon Lee Phillips
Performer Sam Phillips
Performer Vincent Pirillo
Performer christopher Ragland
Performer Susan Tracy
Performer Janet Whiteside

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