THE HEIRESS

THE HEIRESS

Programme & Photos

Directed by:  Vera Margerison

Production Date:  1961

Playwrights:  Ruth & Augstus Goetz

Genre:  Romantic Comedy 

Group:  BHTC

Staged:   The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

Valerie Moore

Robert L Aylett

Valerie Pembroke

Norma Phelan

Sheila Rodgers

Wendy Rouse

Peter Stallwood

Anthony White

Yvonne Jones

Cast

Maria

Dr Austin Sloper

Mrs Lavinia Penniman

Catherine

Mrs Elizabeth Almon

Marion Almond

Arthur Townsend

Morris Townsend

Mrs Montgomery

Synopsis: 

 

Dr. Austin Sloper, a rich and intelligent widower, lives in Washington Square, New York with his only surviving child,  Catherine, a sweet-natured woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, mentally dull. 

 

One day, Catherine meets the charming Morris Townsend at a party and is swept off her feet. Morris courts Catherine, aided by her aunt Mrs. Penniman but Dr. Sloper strongly disapproves, believing him to be after Catherine's money alone. When Catherine and Morris announce their engagement, he checks into Morris's background and finds him to be penniless and parasitic and the doctor forbids his daughter to marry Townsend, but the loyal Catherine cannot bring herself to choose between her father and her fiancé.

 

Adapted from the novel 'Washington Square' by Henry James.

 

BHTC NOTES: No press review has yet been discovered regarding this production.

Ken Fawcett

Jerry Margerison

Jo White

Margaret Phipps & Anthony Hole

Bill White & Deryl Avery

Mervyn Eason & Peter Campbell

Betty Dann

Anthony White

Ken Fawcett & Anthony White

Bernard Clayman

Crew

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Prompt

Props

Lighting

Effects

Wardrobe

Set Designer

Publicity

Front of House 

 

BHTC Production Number: 20

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