Archives - The Voysey Inheritance

by Harley Granville Barker

Directed by David Thompson

Friday 25th February – Saturday 5th March 1994 in the Auditorium

First produced in 1906, The Voysey Inheritance is about money and morality.

Voysey & Sons is a prosperous and highly respectable firm of solicitors. When the head of the firm dies the family learn that their affluence comes from fraud: their father and grandfather made their money speculating with clients’ capital. Young Edward Voysey inherits the firm and the problem of a huge deficit. The rest of the family persuade themselves that there is no need to reconcile business with morality. No-one need know! Edward insists that the firm’s guilt be admitted, that the family forego their legacies and action be taken to set things right.

Honesty proves difficult and confrontational but makes for a compelling social drama.

Part of the Barn’s 1993/1994 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Mr Voysey-James Maxwell
Mrs Voysey-Sybil Thompson
Trenchard Voysey, KC-Alan Southgate
Honor Voysey-Brenda Newey
Major Booth Voysey-Tony Powell
Mrs Booth Voysey (Emily)-Wendy Bage
Edward Voysey-James Harper
Hugh Voysey-Steve Thompson
Mrs Hugh Voysey (Beatrice)-Jane Pennett
Ethel Voysey-Juliet Harper
Denis Tregoning-Richard Boulton
Alice Maitland-Louise Howes
George Booth-Neil Gill
Rev Evan Colpus-Bryan Rycroft
Peacey-Ron Thomas
Pheobe-Irene Gill
Mary-Madeleine Palmer

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