The Heiress

“There was an understandably warm reception for Peter Cushing when he made his entrance in THE HEIRESS at Basingstoke’s Haymarket. Mr Cushing, who had specially asked to play opposite Helen Ryan after seeing her performance as Queen Alexandra in ATV’s EDWARD THE SEVENTH, was making his first appearance in a stage play for ten years.” The Stage, 6th November 1975.

This was also Peter Cushing’s final appearance in a stage play.

Cast & Crew


Arthur Townsend
Catherine Sloper
Dr Austin Sloper
Marian Almond
Morris Townsend
Mrs Elizabeth Almond
Mrs Lavinia Penniman
Mrs Montgomery




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Play description

Adapted from Henry James’ WASHINGTON SQUARE by Ruth and Augustus Goetz.


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