The Heiress

John Burrell was replaced as director, the week before the Brighton opening, by John Gielgud. (‘Chit Chat’, The Stage 27th January 1949, page 6.)

Cast & Crew


Arthur Townsend
Catherine Sloper
Dr Sloper
Elizabeth Almond
Lavinia Penniman
Marian Almond
Morris Townsend
Mrs Montgomery
Catherine Sloper (temporary replacement)
  (2nd – 27th August 1949)
Dr Sloper (temporary replacement)
  (2nd – 27th August 1949)
Maria (temporary replacement)
  (2nd – 27th August 1949)
Morris Townsend
  (started 10th October 1949)
Catherine Sloper
  (started 16th January 1950)
Dr Sloper
  (started 16th January 1950)


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Play description

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


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