Presented by Triple C Theatre Company, THE HEIRESS is a costume drama by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, adapted from the acclaimed Henry James novel, ‘Washington Square’. In 1949, William Wyler made it into a now-classic film starring Olivia de Havailland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson.
The year is 1850; the place: the fashionable Washington Square area of New York. Catherine Sloper, a shy, unsophisticated young woman stands to inherit a considerable fortune from her father, the highly-regard Dr Austin Sloper. Austin grieves for Catherine’s beautiful mother who died giving birth to her, and the nervous, socially-awkward Catherine is a constant disappointment to him. Dr Sloper’s constant criticism of Catherine’s pathetic attempts to please him, and the interventions of her frivolous Aunt Penniman, create a tense household. When Catherine is courted by the handsome and charming Morris Townsend, it is as if a light is switched on. But Dr Sloper forbids the marriage, denouncing Townsend as a fortune hunter. A thrilling drama ensues as the carefully-constructed plot draws to its unexpected, groundbreaking climax.
This production of THE HEIRESS, directed by Julia Carey, is showing at The Mill Studio of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from Thursday 26 March to Saturday 28 March for four performances, including a Saturday matinee. Tickets can be booked online, by calling the Box Office, or by visiting the theatre.
20:00 (8:00 PM) on Thursday 26 March 2020
20:00 (8:00 PM) on Friday 27 March 2020
14:30 (2:30 PM) on Saturday 28 March 2020
20:00 (8:00PM) on Saturday 28 March 2020
All tickets: £17.50
Triple C Theatre Company is a local theatre company to Guildford whose productions have enjoyed many sell-out successes, which include John Patrick Shanley’s DOUBT, Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS, and their Victorian Music Hall, GHOSTS IN GREASEPAINT. In the last year, the company’s presentation of Alan Ayckbourn’s WAY UPSTREAM and their adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, LITTLE WOMEN, drew enthusiastic praise and acclaim from audiences. They are delighted to return once again to The Mill Studio for THE HEIRESS.Follow us on Social Media.