>’Inherit the Wind’ at The Old Vic

>

Yesterday we went to our first Sunday matinee – Inherit the Wind at The Old Vic. The play, written in 1955 by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee uses the 1925 Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial as a metaphor for the McCarthy hearings. It is strange to watch it now, when the ‘debate’ between Darwinists and proponents of Intelligent Design is as hot as it was in the twenties.

The production is slick, the performances are eminently watch-able (David Troughton and Kevin Spacey are the stars) and the play keeps you engaged with its big debate balanced by witty lines. I have to say though, that Saturday’s play felt more vital and, on balance, was more enjoyable.

There are reviews of Inherit the Wind here and here.

Advertisements

About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on November 30, 2009, in theatre. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: