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Ended 20 Dec 2009 after 3 months

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Kevin Spacey is a joy to watch

The Guardian

Closed 20 Dec 2009

Based on the famous 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' trial in which science teacher John Scopes was accused of violating a Tennessee state statute by teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to his students, Inherit the Wind depicts two legal Titans who confront each other when a community puts freedom of thought on trial. It is directed by Trevor Nunn and will star Kevin Spacey.

Nunn, the former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, is one of Britain's most acclaimed directors who has worked across drama and musicals. His recent work includes the critically acclaimed production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music in the West End.

Spacey, who plays Henry Drummond has also starred in several productions on the Old Vic stage including A Moon For The Misbegotten, National Anthems, Richard II and Speed-The-Plow.

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Opening night: 18 September 2009

Closing night: 20 December 2009


Inherit The Wind is suitable for audiences aged 14 and older.

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What You Say

3 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

I Britten: “Kevin Spacey Is Outstanding”

Really enjoyed this play. This was my first opportunity to see Kevin Spacey... more

Paul Day: “A Top Quality Production At The Old Vic”

Ive only recently 'discovered' 'The Old Vic' and this was the second play I... more

Dirkp: “Brilliant Acting”

Kevin Spacey and David Troughton fully embody these larger than life charac... more

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