Opened 2 Oct 2008
Written: by Harley Granville Barker
Directed: Samuel West
Cast: Nancy Carroll (Amy O'Connell), Will Keen (Henry Trebell), Richard Cordery (Russell Blackborough), Patrick Drury (Justin O’Connell), Peter Eyre (Lord Charles Cantilupe), Helen Lindsay (Countess Mortimer/Bertha), Hugh Ross (Cyril Horsham) , Michael... Read more
Cast includes Charles Edwards as Henry Trebell Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary Independent Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Pursuing his cause with missionary zeal, he’s barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks and coolly seals the fate of an idealistic man.
“Waste” is a political play about up coming politician Henry Trebell (Michael Pennington) who’s career is ruined after having an affair with Amy O’Connell ( Felicity Kendal) who gets pregnant by him. After a tragedy, his affair is discovered by his colleagues, and to save his career, they try to find ways to cover it up. But first they have to persuade Amy O’Connell’s husband,... Read more