Written and first performed in 1905 “The Voysey Inheritance ” may appear old fashioned, but the tale of the Voyseys is relevant today for the ethical dilemma it poses. When young Edward Voysey discovers that the family’s wealth has been built on three generations of deceit and theft he must choose between confessing all and ruining the clients that have unwittingly trusted the firm, or continuing the deceit in the hope of righting the wrongs that the firm’s clients have unwittingly been subjected to. So the scene is set for an intriguing examination of ethics – and their absence – in the world of high finance.
Olivier Winners 1989/90 : Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre
Winner: Jeremy Northam for The Voysey Inheritance, at the NT Cottesloe