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The Whisperers


  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Kuti 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Frances Sheridan

  • Author Notes

    Frances Sheridan's 'A Trip to Bath' as completed by Elizabeth Kuti.
  • Setting

    The play is set in the city of Bath around 1765.

  • Notes

    'A Trip To Bath' was written in 1765 by Frances Sheridan. The play was never performed and three of its five acts are all that remain. It is unclear whether the play was uncompleted at Sheridan's death or the last two acts were subsequently lost. Elizabeth Kuti has now completed the final two acts in the manner and style of the original, under the title The Whisperers.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy of manners concerning the tactics employed by a pair of unscrupulous fortune hunters to seduce two rich, but innocent lovers. The Whisperers combines 18th-century wickedness and wit with a very modern attitude to the sexual power of money and the market value of sex.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs. Tryfort Noelle Brown (1)
Edward Demian McAdam
Champignion Patrick Leech
Lord Stewkly James Wallace
Lady Filmot Andrea Irvine
Mrs. Surface Bairbre NĂ­ Chaoimh
Sir Jeremy Bull Arthur Riordan
Lucy Pauline Hutton
Stapleton Robert Price
Sir Jonathan Bull Sean Kearns
Lady Bell Aircastle Natalie Stringer
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Set Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Producer Deborah Aydon
Costume Designer Jacqueline Kobler
Music and Sound by Bell Helicopter
Assistant Director Noeline Kavanagh
Design Assistant Grace O'Meara
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Marie Breen
Stage Manager Angie White
Technician Declan Costello
Sound Operator Michael Wright
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Murphy
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Costume Construction Lyndie Macintyre
Costume Construction Jacqueline Kobler
Prop Maker Sandra Taylor
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Amelia Stein
Carpenter Peter Boyle

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.