Kevin Spacey as Henry Drummond in The Old Vic’s production of Inherit The Wind, 2009. 

Kevin Spacey is a particular joy to watch as the liberal, closely based on Clarence Darrow. Blessed with a silvery wig, Spacey presents us with a man whose walk is an arthritic lope and whose jutting head and thrusting trunk betoken a boundless curiosity.

Spacey’s great achievement is to combine passion and wit. He thumps the table as the judge denies him witnesses; yet, putting his opponent on the stand, he uses instinctive comic timing to destroy biblical literalism.

From The Guardian


Inherit The Wind Press Night Trailer

Backstage vox pops at the ‘Inherit the Wind’ press night. October 1, 2009