The Benefit of the Doubt

Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934)

The plot resolves around a young woman being cited in court as "The Other Woman" in a divorce case, and how her family reacts to it. Says her uncle: I shall go out; people shall see me walking boldly through the streets: Portland Place—Regent Street—Fletcher Portwood, with his head up—his head up, they’ll say. I shall not turn my back on you, my poor little girl; don’t be frightened of that. You were always my favourite niece— I shall dine at the House, and then sup at the club. All London shall see me. “Look at Portwood!” everybody will say. “Then there can’t be the slightest foundation for this scandal about his niece——!” - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Mrs. Emptage (a widow): Leanne Yau
Claude Emptage (her son): Tomas Peter
Justina Emptage (her daughter): Monika M. C.
Theophila Fraser (her daughter): Foon
Sir Fletcher Portwood, M.P. (her brother): ToddHW
Mrs. Cloys (her sister): Sonia
Rt. Rev. Anthony Cloys, D.D., Bishop of St. Olpherts: Son of the Exiles
Alexander Fraser—“Fraser of Locheen”: Treefairy
John Allingham: Nemo
Olive Allingham: Eva Davis
Denzil Shafto (Allingham’s Friend): Lex Hankins
Peter Elphick (Allingham’s Friend): Josh Kibbey
Mrs. Quinton Twelves: TJ Burns
Horton (a servant at Mrs. Emptage’s): CharlieData
Quaife (a servant at Mr. Allingham’s): Campbell Schelp
Stage Directions: Larry Wilson
Edited by:: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 01:13:16
Play 02 Act 2 Part 1 Group 00:49:59
Play 03 Act 2 Part 2 Group 00:44:41
Play 04 Act 3 Group 00:58:07