The Cabinet Minister

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Mr. Pinero holds that farce should treat of probable people placed in possible circumstances, but regarded from a point of view which exaggerates their sentiments and magnifies their foibles. In this light it is permitted to this class of play, not only to deal with ridiculous incongruities of incident and character, but to satirise society, and to wring laughter from those possible distresses of life which might trace their origin to fallacies of feeling and extravagances of motive. - Summary by Introduction

Cast list:
Right Honorable Sir Julian Twombley, GCMG, MP (Secretary of State for the ____ Department): ToddHW
Lady Twombley: Sonia
Brooke Twombley (their son): Tomas Peter
Imogen (their daughter): Leanne Yau
Dowager Lady Countess of Drumdurris: TJ Burns
Lady Euphemia Vibart (her daughter): Devorah Allen
Earl of Drumdurris (in the Guards): Scott Kelley
Egidia, Countess of Drumdurris: Jael Baldwin
Lady Macphail: Beth Thomas
Sir Colin Macphail of Ballocheevin (her son): Chuck Williamson
Valentine White (Lady Twombley's nephew): Kurt
Honorable Mrs. Gaylustre (a young widow trading as Mauricette et Cie, 17A Plunkett Street, Mayfair: Linda Olsen Fitak
Mr. Joseph Lebanon: Son of the Exiles
Mr. Melton (Sir Julian's Private Secretary): Craig Franklin
The Munkittrick: alanmapstone
Miss Munkittrick: Eva Davis
Probyn (a servant): DrPGould
Angele, a French nurse: Sandra Schmit
Stage Directions: Larry Wilson
Edited by: ToddHW (3 hr 4 min)


Act 1 - Debt 50:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 - Difficulties 50:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 - Disaster 54:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 - Dancing 28:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers