The traditional melodrama themes are re worked in a fast paced entertainment romp through the trials and tribulations of Mumberley Manor, England in 1900. Brother Jack is in Canada trying to find the secret of the Mumberley fortune father's gambling debts are in the hands of villainous Marmaduke Mayhem so what can poor daughter Daphne do but marry Mayhem, leaving Rodney Stoutheart and his stiff upper lip at the vestry door? Rodney disguises himself as Jack returned from Canada at the same moment as Jack actually returns. Thus the villain's attempts to dispose of Jack invariably lead to unfortunate experiences for Rodney. All ends well once the black villain has played his death scene with encores. Winner of the Samuel French Challenge Award for "Best Canadian Production" and a proven crowd pleaser.
THE MUMBERLEY INHERITANCE was first presented at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton on July 19, 1971.