AUGUSTE MERCADET. A speculator
ADOLPHE MINARD. A young bookkeeper.
MICHONNIN DE LA BRIVE. A young man about town.
DE MERICOURT. Another young man about town.
BRÉDIF. Mercadet’s landlord.
VERDELIN. Mercadet’s friend.
BERCHUT. A broker.
GOULARD. A businessman. Mercadet’s creditor.
PIERQUIN. A moneylender. Mercadet’s creditor.
VIOLETTE. Mercadet’s creditor.
JUSTIN. Mercadet’s valet.
VIRGINIE. The Mercadets’ housekeeper.
The Speculator was commissioned by the Orange Tree Theatre Richmond and had its first performance on the BBC World Service with Martin Jarvis in the lead.
Approximately 90 minutes
Preview available here