5th - 13th October 2001
~ Directed by David Crook ~
Set in 1907, the action of the play takes place in a tiny seaside village. It begins with a tempestuous storm and ends in sunlit calm with two young lovers breaking away from an isolated, hierarchical society. This is a harsh world where the weak are savaged by the strong and the strong misuse their power. Mrs. Rafi, a bullying queen bee of the village and her clique of simpering ladies, tramples on everyone's feelings because she feels they expect it, and the local draper, Hatch, a sad, mad little man, full of fears that visitors from outer space are stealing people's brains and replacing them with bits of machinery, are ranged against each other and supported by their own idiosyncratic allies.
This is the second play that David has directed for The Company Of Players. His first was The Trial Of God, performed in October 2000.
|Julia Ryan||Rose Jones|
|Nick Laycock||Willy Carson|
|Ann Neuff||Louise Rafe|
|Jackie Lawn||Jessica Tilehouse|
|Shelagh Ryan||Mafanwy Price|
|Jean Walker||Production Secretary|
|Jill Digby||Production Secretary|