The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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OUR NEXT PRODUCTION

27th September – 5th October 2024 at 7:45pm

Matinee on October 5th at 2:30pm
Matinee on October 5th at 2:30pm
By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Jan Palmer Sayer

"Both a stirring drama about the rights of the individual... and a moving, surprisingly ambiguous tale of the price to be paid for the relentless pursuit of even an honourable goal." - The New York Times

Cadet Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College, accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order. His father, refusing to believe his guilt and dissatisfied with the way the investigation was conducted, demands a new inquiry. Fighting tirelessly for his son’s honour, he pursues his case to the highest court in the land, determined to ‘let right be done’.

Inspired by actual events, The Winslow Boy is among Terence Rattigan’s best work, an Edwardian drama of stately simplicity. Set entirely in the Winslows’ orderly drawing room, it focuses not on the legal to-and-fro of the case, but on the very real human costs of doing the right thing. Those costs eventually become too high to bear for every member of the family, save Ronnie’s suffragette sister Catherine, who steadfastly supports the case to the end despite its seismic impacts on her own future.

OUR NEXT PRODUCTION

27th September – 5th October 2024 at 7:45pm

Matinee on October 5th at 2:30pm
By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Jan Palmer Sayer

"Both a stirring drama about the rights of the individual... and a moving, surprisingly ambiguous tale of the price to be paid for the relentless pursuit of even an honourable goal." - The New York Times

Cadet Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College, accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order. His father, refusing to believe his guilt and dissatisfied with the way the investigation was conducted, demands a new inquiry. Fighting tirelessly for his son’s honour, he pursues his case to the highest court in the land, determined to ‘let right be done’.

Inspired by actual events, The Winslow Boy is among Terence Rattigan’s best work, an Edwardian drama of stately simplicity. Set entirely in the Winslows’ orderly drawing room, it focuses not on the legal to-and-fro of the case, but on the very real human costs of doing the right thing. Those costs eventually become too high to bear for every member of the family, save Ronnie’s suffragette sister Catherine, who steadfastly supports the case to the end despite its seismic impacts on her own future.

COMING UP...

By Charles Dickens
29th November – 7th December 2024
By Henrik Ibsen
7th – 15th February 2025
By Laura Wade
4th – 12th April 2025

Theatre Development Project

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