The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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Season: 1975-1976
You Never Can Tell
By George Bernard Shaw  
Directed by  Joan Lee

The play is set in a seaside town and tells the story of Mrs Clandon and her three children, Dolly, Phillip and Gloria, who have just returned to England after an eighteen-year stay in Madeira.

The children have no idea who their father is and, through a comedy of errors, end up inviting him to a family lunch. At the same time a dentist named Valentine has fallen in love with the eldest daughter, Gloria. However, Gloria considers herself a modern woman and claims to have no interest in love or marriage.

The play continues with a comedy of errors and confused identities, with the friendly and wise waiter, Walter (most commonly referred to by the characters as “William,” because Dolly thinks he resembles Shakespeare), dispensing his wisdom with the titular phrase “You Never Can Tell.”

CAST

Gloria Clandon
Philip Clandon
Dolly Clandon
Mr Valentine
Mr Crampton
Finch McComas
Bohun/Q C
Parlourmaid

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