The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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The Bright and Bold Design at The Company of Players (Hertford) 01
Season: 2023-2024
12th – 20th April 2024 at 7:45pm The Bright and Bold Design
By Peter Whelan  
Directed By  Jan Palmer Sayer

In the North Staffordshire Potteries in the 1930s, Jessie Frost works for a small traditional firm, hand painting traditional designs in the time honoured fashion… until the arrival of Jim Rhys as the firm’s new art director. A man possessed with both high ambition and strong views of the future, Jim’s views on design create tension with the factory owner, and his political beliefs gradually lead him into conflict within the small community. But in Jessie Frost, Jim recognises a special talent, one which he promptly sets out to nurture though not necessarily with her blessings. The result is a play of great warmth, charm, passion and grace, an exploration of the true nature of the art of politics, and the politics of art.

CAST

Ulik Devlin
Hector Brabant
Raymond Parker
Violet Chappel
Jessie Frost
Ada Lovatt
Joyce Murray
Mabel Cooper

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Assistant Stage Manager
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