The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford


Season: 2023-2024
6th – 14th October 2023 at 7:45pm The Cane
By  Mark Ravenhill
Directed by Chris Janes

It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved. After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.

But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions. Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?

The Cane explores power, control, identity and gender as well as considering the major failure of the echo-chamber of liberalism, and contains scenes of physical violence.


Assistant Director
Stage Manager
Lighting Design

Please don't forget: Coming up soon...

By Terence Rattigan
27th September – 5th October 2024
By Charles Dickens
27th November – 7th December 2024
By Henrik Ibsen
7th – 15th February 2025