TOURING PRODUCTION 1998

One and All

 

written by Emma Spurgin Hussey

directed by Becca Kaye and Donna Goddard

designed by Rory Wilton

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Based on the Cornish folktale 'Tom of Chyannor', One and All was the first play written for the company by Emma Spurgin Hussey.

Tom and his wife Nell are very poor. There's no money any more in tin-streaming, Tom's former occupation. Tom, rather unwillingly, decides to set out to find work to support his family. He leaves Nell and their daughter Patience under the rather hopeless protection of a cobbler called Jan, and sets off. Along his journey he meets the Bri-lites, a troupe of travelling entertainers, who become his travelling companions. After a while, he arrives at The Farmhouse of Destiny, where he works for mysterious farmers, Doll and Walt and their disturbing daughter Carmela, who takes something of a fancy to Tom. Three years later, Tom heads home, having traded his wages for three pieces of knowledge and a cake.

His return home involves: witnessing a murder; being force-fed by an over-enthusiastic Welshwoman; saving the Bri-lites from the gallows; exposing a corrupt Mayor; trouncing a pack of robbers; and being faced with Nell's apparent betrayal. It's not long before Tom discovers that Nell has been faithful to him: the woman he saw kissing the hopeless Jan was, in fact, his daughter Patience. But Nell, discovering Tom's return after three years with only a cake, is furious and throws it at him. To their delight the cake breaks open, spilling a hundred gold sovereigns on the floor. Everyone lives happily ever after.

 

 

Cast

 

Pinky / Nell / Chantal-Marie / Maureen / Doll - Rebecca Adlard

Len / Jan / Walt / Lee / The Doctor - Christopher William Hill

Red / Patience / Carmela / Stanley / The Mayor - Emma Spurgin Hussey

Tom - Rory Wilton

 

Stage Manager - Sam Wilton

 

Phone: 01872 272695

E-mail: bedlamtc@bedlamtc.co.uk

 

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