The Bright and Bold Design


Peter Whelan

Published by Josef Weinberger

4 Male 6 Female

Jessie Frost works for a small traditional firm in the North Staffordshire Potteries of the 1930s, hand-painting designs on pottery in the time-honoured tradition ...

... until Jim Rhys arrives as the new art director. A man possessed with both high ambition and strong views of the future, Jim's political beliefs gradually lead him into conflict with the small community

But in Jessie Frost, Jim recognises a special talent, one which he promptly sets out to develop - 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

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