THE HYPOCRITE by Rose Bruford College


Production The Hypocrite

Playwright Richard Bean

Company Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Lighting Sponsors PRG UK and Rocket.


Albert Calvart Jordan Laidley

Captain Jack Hotham Louis Hill

Captain Moyer Chomba S. Taulo

Connie Julia Grogan

Drudge Jake Beltran

Durand Hotham Harry Clarke

Frances Hotham Niamh Lynch

Ghost Poppy Fardell

James, Duke of York Owen Alun

John Saltmarsh Alex Ayliffe

King Charles I Melissa Knighton

Lady Sarah Hotham Tahlia Norrish

Lord Mayor Barnard Stefano Campodifiori

Madame Frottage Poppy Fardell

Peregrine Pelham Luke Ellis

Prince Rupert Michael Bijok

Sir Joh Hotham Jake Setters

Sweet Lips Melissa Knighton

The Ranter Poppy Fardell


Director Stephen Darcy

Lighting Design Aiden Bromley

Set Design Lottie Garland

Costume Design Lottie Garland

Sound Design Harry Haywood

Foley Artist Fintan Davies

Musical Supervisors Stefano Campodifiori and Poppy Fardell


Production Manager Alex Quaddane

Production Supervisor Lucy Hall

Technical Manager Abigail Waller

Head of Sound Ieuan Newman

Head of Lighting Abigail Waller

Production Electrician Mark Matthews

Lighting Programmer Nick Harvey

Stage Manager Kielan Yates

Deputy Stage Manager Janet-Mary Provan

Assistant Stage Manager Elle Coffey

Production Sound Engineer Adam Gibson

Sound Operator Tom Watling

Scenic Project Manager Meggie Settle

Scenic Workshop Manager Conor McMahon

Scenic Workshop Assistant Victoria Langoey, Scoobe Karlinski, Rachel MacLoughlin and Matt O'Reilly

Costume Supervisor Molly Bennet and Hannah Liggins

Costume Maker Lucy Williamson

Costume Assistant Alex Bruce, Owen Dawson and Corinna Francavilla




April 1642. Sir John Hotham loves his power, his money, his maid and the fact that his head hasn’t been removed from his shoulders by an axe.  He is Governor of Hull, and he should be on the side of Parliament.  He is supposed to keep King Charles out of the city, but what if Charles wins?  With rebellion stirring in his city and a siege outside its walls, Hotham must keep both sides happy and his other assets intact.  The play was a hit for the RSC/Hull Truck last year, celebrating Hull as City of Culture, 2017.