Blood Red, Saffron Yellow archiveCornwall. April, 1942. Pearce's Bakery, Trevellan. Rationing is in force, but there are still hot cross buns, saffron cakes and Easter biscuits to be made. Kerenza Pearce mixes dough and Emily soaks the fruit. Little Lottie, an evacuee from Exeter, helps Mrs Pearce add mace and saffron...just a few grains - precious as gold! Old Mr Pearce stares down contemptuously from his frame upon the wall, while Kerenza's husband pat, hiding in the attic, makes not a sound. This atmospheric and turbulent rural war-time tells of hope and abandonment, love, lust and despair, blood and saffron cake. Contains strong language and brief nudity.


Helen Batch, Catherine Cusack, Millie Gregory, Pat Pearce, Catherine Cusack, Millie Gregory, Pat Pearce, Emily Pithon


Author: Christopher William Hill
Producer: Theatre Royal Plymouth
Director: Jennie Darnell
Design: Matthew Wright
Lighting: Jason Taylor
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Blood Red, Saffron Yellow

Blood Red, Saffron Yellow (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02103672788. Details of all Blood Red, Saffron Yellow archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0522174130

Archive Listings

10 May 01
26 May 01
Theatre Royal Plymouth

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