Bodie’s Jolly, who is anything but, seethes with a mass of angers and needs, unable to forgive her demanding mother and stepfather and desperate to find a shared warmth with her brother. Bodie’s a marvellous, focused performer.
I watched Rae mold The Picture of Happiness into a beautiful piece of work. Rae worked carefully and sternly with actor Brad and pianist Patti, taking them to places they never thought they’d go with this production. I have great respect for Rae.