First Performance 18/10/2012
Closing 24/11/2012

Olivier Award-winner Howard Davies directs Howard Brenton’s 55 Days, a dramatic tale about one of the most tumultuous periods of English history.

December 1648. The army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the army moves against Westminster and the only military coup in English history takes place. But the army leadership remains divided; Cromwell would prefer a compromise with the King, but the King will not compromise. A new nation must therefore be forged and, over 55 days, an entirely new world is created.

Director Davies reunites with Brenton for 55 Days following critically acclaimed productions of his plays Never So Good and Paul at the National Theatre.

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