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Through A Cloud

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A play about revolution. Read More >

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England 1656. The sense of freedom, following revolution and the execution of the King, is still threatening to plunge the country into anarchy.
A picnic in the woods is a very unparliamentary setting for a meeting between two key revolutionaries: the blind poet and the Secretary for Foreign Languages, John Milton and Oliver Cromwell. An unwelcome interruption  leads to a heated debate where the jaded aspirations of those in power and the perfect ideologies of those who sit on the sidelines are called into question.

Once the dust of civil war has settled and the blood of those lives has been washed away, has anything really changed? Has the the dream of a new and better world been compromised by the practical realities of running a country?


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 11/10/2005

Opening Night: 13/10/2005

Closing Night: 29/10/2005

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