King Cromwell

by  Oliver Ford Davies

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 2f

"If good history plays offer a metaphor for the present, then Oliver Ford Davies's KING CROMWELL eloquently passes the test. The play's virtue is that it clarifies big issues without over-simplifying them, and conveys the endless paradoxes of Cromwel…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The year is 1657 and an infirm Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland, is nearing the end of his life. But who will succeed him? Parliament want him to be king which will unite the people but is against Cromwell's republican principles and will mean his ill-suited son, Richard, succeeds him. But the alternative is a military dictatorship under Cromwell's second-in-command, John Lambert. This elegant, witty play presents a very human portrait of Cromwell.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Setting: A bedchamber
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

6m, 2f
M6 (30s, 40s, 58)
F2 (28, 35)
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