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Bolt: Plays 1
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Bolt: Plays 1

Flowering Cherry / The Tiger and the Horse / Gentle Jack

Robert Bolt
From one of England’s great post-war dramatists comes three very different plays. 

Flowering Cherry (1957) 
Depicts the detachment of the dreamer who cannot relate to ordinary office life, while 

The Tiger and the Horse (1960)
Hinges on whether the wife of an academic should sign a ‘ban the bomb’ petition, thus jeopardising her husband’s career. 

Gentle Jack (1963).
A pantheistic parable  

With a foreword by Sarah Miles.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-157-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bolt: Plays 2
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Bolt: Plays 2

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew / Vivat! Vivat Regina! / State of Revolution

Robert Bolt

In this volume, Bolt develops along more Brechtian lines. 

Vivat! Vivat Regina! (1970)
A broad historical canvas and skilful theatrical invention that impressed critics as a powerful piece. 

State of Revolution (1977) 
Attempts to prove the point that Lenin was an admirable man 'possessed by a terribly wrong idea'.

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew (1965)
A play for children

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-158-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Flowering Cherry
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Flowering Cherry

Robert Bolt

The first London production in over fifty years of Robert Bolt’s first West End play, Flowering Cherry.

Suburbia, 1957. Jim Cherry sells insurance, but wants to sell apples instead. He dreams of owning an orchard in Somerset and quitting the job he hates. But Cherry is a fantasist and his wife Isobel is at breaking point. As his dream begins to spiral out of control and the gulf between them widens, can she force him to face reality?

Hailed at its premiere as the British Death of a Salesman, and from the writer of A Man for All Seasons and the screenplays of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, Flowering Cherry is the heart-breaking story of a man seduced by his own imagination. This rediscovery marks the first London production since its premiere in 1957, starring Sir Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson.

Cast : 3F, 4M
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-307-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB