A battle of wits between Cromwell and John Milton, by the well-known actor Jack Shepherd.
1656. Two revolutionaries meet in the woods at Hampton Court: the blind poet, John Milton, and his long-term comrade, Oliver Cromwell. But after the bitter ravages of revolution, regicide and civil war, freedom is hard to come to terms with.
Jack Shepherd’s play Through a Cloud was first staged at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth, in 2004.
‘Manages to find not only humanity but also humour in two of the most important yet inscrutable figures in English history… maintains a grip on both the head and the heart’
‘Orchestrates a fascinating clash between two types of revolutionary’
‘Intriguing insight into life in England several years after the end of the bloody civil war… outstanding’
— Evening Mail