The 47th

The 47th $15.99

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Mike Bartlett

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast


As America goes to the polls, democracy itself is on the brink

Who takes the White House – and at what cost?

Mike Bartlett's viciously funny and foreboding The 47th is a dazzling glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth - the US presidential race

The 47th had its world premiere at London's Old Vic Theatre


"Gripping... relentlessly enthralling... a wilfully audacious drama... and my god it's entertaining: the plot grips mercilessly... tremendous" ~ Time Out

"Mike Bartlett's satire blends billionaire pomp with political chicanery, dynastic family drama and blank verse... the play sparkles with delightful lines"~ Guardian

"Utterly, utterly gripping... the serious imaginative heft of Bartlett's writing is thrilling... both fascinating and frightening... sensational... a knockout punch" ~ WhatsOnStage

"Exceptionally entertaining" ~ Broadway World

"Taps into the heightened, malevolent energy of the Trump years in a fantastical account of the US presidential election campaign to come in 2024" ~ The Stage

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