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The 47th

The 47th

By Mike Bartlett
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040740, 128 pages, April 2022


2024. 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.


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

- Time Out

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

- WhatsOnStage

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

- Guardian