Cloud 9

Characters

Act 1

  • Clive, a colonial administrator
  • Betty, his wife, played by a man
  • Joshua, his black servant, played by a white
  • Edward, his son, played by a woman
  • Victoria, his daughter, a ventriloquist's dummy
  • Maud, his mother-in-law
  • Ellen, Edward's governess
  • Harry Bagley, an explorer
  • Mrs. Saunders, a widow (played by the same actress who plays Ellen)

Act 2

  • Betty, now played by a woman (normally the same actress who plays Edward)
  • Edward, her son, now played by a man (normally the same actor who plays Betty)
  • Victoria, her daughter (normally played by the same actress who plays Maud)
  • Martin, Victoria's husband (normally played by the same actor who plays Harry)
  • Lin, a lesbian single mother (normally played by the same actress who plays Ellen/Mrs. Saunders)
  • Cathy, Lin's daughter, age 5, played by a man (normally the same actor who plays Clive)
  • Gerry, Edward's lover (normally played by the same actor who plays Joshua)

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