The Promise

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ISBN 9780571268870 Format Paperback
9780571268870
Paperback
Published 18/02/2010 Length 112 pages
112

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It's the beginning of World War I and Herbert Samuel - the first practicing Jew ever to sit in a British Cabinet - dreams of using British power to back a return of the Jews to Palestine after 1800 years. However, his cousin, Edwin Montagu - also in the Cabinet - is implacably opposed to the idea, a conflict complicated by Montagu's passion for the beautiful aristocrat, Venetia Stanley, a confidante of the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith.

Politics, religion and love collide with world-changing effect in this new play of political and sexual intrigue, and the origins of Israel.

The Promise premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre in February 2010.

It's the beginning of World War I and Herbert Samuel - the first practicing Jew ever to sit in a British Cabinet - dreams of using British power to back a return of the Jews to Palestine after 1800 years. However, his cousin, Edwin Montagu - also in the Cabinet - is implacably opposed to the idea, a conflict complicated by Montagu's passion for the beautiful aristocrat, Venetia Stanley, a confidante of the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith.Politics, religion and love collide with world-changing effect in this new play of political and sexual intrigue, and the origins of Israel.The Promise premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre in February 2010.