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Cloud 9 | Characters

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Character Description
Betty Betty is Clive's wife and Edward and Victoria's mother; her oppression and subsequent growth is central to the play's story. She is played by a man in Act 1 and a woman in Act 2. Read More
Edward Edward is the effeminate son of Clive and Betty. He is played by a woman in Act 1 and a man in Act 2. Read More
Victoria Victoria is Clive and Betty's bisexual daughter. She is played by a dummy in Act 1 and a woman in Act 2. Read More
Clive Clive is a colonial administrator representing the British government in Africa. As the family patriarch, he is played by a man in Acts 1 and 2. Read More
Lin Lin is a divorced mother and lesbian romantically interested in Victoria in 1979 London. She appears only in Act 2, where she is played by a woman. Read More
Harry Clive's friend Harry Bagley is an explorer trying (and failing) to hide his homosexuality in Victorian Africa. He is played by a man in Acts 1 and 2. Read More
Martin Martin is Victoria's husband in Act 2. He is played by a man. Read More
Cathy Cathy is Lin's four-year-old daughter who likes dresses and guns. She appears only in Act 2 and is played by a man.
Ellen Ellen is Victoria and Edward's governess in Victorian Africa. She has a massive crush on Betty. She is played by a woman in Acts 1 and 2.
Gerry Gerry is Edward's non-committal lover in 1979 London. He appears only in Act 2 and is played by a man.
Joshua Joshua is Clive's black servant in Victorian Africa. He appears only in Act 1 and is played by a white man.
Maud Maud is Betty's domineering mother. She is played by a woman in Acts 1 and 2.
Mrs. Saunders Mrs. Caroline Saunders is a widow in Victorian Africa who looks to Clive's family for help during native unrest. She appears only in Act 1 and is played by a woman.
Soldier The Soldier is the ghost of Lin's brother who died while serving in the British Army. He appears only in Act 2 and is played by a man.
Tommy Tommy is Victoria and Martin's young son. The other characters talk about him and to him, but he is never seen during the play.
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