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Cleopatra's Cheekbones

Book at Bedtime, Fallout Episode 5 of 10

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 May 2014

Hayley Atwell reads Sadie Jones' acclaimed new novel set during the birth of radical theatre in 1970s London; a world in which the four central characters swirl, ambitious, eager yet all facing their own demons.
Luke aspires to be a playwright and, after meeting would-be producer Paul and the feisty Leigh, the three end up flatmates in London. There, they plan to revolutionise the face of theatre, but when they encounter Nina, a damaged young actress, emotions get in the way.
Today: After the closure of their theatre company, Graft, Luke finally finds the courage to show Paul his first play. Meanwhile, Nina begins a rather unconventional married life with Tony.
Reader: Hayley Atwell
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Written by Sadie Jones' whose debut, The Outcast, the story of a broken young man set in the repressed 50s, won a Costa Book Award and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2008. This is her fourth novel.


Hayley Atwell
Justine Willett
Sally Marmion
Sadie Jones


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