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Tickets currently available from 8th October 2024 to 21st December 2024

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Prepare for an unprecedented theatrical experience as Stanley Kubrick's iconic Dr. Strangelove receives its first-ever stage adaptation, directed and co-adapted by the dynamic duo Sean Foley and Armando Iannucci.

Featuring comedy legend Steve Coogan in a leading role, this jet-black comedy promises to captivate audiences like never before. Secure your tickets today and don't miss the chance to witness history in the making!

What is Dr. Strangelove about?

What if the wrong person pushed the wrong button?

Set against the backdrop of the chilling paranoia of nuclear annihilation during the Cold War, Kubrick's timeless masterpiece delves into the absurdity and horror of a potential global catastrophe. The plot unfolds with an unhinged U.S. Air Force general executing a covert nuclear strike on the Soviet Union without the President's knowledge or consent, triggering a frantic race against time to prevent all-out nuclear war and its catastrophic consequences.

The History of Dr. Strangelove

Originally unveiled to audiences in 1964, Dr. Strangelove swiftly solidified its status as a cinematic classic. Inspired by Peter George's gripping Cold War novel Red Alert, Kubrick, along with collaborator Terry Southern, masterfully crafted an adaptation that resonated with audiences worldwide. At its core, the film satirizes the absurdities of the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, offering a scathing commentary on the political and military establishment's approach to nuclear warfare.

Enter General Jack D. Ripper, a character emblematic of the era's paranoia and irrationality, whose unwavering belief in a conspiracy involving fluoridation drives him to order a preemptive nuclear strike. Through razor-sharp wit and dark humor, Dr. Strangelove challenges conventional wisdom surrounding nuclear deterrence and the doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD), shedding light on the grim realities of nuclear war while eliciting laughter amidst the darkness.

As Kubrick's magnum opus transitions to the stage, audiences can expect a fresh interpretation of this seminal work, blending biting satire with thought-provoking insight into the perils of nuclear brinkmanship. Don't miss your chance to experience Dr. Strangelove in a bold new light – book your tickets today and prepare to be enthralled by this unforgettable theatrical event!

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Noel Coward Theatre,
St Martin's Lane,

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