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Dr. Strangelove Tickets

Noel Coward Theatre

Steve Coogan stars in the world premiere stage adaptation of Kubrick’s Cold War satire, adapted by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It).

Dr. Strangelove Tickets: Coogan Takes On Kubrick

Steve Coogan meets the explosive, outrageously funny imagination of Stanley Kubrick in one of 2024’s most exciting events: the world premiere of Dr. Strangelove at the Noel Coward Theatre.

What happens when the nuclear codes are in the wrong hands - possibly the most wrong hands you could ever come across?! Iconic director Kubrick’s film tackled just that question, and now you can enjoy it all over again in a brand new stage adaptation by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It; I’m Alan Partridge). It’s set to be the show everyone is talking about this year, so book early to not miss out!

What is Dr. Strangelove about?

Stanley Kubrick’s film is a weird and wonderful take on the Cold War era. What if a rogue US General went mad with paranoia and pressed the nuclear button? What happens in the ensuing international crisis?

Kubrick’s jet-black satire Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb first premiered on screen in 1964, starring Peter Sellers in the three main roles, and has remained a classic of the genre ever since. With its distinctive monochrome style and sharp look at the politics and power struggles, its timeless story feels pertinent even in the 21st century.

Steve Coogan in Dr. Strangelove

Steve Coogan stars in Dr. Strangelove on stage, and is ready to make his mark with a tour-de-force performance of multiple starkly different characters - just like Peter Sellers did in the original film.

Coogan is best known for his impeccable comic timing as socially inept alter-ego Alan Partridge in The Day Today, On The Hour and other mini-series. His other work includes the BAFTA Award-winning film Philomena and biopic Stan & Ollie.

Dr. Strangelove West End Creative Team

Dr. Strangelove is brought to the stage by some of the biggest names in comedy and theatre, and even more impressively, they are the first team to be granted the rights to adapt Kubrick’s work by his family’s estate! Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner Armando Iannucci co-adapts the script, alongside director Sean Foley.

Iannucci is one of the best living satirists working in film and television, and he makes his first foray into theatre with Dr. Strangelove. Audiences will recognise his hilarious wit and eye for political absurdity in I’m Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin and The Saturday Night Armistice.

Olivier and Tony Award winner Sean Foley is Artistic Director at Birmingham Rep, and best known for mounting a string of award-winning comedies and satires in the West End including The Play What I Wrote, Spitting Image The Musical, The Man in the White Suit and The Upstart Crow.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Dr. Strangelove at Noel Coward Theatre

Politics, satire, and Steve Coogan: Kubrick’s iconic film is in safe and hilarious hands as it comes to the stage! Don’t miss your chance to see this zany, shocking and unforgettable story in its world premiere West End production in autumn 2024.

Performance dates:
08 Oct 2024 - 25 Jan 2025
Age recommendation:

Show Times

Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.30pm.
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