Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Sean Foley are teaming for a West Finish stage manufacturing of Stanley Kubrick’s basic 1964 battle satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Realized to Cease Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Billed because the first-ever adaptation of a Kubrick work, Dr. Strangelove will star Coogan in a number of roles at London’s Noel Coward Theatre for a restricted run from October 8, 2024-December 21, 2024.
The variation hails from Veep creator and Coogan’s Alan Partridge collaborator Iannucci, and Olivier Award-winner Foley. Foley will even direct.
The unique Oscar-nominated movie a few rogue U.S. Normal who triggers a nuclear disaster, starred Peter Sellers, George C Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens, amongst others. Sellers memorably performed a couple of character, scoring an Oscar nomination within the course of.
Mentioned Coogan, “The concept of placing Dr. Strangelove on stage is daunting. An enormous duty. It’s additionally an thrilling problem, a possibility to convey this timeless basic to a brand new viewers… I shall be working with the most effective folks. Sean is a grasp of stage comedy and Armando and I began working with one another over 30 years in the past. We made some memorable comedy collectively so it’s nice to be collaborating with him as soon as once more.”
Iannucci, who wrote on X (previously Twitter) that the group is hoping to ship folks dwelling “with a smile and a scream,” commented, “It’s a story of our time and it wants one of the crucial superb skills of our time to inform it: I’ve seen Steve Coogan close-up for a few years now, and might let you know that nobody will get proper below the pores and skin of a personality the best way he does. There’s a complete concentrate on how every character would converse and transfer and even assume, added to which is an instinctive comedian timing and dramatic charisma that’s second to none. He’s capable of get big audiences to attach with the vulnerabilities and fantastic particulars of every character he brings to life. We’re all so delighted he’ll be bringing these superb presents to the stage for the vastly contrasting roles in Dr. Strangelove and I for one can’t wait to see Steve make them his personal. It’s going to be a thrill for all of us.”
Foley added, “I’m thrilled and excited to lastly be capable to say that one among our very best actor-comedians, the amazingly gifted Steve Coogan, is to play the lead in our world premiere stage model of Dr. Strangelove… Steve has excelled at having the ability to make folks stomach chortle even whereas they wince – sensing the maladroit, the insanity, and the menace in his extraordinary characters… I can consider no higher actor to convey the ’nightmare comedy’ of Strangelove.”
Dr. Strangelove is produced by Patrick Myles and David Luff, in affiliation with Tulchin Bartner Productions and Playful Productions. Jonathan Cameron is government producer for the Stanley Kubrick Property.