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The Menier Chocolate Factory have announced that they will present the world premiere of Dinner With Saddam by Anthony Horowitz at their south London venue from 10 September to 14 November 2015, with an official opening on 22 September 2015.
The cast will include Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nathan Amzi, Ilan Goodman, and Rebecca Grant with further casting to be announced.
The production will be directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gregory Clarke and music by Matthew Scott.
“Saddam, fearful of assassination attempts, was known to move regularly from private home to private home. Even before the war, he declined to spend nights in one of his palaces. (USA Today, 20th April 2003). So what happens when Saddam Hussein turns up on your doorstep and announces he is staying for dinner? Political and personal issues are top of the menu, but behind the kitchen door something else far more sinister is cooking..."
Anthony Horowitz is the author of over 40 books including the best-selling Alex Rider series, the recent Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty and the forthcoming James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. For television he created 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Foyle’s War'.
Nathan Amzi's theatre credits includes 'Urinetown' (Apollo) and 'In the Heights' (Southwark Playhouse).
Sanjeev Bhaskar is best known for his TV appearances including 'Mumbai Calling' and 'Meet the Kumars', and his film credits include 'Anita and Me' and 'Notting Hill'.
Ilan Goodman's recent credits include 'Bad Jews' (Theatre Royal Bath and Arts Theatre) and 'Call the Midwife' (BBC).
Rebecca Grant's theatre credits include 'Around the World in Eighty Days' (New Vic Theatre / Royal Exchange) and 'Wah! Wah! Girls' (Kneehigh / Sadlers Wells).
Tickets for the production are now on sale.