Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove' to open in the West End in 2024

Often considered 'one of the greatest films of all time', the Kubrick's 1964 Dr. Strangelove was nominated for four Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

The world premiere of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove will open in the West End in Autumn 2024.

This new stage production will mark the first ever adaptation of the infamous film-makers work.

BAFTA and Emmy Award winner Armando Iannucci and Olivier Award winner Sean Foley have collaborated to bring Kubrick's dark comedy satire about a nuclear attack to the stage.

Katharina Kubrick, Kubrick's daughter, said in a statement, "The subject matter of this film is particularly relevant again in our prevailing political climate. People often laugh when they would rather cry, and this is exactly how the film, and now the play, handles the possibility of the ultimate destruction of life on earth; certainly, an important topic amongst many, to concentrate the mind."

Based on the 1964 film of the same name, Dr. Strangelove follows an unhinged U.S. Air Force general who launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.

"Stanley Kubrick’s ’nightmare comedy’ is a perennially relevant satire on world politics and how powerful men can be stupid enough to let us all die if it means they get to brag about it." Foley said in a statement.

A cast, dates, theatre and further creative team are yet to be announced.

Check back for more information on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Sean Foley and Armando Iannucci (Photo courtesy of production)

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