The World’s First Stage Adaptation of a Stanley Kubrick Film Is Coming to the West End

The Kubrick estate is allowing the director’s nuclear satire Dr Strangelove to be adapted for the theatre

We’ve already got adaptation of Netflix’s Stranger Things on the West End and that’s not the only notable screen-to-stage transfer in the calendar. Armando Iannucci (the satirist behind The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin and I’m Alan Partridge) and Sean Foley (who’ll also be directing) are bringing Stanley Kubrick’s iconic Dr Strangelove to the Noel Coward theatre this autumn, in what will be the first ever stage adaptation of one of the legendary director’s films.

The 1964 black-and-white film, which satirises the fear of nuclear war during the Cold War and famously had Peter Sellers starring in three different roles, is widely considered to be one of the best movies ever made. Steve Coogan is taking on the lead for the stage version and the combo of Kubrick’s source material, Iannucci and Coogan has got us very excited for this one. And if you want more theatre updates like this, sign up to our theatre newsletter here.

Tues 8th October – Sat 21st December 2024
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