Join Steve Coogan joins the cast of Dr. Stangelove

by Gazette Reporter
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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is excited to announce that Steve Coogan will be joined by Olivier Award-winning Giles Terera in the stage production of Stanley Kubrick’s timeless classic Dr. Strangelove, that will have its Irish premiere in Dublin February 2025.  Giles Terera will play the role of General Buck Turgidson. Further casting is yet to be announced.

Seven-time BAFTA Award winner Steve Coogan will lead the first ever adaptation of the legendary film-maker’s work. Coogan will play multiple roles in Kubrick’s timeless production set to begin performances at the theatre from Wednesday 05 February to Saturday 22 February 2025 for a limited run. Tickets priced from €21.50 are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

This jet-black comedy masterpiece, about a rogue U.S. General who triggers a nuclear crisis, is brought to the stage by acclaimedBAFTA and Emmy Award winner Armando Iannucci and Olivier Award winner Sean Foley in an explosively funny satire of mutually assured destruction. Sean Foley will also direct.

Giles Terera won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in the original cast of the London production of the musical Hamilton in 2018. 

Steve Coogan said: “The idea of putting Dr. Strangelove on stage is daunting. A huge responsibility. It’s also an exciting challenge, an opportunity to bring this timeless classic to a new audience. Knowing that I will be part of a creative team led by Sean Foley and Armando Iannucci means I will be working with the best people. Sean is a master of stage comedy and Armando and I started working with each other over 30 years ago. We made some memorable comedy together so it’s great to be collaborating with him once again. And we are thrilled to have the opportunity to take our version of this unique story to Dublin – where it will have its Irish Premiere at Dublin’s beautiful Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.”

DR. STRANGELOVE has its World Premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End on 8 October 2024 and is produced by Patrick Myles and David Luff, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Playful Productions, Barbara Broccoli, Jean Doumanian, Trafalgar Entertainment, Playing Field, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall, Mark Puddle, in association with Wild Yak. Jonathan Cameron is the Executive Producer for the Stanley Kubrick Estate.

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