Anthony Horowitz's play Dinner with Saddam will receive its world premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory this autumn.
Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me/Spamalot) leads the cast, starring alongside Nathan Amzi (Urinetown/In the Heights), Ilan Goodman (Bad Jews/Intimate Apparel) and Rebecca Grant (Seminar/Holby City). Further casting to be announced.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, the production opens on 22nd September (previews from 10th September) and runs until 14th November 2015. Design is by Tim Shortall with lighting by Howard Harrison, sound 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…