Released after 15 years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voigt wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers.
His luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city ready to obey his every command.
At the head of six soldiers, he marches to the Mayor’s office, cites corruption and confiscates the treasury with ease. But still what he craves is official recognition that he exists.
See Carl Zuckmayer's 1930s tale, in a new English version by Ron Hutchinson, starring Antony Sher at the National Theatre.
- Adrian Noble
- Carl Zuckmayer, Ron Hutchinson
- Antony Sher, Sandy Batchelor, Paul Bentall, Jason Cheater, Alan David, Robert Demeger, James Hayes, Barnaby Kay, David Killick, Siobhán McSweeney, Nick Malinowski, Olivia Poulet, Iris Roberts, Adrian Schiller, Robin Weaver
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