Dr. Strangelove

Noel Coward Theatre

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Overview

Times

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Duration

2 hours and 15 minutes, including interval

Age

16+

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

Noel Coward Theatre

Address
85 St. Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4AU
Telephone:
0844 482 5140
Email
[email protected]

About

Experience a London West End exclusive with the world premiere adaptation of Dr. Strangelove, the iconic film brought to the stage by Stanley Kubrick. Making its debut this autumn for a strictly limited run at the Noel Coward Theatre, this production is a must-see in London.

Adapted from the book Red Alert by Peter George, and co-adapted by Armando Iannucci and Sean Foley, witness what is set to be a theatrical sensation. Brace yourself for an uproarious comedy, featuring BAFTA and Emmy superstars, as they bring back the story of Dr. Strangelove to life.

What is Dr. Strangelove about?

Set during the height of the Cold War, the plot revolves around a series of absurd events triggered by a deranged U.S. Air Force general, Jack D. Ripper, who orders a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union without authorization from higher command. The action quickly escalates as the President of the United States and his advisors struggle to prevent an all-out nuclear catastrophe. Chaos ensues as the countdown ticks towards a potential nuclear detonation.

Dr Strangelove was first adapted to film and directed by Stanley Kubrik, a production acclaimed by the critics and claiming four Academy awards. The popular film initially featured iconic Pink Panther actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the multifaceted role. Stepping into his shoes is multi-BAFTA Award-winner Steve Coogan, known for playing the outlandish comedy character, Alan Partridge. Like Sellers, Coogan will take on multiple roles within this dark yet humorous production including a Royal Air Force officer, US President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove himself, an ex-Nazi scientist

This thought-provoking masterpiece remains relevant today decades after its original release on cinema screens.  A political and madness satire, Dr. Strangelove explores a period of History that echoes paranoia and catastrophe resulting from the nuclear race between superpower nations: America and the Soviet Union. The play’s dark humour and absurd scenarios highlight the madness of the nuclear race and the potential for catastrophic consequences. 

How to book tickets for Dr. Strangelove

You can purchase your tickets for the theatre play Dr. Strangelove via the booking button on this page. When booking, you can select your preferred seats and view ticket prices for this London-exclusive show.

The play is currently scheduled for a limited run until December 2024.

How long is the show?

The running time is two hours and 15 minutes long, including one interval.

When are the matinees taking place?

Dr. Strangelove matinees take place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

When are the evening performances scheduled for?

The evening performances of Dr. Strangelove are scheduled to take place Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm.

Where is the play showing on the West End?

The play Dr. Strangelove is showing  at the Noel Coward Theatre, on St Martin’s Lane.

How to get there:

  • Tube: Charing Cross and Leicester Square are the closest tube stations, on the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and Northern lines.
  • Bus: A few bus lines (24, N5, N20, N29, N41 and N279) stop by Leicester Square, a few minutes‘ walk from the theatre.
  • Cycling: Rent a Santander bike and head to William IV Street on the West End, where you can find Santander bike docks.

Is there an age restriction?

Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and sat next to an adult. Children under three years old won’t be admitted.

What other shows can I watch in London?

See A View From The Bridge at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a powerful portrayal where passion and jealousy bring a family to their knees. Or see The Hills of California and delve into the fate of the Webb sisters at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Prices

Adult Ticket From £30.75 per ticket