OUR MAN IN HAVANA
by Clive Francis Directed by Dave Simms
Season: 21 September - 6 October 2018
Synopsis: Jim Wormold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter's increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their 'Man in Havana' he can't afford to say no.
There's just one problem: he doesn't know anything!
To avoid suspicion he begins to recruit non-existent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. But Wormold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth than he could have ever imagined ...
In Clive Francis' adaptation, Graham Greene's classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.
Wormold: Lee Cook
Lopez and others: Thomas Filsell
Hawthorne, Hasselbach and others: Joshua Coldwell
Capt Segura, The Chief and others: Ben Todd
Beatrice and others: Kate Anolak
Milly and others: Turea Blyth
Director: Dave Simms
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID about Our Man in Havana!
"I could not write enough about the versatility and talent of these actors"
"Dave Simms... has created a physical theatre masterpiece"
"...an excellent piece of theatre. Get up to Stirling and see it"
"a rollicking, energetic and innovative package"
"The energy on stage was palpable. ... their fun and involvement were both seductive and infectious..."
"... a most entertaining evening at the theatre"