A brand new musical about Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, Fidel made its London premiere as part of Iris’ Workin Process in November 2017.
A dictator, a leader, a freedom fighter; few political leaders are as simultaneously loved and hated as Fidel Castro. In the 1950s, Castro rose to fame with his trusted gang of revolutionaries – the handsome Argentinian doctor Ernesto Che Guevara, the amazing Celia Sanchez – vowing to liberate Cuba from its dictator, Fulgencio Batista.
With just a few hundred soldiers and limited means, they took on Batista’s army of thousands – with its tanks, aircraft, and backing from the United States… and won. Their secret was bravery, dedication, and the support of the Cuban people, who desperately longed for justice and an independent Cuba.
Capturing the heart of education and inclusion so central to Cuban values, the music in the show had been written by music students from across the UK. With a book by Dr Denise Baden, based on her research in Cuba and desire to tell the notorious tale from a Cuban perspective, this brand new musical arrived for two performances only on Thursday 16th November 2017.
16 November 2017, 2.30pm & 7.00pm
Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church (The Actors’ Church), Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED
While there is no age restriction for this performance, some scenes may be distressing to young children.
Following the performance there will be a Q&A with the cast and crew.
Tickets: £15 full price; £10 under 18s. Schools offer available: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.