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The Captain Of Köpenick


Special Offer: Top tickets from £32.50!

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Until 6th March - National Theatre Olivier, London

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voigt wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. 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.

A nation heads blindly towards war as the misfit takes on the state in Ron Hutchinson's savagely funny new version of Carl Zuckmayer's The Captain of Köpenick, first staged in Germany in 1931.

Finally we can trust the German people to follow wherever we lead them.


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OFFER: Top tickets for £39.50 (normally £47 each) and £32.50 (normally £38). Please note, a processing fee of £2.85 may apply per transaction. OFFER AVAILABILITY: This offer is available for all performances up until March 6 2013. This offer is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and does not apply to tickets already booked.