A new play by Trigger Mortis writer Anthony Horowitz, Dinner With Saddam imagines what would happen if Saddam Hussein were to turn up on your doorstep and announce he’s staying for dinner.

With Steven Berkoff in the role of the Iraqi dictator, the play follows proceedings as political and personal issues top the menu, but behind the kitchen door something far more sinister is cooking…

Actor, writer and director Berkoff makes his Menier Chocolate Factory debut in the production. Berkoff’s stage credits include 2013’s Religion And Anarchy at the Jermyn Street Theatre, but the actor is probably best known for portraying some of film and TV’s most notorious baddies, from Octopussy’s General Orlov to Adolf Hitler in the TV mini-series War And Remembrance.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, the cast also includes The Kumars At No. 42’s Sanjeev Bhaskar, Urinetown The Musical’s Nathan Amzi, Ilan Goodman (Bad Jews, St James Theatre and Arts Theatre), Rebecca Grant (Seminar, Hampstead Theatre) and EastEnders’ Shobu Kapoor.

Read More