Exploding cigars, shoes full of poison – is it a script for the Marx brothers or a ludicrous plot by a superpower? Read More >
It is an open secret that the CIA spent years hatching plots to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. Less well known were the suggested schemes to stick an explosive in one of Castro’s famous cigars or to poison his shoes with botulism toxin!
In the run-up to Castro’s visit to the UN in 1960 we are taken to CIA secret headquarters to watch four bumbling officials hatch the conspiracy of the decade only for it to go wrong in the most disastrous and hilarious ways.
Dubbed ‘the play the CIA does not want you to see’ this new comedy by British writer Brian Stewart (from TV’s The Office) has enjoyed critical acclaim in the US. Killing Castro’s distinguished cast includes; Clive Mantle (Casualty, The Vicar of Dibley); Edward Hardwicke, who played the definitive Dr. Watson to Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, and Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood and Dynasty).