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President Of An Empty Room, The

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About the Show Less...

A story of voodoo, heroin and tobacco. Read More >

The President Of An Empty RoomWhen the senior roller at a Cuban cigar factory declares the workplace a democracy everyone’s work ethic quickly dries up. Workers become more concerned with flamenco, opera, disagreements, revelations and sex. Miguel has lost his love to America, there’s a storm brewing in Havana, and tobacco is the last thing on his mind.

The President Of An Empty room is the first stage offering from Steven Knight, the writer behind multi-award nominated film Dirty Pretty Things.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/06/2005

Opening Night: 28/06/2005

Closing Night: 27/08/2005

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Cast & Creative


Jim Carter, Paul Hilton, Fraser James, Inika Leigh Wright, Petra Letang, Stephen Moore, Lucian Msamati, Anthony O'Donnell, Tracey Saunders


Director - Howard Davies

Designer - Bunny Christie

Choreographer - Scarlett Mackmin

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Steven Knight

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