Our Man in Havana
adapted by Clive Francis
from the novel by Graham Greene
directed by David Blakey
Matinees Saturday 12 November and Saturday 19 November at 2pm
No performances on Sunday 13 November and Monday 14 November
James Wormold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter's increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their 'Man in Havana' he can't afford to say no.
There's just one problem: he doesn't know anything!
To avoid suspicion he begins to recruit non-existent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. He files bogus reports using Charles Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. But Wormold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth than he could have ever imagined ...
In Clive Francis' adaptation, Graham Greene's classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.