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Fidel the Musical

16 November 2017


Two performances only - 2:30pm & 7:30pm Thursday 16 November at Iris Theatre, Covent Garden in London.

These are the first performances of ‘Fidel the Musical' - a 90 minute version being stage for the first time!

There are only 2 performances so buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £15 adults, £10 <18s and there are also special rates for school groups

No Age Restriction but some scenes may be distressing to young children
A Q&A will follow the performance with the cast and crew

Book tickets here

Info about tickets or tel: 020 7240 0344

About Fidel the Musical

In the 1950s, with his trusted gang of revolutionaries including the Argentinian doctor Ernesto Che Guevara, and Celia Sanchez, Fidel Castro vowed to liberate Cuba from the dictator Batista. With just a few hundred soldiers and limited weapons, they took on Batista's army of thousands, with its tanks, aircraft and US-backed weapons and won. Their secret was their bravery, dedication, and the support of the Cuban people who desperately longed for social justice and an independent Cuba.

The script was written by UK academic Dr Denise Baden based on her research in Cuba and her desire to tell the tale from the Cuban perspective. This musical aims to go beyond the propaganda, misinformation and ideology to present an honest portrait of this fascinating island and its leader. Drawing on the Cuban values of education and inclusion, musical numbers have been adapted from the best of the songs submitted by music students across the UK who were challenged to write songs for Fidel the musical.

For more about the musical and the whole project see

Contact details

Iris Theatre, London

Iris Theatre, St Paulís Church, Bedford Street
Covent Garden London WC2E 9ED

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