This hysterically funny play by one of Europe's most admired playwrights is receiving its Australian premiere at Holden Street Theatres.
In a fictional country, the government invents a conspiracy to justify military force, censorship, and torture to preserve its democratic ideals.
This was the first play Havel wrote after the Czech government banned his work. It took him five years to write before it was handed over in a secret bathroom exchange, smuggled out of the country, and eventually performed in Germany.
Laugh out loud comedy with an occasional whipping.