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After 15 years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, Wilhelm Voigt wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate pursuit of identity papers.

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About The Captain of Köpenick

The Captain of Köpenick at the National Theatre is the story of petty criminal Wilhelm Voigt played by Anthony Sher.

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, he wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city ready to obey his every command. At the head of six soldiers, he marches to the Mayor’s office, cites corruption and confiscates the treasury with ease. But still what he craves is official recognition that he exists.

A nation heads blindly towards war as the misfit takes on the state in Ron Hutchinson’s savagely funny new version of Carl Zuckmayer’s The Captain of Köpenick, first staged in Germany in 1931. 
 
Antony Sher is wonderful as Voigt – a conniving, petty thief, with oodles of charm’ Metro
 
‘Hilarious... Spectacular... Adrian Noble and designer Anthony Ward pull out all the stops in this lively adaptation’ The Times
 
‘Moments of laugh-out-loud absurdity’ Time Out
 
‘Antony Sher gives a terrific high-definition performance.’ Daily Telegraph
 
‘The play feels vitally both of its own time and of ours. Antony Sher hits the emotional bull’s-eye as a petty criminal who impersonates a captain’ Financial Times
 
At the National Theatre for a limited season, book The Captain of Köpenick tickets today

 


The Captain of Köpenick at
National Theatre,
London

Southbank
London
SE1 9PX

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29 January – 4 April

Audio-Described performances Fri 22 Mar at 7.30pm, Sat 23 Mar at 2pm (Touch Tour at 12.30pm) Captioned performance Wed 3 Apr at 7.30pm

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