The Captain of Köpenick Tickets
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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.
Performance dates29 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